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, January 27
Delta Adventure Cruise
9:30-11:30 AM
$25 for adults/
$15 for children 6-12

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Winter Birding Lunch Cruise

Wednesday, January 31
9:30 AM-1 PM
For reservations call 251-626-0798
and pay with a major credit card

Come along with birding enthusiasts from throughout the Gulf Coast region as we explore one of the richest bird habitats in the nation! Expert members of the Audubon Eastern Shore Birders will help guide us in identification of the numerous species found in the lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta. The cruise departs the Historic Blakeley State Park dock at 9:30 AM on January 17th for a two-hour excursion through the scenic waterways of the Delta before docking at the Bluegill Restaurant on the causeway for lunch. We return to Blakeley no later than 1 PM.

Enjoy this special cruise from the comfort of the Delta Explorer, our 50-passenger covered pontoon boat. Equipped with bench seating and a restroom, the boat is piloted by licensed captains. Tickets include lunch; indicate your choice of dish from the list below when purchasing tickets:

(all choices come with beverage, fries, and slaw—gratuity included)

A) Fried Fish, Shrimp, Oyster, or Crawfish Po-Boy
B) Fish, Shrimp, or Oyster plate, served fried, grilled, or blackened
C) Grilled Chicken Sandwich
D) Bluegill Burger

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Alabama Authors Day and Civil War on the Eastern Shore Cruise- Feb. 17th


On Saturday, February 17th Historic Blakeley State Park invites all those interested in the literary arts to join us for our annual “Alabama Authors Day.” A once-a-year event, this special celebration showcases the work of accomplished writers throughout the state, with an emphasis on Gulf Coast authors and those who explore topics associated with regional history and natural heritage.

This year’s lineup includes Dr. Matthew Downs of the University of Mobile (Transforming the South: Federal Development of the Tennessee Valley); Glenn Wills, independent historian and photographer from the Birmingham area, (Forgotten Alabama); Sharon D. Marsh, author and local historian (The First Florida Union Cavalry Volunteers in the Civil War: The Men and Regimental History); and Gary Mullen, Professor Emeritus of Entymology at Auburn University (editor of Phillip Henry Gosse’s antebellum-era Letters from Alabama). For more information on the authors and the focus of their acclaimed books, please visit the events page on Blakeley’s website, Author presentations and booksignings begin at 11:00 AM.


Arbor Week Tree Seedling Giveaway - Feb. 24th

Arbor Day’s “roots” in Alabama stretch back to 1887, when Governor Thomas Seay, a veteran of the Civil War Battle of Fort Blakeley, issued the first proclamation for the holiday. Since 1975, Arbor Week has been observed annually in Alabama during the last full week of February (Feb. 18-24 this year). Historic Blakeley State Park is once again honoring the occasion by partnering with the Alabama Forestry Commission to give away tree seedlings. Please stop by the park on Saturday, Feb. 24th to pick up seedlings. Varieties vary from year to year. 



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