5 Rivers Delta Safaris

A WildNative Company, 5 Rivers Delta Safaris (5RDS) is a true Delta Outfitter and the only state of Alabama approved Concessionaire operating in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Focusing on the delta, 5RDS offers daily boat base Interpretive Eco-Safaris, guided Canoe and Kayak Safaris, Rentals, Themed Birthday Parties & Team Building events. See our website ( www.5RDS.com) for more reviews.

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Kristian and 5 Rivers Delta Safaris Team,

5RDS has been a awesome company to work with. We are so excited about filming the "Showdown in the Swamp" for the Global Outfitters Show with such a great Outfitter....

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Sam Hall, Global Outfitters, 3/8/2012


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About Us

Five Rivers Delta Safaris is based at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort, AL. In addition to 5RDS boat tours, outfitter services, kayak shop & landing, "5 Rivers" as it is known to locals, is a free access AL State Lands property, with a live animal and delta exhibit hall, theatrette, Live Oak forest and gift shop.

5RDS operates throughout the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, the second largest river delta in the U.S., a prime location to see an abundance of wildlife and explore the recently expanded Bartram Canoe Trail - now at more than 200 miles long. From 2 hour excursions to multiple day camping, fishing and hunting, 5RDS has an adventure to fit all ages and skills.

What to See in the Delta
According to the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta is considered the best remaining delta ecosystem of its kind in the USA. It is so ecologically diverse it supports:

  • - 126 species of fish
  • - 40 species of mammals, including black bears, wild pigs and deer
  • - 69 species of reptiles such as alligators and the rare red-bellied turtle
  • - 30 species of amphibians
  • - 500 species of plants, including swamp lilies, cardinal flowers, butterfly weed, green-fly orchids and the tiny-leaved buckthorn, one of the rarest shrubs in the United States
  • - More than 300 species of birds, including eagles, ospreys, pelicans, herons, kites, owls, warblers, vireos, wrens, egrets and a variety of woodpeckers, including the Pileated woodpecker, which can grow as long as 19 inches and is the largest woodpecker in North America.

Now Offering Alabama Bow Fishing Adventures in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta with Tom Boatright, Field And Streams 2009 And 2011 'Total Outdoorsman' winner


A Conservation Tale - Bowfishing the Mobile-Tensaw Delta

Global Outfitters Outdoor Articles Its a quiet Tuesday afternoon as I sit at the Blue Gill Restaurant on the Battleship Causeway waiting for a few friends. A gator glides through the water opposite the Blue Gill’s dock, showing off for the restaurant’s guests. As the sun sets, a boxy looking boat pulls abreast of the Blue Gill, the gator submerges, leaving only his eyes visible in the twilight air. Tom Boatwright alights from the boat with his customary grin and shakes my hand vigorously. Tom is the two time winner of Bass Pro’s Total Outdoorsman competition and a recent Buckmasters champion. Tom is followed by Chris Reed, History Channels recent Top Shot winner. We are here to shoot a promo video for our new “Tom Boatwright’s Alabama Bowfishing Adventures” by Five Rivers Delta Safaris (5RDS) and Chris is happily lending his fame to this project.

Article by Kristian Aboud, Imagineer, Five Rivers Delta Safaris.


Canal Island Floating Platform

The Canal Island overnight trail begins at the French’s Lake Coastal Access Kiosk, located on the Forever Wild Land Trust’s Clearwater Tract. The map shows French’s Lake is a small slough-like area on Major’s Creek, prior to the creek splitting into several channels. The first day begins with a paddle down Globe Creek which follows a generally southerly direction into Big Beaver Creek, then in a generally westerly direction upstream in Big Beaver Creek to Little Lake and ending at the floating campsite in the east side of Canal Island. Day two end at Hubbard’s Landing after paddling back down Big Beaver Creek and into Tensaw Lake.

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Featured Area Attraction

Bellingrath Gardens
Welcome to Bellingrath Gardens and Home! An abundance of colors, fragrances and scenic views await you. Bellingrath Gardens and Home was the creation of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bellingrath. The Gardens first opened to the public in 1932 while a national garden club meeting was taking place in Mobile. Mr. Bellingrath placed an ad in the Mobile paper, announcing that anyone who would like to see the spring garden could do so free of charge. After an overwhelming response, the couple decided to keep the gardens open year-round, beginning in 1934.

Throughout the year, this 65 acre Garden Estate is in full bloom with camellias in the winter, azaleas in the spring, roses in the summer, chrysanthemums in autumn and Magic Christmas in Lights during the holiday season.
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