PUBLIC TOUR PRICE: Adult: $59.99, Child (6-17): $44.99
LENGTH: 4 hours. Advanced Reservations Required.
OPERATES: Year Round. Click “Book Now” for
departure days and times.
Journey into the middle of no-where, then trek through the swamp and backwards in time to the Mississippian Tribes of the 13th Century. This is Chitzen Itza before the tourists, and every bit as powerful. But there’s no guide ropes, no food kiosks, and the interpretive tour is really that! These American Pyramids were built by hand, one basket full of mud and oyster shells at a time – now that’s due at least a minute of quiet awe. Our guides provides the interpretive side, you provide the awe.
The Native American tribes of what is now the Midwestern, Eastern, and Southeastern United States, flourished in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta approximately 800 years ago. These tribes were part of a Mississippian mound-building culture. Once we reach Bottle Creek deep in Mobile-Tensaw Delta of Alabama, learn about their sports, housing, food and culture.
Accessible only by boat, this is a 3.5 – 4 hour interpretive tour that involves a comfortable boat ride and a reasonable hike through the Delta, culminating in climbing the highest hand-built Mound at 45 feet (when the rest of the delta varies by only 3 feet). During this tour, your guides will introduce you to both the fauna and flora of the middle Delta’s cypress swamps as well as a walk back in time, to a day in the life of the Native Americans who left this amazing legacy.
All commentary provided by experienced Nature Guides.
Operates: Late February thru early April. Departure days and times vary. Check tour calendar above for current schedule.
Closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Private Group Charters available year round. Book Online above, Call: (251) 259-8531 or Email: info@5RDS.com for more information.
Includes: 4 hour tour aboard our handicap accessible, fully enclosed (seasonal) vessel with cushioned seats, PA System, and restrooms. The coast’s highest rated eco-tour operator, showing off the best delta eco-system in the USA. As seen in National Geographic – Adventure Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, and on National Morning Shows.
What to Bring: Comfortable clothing, cameras, binoculars, insect repellant, long pants, and closed toe shoes that can get muddy. Packed food and drink is welcome onboard – no glass containers please.
Policies & Disclaimers
Public Tour Cancellation Policy:
For reservations cancelled 3 or more calendar days in advance, there will be no cancellation fee.
Cancellations 2 calendar days in advance will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellations within 1 calendar day of event will be charged a 100% cancellation fee.
If tour is cancelled by tour operator due to poor weather, guests will be given the option of an alternative date or refund. Guests will be notified in the event of a weather related cancellation. Due to rapidly changing weather along the Gulf Coast, most weather related cancellations will not be made until the day of the event.
All tours depart at scheduled departure time. Boats and tours will not be held due to late arrivals. No reschedules or refunds will be issued for late arrivals.
Should I Tip?: Tips are not required but are graciously received. Our guides strive hard to educate and entertain. Please let your guides know how they did.
*Delta Safaris is the only State of Alabama authorized Concessionaire offering tours of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Bottle Creek Indian Mounds, Champion Cypress, Mobile Bay, Middle Bay Lighthouse, and the Port of Mobile. We believe in a Leave No Trace policy, in educating, and in preserving these amazing natural wonders for future generations.*