Lunch Cruise

Why We Love This

  • Learn about the wildlife around Mobile
  • Enjoy a seafood lunch
  • Fun for the whole family

Historic Blakeley State Park

A special sightseeing cruise through one of the nation's most diverse ecosystems combined with a fabulous seafood lunch at one of the Mobile area's favorite restaurants!

What You'll Do

A special sightseeing cruise through one of the nation's most diverse ecosystems combined with a fabulous seafood lunch at one of the Mobile area's favorite restaurants!Departing from the Blakeley dock at 10:30 AM on Saturday, March 23rd, we'll wind our way to the popular Bluegill Restaurant on the Mobile Causeway. Afterwards we will take an alternate route back to the park as we keep an eye out for some of the area’s famed wildlife, such as alligators, ospreys, bald eagles, and numerous other species of plants and animals unique to this area. Enjoy this special cruise from the comfort of the Delta Explorer, our 50-passenger covered pontoon boat equipped with bench seating and a restroom.

Tickets include lunch; please call 251-626-0798 to indicate your choice of dish from the list below after purchasing tickets. All choices come with beverage and fries.

  • A) Fried Shrimp or Oyster or ½ and 1/2
  • B) Fresh Fish of the Day (grilled, blackened, or fried)
  • C) Soup ‘n Sandwich (Gumbo or Crab and Corn Soup with Turkey, Ham, or Grilled Palmetto Pimento Cheese)
  • D) Soup ‘n Salad
  • E) Grilled Chicken

Insider Tips

The boat is covered, has bench seating, and a restroom facility.

Age & Fitness

Very young children are allowed, but parents need to bring life vests for children under four years of age; the Coast Guard cannot guarantee the boat's life rings will fit toddlers.

Meeting Location

The park is located on State Hwy. 225 4.5 miles north of its intersection with Hwy. 31 in Spanish Fort (approximately 5 miles north of I-10) and ca. 15 miles south of I-65.

When To Arrive

Arrive at the park at least thirty minutes prior to boarding to allow for travel time to the dock and to check in and board.


There is plenty of parking at dock area.

Food & Drinks

Guests may bring bottled water and snacks if desired.

Handicap Accessible


Cancellations & Refunds

Cruise tickets are nonrefundable but may be transferred to any other cruise or park facility rental in the event you need to cancel.

What If It Rains?

For safety reasons, the boat cannot go out in lightning and heavy thunderstorms. Cruises will take place as scheduled if only light precipitation is forecasted.

"Lunch Cruise"

April 2, 2019 - 

The lunch cruise was wonderful. My granddaughter really enjoyed and we saw so many birds of different species. The lunch at the Blue Gill was excellant and very efficient and fast. They had everything read for us when we arrived. Would definitely recommend this trip. The pilot and co-pilot were very informative on the enviorment in and around Blakely State Park and the Bay. Wonderful trip. Look forward to going on another one.

"5 star"

March 25, 2019 - 

It was great, and I would like to go on another one!


March 25, 2019 - 

Well done

"It was fun."

March 24, 2019 - 

Crew was very good. Lunch was good. Delta was muddy.

"Great experience"

March 24, 2019 - 

Trip over an hour before getting to Blue Gill for lunch tour. Captain very informative of sights on the river and the river network. Pointed out Civil war fort locations and condor nest and kept up a running commentary about the Mobile delta and the wild life. I look forward to taking more trips with other themes. I really enjoyed it and think the price of the trip a bargain.

"Very good "

March 23, 2019 - 

Informative and entertaining

"We had a blast. "

March 23, 2019 - 

The trip itself was awesome and the Captain was a world of knowledge. He pointed out many species of birds. We even saw a bald eagle. The lunch at The Blue Gill was ok. My son got a cheeseburger and he loved it. I wish I would have gotten one too. I got the baked fish. The filet was very small and it only came with fries....that were cold. I had to order a side of hush puppies and pay for them in addition. I don’t understand why they served such a small portion and not even a side salad to go with it. It did taste good, but was just a little disappointing. Next time I will get that cheeseburger or one of the poyboys.

"Mobile Delta/Blue Gill Lunch Cruse on 3/23/19"

March 23, 2019 - 

Excellent!!! Will most definately take another excursion with you! One suggestion, please see if your lunch venue can offer either a salad/coleslaw/veggie with the lunch in substitute of fries. The food was very good!

"Very nice"

March 23, 2019 - 

Cruise itself was fabulous. Very informative, great Captiin and crew. Lunch was just so so. Had to ask 3 times for something to drink. Quality of food was just average, to be honest. But the cruise itself was great!


October 8, 2018 - 


"Nice trip"

October 7, 2018 - 

Beautiful lunch cruise...a little pricey but fun.

"Not happy"

October 7, 2018 - 

Our 3 hour lunch tour ended up only being 2 hours and 15 minutes. We didn’t get to look for any wildlife. The boat took us straight to lunch and only slowed down 1 time on the way back to tell us about a man made island and a flower. We couldn’t hear him because he was in the front and we were in the middle. No speaker/mic. We went on 1 there a few years ago and it was much, much better. Probably won’t try it again.


October 6, 2018 - 

Wonderful time

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