Scheduled Regular Delta Explorer Tours

Scheduled Delta Explorer boat tours departing from Blakeley Park:

Delta Adventure Cruise
This two-hour excursion showcases the incredible beauty and natural diversity of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Every one of these outings takes a slightly different course and features unique opportunities to view the abundance of Delta wildlife, such as eagles, ospreys, and of course alligators. :

Saturday, August 5
Delta Adventure Cruise

9:30-11:30 AM

$25 for adults/
$15 for children 6-12

Port of Mobile Cruise This cruise winds through the scenic Delta and down the historic Mobile River for a relaxing voyage through the Port of Mobile. Along the way on this three-hour excursion we explore one of the nation’s busiest harbors. Guests will enjoy a rare waterfront view of all the activity at the state docks and within the larger port, and return along the head of Mobile Bay.
(3 hours):

Saturday, August 19
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

$35.00 adults
$17.00 children 6-12

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Summer Sunset Cruise

Saturday, August 12th
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
$29 for adults/$19 for children 6-12
For reservations call 251-626-5581

Experience the beauty of a glorious summer sunset on Mobile Bay during a relaxing excursion down the waterways of the lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Departing from the Blakeley dock at 6:30 PM on Saturday, August 12th, we’ll take a late afternoon cruise to the head of Mobile Bay and enjoy the stunning views of the setting sun and the cool bay breeze before returning upriver. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided.

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Civil War on the Eastern Shore Cruise and Lecture and Booksigning

Saturday, September 9th
Cruise: 9:00-10:30 AM
$27 for adults; $15 for children ages 6-12
For reservations call 251-626-5581

Lecture: 11:00 AM at the Park’s Wehle Center
Complimentary with regular park admission
of $4 for adults or $3 for children ages 6-12
or free with cruise ticket
For reservations call 251-626-5581

Join us for a special presentation by noted local author John Sledge, who will discuss his latest book, These Rugged Days: Alabama in the Civil War. Sledge, senior architectural historian with the Mobile Historic Development Commission, is author of several acclaimed books on regional history. Here he provides an accessibly written and riveting account of the Yellowhammer State’s wartime saga focused on the turning points within Alabama’s borders. From secession’s heady early days to its tumultuous end, Sledge highlights the many colorful personalities and pivotal events of the war in the state. These Rugged Days is an enthralling tale of action, courage, pride, and tragedy.

“…well written and revealing; I couldn’t stop reading it! Bravo! Ken Burns, Emmy Award-winning producer and director of The Civil War

At 9:00 AM that morning, we’ll offer a relaxing narrated cruise along the waters of the scenic Tensaw River exploring the battlefields of Blakeley and Spanish Fort, guardians of the approaches to Civil War Mobile and scene of some of the fiercest fighting during the war in Alabama. Along the cruise, we will also learn about the numerous Confederate and Union warships which vied for control of area waterways and visit the sites of some of the Confederate defensive positions protecting Mobile only accessible by water.

Tickets for the cruise, which includes admission to the lecture, are just $27 for adults or $15 for children ages 6-12

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