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.
Upcoming events (4)See all
- Safety/Intermediate class AND boat demo. What to do WHEN your boat turns over.Indian Springs State Park, Flovilla, GA$145.00
EVERYONE, EVERYONE is always moments from a swim. If you are near a bank in shallow water this is usually not a problem. When it happens in water over you head, it is a game changer.
If you paddle a kayak on any type of water, YOU NEED THIS CLASS! Does not matter how long you have been paddling.
If you still drag boats filled with water to the bank to empty them, YOU NEED THIS CLASS!!
If you are not comfortable falling out of your boat, YOU NEED THIS CLASS!
YOU WILL BE WET, VERY WET, MUCH OF THE DAY!
I have now introduced over 5000 people to paddling have seen lots of swimmers, even on very calm lakes.
We will review the basics of paddling but then we will learn several different ways to deal with a swamped kayak, both in still deep water and closer to shore. The more you know about self rescue, the safer things will be for you and your paddle partners.
This class is suitable for beginners. Heck, beginners need it the most!
By the end of the day you will know what to do, for you or your buddies, when that unexpected swim happens.
The cost of the class is $145.00 if you do not have a boat. $100.00 if you are bringing a boat.
Class will start on the side of the lake and then move into the water. The class will end at approximately 3:00 PM BUT we will have an assortment of different kayaks you can demo. We will stay until approximately 5:00 so you can all try the boats you are interested in.
Please respond on here if you plan to attend but you do not have a spot in the class until you follow this link to register:
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call me.
- Etowah River to the Indian Mounds! We will stop to see "Skills of the Past""Riverside Park , Cartersville, GA$50.00
We only do this section of the Etowah once a year.
Skills of the Past will be on display Saturday, Oct 7 from 10 AM to 4 PM
THIS IS A GREAT PADDLE FOR KIDS. THEY LOVE THE EXHIBITS.
You will have to ride in a shuttle vehicle with others. If this is a problem I will talk with you about doing your own shuttle.
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site - Cartersville, GA
International Archaeology Day is celebrated each October. At Etowah we celebrate it each year on the first Saturday of the month. Come see demonstrations of primitive skills that were essential to the Native Americans of the Southeast in prehistoric times. (This from the Park website} It is really cool for kids and adults both.
This is both a fun and educational trip.
The cost of this event is $50 if you have your own boat, $90 if you need a rental boat. Admission Fees to the Museum and Park is part of your registration. We will have both sit on tops (SOT) sit in (decked boats) kayaks to choose from.
This paddle is okay for paddlers of all abilities.
The lone hazard is the historic Thompson Weinman Dam, a low head dam that MUST be portaged. We portage as a team, makes it easier.
Starting in the shadow of Allatoona Dam, this 9 mile section takes you from 20th century engineering (Allatoona Dam) to precolonial engineering (Etowah Indian Mounds and Fish Weir). Owing to Allatoona Dam and the cold, clear water it issues from the bottom of the lake, the water appears pristine and inviting. Shoals and rapids are limited to Native American fish weirs and small ripples, and there are no obstacles exceeding Class I in difficulty.
We will stop at the Indian Mounds for lunch and a tour. Admission to the park is part of your registration fee.
We will stay at the Mounds for about 2 hours.
Home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D., this 54-acre site protects six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits and defensive ditch. Etowah Mounds is the most intact Mississippian Culture site in the Southeast. Artifacts in the museum show how natives of this political and religious center decorated themselves with shell beads, paint, complicated hairdos, feathers and copper ear ornaments. Hand-carved stone effigies weighing 125 pounds still bear some original pigments. Objects made of wood, seashells and stone are also displayed.
Visitors can follow a nature trail along the Etowah River where they can view a v-shaped fish trap used for catching fish. The trail also highlights how early civilizations used native trees for food and medicine.
While only nine percent of this site has been excavated, examination at Mound C and surrounding artifacts revealed much about the people who lived here. They were a society rich in ritual. Towering over the community, the 63-foot earthen knoll was likely used as a platform for the home of the priest-chief. In another mound, nobility were buried in elaborate costumes accompanied by items they would need in their after-lives.
Put in/Launch site: a large concrete boat ramp and paved parking area are located at the launch site near Allatoona Dam. Toilet facilities are in a nearby day-use recreation area. There are bathrooms at the lunch break.
Take out is a ramp/dock at Highway 61/113 (West Ave)
We watch the weather and river levels very carefully. The decision to go or cancel due to weather is made the night before at approximately 6:00 pm so check your email for updates the night before and again before you leave your house the morning of our trip.
BRING: lunch (no hard sided coolers if using one of my boats, soft 6 pack size works fine), plenty of water, a snack/protein bar, and sunscreen.
What to WEAR: water shoes (no flip flops), quick-dry clothing (not cotton or denim), hat (optional). DRESS FOR THE WEATHER!!!!!
This is an all day trip. Expect to get off the water sometime between 4:00 and 5:00 PM.
Please do respond on here if you are attending put you do not have a spot until you follow this link to register:
Additional information will be emailed to all who register.
- Fall in the Okefenokee Swamp AND Pioneer Days FestivalSuwannee River Eco-Lodge, Fargo, GA$295.00
Come with us and witness the Swamp as she prepares for her winter nap. This time of year is magical.
THIS TRIP ALWAYS SELLS OUT. SIGN UP EARLY.
We do this trip at least twice a year. We keep going back because it is always amazing and breathtakingly beautiful.
This is a kid friendly trip.
