Skydive the Gulf is the closest drop zone to Pensacola, Mobile, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach. It’s a tandem only drop zone with special beach landings and sunset skydives over the Gulf with unforgettable views. If you do a beach jump, you’ll land at the famous Flora Bama Lounge and Beach Bar.

You’ll take off from a private airfield at Elbert, Alabama in a Cessna-182, climb to 10,500 feet, and reach speeds of up to 120mph in free fall. 

Skydive the Gulf offers special events like gender reveal skydives, and sunset beach proposal skydives. If you’re in the area and looking to experience the thrill of free fall, look no further!

About Your Jump at Skydive the Gulf

Skydive the Gulf’s tandem instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association, and have thousands of skydives each. When you show up for your jump, you’ll go through a 15 minute orientation and class to learn basic free fall and canopy skills, then be fitted into a tandem harness and ride to altitude for 20 minutes over the gulf coast. 

You must be at least 19 years of age in order to fly with Skydive the Gulf, and weigh less than 260 lbs. Please bring a photo ID with you on the day of your jump.

There is a minimum of two tandem students per flight, and also a maximum of two tandem students per flight! 

Safety is the number one concern at Skydive the Gulf, and weather conditions are a major part of skydiving operations. Weather conditions that might preclude you from jumping include high winds, cloud cover, and precipitation.

Your deposit is refundable, but Skydive the Gulf requires a 3.5 hour weather hold before releasing funds back to you.

You must be free of drugs and alcohol in your system when you are going to jump, and if you’ve been SCUBA diving recently, ensure that at least 24 hours have passed before you go skydiving. Otherwise, you’ll experience rapid decompression sickness in the aircraft!

Have fun, relax, and enjoy the view!

Type of Drop Zone

  • Tandems
  • Beach Jumps
  • No fun jumpers (sorry)

Skydive the Gulf Aircraft

  • Cessna 182

Special Events

First Responder Boogie: this event gives special deals to first responders, firefighters, paramedics, and law enforcement officers and their families. It is not a fun jumper boogie, although it would be cool to have some beach landings!

Hours of Operation

Open 7 days a week.


  • $239 Tandem with airport landing
  • $329 Tandem with beach landing
  • Videographers available!

Drop Zone Amenities

  • Open 7 days a week
  • Beach landings
  • Morning and sunset skydiving
  • Transportation back from the beach
  • Skydiving during events
  • Special events: engagements, gender reveals, and more.



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Dropzone Info

28511, Frank Road
Elberta, Alabama, United States, 36530

Working hours

  • Close NowUTC-4  08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
  • Monday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
  • Tuesday08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
  • Wednesday08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
  • Thursday08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
  • Friday08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
  • Saturday08:00 AM - 06:30 PM
  • Sunday09:00 AM - 06:30 PM