Fairhope, AL’s beautiful waterfront on Mobile Bay has long captured the attention of travelers looking for a place to soak in the peace that being near water gives each of us. Ever since Jim and I moved into Jubilee Suites as resident owners in 2017, we awake each morning filled with gratitude for our spectacular views of Mobile Bay from almost every point on the property. Each day we look forward to the magnificent sunsets, new every evening, that signal day is done and done well. There is nothing more healing than to sit and relax while we watch the sun slowly set in the west over the Bay. The shorebirds, ospreys and pelicans are soaring overhead, fishing for their last catch of the day. The evening air grows cooler, and we gradually unwind around the firepit with our guests. We always say, spend 3 nights with us and you’ll go home deeply in tune with the rhythms of nature, refreshed and rejuvenated body and soul.
We’d like to help you enter our world ready to indulge as soon as you arrive. Read on for our suggestions for five of the most fabulous waterfront experiences in the Fairhope area, all designed for deep renewal. Once you’ve booked your suite, let us know if we can also book a waterfront escape for you. Contact us anytime with questions about your reservation or any of our guest experiences designed to help you create lasting memories.
Sunset Sailing Trip on Mobile Bay
For the epitome of luxurious peace, there’s no experience quite like a sunset sailing cruise on Mobile Bay with Sailtime.com. When you arrive at the Fairhope Docks, you’ll board a sleek and impeccably maintained 40′ Yacht, a 2022 Beneteau Oceanis luxury sailboat. This will be your private charter with up to 6 guests, but no one else will be booked with you unless you want to bring them. All safety equipment and life jackets are provided so you’ll simply sit back and enjoy the awe-inspiring views as your Captain and Deckhand carry you far away from the cares of being landbound. Whether you’re an avid sailor or a first-time adventurer, Sailtime curates an unforgettable experience, tailored to your preferences. You’ll glide effortlessly across the sparkling waters of Mobile Bay, taking in the coastline images and the ever-changing colors of the sky as the sun begins to set. The sunsets here are truly mesmerizing. The sun sets slowly and completely over the horizon to yield a twilight of gorgeous color most evenings. Sailtime guarantees an unforgettable voyage, leaving you with cherished memories and newfound peace. Sailtime also offers sailing classes, another consideration to enhance your experience here in Fairhope. Let us help you book your trip for the dates you’ll be staying here.
Deep Sea Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico
For the traveler looking for an action-packed adventure, there’s nothing like a private deep-sea fishing trip on the Gulf of Mexico, just under an hour from Jubilee Suites. Starting at sunrise, a seasoned local boat captain welcomes you aboard his charter boat for a day to remember. The captain’s deep knowledge of the area ensures you’ll be taken out into the Gulf to the day’s ideal fishing grounds where you’ll receive one-on-one help to catch the best of whatever is in season. All equipment, including a fishing license, is included in the price of the charter. Most charters out of Orange Beach or Gulf Shores, AL cater to no more than 6 passengers, which makes for a personal experience and one where you’ll feel like family at the end of the day. Beyond the thrill of the catch, this journey into the crystal clear waters of the Gulf allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, perhaps see dolphins swimming alongside the boat, and experience the profound emotional effect of a day on the water. With the captain’s skill and a bit of luck, you can take home a cooler full of fresh fish to enjoy that evening or to ship home to stock your freezer. These trips fill up quickly so let us help you once you’ve booked your suite.
Eco-Tour in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta
Chartering a guided eco-tour through the Mobile-Tensaw Delta is an extraordinary journey into the heart of natural wonder. There are both group tours and private charters available from a variety of boat captains, and you can’t go wrong with any of them. If you’re traveling to Fairhope, an eco-tour is the perfect way to truly understand the monumental importance of the delta regions north of Mobile Bay to our quality of life in Fairhope. Your knowledgeable captain will guide his boat gently along the meandering waterways as lush vegetation surrounds you. The sounds of civilization gradually disappear, creating a unique sensory experience you’ll always remember. You’ll hear fascinating insights about the diverse ecosystem, watch rare bird species, identify ancient cypress trees, see vast marshes of seasonal blooms, and view more alligators than you can even imagine! The intense quiet and serenity of the Delta calm your soul, as you gradually unwind in the presence of the untouched beauty of the landscape. A guided boat tour in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta will leave you, as it does us, with a profound appreciation for the delicate balance of this unique ecosystem that Ben Raines, one of our most famous local guides and authors, calls “America’s Amazon”. Don’t miss it!
Sightseeing Cruise in Mobile Bay
Fairhope is a vibrant small town that can take days to fully explore- all the art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, beautiful neighborhoods, and the music scene can add up to a wonderful vacation for the curious tourist. But for a complete understanding of the Fairhope culture, you must get out onto the water. Perhaps a sightseeing cruise on Mobile Bay is completely your style. Your captain will pick you up at one of the local marinas along with your cooler of snacks and beverages, and soon the sparkling beauty of Mobile Bay will surround you on all sides. Your captain will customize your trip to your wishes, and you may enjoy traveling along the shore to see the waterfront homes, boat houses, and piers of Point Clear, Fairhope, and Daphne. You may enjoy taking a trip out to the Middle Bay Lighthouse, which first began operations in 1885, and still operates today. Some captains love to share stories about the geography of the area, and tales of early settlers and times gone by. You’ll see birds fishing all around you, and perhaps dolphins playing in the water with their young. As the world seems to slow down around you, there’s just something about being on the water of Mobile Bay that connects you with the relaxing power of nature. Let us connect you with the right captain for your needs.
Guided Kayak Tour of Mobile Bay
Embark on a nature adventure like no other with a guided kayak tour of Mobile Bay, led by an expert guide from Jubilee Suites boutique bed & breakfast. We love to kayak at dawn to watch the sunrise and the birds fishing and schools of fish jumping all around us. The evening sunset is also an ideal time to enjoy a scenic paddle. Our guide will take you on an immersive journey through calm and shallow waters along the shore, making this a trip available to families with children and anyone with an average level of mobility. All equipment is provided and life jackets are required for children under age 9. Your kayak tour leaves from our 200′ beach at your convenience and we usually paddle for 60 – 90 minutes, but the length of the trip is entirely up to you. Our knowledgeable guide shares fascinating insights about the bay’s unique ecosystem, pointing out rare bird species, playful dolphins, and other fascinating marine life that call Mobile Bay home. If you’re lucky and in just the right place at the right time, you might even catch a “jubilee”, a rare phenomenon that happens here and nowhere else except Japan. As you glide through the gentle waves, the tranquility of the Bay envelops you, creating a profound sense of well-being and connection with nature. After your trip, retreat to the comfort of your suite at Jubilee Suites, where you can relax in coastal luxury with a new appreciation of the picturesque views from your suite and the wonders of Mobile Bay.
About Jubilee Suites
Opened in early 2018, Jubilee Suites is a luxurious boutique bed & breakfast in a beautifully restored hotel built in the 1940s. We offer 7 completely renovated and individually-decorated family-size suites for families, couples, small groups and business travelers for vacations, romantic getaways, intimate weddings, girls’ trips, corporate retreats, and more. Each morning we serve a full made-to-order breakfast in our Bayview great room and porch looking out over the shimmering waters of Mobile Bay. Each of our suites also includes a fully-equipped, full-size kitchen for creating meals “at home”. And we love to offer suggestions for restaurants and local activities sure to please. For more information contact us with this form or simply call. We look forward to sharing our little piece of heaven with you this year!
Dana and Jim Maloney