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, September 30
Delta Adventure Cruise

9:30-11:30 AM

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

Experience the beauty of a glorious fall sunset on Mobile Bay during a relaxing excursion down the waterways of the lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Departing from the Blakeley dock, 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.

Friday, October 6
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

$29 for adults

A special site-seeing cruise through one of the nation's most diverse ecosystems combined with a fabulous seafood lunch at one of the Mobile area's favorite restaurants! Times and itinerary vary; please check schedule for listings.

Wednesday, October 18
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

$49.99 for adults

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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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Join Historic Blakeley State Park and the Spanish Fort Public Library For the Continuation of
“The Eastern Shore: The Place and the People”

A Special Program Arranged Through a Partnership with the Alabama Humanities Foundation

Throughout 2017, this unique program will feature educational events designed to help facilitate an exploration of important local stories that collectively provide the area its unique sense of place. It will include public lectures and discussions with leading scholars from across the state, guided tours of important local historic sites, a teacher enrichment workshop, and a special interactive program for children.

All events are FREE to the public

Thursday, September 28th at 6 PM
Spanish Fort Public Library,
7361 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL

On September 28, 2017 , Christopher McIlwain, the author of the recently-released and acclaimed Civil War Alabama , will discuss the Eastern Shore's role in the larger conflict and contextualize its civilian and military experience during the course of the war in the state as a whole. Following McIlwain will be local author Harriet Outlaw, who will discuss the several European immigrant communities which sprang up in Baldwin County in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Outlaw is a retired teacher who spent three decades teaching history in Baldwin County public schools, and for many years supervised the teaching of the subject in the school system. She is author or co-author of several books on local history and folklore.

Saturday, September 30th at 8:30 AM
Battlefield Tour at Historic Blakeley State Park

Complimentary with regular park admission, or FREE to those who attend the September 28th lecture or purchase tickets for the Park's two-hour Delta Adventure Cruise that day at 9:30 AM. For tickets call 251-626-5581.


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