What we're about

Our group is for people who are interested in learning how to kayak but just do not know where to start. And for people who have a little experience but want to improve and get on the water more.

No boat? No problem, we have them. All necessary equipment is part of our package, We offer classes taught by American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructors with an emphasis on having fun while staying safe. Our sessions are not in a class room but are taught under the trees and on the river in your own personal floating work station. (a kayak of course)

We also guide fun adventure trips on southern water ways. All trips are lead by certified guides.

There is no age limitation on this sport, people are kayaking across the country and around the world from age 4 to 80! We will also be offering guided trips on various rivers throughout the year for folks who do not have boats or who just do not feel ready to paddle on their own.

Thank you,

John Miller

Upcoming events (3)

Okefenokee Gator Hunt (Cameras Only)!! Fall/Winter in the Swamp.

Suwannee River Eco-Lodge

PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRELY BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS TRIP. REGISTRATION IS GOING TO BE TRICKY! TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION GO TO: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/okefenokee-gator-hunt-cameras-only-spring-in-the-swamp-tickets-85273414077 We do this trip at least twice a year. We keep going back because it is always amazing and breathtakingly beautiful. We will see the swamp as it gets ready for winter. The cypress should be nice and golden. No mosquitoes this time of year. I first visited the Okefenokee in 2016 and am truly sorry I did not go sooner. My wife and I fell in love with it and will go back at least twice a year as long as I can walk or be carried!! The Okefenokee contains many types of habitat – islands, lakes, cypress forests, scrub-shrub areas and open ‘wet’ prairies. We might see sandhill cranes and bald eagles. As we paddle through the swamp, keep a lookout for alligators, otters,deer, white ibis, herons, egrets and maybe even a black bear. We will paddle different sections of the swamp on Friday and Saturday and possibly a black water lake on the way home Sunday.. We will be leaving the boats to explore some islands and have lunch on dry land. We will get off the water early enough Sunday for you to drive home. This is about a 5 hour drive from Atlanta. We will be staying in the State Owned, very beautiful Eco-Lodge. The Lodge is located in Fargo, GA, just north of the Suwannee River, and is managed by the Stephen C. Foster State Park. The Eco-Lodge is a conference center with a commercial kitchen, meeting room and 10 cottages, each in a beautiful, natural, private location. There will be no other guests at the Eco-Lodge besides us! This facility is as nice as anyplace I have ever stayed on a kayak trip. This is a kid friendly trip. There are 4 efficiency cabins that each have one double bed. 4 efficiency cabins that have 2 double beds. (Efficiency means one large room with separate bathroom) Since none of the cabins have twin beds filling each of them is going to get tricky. Hopefully we will have 4 couples that take the 1 bed efficiencies. The two bed efficiencies are suitable for families since they will sleep up to 4 people. I know many of you will be coming alone and will not want to share a bed so we will pair you up with a same sex roommate. Because of the bed situation we could have from 20 to 40 people on this trip. PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME AS WE TRY TO ASSIGN BEDS AND MAXIMIZE PARTICIPATION. VERY IMPORTANT: HOW MANY TICKETS DO YOU NEED? If you are staying off site, NOT in the Lodge, you need one event ticket. If you are staying in the lodge you need two tickets. One for the event, one for the lodge. (Several choices to stay in lodge) If you need a rental boat you need an additional ticket whether you stay off site or in the lodge. Cost of the trip is $175 per adult, $75 per child under 16. That fee will include a catered meal Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. You will be responsible for breakfast and lunch. (This fee does not include your cabin or boat rental) The 1 bed efficiencies rent for $375 for all 3 nights. These units sleep 2 people. The efficiencies with 2 double beds rent for $495 for all three nights. These cabins sleep up to 4 people. If you are coming by yourself and want to be matched up with a room mate the cost will be $250 for three nights. Tandem (2 person) sit on top kayaks will be available to rent for $95 for the weekend. Single kayaks (sit inside or sit on top) kayaks will be available to rent for $75 for the weekend. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE CALL ME BEFORE SIGNING UP. John Miller,[masked]

Great Christmas presents! Discounts for 2021 classes and trips.

