EXPLORE THE NO WAKE ZONES OF ORANGE BEACH IN QUIET LUXURY
DUFFY: AMERICA'S ELECTRIC BOAT SINCE 1970
Duffy Electric Boats is the world's leader in the electric boat industry since 1970. This year they celebrate 50 years of cruising.
A Duffy is the original luxury electric boat. But it’s not just a boat, it's a lifestyle.. Once you experience your first Duffy cruise you'll understand exactly what that really means. It’s not about going fast or going far – it’s about spending time with your friends and family while you cruise in silent luxury, taking in what is around you and who is beside you, and enjoying what’s most important to you. Come see for yourself. We do 5 knots better than anyone else!
DD Russo grew up spending her summers sailing and waterskiing on the back bays in Orange Beach. After raising her sons and becoming an empty nester, she decided to travel, so she went sailing. She started out as crew aboard private boats, and over the past 5 years she’s sailed from Orange Beach to the Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, Haiti, Trinidad, Los Roques, Bonaire, & Curacao. She’s also sailed from Bequia up through the Caribbean island chain to the BVI and the USVI. In between those trips she always came home to Orange Beach to see family and spend time here. She earned her Captain’s license during one of these visits home.
Her father and brother are also captains, and they started one of the first charter businesses in Orange Beach back in the 80’s. Their first family boat was a 42-foot ketch named Anonyme. In 1976, when she was very young, DD, her dad, and her siblings sailed Anonyme from Mandeville, Louisiana to Orange Beach. Anonyme stayed in Orange Beach until 2004 when it was lost to Hurricane Ivan.
Very recently, while enjoying a glass of wine on her balcony with her sister Kristy, the two started talking about those times. It occurred to them that maybe they should start the family business again. Nobody knows the waters of Orange Beach better than they do. Together with their dad, they found the perfect boat and christened it Anonyme II.
So welcome aboard! Join DD on the boat and on this new adventure. She is thrilled to share this journey and the beautiful Orange Beach lifestyle with you!
Pack your own soft-sided cooler, beverages, and the snacks of your choice. We will provide a cooler with ice for your two-hour cruise, as we travel in quiet luxury through the canals, back bays, and coves of Orange Beach throughout the no-wake zones.
The story of Anonyme Cruises is a story built on a foundation of love... Love of family, love of boating, love of the water, and love of Orange Beach. It's in our blood.
Book Anonyme II for your special event!
Newlywed send-off, marriage proposal, first date, birthday, anniversary celebration, photo shoot, wedding vow renewal, book club, team building, girls' trip...you name it, we can probably accommodate it. Give us a call or send us an email and tell us what you have in mind. Six person maximum. Pricing will vary based on your needs.
"Would highly recommend-the boat is beautiful, and is a relaxing quiet ride. Our captain was amazing and we saw a lot we had never seen before even coming here year after year. Thanks so much for a great experience!" - Susan M.
"My aunt and I enjoyed a wonderful and relaxing coffee cruise this morning aboard the Anonyme. Captain DD is AMAZING and she is very knowledgeable of the area. We had a great trip, and we even got to see a osprey nest." - Claire M.
"It was a wonderful outing. The boat was quiet which let us really enjoy the view and the weather. We were able to hear each other speak. Being on the boat, enjoying the weather, and enjoying the company made this an unforgettable experience. I would 100% recommend this to anyone.." - Mary H.
"Going on out Anonyme with my family was such an amazing experience. Such a very peaceful & wonderful ride full of enjoyment and all sorts of fun sights! Definitely, definitely worth it!!!" - Peyton M.
"Chartered this for a friend's 'milestone' birthday. We had a blast. The boat is fabulous and being electric it is so quiet and relaxing. Capt DD was fun! We all loved this and I'll definitely do this again"- Rose T.
"If you are looking for an enjoyable sunset cruise on a very classy electric boat, this is your boat!!! Very clean, great color scheme, nice seats and plenty of room to set up your drinks/food. Captain DD knows our local waterways very well and she's a lot of fun to cruise with. It's a repeat for me, for sure!!!!" - Jane M.
DO I DRIVE THE BOAT?
No, all trips are run with a USCG licensed Captain to navigate the vessel safely and allow all onboard to sit back and relax and enjoy the ride!
ARE THERE AVAILABLE LIFE JACKETS ON BOARD?
