Coastal Paddling in Mobile, AL

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  1. If you're looking for a real wilderness adventure then experience the rain forest-like Mound Island paddle through the second largest river delta in the country, the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. The trip takes you through narrow bayous and sloughs with Spanish moss laden trees lining the banks then arrives at Mound Island the site of an ancient Native American civilization over 5,000 years ago and is now a National Historic Site.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    24.1 miles
    Duration
    This is a long paddle.
  2. Graham Creek is a remarkable 4-mile out-and-back paddle that snakes its way through a fascinating tidal marsh of mixed hardwoods and pines and offers paddlers a chance to float with alligators, dolphins, and maybe even a manatee.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    34.6 miles
    Duration
  3. An amazing overnight loop paddle through what many people call "America's Amazon", the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. This loop takes you through a quintessential bayou setting with murky backwaters and bayous and bottom land hardwood swamps as you paddle alongside American alligators and spend the night on a floating campsite in the middle of this amazing wilderness.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    24.1 miles
    Duration
    The length of the paddle is 12.9-miles, a long arduous paddle to do in one day.
  4. Get ready for some sea kayaking adventure in the Gulf of Mexico on this trip around the south side of Dauphin Island. Highlights of this trip includes the thrill of riding the waves with the salt spray in your face, large pelicans soaring all around you and diving into the blue Gulf waters for a meal, and dolphins swimming close by.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    31.2 miles
    Duration
    Time to complete is actually variable depending on your paddling speed, weather, current, and how much time you spend taking pictures.
  5. One of the best family friendly float trips in the Mobile area, the Ron Jones Paddle Trail is a 3-mile float trip down a scenic Southern blackwater river where Native Americans once lived and pirates plied the waters. The wide river flows through tupelo and cypress forests as it winds its way to the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7.3 miles
    Duration
    This is a wide, slow-flowing creek.
  6. A fun family friendly day or overnight paddling trip down one of the South's last "high quality free-flowing" blackwater rivers. This beautiful river winds past Atlantic white cedar bogs, countless inlets to explore, and amazing white sandbars where you can stop for lunch, take a swim, or camp overnight.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    34.6 miles
    Duration
    The trail is 13.5-miles long and not particularly swift unless you paddle it when the water is up plus you will find yourself lingering on the sandbars having a good time swimming and eating a snack
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