DEPARTS: Every Thursday @ 9am.
Additional group discount thereafter.
DEPARTS: Available 7 days/wk at time of your choice.
TOUR LENGTH: 8 hours. Advanced Reservations Required. 3 hour Motor Boat Tour also available.
This is a different sort of adventure! The kind where we paddle 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 Chichen 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 guide provides the interpretive side, you provide the manpower and 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 the Mobile-Tensaw Delta of Alabama, you’ll learn about their sports, housing, food, and culture.
Accessible only by boat, this is a 6 – 8 hour interpretive tour that involves 5 – 6 hours of kayaking 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 guide 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.
Operates: Year Round. Advanced Reservations Required. WildNative Delta Safaris also offers guided power boat safaris to Bottle Creek Indian Mounds. If this interests you, please contact us to request this option.
Private Group Tours are available for 6 or more paddlers to fit your schedule. Book online above. For more information call: (251) 259-8531 or email: email@example.com.
Includes: An informative and immersive experience, Canoe/Kayak Rental, Guide Service, PFD’s, paddles, packed lunch (Sandwich, chips, fruit and drinks), bottled water and gear transport. Additional $10 per person for pickup/drop-off from downtown Mobile and Eastern Shore hotels.
What to Bring: Sense of Adventure, comfortable clothing and shoes that can get muddy, cameras, binoculars, snacks, hats, sunscreen, and sunnies (sunglasses).
Policies & Disclaimers
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, you 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 day of 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 offers 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.*