|Good Reasons to Consider our Paddle Tours|
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|Okefenokee Swamp Paddle Tour # P-OS9|
|Price: $280 includes 2 paddlers add $75 each additional up to 4, see below for discounts & group pricing||
Okefenokee Paddle Tour
Private early morning guided paddle tour of Okefenokee Swamp by kayak or canoe.
|Okefenokee Swamp Paddle Tour # P-OS9
This one is our most popular Paddle Tour.
This is a half day guided kayak or canoe Okefenokee Swamp Tour it includes up to 3 1/2 hours on the water and it’s approximately 6-8 miles of paddling.
Enjoy the great Okefenokee up close and personal the way it should be in a Kayak or Canoe. We will be gliding under moss draped cypress trees and surrounded by Ty Ty and fetter bush, then venturing out onto Chesser Prairie and the Okefenokee’s grand expanse of low vegetation not to mention the assortments of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects we’ll share these waters with. Relax and have fun, you can feel the stresses of modern living leaving your body, like letting the air out of a tire.
Includes: kayaks or canoes, Paddles, PFD’S, Guiding, entrance fees for that entry, and a quick gear check list of instructions. This tour is only offered to experienced paddlers.
This is a day paddle, a usually early AM departure. Limited to 8 kayaks maximum including guide. More is possible with canoes.
We need an advanced reservation with a deposit for this tour.
You should bring: A dry bag for your stuff (seal able plastic or large zip-lock bags will do), optics, field guides, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jackets (we will go rain or shine, remember it is a swamp) you need to bring your own rain gear, insect repellent, comfortable shoes, comfortable clothes, full water bottle, snack and/or gatorade + extra water & bandanna in warmer weather. Be prepared and in shape to get some exercise, 6-8 miles of paddling is nothing to sneeze at. Hot and cold times of year please check with us about some special instructions.
Timing Info: The busiest times at Okefenokee are usually the weekends or holidays, a Friday afternoon, Saturdays and a Sunday after 11AM or almost any time of year except for the slowest months can mean sharing the waterways with others. For those reasons and some other good ones, (like early bird catches the worm). It is important that we go early AM when there is less activity, because we will probably have a better shot at solitude and a higher probability of wildlife sightings along many sections of waterway.
Guide Steve Knight (see guide bio)
Consider staying in one of our comfortable, clean, cozy and convenient Cabins while doing your private guided kayak or canoe tour. It sure makes things so much easier, nicer & better for everyone especially you, to be right here. Enjoy being in the country and the fine natural surroundings, not to mention some great bird watching found here on our property. Okefenokee Pastimes is directly across from the main entrance to Okefenokee NWR and a mile from the St Marys river.
Take a break from TV (you might need it) although every Cabin and campsite has high speed internet WIFI reception and decent cell phone service here. All the Cabins are Non Smoking. A butt-can and ashtray can be provided for outside only smokers.
Our Cabins are Clean! & Nice! & Private! & Fun! And at a Reasonable Price! Charming plus Romantic for couples! You could pay allot more to stay at a B&B in town but it would not be cleaner or nicer, just fancier furniture (ours is simple but comfortable). Please go to the Deluxe cabin page for details.
Guided Tour Discounts given to lodging guests:
$25 – discount given to guests in our Deluxe Cabins 2 or more night stay.
$10 – discount given to guests for a one night only stay in our Deluxe Cabins or stay in our Basic Cabins or stay here as Campers.
Pricing and details for Groups & Individuals:
Price for 5 to 7 people is $95 each. Price for 8 up to 14 people in canoes $85 each person.
Sometimes we can work a special discounted price for schools and non profit groups of experienced canoe paddlers, 8 to 14 paddlers total, especially when they are staying here at Okefenokee Pastimes with us. Call to talk with us about it.
Other groups of more than 6 experienced paddlers with their own boats and transportation may also be given special discounted rates. Please call to talk with us about it.
For the solitary (1) person who wishes a private guided tour. We can offer a special discounted tour price for one of $240 but only if they are staying in one of our deluxe cabins for 2 or more nights. Including the extra discount from a 2 night lodging, the tour cost would be $215.