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Okefenokee Adventures

4159 Suwannee Canal Rd, Folkston, GA 31537-7961
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Relaxing

The staff was very knowledgeable. We didn't take a guided tour, we just rented kayaks for do use... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BCJAC
via mobile
So much to see and learn about

First of all, going on a small boat down a narrow strip of water, with alligators all around you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
h2oski_kelly
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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Okefenokee Adventures is the Visitor Services Contractor located at the primary entrance to Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge - also known as the East entrance, Folkston entrance or Suwannee Canal Recreation Area. We offer guided, interpretive tours, canoe & kayak tours & rentals, walking & driving trails, full service cafe & gift shop. We cater to individuals & groups. Refuge Visitor Center has a film, exhibits & displays.
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“boat trip” (12 reviews)
“minute tour” (10 reviews)
“sunset tour” (5 reviews)
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4159 Suwannee Canal Rd, Folkston, GA 31537-7961
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"boat trip"
in 12 reviews
"minute tour"
in 10 reviews
"sunset tour"
in 5 reviews
"bird species"
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"pitcher plants"
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"enjoys nature"
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"water lilies"
in 4 reviews
"visitor center"
in 10 reviews
"spanish moss"
in 3 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 4 reviews
"baby alligators"
in 2 reviews
"our tour guide"
in 11 reviews
"great guide"
in 7 reviews
"highly recommend this trip"
in 2 reviews
"excellent trip"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful sunset"
in 2 reviews
"knew his stuff"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The staff was very knowledgeable. We didn't take a guided tour, we just rented kayaks for do use however each staff member we encountered with a question was very helpful. It was worth it. We were able to get a good feel for the swamp...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, going on a small boat down a narrow strip of water, with alligators all around you, might make a person feel nervous - but it wasn't nerve-wracking at all! We spotted over a dozen alligators of all sizes but they were usually...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a 3 day, 2 night canoe trip in the swamp. It was one of the most memorable experiences we have had. Joy and Chip work as a great team, everything was very well organized from the booking of the trip, on the trip...More

Thank Donna K
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Our very friendly and knowledgeable guide made this a boat trip to remember. We spotted a tiny alligator straight away and were so excited only to see many more after that. We had an overcast day, with some whisps of fog which gave the swamp...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We’ve visited the Okefenokee many times, often taking the 90 minute tour. Just returned from an excellent tour with Matt. His presentation was delivered clearly and with enough information to satisfy both the newcomer or the return visitors. We learnt new things and it’s probably...More

Thank TMOH8
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

In fact we have to say that we had already been to the Everglades a few years ago and our exspectations might have been high. As it had been cold lately there were not many animals to be seen. We cannot blame Oke Adventures for...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We visited over Thanksgiving break with our family . My husband always wanted to come here and I must say it is worth a trip. We took the boat tour and it was terrific. It was beautiful and you see wildlife. The guide was great...More

Thank MaryJanetravles
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Our tour guide "Chip, Too", was informative and generous with his time. (Firstly, he made sure our boat was not overcrowded when another four people wanted to join our boat. Thanks!). He made a U-turn in the canal so we could get photos of our...More

Thank Shannon P
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We took this tour as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Imstiture Program at the University of North Florida. Tour consisted of a 90 minute boatride, with guide, along the Okefenokee Swamp/Suwannwee Canal. The covered flatbottomed boat held about a dozen guests and was able...More

1  Thank RLWOrangePark
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Ran a Swamp tour last Tuesday (10/17/17) and we were very pleased. Tour guide Mark's detailed and informative narration was spot-on: no sense of being" canned" = conversational. Learned a lot about things that I didn't know that I didn't know. Highly recommended. Would easily...More

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mnwendy_80
21 November 2016|
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Response from Jcampbell | Property representative |
It's definitely not too late in the year and it's not too cool, especially in the late morning and mid-afternoon. With our water levels lower than normal, we're actually seeing lots and lots of alligators and birds so it's... More
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Kathy C
4 May 2015|
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Response from Jcampbell | Property representative |
From Okefenokee Adventures: Unless your dog is a service dog you can not take him/her on the water regardless of whether it's the tour boat, rental boat, canoe or kayak. It's for the safety of the dog. There are alligators... More
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