There is nothing--absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
~ Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Floating the river is a wonderful way to see a different side of Macon.

"My son and I had the best time kayaking with OOE. Kathleen was excellent. She took care of everything we would need to paddle. And the river is so nice to paddle too. Great day. Great company." August 21, 2015

“Our family had a fabulous time on the river today. We paddled from Pope's Ferry to Amerson and it was absolutely lovely the whole way. We were thrilled with the entire experience, and Kathleen makes it so very easy to have a great adventure on the Ocmulgee. Kayaking allows you to paddle along and be a part of the river while taking in the natural beauty of its shores. Many thanks to Kathleen for her professionalism and her excellent organization. It is wonderful to have a business like this here in Macon!”  June 6, 2015

My mom sister and I went down the river for the first time. Could not have asked for a better place to rent Kayaks. Very friendly people. We did the two-hour trip we loved it!!!! It was my first time ever kayaking. We will definitely be going back maybe for the longer trip next time. Highly recommend ocmulgee outdoor expeditions for your kayak for your kayak needs. May 2016

Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions is Macon's original and locally-owned canoe and kayak rental service for the Ocmulgee River. The Ocmulgee is gorgeous and you'll get to see its beauty and a view of Macon you don't see from any other way than from the river as it winds through town.  If you choose a canoe or kayak, we have two float trips to choose from that showcase the beauty of the river and provide lots of fun for everyone.  The Half Day Adventure meets at the Amerson River Park, while for the Quick Float we meet at the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail parking lot. For either trip, you leave your car at the take out so it will be waiting for you when you finish and ride our shuttle to the put in. You'll float past woods and the historic Riverside and Rose Hill cemeteries on the Quick Float, while the Half Day adventure has the thrill of Class 1 rapids.  OOE provides boats, paddles, life jackets and makes it easy for you!


Shuttle Service for those with their own boats who want to put in as far north as Wise Creek and take out as far south as Abbeville also available. Give us a call!


Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions, LLC

10/17/2018: Closed for the season.  Thank you for a wonderful year!

We have rented kayaks numerous times and this was the first time that we have received personalized instructions as far as correct paddle height, hand grip, entering the kayak bum first, etc. Kathleen definitely makes sure that her renters have a first class experience! July 2017.

We hopped a ride on a bus to Popes Ferry with Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions and met Kathleen at Amerson. She was friendly and knowledgeable. We also rented one kayak for someone in our group who didn't have one. Through emails and phone calls this trip was organized with Kathleen and we would strongly recommend her to anyone looking to get out on the river! August 29, 2016

"I used OOE for my first kayaking trip. Kathleen answered all my questions and the 2 hour trip was perfect. Such a fun, relaxing experience. We are already planning another trip." April 2017

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