Boat Tour of Delta and Docks Set June 28 by Blakeley Park

Visitors and local residents can see the wilds of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta and the maritime activity of the Port of Mobile from aboard the Blakeley State Park's ecotour boat, the Delta Explorer, Saturday, June 28 during a three-hour narrated tour.

The 50-passenger pontoon boat leaves the Blakeley Park dock on the Tensas River at 9:30 a.m., crosses the Delta, turns down the Mobile River, and at the mouth of the river loops back to the Tensaw to dock back at the park at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for children 6-12.

Seating can be reserved by calling 251-626-5581 and paying in advance using major credit cards or on a first come-first serve basis for walk-ons on the morning of the tour as seating is available.

Passengers can see native plant and animal life of the wild together with shipbuilding and maritime activity of the busy Port of Mobile. The Delta Explorer is a covered pontoon boat with seating and a restroom. It is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard as is its captain.

The boat tour ticket includes admission to Blakeley Park where boat passengers may extend their outing with their picnic lunch, walking, hiking and exploring the historic features of the park throughout the day.

The Delta Explorer is also available for charter by groups. All proceeds from boat tours go the maintenance and operation of the park. Blakeley State Park is located on State Hwy. 225 about 4.5 miles north of its intersection with U.S. 31 at Spanish Fort. For more information go to or email

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Blakeley Residents Spotted

Visitors to Blakeley State Park with patience can see wildlife like this young mother raccoon and two of her four babies exploring the Washington Square picnic area this week (Aug. 24) She is leading them down from one of the park's huge, old oak trees. Click here to view the photo. (Photo by Jo Ann Flirt)

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Robert Bradley of the State Archives Dept with Confederate Civil War battleflag captured at Blakeley.


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