We offer both camping and lodge based multiday trips. We offer both a complete trip price and a "bring your own boat and gear" price.
All trips include guide, food, and transportation to and from meeing points. All trips require a minimum 48 hours of advanced notice for reservations. There is a four-person minimum to run all guided overnight trips.
Complete price includes all camping gear, boats, accessories, guide, transportation, and food. If you bring your own boat and camping gear you can save approx 15%.
Intermediate+ trips are for advanced, experienced paddlers only - please keep this in mind when signing up for trips.
Complete price includes lodging, boats and accessories, guide, transportation and food. Price is for double occupancy. Single supplement fee is approx $60 per night for most trips.
Winter Guided Outfitting Trips--2014:
Our Bed & Breakfast Trips are designed for people who want to be active in the outdoors, but are not interested in camping. We stay in Bed & Breakfasts and/or Inns that are comfortable, quiet and charming. Breakfast is served at the Inn before we set out on daily canoe outings. Lunches will be packed and taken with us on the outings. Trips offer a variety of cultural and outdoor activities such as bird watching, day hiking and visiting local museums and historic sites. We travel to different areas and enjoy the cuisine at local restaurants for dinner and occassionally enjoy a home cooked meal in the intimacy of the Bed & Breakfast. All canoes and gear, daily shuttles to and from the rivers, meals and lodging during the Bed & Breakfast trip (following your arrival at the airport) are included in the price. Accomodations are double occupancy.
Bed & Breakfast Canoe Outfitting Trip to Ace Basin, South Carolina -- Georgia Rivers, March 9-15, 2014
This guided trip will include six days of day trip paddling on rivers and swamps of the ACE Basin in South Carolina and nearby rivers and streams in Georgia. It is open to experienced and novice paddlers. We will be paddling on both small streams as well as larger rivers, some of which are tidal. Although all rivers are class I water, rainfall can bring stronger currents (4-6 mph). Participants should be comfortable paddling in swiftly moving current. You will be asked to fill out a brief health and food preference sheet in advance to accomodate your needs. Trip minimum is eight people. Airport pick up is at the Savannah Airport.
In Georgia we will paddle on the Ogeechee, Canoochee, and/or the Ohoopee Rivers. The Ogeechee River is a long meandering channel through beautiful cypress swamps and undeveloped forests. The name "Ogeechee" is believed to have been named by the Creek Indian tribes translated in English as "Our Mother." The entirety of the Canoochee River flows through sandy pinewoods, deep cypress and tupelo swamp eventually emerging into the marshy area of the Ogeechee River. Historically it is significant as the frontier border between Savannah and Spanish Florida. The Ohoopee River is described as one of the most beautiful and exotic rivers in Georgia because it is a black water river that travels through an ancient system of sand dune ridges that were formed during the Pleistocene period when the area was coastal. For this portion of the trip we will be based in historic Statesboro, Georgia.
Time and weather permitting we plan to paddle Ebenezer Creek when going from Georgia to South Carolina. Ebenezer Creek is a black water river with the best remaining cypress gum swamp forest in the Savannah River Basin. Ebenezer is historically significant because the town was originally developed by a group of people seeking religious freedom after being exiled from Salzburg, Austria in 1734.
The ACE Basin Wildlife Refuge canoe trip includes paddling on the three rivers including the Ashepoo, Combahee, and the Edisto. The Ashepoo is the "A" in ACE Basin, a river that flows through Colleton County. Ashepoo River was named after the Ashepoo Indian Tribe. Feral goats live on one of the islands on the Ashepoo River. The Combahee River is a black water river that makes up the "C", which was named after the Combahee Indian Tribe. The "E" is for the Edisto River, which is a free flowing black water river that ambles along with huge live oak trees drapped in Spanish moss, bald cypress and water tupelo. The basin is one of the largest protected estuarine systems on the East Coast with protection for wildlife from state, federal agencies and local residents. Prior to the Civil War much of the ACE Basin was planted in rice with dikes or embankments that remain in place. It is a great opportunity for wildlife watching, including bird watching. We will be staying in the historic Walterboro area during this segment of the trip.