CHARTER OPERATES: Year Round.
CHARTER LENGTH: 1-2 hours. Longer options available. Advanced Reservations Required.
WildNative Tours offers the most awesome educational boat tours in the south. We have gators, birds, reptiles and mammals on our boat tours, and those we don’t see onboard are available for groups to interact with at the State Lands 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center Exhibit Hall, Theatrette, and Nature Trail.
This tour encompasses it all and will cater up to 168 people (children and chaperones). Built to work with all group sizes, groups may choose from 42 passengers for 2 hours, 84 passengers for 1 hour, 126 passengers for 40 minutes or 168 passengers for 30 minutes. We have tour routes and educational based commentary to accommodate all options. Each option may also be integrated with the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center’s Educational Program or operate as a stand alone adventure, to ensure an enjoyable and educational rotation between a variety of activities at the park.
Perfect for children of all ages, WildNative operates over 100 school field trips annually – we know children and welcome yours aboard. All activities are led by knowledgeable and experienced Delta nature guides.
Reservations are required.
Please Book Online – Select the date for your charter and we will contact you to arrange the rest. You may also book via phone: (251) 259-8531 or email: info@WildNativetours.com.
What to expect from WildNative:
We at WildNative do our best to accommodate your group needs as closely as possible. After you contact us to reserve your field trip, you will receive a Confirmation form and number with the date, time, schedule (subject to change), and cost of the field trip.
If you have not received a confirmation two weeks in advance of your field trip, please contact us immediately to ensure your reservation.
What Does The Field Trip Include?
All field trips with WildNative include narration and conversation on chosen topics, along with Q & A opportunities for deeper discussions on points of interest. All activities are led by knowledgeable and experienced nature guides. This is an educationally based boat tour, is fully guided and has an optional rotation with Narrated Nature Walk and/or State Lands Exhibit Hall & Theatrette. There is room for up to 168 people on this field trip. For larger groups, the rotation will be automatic in order to accommodate everyone on the boat, in groups no larger than 48 at a time spread evenly over the 2 hours.
Please Note: Due to the limited number of seats, only the number of people in your reservation are guaranteed a seat. All others are subject to availability. Accurate counts of students and chaperones will help eliminate any issues for seating.
What to Bring:
These activities are outside and subject to the elements. Please ensure students and chaperones dress appropriately. It’s also fun to have kids with a sense of wonder, great Teachers, & happy Chaperones.
- Pre-School: 1 chaperone to every 3 students
- Grades K-3: 1 chaperone to every 5 students
- Grades 4-6: 1 chaperone to every 10 students
What about food?
Lunch: Outdoor picnic tables and picnic pavilions are located in close proximity to the boat ramps and other facilities. Boxed lunches may be provided by WildNative for an additional charge, please call for more information.
Is their opportunities for the children to purchase gifts or trinkets?
The Cypress Gift Shop operated by State Lands has nature related trinkets and crafts for $1 or more. Students are welcome to shop in groups of no more than 15 at a time. A chaperone or teacher must be present at all times with the students in the shop. Souvenir gift bags can be prepared for your students for $6 per student with prior notice.
WildNative Tours offers cold drinks, snacks, hats, shirts, and some other basic necessities in our tour shop.
We have plenty of free parking available at 5 Rivers, both in front of Bartram Landing, WildNative’s tour location, as well as in front of the main State Lands facilities, and also in front of the Cypress Gift Shop.
For Buses – All three lots on the property are large enough for buses with circular drive through’s and easy access to all buildings.
Our Tour Boat and Boat ramp is fully Handicap Accessible, all buildings at 5 Rivers are Handicap Accessible, Our Kayak Dock has a state of the art Handicap Accessible Kayak & Canoe launch.
In final preparation for your trip, we ask that you:
- Call to inform us of any changes to the total number of students and chaperones at least 24 hours prior to your trip.
- Notify us of any particular requests, or subject matter focus you require for your students.
- Prepare your students and chaperones for the field trip. All activities are outside and subject to the elements. Please ensure students and chaperones dress appropriately.
- Prepare one check, drafted on a school account, for payment upon arrival to WildNative, Inc. Credit card payments are also accepted.
We understand that school schedules can change and so can the weather here along the Gulf Coast. We will work with you on rescheduling when possible. Refunds will be given for any school groups unable to attend or reschedule.
Should We 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.
*WildNative Tours offers tours of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, Bottle Creek Indian Mounds, Champion Cypress, Mobile Bay, Middle Bay Lighthouse, the Port of Mobile, and Gulf Shores, Alabama. We believe in a Leave No Trace policy, in educating, and in preserving these amazing natural wonders for future generations.*