Things To Do In Petal

$499 for a Four-Hour Nearshore and Inshore Fishing Charter for Six from Gulf Coast Charters ($999 Value)

Gulf Coast Charters

Outcast Charter

$999 $499

Four-hour charter trip gives fishermen of all experience levels the chance to haul up white trout, flounder, or sheepshead

The Wharf Uncorked at Main Street at The Wharf on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 49% Off)

The Wharf Uncorked

Main Street at The Wharf

$58.95 $30

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Local chefs vie for top honors from celebrity judges during an afternoon of fine wine and gourmet cuisine

One- or Two-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for Two at Splendor Farms (Up to 59% Off)

Splendor Farms

Bush

$120 $49

Explore more than 1,000 acres of creeks, fields, and forests on the way to the historic Bogue Chitto River during a two-hour trail ride

$55 for Entry & Spectator Pass to Mississippi Spartan Sprint on Saturday, November 8 (Up to $120 value)

Spartan Races

Muddy's Joe's

$120 $55

Strength, stamina, and resolve are tested by obstacles ranging from climbing walls to carrying sandbags

$499 for a Four-Hour Deep-Sea-Fishing Charter for Four from Max Drag Charters ($799 Value)

Max Drag Charters

Orange Beach

$799 $499

US Coast Guard–licensed charter-boat captain takes passengers on relaxing excursions to catch fish such as red snapper, wahoo, and marlin

30 Minutes of Flyboarding for One, or 60 Minutes of Flyboarding for Two at Flyboard Bama (Up to 55% Off)

Flyboard Bama

Orange Beach

$200 $99

Flyboarders soar up to 30 feet above the waters of Wolf Bay atop a foot-mounted watercraft, controlled by a trained flyboard operator

Dolphin-Watching Cruise from The Sunny Lady Dolphin Cruise at The Wharf (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Sunset Lady Dolphin Tours at The Wharf

Orange Beach

$22 $11

On 1.5-hour cruises, guests seek dolphins on a boat with a glass-bottom viewing area, snack bar, air conditioning, and restrooms

$249 for Four-Hour Fishing Trip Charter for Up to Four People at Another Fish Charters ($500 Value)

Another Fish Charters

Multiple Locations

$500 $249

Private charters explore inshore waterways, which are filled with flounder, red fish, torut, and sheepshead.

Two-Hour Dolphin Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Cruise Orange Beach (Up to 43% Off)

Cruise Orange Beach

Orange Beach

$30 $19

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Aboard 50-ft. boat, kids and adults soak in views of dolphins, and then get soaked in an on-board water fight before returning to shore

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Keg and Barrel’s grub gurus sizzle up a selection of hearty pub fare, and its tap masters furnish chalices with sudsy selections from onsite Southern Prohibition Brewery and from hop-houses around the country, earning the drink haven a spot as one of Draft Magazine ’s top beer bars in America for 2010 and 2011. While perusing the list brimming with 55 on-tap beers and more than 40 bottled brews, nosh on an order of fried green tomatoes ($7) or chips and homemade salsa ($5). Then move on to more substantial spreads, such as the traditional fish ‘n’ chips ($8) or a selection from the bevy of burgers, seafood, and salads. John Neal’s chicken and waffles, much like a Pop Tart–flavored Hot Pocket, fuses the tastes of breakfast and dinner for a distinctive dining experience ($7), and the Sweet and Smokey sandwich lassos together turkey breast, provolone, and granny-smith apples between cinnamon-raisin bread for a highly inventive take on a traditional deli staple ($8). The knowledgeable staffers provide suggestions for beer pairings, helping patrons to find the perfect complement for any meal, from the wasabi-crusted tuna ($15) to a bag of smuggled-in fruit snacks.

1315 Hardy St
Hattiesburg,
MS
US

Members of Freedom Boat Club enjoy the luxury of captaining their own aquatic excursions without the maintenance and storage hassles of owning a boat. Outings begin with a boat-orientation course, during which an experienced captain teaches students key nautical skills such as tying knots, docking in the wind, and navigating by the position of a half-eaten sandwich that kind of looks like the Big Dipper. Once skippers feel comfortable commanding a water chariot, they take to the seas for a day of sailing along with up to six additional guests. With the trial membership, boaters can choose any available Hurricane deck boat, inshore fishing boat, or pontoon. Hop aboard Orange Beach's 21-foot Hurricane 2100 to cut through the water on the strength of a 150-hp engine or commandeer Perdido Key's Sweetwater 2486 pontoon boat to benefit from a deck-top canopy in the event that a witch's curse makes it rain salamanders.

27844 Canal Rd
Orange Beach,
AL
US

Combining entertainment, information, and breath-taking views, Cruise Orange Beach's captains take passengers to the waters of the Alabama Gulf Coast for an afternoon of adventure. The captains helm two 50-foot vessels?the Ann-Sea and Dolphin-Fun?ferrying passengers of all ages on fun-filled cruises that might result in sightings of leaping dolphins and sunbathing krakens. Best of all, midway through the trip, the crews pull the two boats side by side and incite a water war. Armed with water cannons, kids and adults alike soak the opposing group?or their own leader if they've declared mutiny?in a spirited water fight. Passengers will even get a chance to handle a live blue crab plucked from one of the scattered crab traps before returning to shore.

Although these sightseeing trips comprise most of Cruise Orange Beach's outings, the captains also offer private charters for visitors looking to scuba dive, parasail, or view the sunset while bobbing in the water.

27844 Canal Rd.
Orange Beach,
AL
US

Captain Curtis Bush practically grew up on the waters running from Dauphin Island to Pensacola. He spent his youth fishing the Gulf and learning to navigate the artificial reefs. As the owner and captain of Max Drag Charters, he now shares this passion with small groups of individuals seeking to enjoy a half- or full-day excursion out on the waters, where deep-sea fishing and soothing ocean views provide a welcome escape from everyday landlocked life. Passengers can sink into the vessel's padded seats as they relax with a drink and patiently wait to reel in a sizable red snapper?the area's most prominent fish?or anything from a spotted seatrout to a cobia. Every excursion includes full access to the bait and tackle and assistance cleaning any catches.

27075 Marina Road
Orange Beach,
AL
US

In the real world, superpowers don't come from a radioactive spider or some magical ring. They come from a 60-foot hose, which attaches to a personal watercraft known as a flyboard. Flyboard Bama uses those flyboards to send people soaring up to 30 feet into the air. The board straps to the feet, and two jets spew water to create lift, which allows riders to perform tricks or even dive into the water like a dolphin. Flyboard Bama also offers dolphin cruises and parasailing.

27212 Marina Road
Orange Beach,
AL
US