Fish are elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $450 for a bowfishing tour for up to six in August–September (a $900 value)
- $575 for a bowfishing tour for up to six in October–November (a $1,150 value)
Tom Boatwright, winner of the 2010 and 2011 Total Outdoorsman Challenge, designed the four-hour tour, during which seasoned fishermen captain charters that carry up to six passengers across the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. Armed with bows and arrows, guests of all experience levels hunt down a wide variety of fish. In addition to hounding edible species such as alligator gar and catfish, they pursue invasive fish such as asian carp and mullet, aiding in the preservation of the native wildlife's food and habitats.
Fishing season begins in June; fish become more plentiful as the season goes on. The season ends November 14. Tours are available seven days a week, with an additional fee required for Thursday–Sunday.
Five Rivers Delta Safaris
Hundreds of animals romp across the Mobile-Tensaw Delta’s 250,000 lush acres of rivers, forests, and wetlands. Five Rivers Delta Safaris conducts an abundance of eco-tours across this expansive locale, from guided kayak camping trips to charter fishing trips. For more aquatic treks, boats glide down the more than 200-mile Bartram Canoe Trail surrounded by the region's hundreds of plant and animal species. Seasoned outdoor adventurers, meanwhile, guide groups on foot during jaunts where they point out interesting sights, detail the area's diverse history, and draw deer and woodpeckers with the sound of their melodic singing voices alone.
Based at the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center, Delta Safaris' expeditions invite participants to explore the Mobile-Tensaw Delta—the second largest river delta in the country—including the 200-mile long expanded Bartram Canoe Trail and live Oak forest. Out in the wilderness, adventurers can set off on two-hour excursions, multiple-day camping, and various boat tours. Back at the resource center, Delta Safaris guests can take advantage of the live-animal and delta exhibit hall, theatrette, outfitter services, and kayak shop.