We had a great trip this morning, great value for your money!! Awesome owner, would love to go again. Thanks for such an enjoyable experience! September 2017
"Great service and great people! We had a wonderful time." August 17, 2015
"We did the half day trip. It was wonderful. Water levels were great and weather. We were the only people on the river. Looking forward to next year!" November 1, 2015
Amazing time out on the Ocmulgee river and Kathleen did a great job of setting up everything. We called her on Thursday to arrange for a "quick float" for Sunday at 11:30. We parked at the end of the float, and she was there promptly in her yellow school bus to take my whole family about 4.5 miles upriver. She brought canoes, multiple sizes of kayaks for the kids, clean life vests, and paddles. We had a quick lesson on the boat and then we were off for a great time. The river is clean and fun, with plenty of shallow areas where the kids can beach their kayaks and get out to swim. Kathleen was there to pick us up promptly at the end, and noticing we kept kosher, she even brought kosher lemonade and cookies for us to enjoy! Couldn't ask for a better experience out on the river, and we'll be sure to call Kathleen next time we come down to Macon. June 2016.
“Amazing customer service by Kathleen. It was an excellent experience all around. She went out of her way to help us. Thank you so much!” November 29, 2015
At OOE, we make it simple and fun. You decide whether you want to float down the river in a canoe or kayak and choose between one of the several daily trips offered on Saturday or Sunday and by arrangement Monday through Friday. The Quick Float takes 1 to 3 hours, offering plenty of opportunity to swim and splash, and see the Ocmulgee in a way you never do crossing over it on a bridge in a car. It's beautiful.
The Half Day Adventure is a longer trip from Pope's Ferry to Amerson River Park and includes Class 1 rapids, which give you quite the thrill. You'll get a real feel for the beauty of the Ocmulgee, and when you finish, there's lemonade and a cookie waiting for you.
OOE provides you with everything you need: boat, paddle, life jacket, and a tasty treat when you get off the river. We do all the heavy lifting of your boat, too. We recommend that you bring along drinks, lunch or snacks, and sunscreen. We are open on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, and by appointment Monday through Friday.
Prices are $40 (excluding taxes and fees) per person in a kayak or $45 for a canoe for the Quick Float and $60 (excluding tax and fees) or $70 per person for a canoe for the Half Day. Children under 10 in a canoe are free*, and dogs may float in a canoe with their person. College students, active military, and those over 65 get a 10% discount; Groups of 10 or more get a 10% discount if payment is by one check or credit card. If you reserve 15 boats for your group and only 13 friends show up, you will be charged for 15 boats unless you give 48 hours notice. Also, if you have your own boat,we'll be happy to shuttle it for you, space available in our bus. Custom expeditions are possible, too. We accept cash, credit cards and checks, and encourage you to use our online booking system, by clicking on the BOOK ONLINE button at the top of the page. But if you prefer to call, that's cool, too.
Just talk to us. Anything is possible. Questions? Give us a call. 478-733-3386.
*Discounts may not be combined. No group, senior or military discount applied if a child 9 or under accompanies an adult in a canoe for free.
Loved every moment of this and will do it again. Staff are informative and very friendly! October 2017
"We did the three hour float from Amerson to Spring street with our 12, 10 and 6 yr old. We all had a blast. Kathleen was wonderful and made everything so easy. We can't wait to do it again!" April 2017