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A Vacation Like No Other

A Vacation Like No Other

6 Fun & Unique Things You Can Do During Your Gulf Shores, AL Vacation

When most people think of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in Alabama, they think of beautiful beaches, delicious seafood, and exciting water sports. While those are all great things to experience in the area, there are also some truly unique and weirdly fun things to do that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are just a few:

Visit the Gulf Coast’s only underwater forest.

The Gulf Shores area is home to an amazing underwater forest. It is a unique and relatively unknown dive site that features the remains of an ancient cypress forest that was submerged over 50,000 years ago during the Ice Age. The forest was rediscovered by fishermen in 2012 and has since become a popular destination for divers and scientists alike. The site is approximately 60 feet deep and is home to a variety of marine life, including fish, crabs and sea turtles. Divers can explore the eerie, yet fascinating, forest and experience a unique glimpse into the past. You can explore this otherworldly landscape by taking a dive with Down Under Dive Shop, the only dive shop in the area that offers tours of the underwater forest.

Take a unique dive.

While you’re diving, take in Poseidon’s Playground, a popular dive site in Orange Beach, AL that attracts scuba divers from all over the world. The site features a unique underwater sculpture garden that includes a variety of marine life-inspired art installations, including a giant octopus, sea turtles, and sharks. This dive site is suitable for both beginner and advanced divers, with a maximum depth of 60 feet. The site also features an abundance of marine life, including schools of fish, rays, and sometimes even dolphins. The visibility is typically excellent, making it a great spot for underwater photography. Whether you are a seasoned diver or just starting out, Poseidon’s Playground is a must-visit dive site for anyone exploring the waters of Orange Beach.

Take a dolphin-watching tour on a pirate ship.

If you’re looking for a truly unique way to see the Gulf Coast’s famous dolphins, look no further than the Pirate’s Island Adventure Tour. This interactive boat tour takes you on a pirate ship, complete with a crew of swashbucklers and a treasure hunt. And of course, you’ll get plenty of chances to spot dolphins along the way.

Get lost in a corn maze.

Every fall, Magnolia Farms in Summerdale opens up its corn maze to visitors. It’s a fun and challenging way to spend an afternoon, with twists and turns that are sure to keep you guessing. And once you’ve made it through the maze, you can enjoy other seasonal activities like pumpkin picking and hayrides.

Explore the history of medicine.

…at the Medical Museum in Foley. Located inside the Baldwin County Department of Archives and History, this museum offers a glimpse into medical practices and equipment from the early 1900s to the present day. Visitors can explore displays featuring antique medical tools, vintage hospital equipment, and photographs that document the evolution of healthcare in the Gulf Coast region. One of the highlights of the museum is the operating room exhibit, which showcases surgical instruments and techniques from the past. The museum also features a collection of antique pharmaceuticals, including elixirs, tonics, and powders, as well as exhibits on the history of nursing, dentistry, and public health.

Have a spot of tea.

The Copper Kettle Tea Bar in nearby Foley (just a few minutes’ drive north of the beach) is a charming spot that offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant is housed in a historic building and features a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The menu is focused on teas, offering a wide range of options to choose from, along with light bites and desserts. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea complete with scones, finger sandwiches, and petit fours, or opt for a simple cup of tea accompanied by a slice of homemade cake.

Book a vacation condo or house with Current Tides. With options in Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Orange Beach in Alabama and Perdido Key in Florida, Current Tides has the perfect getaway for your family! Book your favorite spot now.

More Fun, More Space

Experience the Ultimate Beach Getaway with Family & Friends for Less with a Private Vacation Rental

Did you know a private beach rental can cost less per person than staying in a hotel? Some of our fantastic, family-friendly beach rentals offer rates as low as $15 per person!

It’s hard to believe you can get all the space you want, plus a fully equipped kitchen and amenities, for less than a two-bed hotel room, but it’s true — get all that and more when you book direct with Current Tides.

More Room to Roam

Instead of feeling cramped in a small room together, you’ll have access to an entire house or condo… without spending all of your souvenir money on a place to stay. You’ll have more space to spread out, a chance to truly relax, and the option to make yourself at home.

Cook up fresh seafood in your own well-equipped kitchen, then dine on the balcony or patio and enjoy the breeze. They’ll be no noisy hotel guests to interrupt the sound of the waves. Stay out as late as you like, or take an afternoon nap in the comfort of your fresh, clean bedroom. No loud neighbors or dinging elevator bell will disturb your rest.

You’re a Local Now

Your Current Tides beach rental is your home-away-from-home, so you can experience Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan and Perdido Key like a local. Take all the time you want to explore the area’s hidden eateries, discover off-the-beaten-path beaches, and immerse yourself in the local culture with festivals, local music and more.

After a day at the beach, the waterpark, on a hiking trail or just exploring the area, come back to your private oasis to rinse off the sand and even wash those bathing suits for a fresh start the next day.

It’s like taking time off in the comfort of home… but with the beach! Your private beach rental is the ultimate affordable getaway for your family vacation

Clean & Fresh

And for those concerned about safety in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a private beach rental is an excellent option. When you rent a private property, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that you and your family or group are the only ones enjoying the space. This means that you won’t be exposed to other guests who may or may not be following the same safety protocols as you.

All Current Tides rentals are professionally cleaned and sanitized between guests, providing a layer of safety and hygiene for you and your family.

Why book direct? By cutting out the middleman, you’ll save money on fees and have a direct line of communication with our team, ensuring a smooth and personalized vacation experience. We can’t wait to help you plan your next getaway! Choosing a private beach rental over a hotel is a great way to make your family vacation more fun, comfortable, and affordable. So, start browsing beach rentals today and get ready for your best vacation yet.

Current Tides Vacation Rentals & Sales

Welcome everyone! This is our initial blog for. Current Tides is a small, boutique vacation rental property management and sales company in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama.

We provide our guests with great vacation rental properties on the fabulous white sandy beaches in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL. We are a local company that knows the local area very well and the Current Tides team is dedicated to providing you a fantastic beach vacation. We have several 3, 4, 5, or 7 day or longer vacation rental locations available. We welcome snow birds for the winter months and love having them stay at our properties.

For our owners, we provide turn key service from initial assessment of the property, quickly listing the property on VRBO, HomeAway, Airbnb, and our web site with no costs to the Owners. We provide cleaning services after each guest or owner stay, address maintenance needs, provide preventative maintenance checks, annual deep clean and review of property furniture and household items.

For potential buyers or sellers to Gulf Shores or Orange Beach, AL, our broker, Ryan Homan, is very experienced in representing both buyers and sellers. Ryan knows most all the condo buildings and can help you in your search to purchase or to sell. You can check out Current Tides Facebook pageInstagram or if you want to talk, please give us a call at 251-948-1668. We would love to talk with you and help you with any of your vacation requests or questions.

Current Tides Vacation Rentals and Sales

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