By Kelly Baughman

Join Hudson Marina and the Perdido Queen for an unforgettable holiday experience you won’t find anywhere else!  This giant Paddlewheel boat features ample glass windows for picturesque viewing of all the Gulf Coast has to offer, along with delicious food and fantastic staff to take care of all of your needs.

Holiday Magic Dinner Cruises on the Perdido Queen feature festive decorations, live music, and delicious food and drinks that will leave you feeling like it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.  You’ll enjoy the lights and décor of the season on the water from the observation deck, then head inside for a gourmet buffet style sit down meal with salad, bread, two entrees, three sides and a dessert.

The cruise will last 2.5 hours and will go on rain or shine as the cabin is heated and cooled to perfection.  All cruises leave from Hudson Marina, located at 4575 South Wilson Blvd in Orange Beach.  Tickets are $59 per person for the cruise and dinner or $89 per person with access to the observation deck.  Date for the Holiday Magic Dinner Cruises are December 19th, 21st, 22nd, and 29th at 4:30 pm.

Want to spend your New Year’s Eve doing something truly unique?  Then book the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Gala Dinner on December 31st at 9pm.  You’ll cruise on the Perdido Queen for 3 hours while you enjoy a gourmet buffet style sit down meal with salad, bread, two entrees, three sides and a dessert along with live music, dancing, party favors, and champagne at midnight.  

Then head out on the observation deck to ring in 2019 with a Fireworks show at midnight.  Tickets are $99 per person for dinner and dancing or $129 per person with the observation deck option.

To reserve your dinner cruise on the Perdido Queen, visit or call Hudson Marina at 251-948-6611.