Cruises in Alabama

Alabama offers many opportunities for recreation – many historical sites and national parks can be reached even by waterways like the Alabama, Tallapoosa, Black Warrior River etc most of which eventually drain into the Gulf of Mexico.  With its subtropical climate and good soil and waterways, magical gardens have been designed and brought to life by avid gardeners. It goes without saying that one can definitely look forward to spotting a lot of birds, wildlife and all the native plants on the various cruises offered by charter companies in the state of Alabama. Here‘s some information on interesting cruises that people can take to appreciate the natural beauty of Alabama.

River Cruise to Bellingrath Gardens:

Bellingrath Gardens were designed and laid out by Mr. Bellingrath and opened to the public in 1932.  The estate is located on the Isle aux Oies River and it is a favorite stop for people from all over the country.  All year round, 65 acres of gardens are in full bloom – camellias in winder, azaleas in spring, roses in summer and chrysanthemums in winter.  The home and gardens have now become famous around the country as a must visit spot.

Other sightseeing cruises:

Some cruises even start at Bellingrath Gardens and take you on a leisurely and serene cruise on the Fowl River.  Take in the sights and sounds of birds or prey like the osprey, other birds like blue herons, egrets, pelicans and migrating species in a natural habitat.  The estuary environs in this area consist of a mix of artesian water and salt water which provides a habitat to a diverse mix of plants and wildlife.  You can also learn a lot about the ecology and history of the area.

Private Charters and Dinner Cruises

Private charters are available if companies are interested in taking their employees out – this is a wonderful way to get to know each other as well as to build a team.  Excursions for families can also be organized along with catered dinners for special occasions.  Bookings can be made in advance to make sure that space is available for everyone.

International Cruises:

The city of Mobile is ideally located on the Gulf Coast to offer exciting getaways to exotic locations like Mexico or the Western Caribbean.  Several large cruise liners dock – Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America to name a few.  There are many packages – five day or a week to different locations and well priced.  Check newspapers for information on all the trips which are done year round.  Many people take cruises to get away from winters or even during spring break. It makes for a nice change from the routine and also the experience of a lifetime.