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Okefenokee Adventures

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Okefenokee Adventures is the Visitor Services Contractor located at the primary entrance to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge - also known as the East entrance, Folkston entrance or Suwannee Canal Recreation Area. We offer guided, interpretive...more
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4159 Suwannee Canal Rd, Folkston, GA 31537-7961
+1 912-496-7156
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a B&B innkeeper in St. Marys recommended this place, I reserved a private guide (the amazing Jenn!) for a 4-hour kayak tour through the swamp. I was a first-time visitor. PLEASE visit this place in the winter! It is SO peaceful, beautfiful, VERY few...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TerrySiroky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of two adults recently took one of the boat tours on the swamp. Because of the federal government shutdown, we were unable to go into the wildlife refuge visitor's center, but, thankfully, Okefenokee Adventures was still operating. The guide was knowledgeable and able...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deb62862
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okefenokee Adventures is a private company offering guided boat tours and canoe & kayak rentals in the Okefenokee swamp. They are located in the boat dock (along with a cafe and small gift shop) near the Refuge visitor center in the Suwanee Canal area on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carol A S
Reviewed October 31, 2018

90 minute (45 out and back) tour through a canals in the marsh land. Tour guide was a hoot. Claimed he was from New York with a southern accent. He then admitted he was a 7th generation redneck (is it politically correct to say that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OldGeezer164
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We came right after Michael of 2018, so the water was high. Reading other reviews, I now understand why we didn't see many gators, only a few eyeballs and nostrils. We've owned turtles in the past, so not too exciting there. We've also motor boated...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris W
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Up close and personal with the wetland prairies .. did the canoe trip with a guide (so sorry I've misplaced his name) .. a great opportunity to really see the refuge. It was absolutely stunning and my guide was so informative. Saw so much and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Graham W
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Went with another couple. Enjoyed our boat tour with our guide “Two”. Could tell he loves his job and is very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed our adventure! Would recommend this to anyone who wanted to learn more about the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 1psmith1
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I did the swamp boat tour, and it was wonderful. The swamp is beautiful! Unfortunately, September seemed to be the wrong time of year for alligator sightings. I would still recommend the experience though.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank celticbeauty93
Reviewed August 21, 2018

we have booked a private tour for 4h and our guide Two (hope spelling is correct) gave us lots of information on flora and fauna in the swamp. Started tour at 7:30 a.m. wich was good as we got to see a couple Alligators and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

We arrived in time for the 9 AM boat tour and were fortunate to have the boat and guide all to ourselves! It was so peaceful and serene. It was nothing like what I expected (I was thinking backwoods swamp, but it's beautiful). The guide...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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November 20, 2016|
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Response from Jcampbell | Property representative |
It's definitely not too late in the year and it's not too cool, especially in the late morning and mid-afternoon. With our water levels lower than normal, we're actually seeing lots and lots of alligators and birds so it's... More
May 3, 2015|
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Response from Jcampbell | Property representative |
From Okefenokee Adventures: Unless your dog is a service dog you can not take him/her on the water regardless of whether it's the tour boat, rental boat, canoe or kayak. It's for the safety of the dog. There are alligators... More