The Lodge is about a 5 hour drive from Atlanta.
We will see the swamp in its' fall glory. Hopefully WITHOUT THE MOSQUITOES!!!! And great cabins make the nights comfortable!!
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.
In November the swamp is really preparing for her "winter" nap. As we paddle through the swamp, keep a lookout for alligators, otters, racoons, deer, white ibis, herons, egrets and maybe even a black bear.
THURSDAY is check in, then happy hour and a catered meal.
FRIDAY we will all paddle from Stephen Foster State park. We will be leaving the boats to explore some islands and have lunch on wooden decks. At days end, happy hour and a catered meal. Optional bonfire.
SATURDAY you will have a choice of paddling a different section of the swamp OR experiencing a short hike over a board walk and then seeing the swamp from a 3 story watch tower. After leaving the tower we will take a private guided boat tour which allows us to go father into the swamp than we can go in our kayaks. You will also have a chance to visit the Pioneer Days Festival at the Chesser Island Homestead. At days end, happy hour and a catered meal. Optional bonfire.
SUNDAY you will have an optional paddle on at a black water lake on the way back to Atlanta. We will get off the water early enough Sunday for you to drive home before dark.
The Eco-Lodge where we stay 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 10 cottages, each in a beautiful, natural, private location. There will be no other guests at the Eco-Lodge besides us! This facility is very nice and private.
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 single beds filling each of them is going to get tricky. The two bed efficiencies are suitable for families since they will sleep up to 4 people in beds. I know many of you will be coming alone and will want to share a cabin so we will pair you up with a same sex roommate, each in a double bed.
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. If you want to join us on the trip and make your own arrangements to stay somewhere else, camping, hotel, etc., that is fine also. You will simply need to purchase an event ticket and let me know where you will be staying. Even if you stay off site, your evening meals are included.
VERY IMPORTANT: HOW MANY TICKETS DO YOU NEED?
1. Everyone needs an Event ticket regardless of where you are staying. This ticket includes three evening meals and three days of paddling.
2. If you are staying in the Lodge with us you will need a second ticket. This is just for your cabin.
3. If you need a rental boat you will need a third ticket.
4. If you are doing the optional guided boat tour you will need a fourth ticket.
Cost of the trip will be $295 per adult, $95 per child under 16. That fee will include a catered meal Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. You will be responsible for breakfast and lunch. The kitchens make that easy! (This fee does not include your cabin, kayak rental, or boat tour)
I DO NOT CARE HOW MANY YOU PUT IN YOUR CABIN. IF YOU WANT TO SHARE A CABIN WITH A FRIEND, BUT NOT SHARE THE BED YOU ARE WELCOME TO DO THAT AND PUT SOMEONE ON THE FLOOR IN A SLEEPING BAG OR ON THE COUCH. ONE PERSON RENTS THE CABIN, EVEYONE BUYS A TICKET.
The efficiencies with 1 double bed rent for $450 for all 3 nights.
The efficiencies with 2 double beds rent for $590 for three nights.
If you are coming by yourself and want to be matched up with a room mate (same sex, separate beds) the cost will be $295 for three nights.
Tandem (2 person) sit on top kayaks will be $125 for the weekend.
Single kayaks (sit inside or sit on top) kayaks will be $95 for the weekend.
Optional Saturday Guided Boat tour is $40.00 per person.
Respond on here if you plan to attend, but you do not have a spot until you follow this link and register: Click this link to register for the trip.
John Miller, 678-549-4950
- Paddle with Manatees and Monkeys. Dec 26th to Jan 3rd.5361 Circle Dr, Spring Hill, FL$700.00
Leave winter behind and join us for the experience of a lifetime in beautiful Florida, where the Manatees roam. Swimming or paddling with these gentle giants is past amazing.
We will be staying in a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, million dollar plus home on the world famous (home of the Mermaids) Weeki Wachee River. During our last stay in this home we saw Dolphins, Mantees and Osprey in the backyard/river. Some days we will paddle from the back yard.
You have a choice of coming for the first 4 nights, the second 4 nights or all 8 nights.
Check in on December 26th with checkout on December 30th.
Check in on December 30th with checkout on January 3rd.
Check in on December 26th with checkout on January 3rd.
There are beds for both single males and females. You will share a room, not a bed, with someone of the same sex. (Private rooms for couples sold out)
As of September 13th we have beds for single females for all 8 nights. We have beds for single males from December 30th to January 3rd.
If you have never experienced a close encounter with these gentle giants you have really missed out.
We might have opportunities to swim with the Manatees,,, it gets chilly. Wet suits, mask and snorkels recommended.
This is a beginner and kid friendly trip.
Cost of the trip includes 3 meals each day, all trips and any incidental cost like park admissions or parking. You have two options.
Option one: Single, sharing a room with other singles. $700.00 for 4 nights, $1400 for all 8 nights.
Option two: Couple in private room. (SOLD OUT)
Rental boats available. $100 for 4 days, $150 for 8 days.
We will offer paddle trips on 27th through the 2nd. There is a lot to do in the area and you are not obligated to paddle every day. Destinations to be determined as we get closer to the trip dates and get a good read on the weather.
Because the number of beds is very limited you will need to talk with me directly, either phone, text or email to finalize your reservation. We will take payment by check until November 1st. Paying by check will save you approximately 10% in fees that are added on for online processing.
More details will be emailed as we get closer to trip time.
Questions: JOHN MILLER email: email@example.com
text or call 678-549-4950