We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Okefenokee Adventures

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 4159 Suwannee Canal Rd, Folkston, GA 31537-7961
Phone Number:
+1 912-496-7156
Website
Today
06:30 - 19:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 19:30
Description:

Okefenokee Adventures is the Visitor Services Contractor located at the...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 148 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 123
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Nature

The 90 minute boat tour in the swamp was great! Our guide, Mr. West, knew alot about area, animals, foilage, etc. He gladly answered our questions. The water was somewhat low... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
KSEnglish
,
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 145: English reviews
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The 90 minute boat tour in the swamp was great! Our guide, Mr. West, knew alot about area, animals, foilage, etc. He gladly answered our questions. The water was somewhat low which meant we saw more alligators of all sizes. The water so cool that the gators were sunning themselves. Saw lots of herons, gators, even butterflies. Nice quiet ride... More 

Helpful?
Thank KSEnglish
Kingsland, Georgia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited the swamp several times and recommend this trip to any one regardless of age. So much to see and the boat tours are a great value. The guides are very knowledgeable and entertaining. The cafe has, for its location, pretty darn good food and the value is terrific. Don't miss it.

Helpful?
1 Thank Gene b
Rhinebeck, New York
Level Contributor
122 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dramatically stunning landscape. More dramatic than the everglades because full of swamp trees and Spanish moss. Lots of gators and (surprise) turtles, Some beautiful water fowl. We rented a boat for ourselves which was not too expensive ($120 for 90 minute tour). The guide was knowledgeable and charming. This is an excellent trip for all who love nature and would... More 

Helpful?
Thank Allen D
Atlanta
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I cannot say enough about this natural wildlife experience. We did the sunset cruise with Jen one night and loved it so much we came back the next day and took a canoe out to take in this natural beauty again. You will be blown away by how many alligators and birds you get to see. This changed out minds... More 

Helpful?
Thank Daryn K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We did the sunset boat tour with Jen, our guide. It was just the two of us with Jen and we had a wonderful time. The scenery was beautiful and we saw lots of gators, plus a barred owl and great blue heron. Jen timed the tour so that we could sit and watch the incredible sunset over the Chesser... More 

Helpful?
Thank Glenna H
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
391 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This hour and a half tour gives you a whole new view of this place as you are exposed to the part you can see when you drive on land. We went down the Suwannee canal. The guide was very knowledgeable and we were all fascinated. Lots of nature and animals to see and absorb.

Helpful?
Thank adventix
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

A boat ride through an ancient swamp full of alligators & water birds with our knowledgeable guide Steve was magnificent . Walking along Chesser Island Boardwalk & climbing Owls Roost Tower capped a day of natural beauty.

Helpful?
1 Thank Traveler57206
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This was our second time with Okefenokee Adventures. They are very accommodating. Both times we took the 7:00 AM four hour motorized boat tour. At that hour we were the only ones on the tour both times. I highly recommend getting out that early. We see so much more at that hour than we do at the end of the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank sue b
sonoma
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

In november we went canoe camping for 3 days 2 nights. Our guide was Sheila whose family used to live on one of the swamp islands. As a result she was very familiar with the area and had wonderful stories about life in the swamp. We camped on platforms above the water and saw hundreds of alligators and thousands of... More 

Helpful?
Thank simonofsonoma
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely one of the most action-packed and awe-inspiring 90 minute adventures you will ever take!! If you are anywhere close to the area or have an excuse to pass by here, you should absolutely make this a priority. We saw more alligators than we could count (probably at least 50), plus a bunch of cool birds, turtles and some gorgeous... More 

Helpful?
Thank BJE_expat

Been to Okefenokee Adventures? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Okefenokee Adventures and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Flagler Beach, Florida
over a year ago
Phuket Town, Thailand
Phuket Town, Thailand

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Okefenokee Adventures staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?