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Okefenokee Adventures

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Address: 4159 Suwannee Canal Rd, Folkston, GA 31537-7961
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+1 912-496-7156
06:30 - 19:30
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Okefenokee Adventures is the Visitor Services Contractor located at the...

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 tours, canoe & kayak tours & rentals, walking & driving trails, full service cafe & gift shop. We cater to individuals & groups. Refuge Visitor Center has a film, exhibits & displays.

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A “must” boat tour when you visit Okefenokee

This hour and a half tour gives you a whole new view of this place as you are exposed to the part you can see when you drive on land. We went down the Suwannee canal. The guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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390 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hour and a half tour gives you a whole new view of this place as you are exposed to the part you can see when you drive on land. We went down the Suwannee canal. The guide was very knowledgeable and we were all fascinated. Lots of nature and animals to see and absorb.

Thank adventix
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A boat ride through an ancient swamp full of alligators & water birds with our knowledgeable guide Steve was magnificent . Walking along Chesser Island Boardwalk & climbing Owls Roost Tower capped a day of natural beauty.

Thank Traveler57206
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time with Okefenokee Adventures. They are very accommodating. Both times we took the 7:00 AM four hour motorized boat tour. At that hour we were the only ones on the tour both times. I highly recommend getting out that early. We see so much more at that hour than we do at the end of the... More 

Thank sue b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In november we went canoe camping for 3 days 2 nights. Our guide was Sheila whose family used to live on one of the swamp islands. As a result she was very familiar with the area and had wonderful stories about life in the swamp. We camped on platforms above the water and saw hundreds of alligators and thousands of... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely one of the most action-packed and awe-inspiring 90 minute adventures you will ever take!! If you are anywhere close to the area or have an excuse to pass by here, you should absolutely make this a priority. We saw more alligators than we could count (probably at least 50), plus a bunch of cool birds, turtles and some gorgeous... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We went out on the 3:30pm guided boat tour. Saw lots of gators, a huge owl, and many different bird species. Our guide, Joey, was a hoot and a half! He made the trip informative and fun. He's a great ambassador for the swamp.

Thank mnwendy_80
Mount Desert Island, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We were greeted by really friendly staff who welcomed us and explained everything. We had lunch there. It was tasty and extremely reasonable. We then went on a boat tour guided by Captain Charlie West. He was the best! Knew his stuff! We then rented bikes and went on a beautiful ride. The Chesser House and the Boardwalk are not... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We so enjoyed our boat tour into the swamp. The highlight was listening to the stories that our guide, Charlie, told throughout the trip. The swamp itself is a marvel. We saw many gators, birds, and enjoyed every minute of our trip. I want to come back again soon!

Thank Flamingo33767
Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the Okefenokee Park and had an opportunity to take a motor boat tour in the refuge. This group has the contract to provide motor boat trips as well as renting canoes and other boats for padding in the swampland. This is a great way to see the wetland part of the refuge.

Thank Bill Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went to okefenokee swamp on end of October, and we just LOVED THIS PLACE. Fall is GREAT SEASON to travel okefenokee. We went to Okefenokee adventures, which is located on western okefenokee. There's is the visitor center named Richard S. Bolt visitor center, but, it's not on google map.The ranger on this visitor center was SUPER KIND & HELPFUL.... More 

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