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Wilderness Southeast Tours

3025 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31405
912-236-8115
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Ranked #40 of 134 activities in Savannah
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Wilderness Southeast (WiSE) has been leading people into nature for 40years. WiSE Nature Tours can be 2 hours to a whole day, and are eitherScheduled... more » Owner description: Wilderness Southeast (WiSE) has been leading people into nature for 40years. WiSE Nature Tours can be 2 hours to a whole day, and are eitherScheduled or Customized. You might choose to paddle a quiet blackwatercypress swamp, indulge in close (but safe) observation of alligators and/orbirds, or ride a motorboat through winding marsh creeks to stroll down awide, empty beach while you beachcomb for seashells. All tours are easyadventures; none are strenuous. Most are as appropriate for seniors as foryoung families.Professionally led by personable and local guides, WiSE tours occur allaround Savannah. All feature seasonal native flora and fauna, and will helpyou see and understand more about this beautiful and intriguing part of theworld. Expert guides weave stories of human history and culture into thenatural environment you are exploring. The friendly and professional staffis passionate about the area and loves sharing it with you. Guides enjoyanswering questions, and yet will always give you time to relax and enjoythe beauty of the place. You choose the focus and whether you want tostroll, motorboat, or paddle.Having a car is easiest as tours typically begin 15 to 30 minutes away fromdowntown Savannah. Efforts will be made to accommodate those withoutvehicles. If you have a vehicle for just a day, staff can providesuggestions of places to enjoy following your tour. Choosing betweenscheduled and customized tours involves questions of cost and flexibility.The WiSE office staff will happily answer your questions (phone or email),and help you choose the best exploration for you and your companion(s). Theywant to enhance your enjoyment of the Savannah area. Marvelous experiencesawait singles, couples, families, groups of friends, seniors, photographers,birders, clubs and school groups. « less
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Picton
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

If you are tired of urban scene, there is a wonderful world of natural beauty awaiting you close outside of the city of Savannah. Having done the usual tourist treks, we opted to go out and see this natural habitat. We could not have asked for a better company that Wilderness Southeast to do it with. They were very responsive... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Diane was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and had everything you needed/ forgot. Bug spray, binoculars etc. She has a super scope and could find birds like you wouldn't believe.

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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

You don’t have to be a bird fanatic to enjoy a trip with Diana Churchill. My husband and I recently took the “duck trip” through the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge and had a wonderful afternoon. Neither of us knows much about birds but Diana shared her incredible knowledge and a super scope that allowed us to view all kinds of... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I found the trip very informative and also a chance to identify and learn about the wildlife in the Savannah area. The highlight of the trip was the opportunity to view an american eagle as it hunted in the marsh. Many birds were seen and identified by Diana who was the very informed and interesting trip leader. She even provided... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A friend and I arranged a canoe trip through a cypress swamp on Ebenezer Creek outside of Savannah, Georgia. The trip was done by Wilderness Southeast, who provided the canoes, equipment, and a guide. The day was magnificent-sunny and warm, the guide absolutely terrific, and floating thru both a cypress swamp and through a tupelo area was just magic. I... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
43 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

First let me say that I was using a Groupon for two people, my husband and myself, and because of the federal government shut down and the closure of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge during a part of the period during which this Groupon was valid, Wilderness Southeast graciously and generously allowed me to extend my expiration date. Kristin, who... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My wife Laurel and I were in Savannah for a weekend trip to celebrate my 40th birthday in mid October, and she surprised me with a canoe trip on Ebenezer Creek. I didn't know exactly what to expect, and I remember the uneasy feeling I had when we pushed off the bank to begin our "three hour tour". I can... More

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NatureWiSE_Savannah, Manager at Wilderness Southeast Tours, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your birthday surprise! Our guides strive to make each trip personalized so that everyone leaves just as you did - feeling comfortable with the adventure and in awe of the surroundings. We love the city we live in, but it's nice to venture away from the traditional and enjoy the true and natural... More

Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Four of us (all first time kayakers and over 50) went on a kayaking tour with Kristen. We found our guide Wilderness Southeast on the internet and booked our tour at the last minute - Monday morning for a Monday afternoon tour. Kristen was very accommodating and the tour was amazing. Kristen has her masters in environmental science, so not... More

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NatureWiSE_Savannah, Manager at Wilderness Southeast Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience- we pride ourselves in having a top-notch staff and love to hear that it shows. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with others. And we hope that you do make it back for the blackwater canoe trip sometime too! More

Stamford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We could not have asked for more - Diane Churchill is an amazing birder - she hears them, spots them and educates us about the birds and their habitats - She clearly loves the SWR and it just pours over into everything she does. She spent over four hours with her but it could have been more. I know Wilderness... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We booked the private Blackwater canoe trip for Friday morning. Since we didn't have a car to get to the creek so Kristen our Wilderness Southeast tour guide picked us up from our hotel since it was on the way -- which I though was pretty awesome of her. We paddled out into the most amazing, tranquil scenery we've ever... More

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