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Splendor of Mobile Bay: Paddle from Daphne to Fairhope

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Splendor of Mobile Bay: Paddle from Daphne to Fairhope


Bodies of Water to Explore

Mobile Bay

Best Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Skill Level

Paddles: 1 – no skill, desire to learn; 2 – moderate, knowledge needed; 3 – advanced, know what’s up


5.42 Mile Paddle

Trip Duration

1 Day

Recommended Put In & Take Out
  • Put-In: May Day Park in Daphne (30.599601, -87.913911)
  • Take Out: Fairhope Municipal Park (30.523775, -87.912593)
Outfitters Nearby

Consider renting equipment from Wild Native Tours for your paddling adventure needs.

Trip Summary

Embark on your East Bay paddling journey using Wild Native Tours rentals in Daphne to put in at May Day Park and paddle to the scenic Fairhope Municipal Pier, nestled along the shores of Mobile Bay. Pick up local food for your trip in Daphne or plan to eat in Fairhope after your paddle. Immerse yourself in the waters of Alabama’s iconic Mobile Bay, where every paddle stroke unveils stunning vistas, great people, and interesting encounters with native wildlife.

Please be mindful of the Bay Conditions and check water levels, tides, and safety information before embarking on paddling in the Bay.  Also consider calling either Wild Native Outfitters or a local ASRT Trail Angel for additional recommendations.

Trail Highlights

Day 1

Side Ventures & Optional Activities to Add to Your Trip

  • Explore additional tours offered by Wild Native Tours to enhance your experience. Discover hidden treasures, witness captivating wildlife, and immerse yourself in the beauty of Mobile Bay.

Bonus Sightings

  • Keep an eye out for majestic eagles, Osprey Platforms, dolphins, and a variety of fish as you paddle along Mobile Bay’s enchanting waters. Check out more information on the Bay through Outdoor Alabama.

Non-Paddler Recommendations

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