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BELLINGRATH GARDENS AND HOME

Stroll pathways of seasonal flowers at your leisure.  A quarter of a million azalea blooms at springtime, followed by roses, mums, and poinsettias holiday time. The mansion was built in 1935, and the guided tour will find original furnishings in place. Also world’s largest collection of Boehm porcelain on public display.  Colorful Gift Shop next to the Magnolia Café for lunch. MAGIC CHRISTMAS IN LIGHTS finds enormous outdoor displays, with millions of lights, and supper with Santa if you’d like.

www.bellingrath.org    www.mobile.org
 


DOLPHINS AT PLAY IN THE BACK BAY

Col Mil. Cruise in an open speedboat. The 50-foot Navy transport boat has unobstructed viewing all directions. See dolphins jump high and roll on this comfy, smooth 1½-hour ride.
www.dolphincruises.com

Dolphins Downunder.  Cruise in the 45-foot glass-bottomed pontoon boat.  See dolphins as they swim and frolic beneath the boat. Spot other wetland critters during this slow-moving 1½-hour ride.
www.dolphinsdownunder.net

Boats moored:  Orange Beach Marinas
www.gulfshores.com

 

HISTORIC/NATURE GUIDED BOAT TOUR ABOARD THE DELTA EXPLORER

Journey in comfort through tranquil waterways to discover the diverse Ecosystems. Here you will find a variety of wetland habitats for alligators, black bears, deer, bald eagles, nesting osprey and fish species. Along with nationally important historic sites the civil war’s final days. And the Port of Mobile, one of the nation’s busiest. Aboard the Blakeley State Parks’ 50 foot Passenger Vessel. Licensed captains conduct the tour. Canopied boat, with bench seating, handicapped accessible, restroom. Two hour guided cruise for your private party of 20 or more.

Add on: Fabulous restaurant lunch stop, midpoint.

www.asdd.com    www.blakeleypark.com

 
TURF & SURF TOUR. MOBILE BAY AREA TO THE GULF OF MEXICO
As your time permits we’ll travel the backroads and learn about proud farming families still working the land. Crops, cattle, cotton. Pecans, peanuts, vegetables and fruit you love all grown here. Grass sod farms that provide football playing fields for many NFL and College teams, trucked throughout the nation. Generations involved with the fishing industry as well. Boats trawling for shrimp in Mobile Bay along with plentiful oyster reefs for harvesting. Minutes away, Gulf of Mexico sport fishing. Along with shrimp and oysters, some of the best seafood in the south. With a gulf view dine with a platter of all things local. Red snapper fingers, shrimp and oysters. Sweet potato Fries, Bibb lettuce hydroponic grown, scuppernong wine and peach cobbler. To be enjoyed with or without Calypso music.
 
5 RIVERS RESOURCE CENTER AT THE TOP OF MOBILE BAY

Where the Mobile, Spanish, Tensaw, Apalachee and Blakeley rivers flow into Mobile Bay
stands an incredible facility for outdoor recreation, conservation and land stewardship.
Inside Delta Hall are fabulous exhibits with live animals, taxidermy, local artwork . Wide screen theater for an up close and personal look at nature. 5 River’s Cypress Gift Shop is a great stop! Unique works from local artisans, books, apparel, pottery, all things outdoors.
THE SMITHSONIAN’S WATER/WAYS EXHIBITION COMING TO 5 RIVERS
Nov. 24 – Jan. 5, 2018
www.outdooralabama.com
 

Landmark Tours, Inc.   |   26 Hoffren Drive P O Box 1242 Fairhope AL 36533   |   Phone: 251-928-0207   |   fun@landmarktours.com