Finding Accommodations on Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island is a birding hotspot that draws birders from all over the US and beyond.  The Alabama Ornithological Society always holds its spring and fall meetings on the island.  As the first land (or last) between Alabama and the Yucatan Peninsula, it’s a great place to observe the twice-yearly migration of birds across the Gulf of Mexico.  If you’re planning to attend an AOS meeting, it’s a good idea to book your accommodations on the island well ahead of time, as choices on this small island are limited.  Available accommodations range from vacation beach houses to motel rooms to tent camping–here is a resource list:

 

Websites:

www.gulfinfo.com

www.dauphinisland.chamber.com

Motels:

Gulf Breeze Motel: 251‐861‐7344 or 1‐800‐286‐0296

Bed and Breakfast:

Dauphin Island Harbor House: 251-861-2119

Rentals:

Boardwalk Realty, Inc.: 877‐861‐3992

Dauphin Island Real Estate: 888‐707‐6444

Tyson Real Estate: 800-865-8312

ACP Real Estate, Inc.: 866‐861‐3311

Air BnB has lots of rentals: www.airbnb.com

Camping:

Dauphin Island Park and Beach Board: 251‐861‐2742

(fully equipped for both camper and tent camping)

Accomodations Off-island:

Other hotels and motels are available at Tillmans Corner, a major commercial area approximately 37 minutes from

Dauphin Island via AL-193.