Home About Us River Cruise
Sightseeing River Cruises
The Sightseening River Cruise is touring daily at 10AM, 12PM & 2PM. All cruises are weather permitting.
A visit to Bellingrath Gardens and Home is not complete without a 45 minute cruise aboard the Southern Belle River Cruiser. Departing from Bellingrath Gardens between March and November, the river cruise offers visitors a relaxing and educational tour along the Fowl River. Unique wildlife and birding habitats can be witnessed on the river, as well as a wonderful view of the Bellingrath Home. All cruises are weather permitting and times are subject to change.
The Southern Belle is a U.S. Coast Guard Certified vessel that carries up to 150 passengers. Public dinner cruises, private dinner cruises and private charters are also offered. Downstairs is enclosed and air conditioned. A covered deck for optimal scenic views can be found upstairs.
The Kingfisher is an open air vessel with a seating capacity of 20. This smaller vessel allows guests an opportunity to view wildlife habitats at a closer range and is far more fuel efficient.
More About the Southern Belle
Public dinner cruises depart on Friday and Saturday nights February through November and nightly during December. A three-entrée buffet is served and a cash bar is also available.
Entertainment, which includes an acoustic guitarist, is also provided. The dress is casual and cruises depart, rain or shine. Dinner cruises board at 6:30 p.m., depart at 7 p.m. and return by 9 p.m.
$59.00 per person
$118.00 per couple
Group rate of $55.00 per person with a group of 12 or more.
The Southern Belle is also available for private charter. A private cruise may be anything from a seated buffet dinner with a piano player in the background to a hors d’oeuvres reception with a three-piece jazz combo for dancing. A late night rock-and-roll party cruise is also always an option. Additional ideas are happily entertained. Prices are available upon request.
Reservations are required and may be made by contacting Alabama Cruises at 251.973.1244.