(1022) TOUR – Delta Birding Cruise #1 – November 5, 2022

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Cruise leisurely along the waterways of the California Delta through prime waterfowl habitat with a local licensed boat operator and a birder/naturalist.  Geese and ducks can often be seen overhead, but don’t forget to keep an eye on the banks for the many other birds and mammals that inhabit the Delta. You may also see Sandhill Cranes and Tundra Swans. Bring your binoculars and camera! The tour is suitable for able-bodied adults and kids, but an adult must accompany their children.  Boats have an open canopy; always be prepared for the elements.  Toilet facilities are dockside only. We set sail from the dock at Tower Park Marina/Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Camp-Resort. It adjoins the resort restaurant and other amenities.  For more information about Tower Park Resort and the campground visit

There will be two boats on this cruise with 8 people per boat. Each boat will have a certified driver and a naturalist guide.

Tour time: 7:50 – 10:00 a.m.

This tour begins and ends at Tower Park Marina. Meet your guide at the dock area at the south end of long building on your right. Look for a large plastic statue of Yogi Bear.

Adult: $45.00
Youth: $40.00
Child: $35.00

Tickets available for online purchase September 5, 2022

LAST DAY to purchase online tickets is October 30, 2022

Any unsold tickets will be available for purchase at Hutchins Street Square at the registration table on Friday, November 4, 2022 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.

This map can be used to search for the best route to your tour from your current location.


All Delta Birding Cruise tours begin and end at Tower Park Marina at 14900 W. Highway 12. 

Contact the Registration Coordinator in advance at if special accommodations are needed.


Cancellation Policy: Full refunds (minus a 3% processing fee) are available prior to a tour upon the customer’s request at A full refund is automatically issued for any events cancelled by the festival organizers.

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Jackie Hagen
was the supervisor of the Delta Juvenile Fish Monitoring Program and was a small craft operator. She has led delta birding boat tours for several years.

Meet your guide at the Tower Park Marina by the statue of Yogi Bear.

The tour ends at Tower Park Marina dock.

It is best to dress in layers.  The delta can be very cool in the morning and evening, but quite warm in the afternoon.

No food or drinks are available on this tour. Participants may bring their own snacks and drinks.

No, this tour does not require a Lands Pass.

It is a good idea to bring binoculars, but there will be no room on the boat for a spotting scope.

You should definitely bring your camera.

Yes there are restrooms or a port-a-potty available at the tour site.  There are no restrooms on the boat. Therefore, everyone should use the restroom before the tour begins.

This tour requires the ability to access a small watercraft from a dock.

Yes, there is handicap parking available at the tour site.

In general, it is not acceptable to bring dogs to the festival or on tours because they may interfere with other participants or disturb wildlife. Service animals must be handled so as not to disturb other people or wildlife. On bus or boat tours, service animals must sit on their owner’s lap because of limited space.

There are many insects, including mosquitoes in the delta, so long sleeve shirts and long pants are recommended. Insect repellent is recommended.

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