Scheduled Regular Delta Explorer Tours

Scheduled Delta Explorer boat tours departing from Blakeley Park:

Champion Cypress Adventure

Who’s ready for an authentic outdoor adventure?

Historic Blakeley State Park invites nature lovers of all ages to join us on Saturday, March 3rd for its first-ever boat cruise to the site of one of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta’s most majestic wonders—the State Champion Bald Cypress tree near Bayou Jessamine. Located deep in the heart of the wild Delta, this ancient tree is the largest of its species in the state and has towered over its serene swampy habitat as silent witness to the passage of centuries. Somehow—perhaps owing to its location—it escaped the loggers’ ax. It is rarely seen in person owing to its remote location, which requires navigating up the Tensaw and hiking overland on foot.

Acclaimed local naturalist Fred Nation will be our guide on our trek to the venerable tree. Nation is an authority on area plant species and will share information on the pristine but fragile Delta habitat as we make our way to the tree’s location. The adventure requires a hike of about 40 minutes over mostly level terrain, but this will be no walk in the park! Please be advised this trip is best suited for experienced hikers. Wear appropriate footwear for hiking through brush and some puddles and bring insect repellent just in case needed.

Tickets are just $35 for adults/$17 for kids ages 6-12.

We depart at 9:30 AM from Lower Bryant Landing, about 17 miles north of the park just off Hwy. 225, and return about 12:30 PM.

For more information or to register,
please call 251-626-0798.

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Civil War Trust Park Day
at Historic Blakeley State Park
March 10, 2018 - 8 AM to Noon

The Civil War Trust is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. One of the organization’s many programs is its annual “Park Day,” where volunteers assist historic sites in a variety of maintenance projects.

Observance of Park Day will take place at Historic Blakeley State Park on Saturday, March 10th from 8 AM to Noon.

Volunteers will help with be able to help park staff with a variety of maintenance needs as we get ready for our Living History Day (March 17th).

Call 251-626-0798 to register.

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Living History Day Saturday, March 17th
(Download flyer below)

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To commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Fort Blakeley, Historic Blakeley State Park will host a special day of living history and educational programming on Saturday, March 17th. Events will include Civil War artillery and rifle demonstrations, guided battlefield tours, and a lecture by noted historian Dr. Ben Severance, author of Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Alabama During the Civil War.

We will also offer our popular and unique “Civil War on the Eastern Shore” boat cruise. This historic voyage of discovery along the lower Delta’s scenic waterways explores the major battles of the Civil War’s “Mobile Campaign” from the rivers on which its major actions took place!

Look for a full agenda to be posted soon.

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Lunch Cruise, Thursday, March 29th
Scenic Nature Cruise and Seafood Lunch
10:30 AM-1:30 PM
$39.99 for adults/$29.99 for children 6-12
For reservations call 251-626-0798

Join us for a special site-seeing cruise and seafood lunch at one of the Mobile area’s favorite restaurants! Departing from the Blakeley dock at 10:30 AM on Thursday, March 29th, we’ll venture through one of the nation’s most diverse ecosystems as we wind our way to the popular Bluegill Restaurant on the Mobile Causeway. Afterwards we will take an alternate route back to the park as we keep an eye out for some of the area’s famed wildlife, such as alligators, ospreys, bald eagles, and numerous other species of plants and animals unique to this area. 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 and fries)

A) Fried Fish, Shrimp, or Crawfish Po-Boy
B) Grilled Chicken Sandwich
C) Bluegill Burger or Cheeseburger


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