Event Date: Friday, September 23
Event Time: 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Upcoming Dates:
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Friday, September 23- 2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, October 7- 2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, November 18- 2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, December 2- 2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join a professional Dauphin Island Sea Lab Educator for a two-hour boat trip in the waters surrounding Dauphin Island, where you’ll learn how estuaries such as Mobile Bay feed the seas. Mobile Bay is a thriving nursery ground that supports a vast array of animals. A short trawl will produce a sampling of some of these animals for you to examine, and a plankton tow will give you a look at the microscopic organisms at the base of the food chain. Other kinds of wildlife, including pelicans, gulls, dolphins, and sharks, can often be seen from the boat.  
The minimum age for participation is 8. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


  • $30 per person. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Please note that your reservation will not be secure until you purchase your tickets through a link you will receive after submitting the reservation form. This program is limited to 25 participants (based on Covid distancing guidelines, and subject to change). A minimum number of tickets must sell before the scheduled Boat Excursion for the trip to run.
  • Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for their supervision and safety. 

What to wear: Proper footwear is required for your safety. Wear closed-toe, closed-heel shoes. Please note that you will not be allowed to board the vessel without proper footwear. Layers are advised for variable weather conditions.
What to bring:  Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, binoculars, snack, camera, your curiosity, and your mask

As a protective measure against COVID, all participants are required to wear a mask. Please ensure that each person in your party comes prepared with a suitable mask. Please conduct a health assessment on everyone in your party before leaving home on the morning of the Excursion. If anyone is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please cancel by phone, and we will issue a full refund. Everyone will be screened for symptoms upon arrival. We will not take a party if anyone in the group is symptomatic, but we will issue full refunds. Please help us safeguard everyone's health.
For questions, reservations, and inquiries about private tours: E-mail summerexcursions@disl.org or call (251) 861-2141 ext. 2127. 
DISL reserves the right to cancel in case of inclement weather or if there is insufficient participation.