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Paddle Alabama’s Best Kept Secret

Elberta, United States

Experience hosted by Rusty

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Come join me on the head waters of Wolf Bay for a fun, beautiful, and educational tour on both paddleboards and kayaks. You will board from our beautiful private location and paddle through the uncrowded peaceful Estuary. This is where the salt and fresh water meet and we will explore the unique waters hidden beneath the majestic juniper and oak trees. Throughout the tour you will be immersed in history and wildlife. During our time we will stop,swim, and a jump off of a rope swing into the cool clear waters. At one of our swims, we will pull our seine net to capture and identify the local marine life. Occasionally our neighborhood dolphin will stop to say hello!
Come join me on the head waters of Wolf Bay for a fun, beautiful, and educational tour on both paddleboards and kayaks. You will board from our beautiful private location and paddle through the uncrowded peaceful Estuary. This is where the salt and fresh water meet and we will explore the unique waters hidden beneath the majestic juniper and oak trees. Throughout the tour you will be immersed in history and wildlife. During our time we will stop…

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What's included

  • Food
    Fresh fruit in season will be provided.
  • Drinks
    Ice cold bottled water is provided throughout the entire trip.
  • Equipment
    Paddleboards, kayaks, paddles, and life jackets.
From $45
/ person
Thu, Apr 22
$45 per person
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 3 other guests
$45 per person
Sat, Apr 24
$45 per person
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 2 other guests
$45 per person
Tue, Apr 27
$45 per person
$45 per person

Meet your host, Rusty

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 38 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a life long captain and estuarial instructor with 25 years of experience giving tours both on boats and kayaks. I’ve spent 7 years developing and directing an environmental education program on Wolf Bay. I love sharing my knowledge of this beautiful area with people whenever I am given the chance.
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Where you'll be

Paddling through the winding creek waters, we will come upon a secluded swimming hole under the Juniper trees to stop and swim. Later we will make a stop on a nearby sandbar to use the seine net and see what we can catch! We will finish the day at our private location for a quick swim and a bite of fresh fruit.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 38 reviews.

Brenda
April 2021
We enjoyed our time with Rusty! It was a great non beach related activity for the family. We learned a lot about the area and the local wildlife.
Nanci
April 2021
It was great to experience the estuary via paddle board ! We learned so much and were in competent, friendly and knowledgeable hands! It was inspiring and thrilling to see and do! Highly recommended !
Anna
April 2021
First time paddle boarding and Rusty made it a breeze! Gorgeous, quiet location with great views of wildlife, and a wonderful, informational tour with all sorts of stories.
Li
April 2021
Great fun for the family. The highlight of the trip is seeing a pelican diving again and again in close range. Rusty is a great guide, very considerate and very knowledgeable, also gave great suggestions for other to do in the area! Definitely will seek out his help in future trips.
Great fun for the family. The highlight of the trip is seeing a pelican diving again and again in close range. Rusty is a great guide, very considerate and very knowledgeable, also…
Emma
April 2021
Rusty gave us a fantastic experience paddling through the estuaries of Elberta. He made us feel comfortable (even though it was our first time on paddle boards) and he was very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna. We had an unforgettable time and would recommend this to everyone traveling to the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area!
Rusty gave us a fantastic experience paddling through the estuaries of Elberta. He made us feel comfortable (even though it was our first time on paddle boards) and he was very kno…
Jan
March 2021
We had such a wonderful and relaxing experience! I’m a first time kayaker and Rusty made me feel extremely at ease. He was very personable and took time to chat with each member of our group.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

What to bring

Snacks

Sunscreen