Yes, there are type 1 PFD for every passenger. Along with a couple of child-size jackets. Children 8 and under must wear a life jacket while underway. No exceptions! Call us in advance if you have any special requests or concerns
CAN MORE THAN 6 PEOPLE CRUISE AT THE SAME TIME?
United States Coast Guard mandates only 6 passengers on board, including children. NO EXCEPTIONS!
DROP OFF AND PICK UP LOCATION?
Orange Beach Marina, 27075 Marina Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
YES, all ages are welcome! It's such a unique experience! Children age 8 and under are required to wear a life jacket while in transit. We have some on board, or you can bring your own (recommended, but it has to have a USCG approval stamp). Please let us know if you plan to bring children so that we can make the appropriate accommodations for life jackets. USCG only allows 6 passengers per boat... children are considered people too (not half people).
HOW FAST DOES THE BOAT GO?
Slow! 5 knots, approx 6 mph. After all, this tour is about the ride, not a destination.
WHO IS MY CAPTAIN?
DD Russo is a USCG Licensed Professional.
SHOULD I TIP MY CAPTAIN?
Yes! Captains do work for tips, so gratuity is greatly appreciated. We suggest a 20% gratuity (per seat or charter). DD is very experienced, knowledgeable, and your safety is paramount! Given what we are about, we searched high and low for the most well-rounded, charming, and professional Captain in town.
WHAT ARE YOUR CANCELLATION AND INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICIES?
Bookings are non-refundable within 24 hours of your scheduled cruise. We reserve the right to cancel any tour at any time due to weather, safety, mechanical or behavioral issues. If your tour is canceled, you will be given a rain check to re-book at another time (this excludes behavioral, along with alcohol-related cancellations - these circumstances will never be rescheduled or refunded). For weather-related issues, we may "wait out" a brief shower, reschedule for another day during your stay, or refund if unable to reschedule. "NO SHOWS" will NEVER be refunded or rescheduled!
DO YOUR BOATS OPERATE IN THE RAIN?
We do operate in the rain as the boat has a roof. However, the captain can decide at any time to cancel due to conditions (typically high winds or thunderstorms). If you are unable to reschedule and still want to go on one of our cruises, the captains may under certain conditions go out to cruise in calmer water.
HOW LONG IS THE TOUR?
CAN I GET IN THE WATER AND SWIM DURING MY TOUR?
NO. Once you board the boat you cannot get off the boat until the tour ends and you are delivered back to the marina. This includes swimming.
CAN I BOOK A TOUR FOR A TIME OTHER THAN 9:00, 1:00 OR 5:00?
Yes! Please call or email us to discuss availability.
WHAT ELSE CAN THE BOAT BE USED FOR?
Besides relaxing with a beverage, we can pretty much accommodate anything you have in mind. Photoshoots, bachelor & bachelorette parties, corporate meetings, birthday parties, weddings, proposals, and even your wedding send-off from a waterfront property... you name it and we will try to make it work. Give us a call for special requests.
WILL I SEE ANY WILDLIFE ON MY CRUISE?
While we can't guarantee it, we certainly hope so! We usually see brown pelicans, dolphins, osprey, and egrets.
CAN I PLAY MY OWN MUSIC ON BOARD?
Yes, we do have a Bluetooth-capable speaker that can sync to your phone and choice of music.
DO YOU PROVIDE FOOD AND DRINK?
We provide an ice-filled cooler or you can bring your own soft-sided cooler. Please bring your own beverages and snacks of your choice.
MAY I BRING MY DOG ON THE CRUISE?
*YES!* However, please adhere to our dog policy: Dogs are only allowed on a private cruise. Your pet must be pre-approved by the captain. You may call, text, or email for this approval. Your pet may not weigh more than 35 lbs. You are completely responsible for your pet's safety, any damage they cause, and any clean-up necessary. By bringing your pet on board, you agree to these terms.
DO YOU ALLOW SMOKING DURING MY CRUISE?
NO, we are a non-smoking cruise. This includes e-cigarettes and any vaping devices.
WHAT ABOUT RESTROOMS?
Our boat is NOT equipped with restrooms. We strongly encourage you to use the restroom before leaving the dock. So please do NOT drink more than you are able to "hold" while on your tour! We cannot allow you to get on and off the boat once the tour begins.