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White Crane Canoe Rentals & Guide Service

240 Dean Ln, Ullin, IL 62992-2298
+1 618-201-4090
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Great afternoon

Great afternoon's kayaking on a guided tour. Easily worth the extra money for the guide, he was... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2017
andrewf11
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PERFECT way to begin a day - canning in the swamps of Illinois!

We took a guided trip through the Cache River area. Our guide was terrific and so knowledgable. He... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2017
vbradsher
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White Crane Canoe Rentals /Guide Services provides memorable and exciting group outings for private groups, scouting organizations, church, & civic groups, social clubs, company outings and others wanting a beautiful flat water experience through Illinois’s hidden Bayou known as the Lower Cache River, near Ullin Illinois.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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240 Dean Ln, Ullin, IL 62992-2298
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Great afternoon's kayaking on a guided tour. Easily worth the extra money for the guide, he was very knowledgable and a calming influence for a kayaking beginner! Great fun. Remember a hat and sunscreen...

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

We took a guided trip through the Cache River area. Our guide was terrific and so knowledgable. He provided a lot of fun facts and interesting trivia about the are. The swamp waters are peaceful, canoeing or kayaking is easy (even if you are a...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

My niece and I took a little detour to do this while on our drive to Missouri for our summer vacation and it was well worth it. Joe was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about the area which made our paddle even more...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

I wasn't looking for a guided tour, just a place to rent a canoe (or kayak) and spend a few hours exploring the Cache River. Mark and Joe were both friendly, laid-back, and knowledgeable. The Cache is easy paddling, although if you make enough noise,...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2017

We did a half-day excursion with our Boyscout troop over the Memorial Day weekend... Mark and Joe took us all out on the water and spoke extensively about the environment around the area and what wildlife to look out for. That was worth the price...More

Thank justpez
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Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Had a very good and relaxing time paddling the flooded Cache River with Mark. Abundant wildlife spotting opportunities - we saw Osprey, Turtles, Muskrat, Heron, Egret, Bald Eagle, Beaver Lodge (sans beaver) and much more. Even in flood conditions the area is beautiful and the...More

Thank CraigBJDB
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

If you want a low key relaxing experience on the Lower Cache River, try a tour hosted by Mark Denzer of White Crane canoe rentals. His adorable dog, Finn, hops on board, along with Mark. Mark stopped several times to note historic cypress trees or...More

Thank tamara612016
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

Our family of 5 went out on the trip after renting 3 canoes and 1 kayak. It was fun and absolutely stunning to canoe on the swamp and experience the Bald Eagle in the tree, the carp jumping out of the water, and just the...More

Thank Mommaof5kiddos
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Reviewed October 20, 2016

If you're already in southern Illinois, you definitely want to experience first hand the northern most cypress swamp in the U.S. First off I will say, without having read other's reviews on Trip Advisor, I would've been VERY skeptical of this place. It's not a...More

Thank Melinda S
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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent a full day here. Neither of us had any kayaking experience, so we started with the tour to get a feel for things. I could not have been more impressed! The guys at the shop were incredibly helpful and friendly....More

Thank Carrie D
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