BLAKELEY – Historic Blakeley State Park will have two special cruises of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta in October.
On Saturday, Oct. 9, the park boat, the Delta Explorer, will set out on a site-seeing cruise through the delta combined with a seafood lunch at one of the Mobile area’s favorite restaurants. Departing from the Blakeley dock at 10:30 a.m. the cruise will venture through one of the nation’s most biodiverse ecosystems as passengers wind their way to the popular Bluegill Restaurant on the Mobile Bay Causeway.
Following lunch, the cruise will return to the park giving passengers another opportunity to look for some of the area’s famed wildlife, such as alligators, ospreys, bald eagles and other species of plants and animals unique to the area. Cruise tickets are $39.99 and include lunch.
On Thursday, Oct. 21, the park will conduct another of its seasonal trips along the waters of the Mobile River with award-winning historian John Sledge. Along the three-hour voyage of historical discovery, Sledge brings to light numerous stories from the Delta region’s rich past. Copies of his books, including “The Mobile River,” will be available for purchase during the cruise. The cruise is $39 for adults.
Anyone wanting to make reservations for either cruise can visit the park’s events page at www.blakelelypark.com. The Delta Explorer is a U.S. Coast Guard inspected vessel operated by licensed captains. The park, the area’s longest-running Delta cruise provider, is located on Alabama 225 about five miles north of Spanish Fort.
Additional information is available at the events page at www.blakeleypark.com.