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In 1978, at the promise of the Mobile Big Game Fish Club to locate their clubhouse on the marina grounds, construction of the Orange Beach Marina facility began. From the very beginning, it was built to service the sport fishing community.

In the very late 60's and early 70's, the prolific fishing grounds of the gulf stream - where it's warm blue waters curve toward the southeast Alabama / northwest Florida coast - had been discovered. Just some 35 miles to the south southeast from Orange Beach, the abundance of game fish began. The "Curve", the "Canyon", the "Nipple", and the "Elbow" quickly became the hot spots and Orange Beach and Orange Beach Marina became the home port of the sports fishing industry in this part of the country.


 

aerial view of Orange Beach Marina and Perdido BayGrowth of the marina was inevitable. She quickly became a full service marina with boatyard facilities, dock store, boat sales, and brokerage facilities. Orange Beach Marina became headquarters for several major tournaments. In 1986 a restaurant was added, and Chef Eddie Prudhomme, cousin of the well known and world renowned Chef Paul Prudhomme, was brought in to tickle the sport fisherman's palate. Excellent food with the flare of Chef Eddie made the marina and the restaurant the place to be. Unfortunately, Chef Prudhomme met an untimely death at a very early age but the future of the marina complex had been determined.

In the mid to late 90's the metamorphism of Orange Beach Marina into what she is today had begun. The entire marina complex was renovated; new bulkheads, new docks, new electrical, extensive landscaping and paving, additional parking, new fueling systems, and a whole new look of the "Islands." Additionally, the service yard and buildings were updated into a state of the art service facility and two new renowned restaurants, Calypso's and Palms Bar & Grille, joined the complex. As the year 2000 rolled in, the marina was poised to become the favorite place of fisherman and boaters with its unique atmosphere and tropical setting.

Today, Orange Beach Marina is home to 180 boats, two premier restaurants, Calypso's and Mangos, Saunder's Yachtworks and Engine Repair, Bluewater Yacht Sales, Marine Group, Orange Beach Marina Charters, five major tournaments, and the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club. Orange Beach Marina is a full service marina in a fully protected harbor with transient space for boats up to 130', in a heavily landscaped environment, ample parking, covered slips offering the sports fisherman the very best and just minutes away from the best fishing on the Gulf Coast.

 


 
 
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