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Address: 3025 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31405-2016
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Wilderness Southeast (WiSE) has been leading people into nature for...

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.

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What an amazing surprise!

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... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2013
Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
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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 

1 Thank mantonaccio
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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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Michelle H
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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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank missmarlene22
Ocean City, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We spent the morning with Diana at Savanah Wildlife refuge and the afternoon with Kirstin seeing Tybee marsh and beach. Diana discussed birds with my wife which she loved and Kirstin show our son crabs and the beach life of Tybee. We had a great time and would use this group again when in Savanah. The payment was easy and... More 

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Lauchringen, Germany
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Was on a two day business trip in Savannah, and wanted to see something typical for this region. So I booked a canoe tour with Wilderness Southeast. Online payment went fine, and got already tips about clothes etc. beforehand by mail. My guide picked me up at the hotel right on time. When we came to Ebenezer creek, we saw... More 

1 Thank DrBumBum
Laguna Niguel, California
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319 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

We wanted to see a bit of nature on our trip to Savannah, so we booked a private guided canoe trip with this company. We're glad we did! Our guide Kristin met as promptly at the Arby's in Rincon, GA and we drove a few miles to the put in where our canoe was waiting for us. The two of... More 

1 Thank Diverdad1
Highland Park, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had a fantastic time on the beaches and boarders tour with Kristin as our guide. It was our first trip to Savannah and we wanted to know a little more about the environment surrounding the city. The guide was clearly knowledgeable and passionate. She taught us everything we wanted to know and more, plus she was a pleasant and... More 

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Kenton, Ohio
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2012

Our family loves Savannah so much. We decided to make the 13 hour drive to spend the weekend. Each time we go we try something new. I came across the Savannah National Refuge on a website. I had debated on spending the money for the tour because I saw you could drive the trail for free. I am so glad... More 

4 Thank lmcarter77
Beijing China
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Took a canoe trip down Ebenezer Creek and we really enjoyed the tour. Our guide, Kristin was friendly and very knowledgeable. The experience on the creek was relaxing and informative. I would highly recommend this tour and Wilderness Southeast Tours for anyone wanting a nice peaceful day out on the river If I could recommend 2 things that I think... More 

3 Thank 1see-the-world1
NatureWiSE_Savannah, Program Director at Wilderness Southeast Tours, responded to this review

I am so very glad you enjoyed your tour! Thank you also for your suggestions, and I am particularly sorry that you apparently got thirsty during your time on the water. We used to send bottled water with the guide on every tour, but stopped when over a year went by with all guests having brought their own water bottles.... More 

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