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Mobile Airboat Tours – Discover the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta

May 31, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Mobile Airboat ToursMobile Airboat Tours will get you out onto the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta the way no other tour can. Airboats are fast, fun, and exciting. Plus they can maneuver more quietly and in shallower waters than most boats for even better, up-close wildlife experiences!

The Mobile-Tensaw River Delta is a natural gem and one of the most unique watersheds in the world. Here, five fresh water rivers – the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee, and Blakeley – come together as they flow into the salt waters of Mobile Bay.

This collision of fresh and salt water creates an unusual environment that supports a vast network of plants and animals. Many of the plants and animals found here are unique to this environment. In fact, the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta is home to hundreds of acres of threatened and endangered species.

People travel from around the world to experience and explore the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. Mobile airboat tours are one of the most popular ways to see this very special region. Why are they so popular? It’s the flexibility.

An airboat can provide a high speed thrill ride, a serene wildlife safari, and all stages in between. Airboats are light, fast, and can slip quietly through shallow waters that other powerboats find impassable. This allows them the ability to provide those up-close, wildlife encounters we all dream of better than most other tours.

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Discover Historic Fort Gaines – Guardian of Mobile Bay

September 25, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Dauphin Island's Historic Fort Gaines

Historic Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island
(photo courtesy of Edibobb)

Historic Fort Gaines, on Alabama’s Dauphin Island, is one of the best preserved, 19th century shoreline fortifications on the east coast. Best known for its Civil War role during the Battle of Mobile Bay, the fort is now a historic site offering living history tours.

Fort Gaines has been guarding the entrance to Mobile Bay since 1862. The fort’s well-preserved ramparts on the eastern tip of Dauphin Island command panoramic views of Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Work began on the fort in 1821 but cost overruns and other difficulties didn’t see it finished until 1862 – after it was captured by Southern troops!

Fort Gaines Historic Site consists of five buildings inside the fort’s exterior walls, with tunnel systems throughout. Corner bastions with spiral stone staircases lead to cannons that were actually used in the Battle of Mobile Bay. There are also “disappearing guns” and bunker systems that were added to the fort during the Spanish-American War.

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GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf Coast

July 15, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf CoastGulfQuest is a 90,000 square foot museum in Mobile, AL that is shaped like a ship and dedicated to the Gulf of Mexico’s rich maritime traditions. You’ve never seen anything like this!

GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf Coast opened its doors to the public on September 26th, 2015 and it’s been full steam ahead ever since. Plan for at least half a day to truly explore the five engrossing decks of this glass-walled, ship-shaped museum.

This unique maritime museum offers 90 state-of the-art interactive displays. You’ll see simulators, theaters, and unique exhibits on the marine archeology, shipwrecks, hurricanes of the Gulf of Mexico. GulfQuest is one of only two such interactive maritime museums in the U.S.

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Visit Battleship Memorial Park

December 21, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial ParkBattleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama is a military history park and museum containing a collection of historic aircraft and ships including the iconic USS Alabama and the USS Drum – both of which are National Historic Landmarks.

At Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park, you can explore the USS Alabama and the oldest American submarine on display in the world, the USS Drum.

Aboard the USS Alabama, you have access to 12 decks of this fascinating ship and can explore much of her, including climbing inside gun turrets, getting a feel for what it must be like to man a 12mm gun, and even get locked in the brig! (they’ll let you back out – honest)

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