name means "Lost Island" in Spanish, but Perdido Key Beach has been
discovered by visitors who enjoy its natural beauty and laid-back style.
Beach, a.k.a. environmental scientist Stephen Leatherman, Ph.D., has consistently
rated Perdido Key in the top 20 beaches in the nation. In fact, 63 percent of
this barrier island on Pensacola's western side is protected from development
by the Gulf Islands National Seashore and the State of Florida. Venture to Big
Lagoon State Park and check out the view from its 40-foot observation tower and
enjoy its nature- and water-related activities on the Intracoastal Waterway.
for its out-of-the-ordinary celebrations, Perdido Key is home to a polar bear
dip, interstate mullet toss, and an international songwriters festival, among
others. While you're here, be sure to mix a little birdwatching with your golf
at Lost Key Golf Club, a designated Audubon Signature Cooperative Sanctuary golf
course. You can also enjoy the thrill of military aviation as the Navys' Blue
Angels perform in July for their traditional summer show on Pensacola Beach and
in November as they close out their season onboard N.A.S. Pensacola.
Parks / Family Fun
MUSEUM OF NAVAL AVIATION:
1750 Radford Blvd.
Naval Air Station
Pensacola, Florida 32508
850-453-2389 or 800-327-5002
National Museum of Naval Aviation is one of the largest and most beautiful air
and space museums in the world. Share in the excitement of Naval Aviation's rich
history. See 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps,
and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed
both inside the Museum's nearly 300,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside
on the Museum's 37-acre grounds.
LOUNGE & PACKAGE:
17401 Perdido Key Dr
Pensacola, FL 32507-9354
wold famous Florabama Lounge & Package is known as "The Last Great American
Road House". Featuring excellent live bands, the annual "Mullet Toss"
24559 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL
fun park; Go Carts, Mini-Golf, Laser Tag, Paddle Boats, Simulator Rides, over
100 Video games, Remote Boats, Kiddie Rides, Redemption Center, Concession: drinks,
hot dogs, snacks, ice cream, popcorn. OPEN YEAR ROUND.
GULF COAST ZOO:
1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
in touch with your wild side! You'll find plenty of opportunity to go wild.
The zoo is the place to discover, explore and get up close and personal with more
than 250 exotic animals & birds. Natural habitats, a petting zoo, aviary
and animal shows will bring out the animals in you!
3757 Gulf Shores Pkwy #C, Gulf Shores AL
Gulf Coast's Premier Show! Direct from Branson, Missouri - World Class Magic.
This magical productions features state-of-the-art lighting, sound, special effects,
spectacular illusions, amazing ventriloquism & hilarious fun for the whole
ISLAND ADVENTURE GOLF:
3201 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores, AL
fun filled 18 hole courses. Island atmosphere, plenty of shade, tropical flowers,
cascading waterfalls, caves, and pirate ship and cool sea fog. November 1 to February
28th $6.00 PLAY ALL DAY/
ZOO - GULF BREEZE:
Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL
up close with over 700 animals at the Zoo. Feed a giraffe, ride the Safari
Line Ltd train around the 30 acre nature preserve or stroll thru the botanical
Rentals / Dolphin Trips / Water Sports
P O Box 933 Orange Beach, AL 36561
operate year round Mon - Sat doing Dolphin Trips (2 hour sightseeing rides) and
dinner cruises Thurs - Sat nights (Food catered from Bayside Grill) or private
parties for up to 146 passengers. The upperdeck is A/C and a bar is open on the
UNLIMITED OUTDOOR CENTER:
HWY 87. Rt 6 Box 283, Milton, FL 32570
spring fed streams with white sandy beaches perfect for canoeing, kayaking and
tubing. Cabins, Bed & Breakfast, and campgrounds. Group retreats and catering.
Challenge ropes course for team building, corporate retreats and nature center.
Orienteering course, hayrides, hiking and biking. Hours: Summer: 8am - 6pm Winter:
8am - 5pm. Located 12 miles north of Milton
DOLPHIN CRUISES LLC:
AND DOLPHIN WATCH CRUISE BOAT. Cruise the spectacular inland waterways of the
Gulf Coast aboard the motor vessel "Blue Dolphin" while watching for dolphin and
other wildlife in the area. View beautiful Ono Island and the surrounding sights.
Live Narrated sightseeing, private group charters weddings. Snack bar & gifts.
U.S. Coast Guard Approved Vessel & Licensed Captain. CALL FOR RESERVATIONS
KEY PARASAIL & WAVERUNNERS:
above Perdido Key at 600', 900' or 1200'. We offer single, double and triple rides
for ages 3 and up.
