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Okefenokee Adventures


Your Adventure Begins Here!



 Fall Schedule:

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.

Customized 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.

October afternoons may still be quite warm so plan your visit accordingly. 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.

Okefenokee sunrise on the water

Photo tour/workshop

Date:  September 10, 2017
Time:  6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


A photo workshop starting on the water with tips, instruction and of course photography, & finishing in the Okefenokee Adventures cafe for wrap up – an hour or so of conversation, Q&A, and more tips.  Civil twilight starts at 6:45 with sunrise at 7:10 so an early start to be in position for pre-dawn landscapes as well as the actual sunrise.  Then it’s on to gators, birds and whatever else we can find!

Max Attendance:

Attendance is limited to only 10 people, first come first serve based on date payment received.  The small group size allows everybody free room to shoot comfortably and move around the boat as well as insuring that everybody gets their fair share of photographic help and guidance from John.  A waiting list will be created once the 10 spots are filled.


The cost is $135 per person which includes all boat fees & the workshop itself.  Payment to be made to Okefenokee Adventures with cash, check, money order, or credit card. Do note that the refuge charges a $5 per vehicle entry fee (cash or check only) to be paid upon arrival to workshop.


Cancellations on or before August 1, 2017 will be fully refunded.  Cancellations after August 1 but before September 1 will be refunded at 80%.  Cancellations on or after September 1, including no show on day of event, will not be refunded.  


The boat MUST leave the dock no later than 6:30 a.m..  To wait would not be fair to those who are there on time.  The gate will open at 6:00 a.m. so you can have plenty of time to gather your equipment and be ready for departure.  There is also no way to 

catch up if you are late and miss the boat, nor is there any way for us to fill your open spot and so no refund will be granted.

For more information contact us.


John Reed Photography:  photojohnreed(at)

(904) 451-2352



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:


Don’t forget to visit our EVENTS page for dates of guided Overnight Wilderness Excursions.