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Blackwater River Float

paddleboarding

Blackwater River Float

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 1 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
paddleboarding

Blackwater River Float

paddleboarding

Blackwater River Float

Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 1 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Come paddle the historic highways of Ebenezer Creek, easily glide through the flat, mirror-like surface of this perfectly clear and clean, dark water. Hear the call of the belted kingfisher swooping down for a meal, and, in spring, admire Mississippi and Swallowtail Kites soaring overhead, as the woods come alive with migratory songbirds. In fall, the cypress foliage reflects a glorious orange. Join us to paddle this intimate tributary of the Savannah River. There’s exuberance in the open sections, and an amazing feeling of serenity paddling in the tupelo tunnels. You’ll float down streams with few banks, looking for turtles sunning on tree trunks, white ibis probing the shallows with their long pink bills, and deer pausing for a drink. Your WiSE guide will recount tales of the fascinating history of the area you are paddling through. Water level varies tremendously, and with it, the adventure you’ll have. You may be able to hop out to walk among the tall cypress knees, or alternatively to paddle away from the channel, sometimes through the tree tops, and deep into the swampy flood plain. The paddling is always easy and requires no experience. We can vary the itinerary slightly for those who want a more physical adventure.

Your host

Learn more about Garret

Garret

I'm the Executive Director for Wilderness Southeast a local non-profit celebrating 45 years. I have worked throughout North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and now coastal Georgia doing environmental education for 21 years. I enjoy taking people out into the local environment and showing them plants, animals, land and water they will not otherwise see. It's important to let people connect with the natural world so that they will understand how delicate it is.

What's included

Equipment
Canoe or Kayak, Paddles, Life Jackets

Where you'll be

Leaving from Tommy Long landing in Rincon Ga. (about 45 minutes from Savannah) we will paddle down Ebenezer Creek, an American Historic Waterway. We'll pass many bald cypress trees over 1000 years old as we move through the largest virgin stand of bald cypress and tupelo trees left on the east coast.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

It's best to contact me at naturesavannah@gmail.com. There are bathrooms at the landing, but they are primitive so plan ahead.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Garret
Blackwater River Float
New experience
$240/person
New experience
$240/person