Sightseeing Okefenokee

Okefenokee Sightseeing Motorboat Tour # M-S1

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Price: $250 includes 2 people, add $65 each additional up to 5.  A 50% deposit is required. See discount info & more details below.
Okefenokee Private Sightseeing Motorboat Tour

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Brief Description
A private guided Okefenokee Swamp sightseeing pastime by quiet comfortable motorboat.
Tour Details
Okefenokee Sightseeing Motorboat Tour # M-S1

Our most popular motorboat tour

This private motorboat tour involves up to 3 and a half hours on the water. Enjoy the sights and experiences of Okefenokee waterways. This is a wonderful way to see the Okefenokee Swamp.

We will not constantly buzz around running the outboard trying to cover lots of water, instead we will be swampwise. It means that after getting us well into it (several miles), to a beautiful and more remote scenic area of the swamp, we cut the outboard motor (sounds scary but it’s not). Then we will enjoy the silence and slower pace our electric motor allows for us to partake of this natural pristine ecological preserve.

Our vessel will be gliding silently 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 will share these waters with.

The intended plan is for you to relax and really enjoy this. We want you to have some fun, sometimes you can actually feel the stress of modern living leaving your body. Our favorite swamp boat seats 4 with comfortable swivel seat backs and possible room for 1 more small person under unusual circumstances. {please see info below on our larger boat  designed for larger groups}.

Cold drinks and water will be provided.

This is a private tour ideal for amateur photographers, bird watchers, nature lovers and/or anyone who would rather take in this beauty with comfort, ease, safety and relaxation high on their list.

You should bring: Optics, Field Guides, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jackets (we will go rain or shine, remember it is a swamp), insect repellent, comfortable shoes and comfortable clothes. 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)

Lodging:

Consider staying in one of our comfortable, clean, cozy and convenient Cabins while doing your private sightseeing 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 more 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 more people & larger Boat:

As stated above we can add a fifth small person or child to our standard boat used in tours as long as the family and/or group agrees. Comfort and overall weight are important factors to be considered.

Please ask about our larger capacity boat perfect for slightly larger groups of birders, photographers or friends & family. We offer this new and larger boat outfitted the same way (quiet electric motor) able to accommodate from five up to ten people for about 3.5 hours on the water, a very similar high quality guided Okefenokee boating experience.

All tours will originate from the east entrance of Okefenokee NWR (Suwannee Canal). Tours from Kingfisher Landing Okefenokee NWR 25 miles away, will add $95.

Big Boat Prices:

$75 per person – You must have a group of at least 6 people going, to qualify for this price.  Up to 8 people will be in very comfortable deluxe seating but the boat will easily, safely and comfortably carry a maximum of 10 people. Our larger boat is outfitted with the largest 36 volt, maximum thrust, electric motor available and is perfectly suited for Okefenokee waterways.

Tour Discounts for Lodging Guests only apply to six or more people on the big boat tours.

{Tour timing, availability, duration and areas covered in the Okefenokee are subject to change with swamp water levels, conditions & weather.}

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