Scheduled Regular Delta Explorer Tours
Scheduled Delta Explorer boat tours departing from Blakeley Park:
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.
Saturday, Oct. 28
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$35 for adults
$17 for children 6-12
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, Nov. 18
$25 for adults/
$15 for kids 6-12
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.
Thursday, December 7
10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
$49.99 for adults
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Historic Blakeley State Park's Annual Veteran's Day Program
November 11, 2017
||8:30-9:15 AM ~ Bus Tour of the Civil War Battlefield
This tour allows visitors to literally follow the footsteps of the contending armies which fought in the Battle of Fort Blakeley, Alabama’s largest Civil War battle, on April 9, 1865. For reservations call 251-626-0798.
||10:00-11:30 AM ~ Civil War on the Eastern Shore Cruise
A unique narrated voyage of discovery exploring the major battles of the Civil War's “Mobile Campaign” from the rivers along which its major actions took place!
For tickets call 251-626-0798. $27.
||12:00-1:00 PM ~ Lecture at the Wehle Center
Dr. Martin Olliff is Professor of History and Director of the Archives of Wiregrass History and Culture at Troy University, Dothan and an Alabama Humanities Foundation “Road Scholar.” He is the editor of The Great War in the Heart of Dixie: Alabama in World War I, published by the University of Alabama Press. His presentation will discuss Alabama’s involvement in World War I.
||Civil War Weapons Demonstrations
9:00 AM- 2:00 PM
||1:30 PM Special Presentation:
The Medal of Honor Winners at the
Battle of Fort Blakeley
Boxed lunches available for $10 with advance registration
Excursion to the Bottle Creek Mound Complex
Saturday, December 2nd and
Saturday, December 16th
This December Blakeley Park offers you two opportunities to join us for a guided excursion to the famous Bottle Creek Mounds, one of the Gulf Coast's largest Native American mound centers. As the site is accessible only by boat and located in the heart of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, the best opportunity for a visit is in the winter when water levels are lower and vegetation less dense. The incredible Bottle Creek site features eighteen earthen mounds built centuries ago by Native Americans and was once of the largest communities in the region. The tallest of the mounds rises some 45 feet above the Delta marsh, ranking it among the largest of its type in the Southeast.
Guests will board the Delta Explorer at Lower Bryant's Landing (see map) at 9:30 AM for the cruise to the site, then go ashore for a walking tour of the mound complex and an optional hike to the top of the tallest of the mounds before returning to the Landing.
$35 for adults/$17 for children ages 6-12
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