Needs a location

$99.00

SALE ENDS 12/24/20 AT 11:00. CERTIFICATES ARE GOOD ANYTIME. THEY DO NOT EXPIRE. THIS IS THE BEST PRESENT YOU WILL EVER GIVE TO A LOVED ONE. 2020 has been a challenge but we will survive it. We even had another river family wedding so the year has been great. We hope to be back in the grove for 2021. Many folks have told me that taking a kayak class changed their life and it was one of the best things they have ever done. Don't miss out. As many of you have discovered, this sport and the people you meet, can be a life changing experience. Share it with someone you love and give them the gift that keeps on giving. Introduce them to Kayaking!!! We will be offering Beginner Classes, Intermediate/safety Classes, Beginner White Water Classes, Wilderness First Aid Classes, Swift Water Rescue Classes as well as Guided Trips throughout the year. Depending on the weather, classes normally start towards the end of March or early in April. Our trips run year round to include a Manatee trips in Florida and and trips to the Okefenokeel. We will also be doing weekend trips to the Hiwassee River in Tennessee. Most of our one day classes are $125.00. We are offering a chance to take any class for a discount of 20%. Purchase a $125 gift certificate for just $99.00. The Certificates can be given away or kept for your personal use. They can be applied towards classes or trips. ***************************************************************************** These are a few remarks from past students: "This beginning class is essential for anyone who is serious about kayaking safety and proper technique. Very informative and knowledgeable instruction and a great day as well. ” “ Starts with basic critical information and the class built upon that as we moved downstream. Although what we did might not be a big deal for experienced kayakers, for someone who is just learning like myself it was perfect. The instructor as well as his assistants were very friendly, answered all questions in an inviting way and coached us all along the way. They were not afraid to speak up if they observed us doing something that needed improvement, but encouraged us to succeed. Having worked in the healthcare industry for many years I have received much training. This team has a great approach. ” “ John is an amazing instructor. His stories are highly entertaining and very educational. It's all about safety with him and he teaches so many valuable things that you absolutely have to know in order to safely be on the water. I'll most. likely take his class for a third or even fourth time because they are so excellent! ” ****************************************************************************** If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. See you on the river, John Miller ACA Instructor [masked] or [masked]

Paddle with Manatees and other cool critters,,,,,6 days of fun in the sun.

Please do respond on there but you do not have a spot until you go to : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paddle-with-the-manatees-7-nights-6-days-tickets-115517386613 and complete your registration. Leave winter behind, come with us to Florida!! 6 days of fun in the sun. About this Event If you have never experienced a close encounter with these gentle giants you have really missed out. We will drive down on Saturday the 26th with a checkout on Saturday January 2nd. We have a lot of rivers to choose from and the final decision about where to paddle will be made closer to the trip. Some of the rivers will be weather dependent. Rivers on our list include the Homosassa, Chassahowitzka, Crystal, Weeki Wachee, Silver and the Rainbow Rivers. The actual schedule will be determined closer to the trip dates. I cannot imagine paddling these rivers and not encountering Manatees along with many other types of wildlife. You can choose to paddle every day or take a break and see the sights. We have 6 full days to play. We have two luxury houses reserved. Both houses are on a canal that leads into the Weeki Wachee River. The cost is $650 per person sharing a room (private bed of course) or $1400 per couple sharing a king size bed in a private bedroom. Each house has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. 3 of the bedrooms are set up as bunk rooms. That fee includes the paddle trips, a bed in the house and breakfast every day. It also includes makings for lunch each day and most evening meals. Some folks do like to dine out occasionally It also includes any entry fee, parking fees or shuttle fees that we have to pay on this trip. A LIMITED NUMBER OF RENTAL BOATS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR $95.00 EACH, THAT IS FOR ALL 6 DAYS, THE BOATS WILL BE TRANSPORTED BETWEEN RIVERS. We will have opportunities to swim with the Manatees,,, it gets chilly. Wet suits, mask and snorkels recommended. This is a kid friendly trip. Please call me if you want to bring children so we can discuss details. More details will be emailed as we get closer to trip time. Questions: JOHN MILLER email: [masked] or call:[masked]

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