Terrific 90 minute tour. Jenny Smith was absolutely fascinating with her knowledge of the history of the swamp, early swamp life , alligators, edible plants etc. Her bubbly personality was both friendly and engaging. We highly recommend this tour.
J Larry Stevens
JOY…..and Chip! 😉
Gary, Michelle and I went to Floyd’s Island in February. Hands down one of the most beautiful places I have ever paddled.
I don’t know of many places in the Eastern US as remote as this swamp. “Swamp” has a lot of bad connotations, this places in a liquid paradise to so many plants and animals. Every bend seemed to have a different ecosystem. I will be going back. I have a lot of people here at work who want to go, but, they don’t realize that canoe camping, in this place is not for the novice. Unless they have someone like you and your lovely wife to guide them. If they are truly serious, I will have them contact you, although I understand ya’ll may be retiring soon. Gary say you guys are THE foremost experts on the swamp. I wish you would write a book!
The knowledge you possess could be influential to future generations.
My husband and I were thrilled with our 4-hour guided canoe tour. Matt was the perfect guide. Knowledgeable about all things Okefenokee, he was able to answer every question we had. We learned so much! Since our visit, we tell everyone about what a wonderful, unique place the Okefenokee is and encourage them to take an Okefenokee Adventure tour.
We came for the Sunset Tour last Tuesday. Sheila was our guide and we had a marvellous time. We saw lots of birds and of course, we can’t leave out the alligators. But Okefenokee is more than just alligators. We had a tree frog barking away from under our seats and the bats guided us back just as it was getting dark. The place is magical and Sheila is rightfully proud of it. Thanks Sheila, we are still talking about it and telling everybody this side of the pond!
Chip gave me and my daughter a shuttle to King Fisher Landing. He told us a lot about the swamp in our short drive. His passion for the swamp was true. At the time I had no idea he is co-owner with his wife of the Okefenokee Adventure. A real down to earth guy. Wanted to thank him again for all the information. We had a great 4 nights in the swamp and covered over 45 miles. Trip of a lifetime. All of the staff was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend their services. Trent.
We had an excellent 3 day 2 night trip overnight wilderness canoe trip with Shelia. We had almost the full range of experience from watching the gators sun themselves, to a full rain storm, and even snow flurries on the tail end of the big snow storm on the east coast last week. But the swamp was truly magnificent – the birds, gators, Cypress trees, hanging moss. Sheila is an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable, a great cook, and had lots of stories of her family, herself and others on the swamp. Joy went above and beyond getting the permits we needed for the trails we wanted to do. Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!
We had an excellent time. The sun brings out the Alligators on a chilly winter’s day. The canoeing was easy, and gets you out into beautiful places in the Swamp where you could really soak in the sights and sounds. We enjoyed learning about the local environment, as our guide Chip really knows his stuff.
Jeff and Julie Barry
Charlie & Bette
Ricky, Matt, Delene Buffington
Betsy Kramer: Johns Creek, GA
Michelle and Samuel Snipes: Greenville, South Carolina
David & Darlene
Beth Goldberg: Fair Lawn, NJ
Sonya Finlay: Athens, Georgia
Thomas & Sheryl Knight: Savannah, Ga
Mike: Jacksonville, FL
Don Fields and Barbara Radey
Langsjoen Family: San Francisco, CA
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