13725 River Road, Perdido Key FL 32507
850/492-5355 or 251/209-7024
charters up to 6 people, sunset and moonlight cruises, private charters available
aboard "Cresswell" a 41' Charlie Morgan, full keel with centerboard, racer/cruiser.
Also available is full service automated marine detailing and yacht management.
Capt Brandon Hall
the adventure of oystering, shrimping, crabbing or sailing, while dolphin watching.
Take our informative nature tour aboard "Miss Janet" or go sailing on "Windy Ways"
or Tour on "Miss Janet." Both leave from our home dock in Orange Beach. Call for
in Dolphin habitat on the 50-foot, 23 ton sailboat Daedalus, the fastest, most
entertaining sailboat ride in the area. Tour undeveloped back bays, and bayous
of Perdido Bay. Help with dolphin research. Guaranteed no seasickness. Swim off
wild beaches: catch shrimp. Featured in national media. Supports ecological restoration
at Biophilia Nature Center. Salty Capt Fred
charter our 38' vessel and we book charters for other boats, trolling, cobia,
shark as well as bottom fishing, special occasions and night cruises. Reasonable
prices, walk on trips and private trips. Certified for up to 21 passengers.
Capt Dennis or Capt Steve
Boat Emerald Coast offers deep-sea fishing, trolling, bottom fishing, sightseeing
and parties for families, church groups, etc. 12 fishing and up 22 persons
on sightseeing trips.
850/982-7858 850/457-7476 850/941-2762
fishing. Fishing license, ice, tackle and bait provided. State of the art rods
and reels. 18' Sea Ark center console boat with 90HP Johnson trained to go where
the fish are! 30+ years of fishing experience in this area. 365 days of fishing
availability. Trout, Flounder, Redfish, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Ladyfish
TACKLE & GUIDE SERVICE INC:
13019 Sorrento Rd # 2000 Pensacola,
carry rods, reels, nets, tackle, fly fishing supplies, and live and dead bait.
Our guide service includes both offshore and inshore fishing/flyfishing trips.
We sell Florida fishing licenses. The friendly experts at Gray's are here to help
you catch fish!
J CHARTERS :
at Holiday Harbor Marina. We are here to please & serve - join me for
a mighty fine day of fishing! Captain Jim
SURPRISE CHARTERS :
27555 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach
enjoy a day of fun in the sun on a beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Our years of
experience combined with our professional captain and crew will ensure a safe
and enjoyable adventure for everyone; from beginner to the most seasoned angler.
care to fish? Come along for the ride at a reduced rate and soak up some
rays on our sundeck. View dolphins, sea turtles, sea birds and other marine
life. We now have a glass bottom boat for dolphin and sunset cruses.
Docked at Outcast Marine, located under the Alabama Point bridge.
FARMS GOLF RESORT:
104 Cotton Drive, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
251/968-7500 or 800/327-2657 or 251/496-8634
Craft Farms coastal resort features 54 holes of signature golf. Cotton Creek,
the original Arnold Palmer design on the Alabama Gulf Coast, Cypress Bend, the
newest Palmer offering and the Woodlands at Craft Farms, a fun resort course and
a Gulf Coast favorite. With beautiful scenery and a reputation for excellent customer
service, the unique setting at Craft Farms combines the mystique of golf legend
Arnold Palmer with the charm and hospitality of the South.
KEY GOLF CLUB:
625 Lost Key Drive, Perdido Key, FL 32507
Arnold Palmer designed 6,808 yds, 18 hole course, is complimented by the blue
Gulf water & clean white sand beaches of Perdido Key. Playing to a 72 par,
play is enhanced by an attentive PGA Staff, traditional clubhouse, impeccable
course maintenance & the first "Floradwarf" greens.
BAY GOLF CLUB:
1 Doug Ford Dr., Pensacola, FL 32507
Bay Golf Club has undergone a multimillion dollar renovation, restoring it as
the premier golf course on the gulf coast. PBGC, a former site of the PGA
Tour's Pensacola Open, has been transformed into an open, Activities-style yet
legendary layout featuring tournament quality Tif Eagle greens and unique, Salam
Paspalum fairways. Walk the fairways that legends like Jack Nicklaus, Payne
Stewart, Tom Kite, Curtis Strange and many others have enjoyed for years.
a semi-private golf club open to the public 7 days a week, offering the finest
most complete golf facilities in the area. Come see why Golf Digest nominated
it "Best New Public Course." PBGC takes pride in providing service that
will be remembered long after your score is forgotten.
MOORS GOLF & LODGING:
3220 Avalon Blvd,
Milton FL 32583
of the Blue Angels Classic, a Champions Tour event. This Activities style
course hand undulating fairways & well conditioned greens. The Lodge
at The Moors features four luxurious rooms per floor with common area & balcony
overlooking the practice facility & course.