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Okefenokee Adventures

Your Adventure Begins Here!





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.

Every Saturday and Sunday in July and August.

Email or call 912-496-7156 for  more information and reservations.

Adults:  $30      Kids (5-11):  $20


 The first regularly scheduled 90 minute guided boat tour boards at 8:15am. Arrive by 8am to sign up and purchase tickets.

The summer days are hot and biting yellow flies may be present in the afternoons so plan your visit early in the day. Wear light colored, light weight clothing and bring insect repellent.

Contact us at 912-496-7156 or for more information or to arrange a special tour.

For those following the fires:  We are back to pre-West Mims fire activities.  90 minute guided tours are available as are canoe/kayak rentals and the launching of private boats. Our water levels are still lower than normal so check on the tour schedule upon arrival.

Extended excursions by motorized boat, canoe or kayak are also  available. Please call for reservations.

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.



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.