Your Adventure Begins Here!
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!
SUNRISE IN THE OKEFENOKEE
Join us for a 2.5 hour tour into the Okefenokee Swamp. We’ll head out at daybreak as we watch and listen for birds, alligators and other swamp critters to wake up as we watch the sunrise over Chesser Prairie.
Beat the heat, beat the bugs and enjoy the best opportunities for wildlife viewing
Available most Saturday’s, Sunday’s and some weekdays in September.
Email or call 912-496-7156 for more information and for reservations. A minimum of 2 persons required for tour to take place.
Adults: $30 Kids (5-11): $20
The first regularly scheduled 90 minute guided boat tour boards at 8:45am. Arrive by 8:30am to sign up and purchase tickets.
Other 90 minute tours go out about once every hour all throughout the day. Reservations are not required unless you have a group of 10 or more. Come see us at the Okefenokee Adventures building upon arrival to check the tour schedule.
Extended excursions by motorized boat, canoe or kayak are available with reservations. Click on the Guided Tours tab at the top of the page for more information.
September afternoons may still be quite warm so plan your visit early in the day. Wear light colored, light weight clothing and bring insect repellent as a precaution.
Swamp Island Drive is open and the Chesser Homestead and boardwalk to the Owls Roost Tower are accessible. The Chesser Homestead is staffed by volunteers on most weekends. If volunteers are not available, entry into the house will not be permitted.
Thanks to Hurricane Irma, John Reed’s photo workshop had to be canceled. But, stay tuned for future workshops. If you have an interest, you can shoot us an email and we’ll put your name on the list.
Come See Us!
Hours of Operation:
- Open: ½-hour before sunrise every day
- Close: 7:30pm – March 1 through October 31
- Close: 5:30pm – November 1 through end of February
- Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Watch us on Georgia Public Television’s “Okefenokee” special on their program “Georgia Outdoors”.
To view, go to: http://www.gpb.org/georgia-outdoors/season-18/episode/okefenokee
Don’t forget to visit our EVENTS page for dates of guided Overnight Wilderness Excursions.