Little Dauphin Island - Aloe Bay

Little Dauphin Island Map

▼   Summary of Itinerary
  • Launch
  • Head towards the bridge.
  • Explore Little Dauphin Island
  • Find a beach
  • Hang out
  • Paddle back
▼   Launch Address 

1102 De Soto Ave, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
This is JJ’s bar/restaurant, but there is parking next door.

▼   Nearest Emergency Resources (Addresses & Phone #s)  

Mostellar Medical Center
1102 De Soto Ave, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(251) 824-2174

Springhill Medical Center
1102 De Soto Ave, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
(251) 344-9630

▼   Evacuation Plan

Call for help
Paddle back to boat ramp
Do not paddle through severe weather, seek shelter.
If lightning is incoming, turn around and head for the parking
If lightning is imminent seek immediate shelter. Dog River
has several access points to pull over and seek shelter.
Avoid sheltering under trees.
Crouch on a kayak and cover your head to ground yourself in

▼   Environmental Conditions & Concerns

Do not paddle through severe weather, seek shelter.
Don’t forget to check the weather before you leave.
Look For:

  • lightning
  • winds higher than 6 mph
  • flash flood warnings
  • watch the radar prediction.

Do not interact with wildlife. Maintain a safe and respectful

▼   Relevant Information

Remember Leave No Trace:

  1. Plan ahead and Prepare
  2. Camp and Travel on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Respect Others
  5. Respect Wildlife
  6. Minimize Campfire Impact
  7. Leave What You Find
  • There is a bar and restaurant next door to this launch area, if it is too busy to park, consider parking at the West End Beach and launching there. You can paddle either way along the coast.
  • Wind impact and chop are more likely on this paddle. Be sure to check the weather and evaluate your paddling skills before getting too far out.
  • Keep your party close enough together to hear each other. Establish a communication system such as waving paddles or whistling.
  • If crossing a channel: gather all members of the group in a tight line (perpendicular to the river); paddle quickly and directly across the channel. Always look both ways, listen for boat motors approaching. Always yield to larger vessels.
  • Always use sun protection and hydrate.
  • PFD mus be on board.
  • Packing List:
    • Dry clothes/towel to keep in the car.
    • Small cooler bag for lunches and drinks.
    • Water bottle
    • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses.
    • Dry bag or ziploc bag.
    • Consider bringing a paper map if you do not want to bring your phone.
▼   Lunch Idea

Snack: peanut butter crackers or trail mix

Lunch: Buffalo Chicken Wraps

  • Tortillas
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Provolone
  • Buffalo Chicken Dip
  • Pickles
  • Salt and Pepper