A popular activity during the warm summer months is snorkeling on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Whether you're on a beach vacation with the entire family or on a romantic getaway with that someone special in your life, the clear coastal waters are beckoning. Dive to the Whiskey Wreck in Gulf Shores, Alabama, or enjoy an adventure with the Down Under Dive Shop in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Whatever venue or outfitter you decide to use, your snorkeling adventure is sure to be a highlight of your vacation! Make some memories by snorkeling on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Looking to stay in the water even longer during your Gulf Shores vacation? Rent one of our vacation homes with a pool!
Why Gulf Shores?
Gulf Shores is a premier destination for snorkeling, boasting a sea wall, jetties, and bridge piers. These are all ideal habitats for sea life, and you have the unique chance to see this life up close and personal. When snorkeling on the Alabama Gulf Coast, you will come across a variety of colorful ocean creatures, from schools of fish to stingrays and dolphins. You might even spot octopi, lobsters, crabs, sea turtles, and more. Explore some of the major snorkeling regions along the coastline for some truly awe-inspiring experiences. You will be making memories for years to come!
Where to Go Snorkeling on the Alabama Gulf Coast
Two of the most popular areas for snorkeling on the Alabama Gulf Coast are the Whiskey Wreck and the Paddle Wheeler.
Whiskey Wreck is an absolute favorite, located 150 yards from the beach. What better way to enjoy a snorkeling adventure than by exploring an ancient shipwreck? The 200-foot rum runner is the feature component to this snorkeling site, covering 300 square yards. Lying just beyond the sand bar, the wreck is an ideal place for a dive, in just 15 to 25 feet of water. Night diving is also incredibly popular at the wreck site, allowing visitors to spot things that might be unnoticed during the daytime.
The Paddle Wheeler is also ideal for an abundance of marine life. Featuring the shallowest waters, this site is to the west of Lagoon Past and features more fish than many of the other more populated dive sites. It also provides an interesting hideaway for ocean creatures and one that is definitely worth exploring!
Take a Dip at Lemonade Stand
If you need a break from the salt water, enjoy a dip in the pool at your vacation rental! At Gulf Shores Vacation Rentals, we feature a variety of homes with pools, including our spectacular Lemonade Stand property. This bright and cheery duplex is perfect for a large family gathering with 12 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and an amazing private pool. Located right across from the family-friendly West Beach, Lemonade Stand also features a fenced-in outdoor area with lounge chairs, tables for outdoor dining, and grills. You'll love making a splash at this pool home!