OPERATES: Daily year round at 9am.
A minimum of 4 guests is required for departure.
TOUR LENGTH: 6-8 hours. Advanced Reservations Required.
See our Private Group Tour page for boat charter options.
We have traveled a lot and seen some wonderful things like the Great Wall and Uluru but this swamp adventure rates right up as one of the best! Chris and Mike led the trip. They were excited about the trip and were solicitous and helpful to this big group of seniors. It had recently rained, so the path was very muddy and included wading through knee deep water. At each watery expanse, Chris waded out and checked the depth and lent a hand to everyone. Once at the mounds, Chris explained clearly and knowledgeably about the Indians life. With help, we all climbed to the top of the big mound (slipping in the mud in both directions). Again the guides were there to help with the climbing. It was a wonderful afternoon adventure and one that we would recommend highly. Be advised to wear old shoes and expect to get muddy if it has rained recently. Believe me, it’s an adventure worth doing! Sue and Kyle J. Mason, OH – March 2018
This is a completely immersive 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 also offers guided power boat safaris to Bottle Creek Indian Mounds. If this interests you, please contact us to request this option.
Departs: This tour departs from Rice Creek Landing – 8610 Rice Creek Road, Stockton, Alabama, 36579. Please be advised that this is a remote landing with no restroom facilities or cell phone coverage. Please stop in Stockton at the Gas Station or Restaurant to use facilities prior to heading to Rice Creek (5 min from Stockton). 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.
Includes: An informative and immersive experience, Kayak Rental (all tours delivered in Tandem Kayaks), Guide Service, PFD’s (life jackets), paddles, packed lunch (Sandwich, chips, fruit and drinks), bottled water and gear transport.
What to Bring: Sense of Adventure, comfortable clothing and shoes that can get muddy, cameras, binoculars, snacks, hats, sunscreen, and sunnies (sunglasses).
Important: A Waiver is required for booking. Please download the attached waiver during the booking process. NOTE: ALL WildNative guided paddles are delivered in Tandem Sit In Kayaks for comfort, speed and safety. Single kayaks are available upon request for an additional fee of $10 per person.
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.
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.
*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.*