Marsh Creek Tour: Join us for a relaxed exploration of the rivers and creeks that wind through these sheltered, gorgeous and largely undeveloped marshlands! Depending on tide and wind, we'll explore waterways in Skidaway Island State Park, the Moon River, Shipyard Creek, or the Isle of Hope River and Freedom Creek. Lower tides limit where we can go a bit, but offer many chances to observe egrets and herons hunting on the mudflats and to listen to the oysters "pop". On higher tides we can paddle straight across the marsh!
We commonly see dolphin, a wide variety of wading birds, perhaps eagles, osprey, or even a sea turtle.
3 hours, $260 1-4 people, $65 each additional person, limit of 16 people.
Ebenezer Creek tour: One of our favorite paddles is Ebenezer Creek, a blackwater creek tributary of the Savannah River about 35 minutes from downtown.
Here ancient dwarf bald cypress with huge buttresses tower over highly reflective water and typical wildlife might include pileated woodpeckers, red-shouldered hawks, barred owls, swallow-tailed kites, many varieties of songbirds - and perhaps a gator. The current is very mild and the trees offer sunshade and windbreak. If the water is high, a paddle among the old-growth tupelo forest is a special treat.
3 hours, $300 1-4 people, $75 each additional person, limit of 16 people.
Full Day Custom Tours and Kayak Instruction:
Are you an intermediate or advanced paddler looking for more of a challenge? We can also create a custom, guided, full day 8-16 mile trip for you or your private group. We use NDK and P&H performance 16-17' sea kayaks for these tours. We love paddling out to Little Tybee, Wassaw or Ossabaw Islands, exploring our beautiful marsh creeks, and maybe going frontside to play in the swell or surf. Tell us about your skills and interests! $250 1-2 people, $125 each additional person, limit of 6 for a full day, 5-7 hour tour.
Custom individual or small-group instruction is also available on demand. From beginner to advanced intermediate paddler, we're happy to help you take your skills to the next level while we explore some gorgeous places.. $125 4 hour session.
Savannah Paddles offers a variety of tours for intermediate to advanced paddlers and is also where we post upcoming kayak classes. Learn about various kinds of kayaks and other equipment, how to be efficient and safe on the water, practice rescue skills, expand your territory to open and rough water, and learn how to plan around tides, weather, and currents.
The protected waterways and marshes of the Georgia coast offer many beautiful and interesting areas to navigate by kayak. We tailor all trips to the interests and pace of your group and can easily make the paddling more or less challenging. We welcome kids 2 and up for kayaking & have life jackets to fit. Under 40 lbs can ride in a tandem "jump seat" between 2 adults at no charge. Older kids up to 14 do well in a tandem with an adult in back.
We can accommodate groups of up to 16 in solo and tandem kayaks and offer a 10% discount to groups over 10 people.
All tours include a guide, kayaks, paddles, life jackets, and water bag for storage. We recommend that you wear layers of drip-dry clothing and sturdy water sandals or old tennis shoes - no flip flops. We have limited sizes available for loan.