DISCOVER THE OCMULGEE RIVER WITH US!


Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions is Macon’s original and locally owned canoe and kayak rental service for the Ocmulgee River. The Ocmulgee is gorgeous, and it allows you to see a unique view of Macon from the river as it winds through town.

Canoes, Kayaks, and Inner Peace. That is the motto of Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions, and with every canoe or kayak launched on the Ocmulgee, our customers discover the beauty of the river and feel the peace that comes with paddling.

We offer a variety of trips suitable for novice and experienced paddlers alike and offer shuttle service for those who own a boat. Our trips depart from the Spring Street Boat Ramp or from Amerson River Park. Custom trips are available.

Macon’s only locally owned and operated outfitter, Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions is dedicated to providing the best customer service so that our customers may create great memories.

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Explore the Ocmulgee on a canoe or kayak, choosing from a relaxing two-hour float or an exciting half-day excursion.

From $40

Enjoy a peaceful float down the river, followed by lunch and complimentary beer at the Macon Beer Company, a local favorite!

From $65

Float from Amerson River Park to the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail under the light of a full (or nearly full) moon.

From $60

Leave the transportation up to us! We will haul you up the river on our bus for your river floats booked online with Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions.

From $15

PADDLE WITH US IN MACON, GA


Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions is owned by Kathleen O’Neal, who grew up in Macon. She canoed the Ocmulgee with her parents as a teenager and kayaked it while in law school at Mercer.

She worked on the Ocoee, Chattooga, and Nantahala rivers as a raft guide while in college, and a few years ago she decided to take her love of the outdoors and passion for paddling and open a business. It’s much more than a business though; it’s a chance to introduce others to the beauty of the Ocmulgee River and make sure that they have a wonderful and safe time, too.

Discover the Ocmulgee with Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions. We want you to have a fun time on the river! Join us for an expedition and explore Macon’s backyard. Floating the river is a wonderful way to see a different side of Macon.


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MOST AMAZING TIME

We had the most amazing time kayaking with Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions. It was a group of 7, including my 75-year old parents. Kathleen and her staff were wonderful and very accommodating. Highly recommend!

KAYAKING DOWN THE RIVER

Today was awesome! Kayaking down the river with my husband and doggie. Kathleen picked us up, helped us get in the water, checked on us when it rained a little, and was a huge help at the end getting us out of the water.

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience with Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions this weekend. Kathleen was very through and helpful getting us into and out of the water. She was also very concerned for our safety, as there was a chance of lightening and rain later in the afternoon.

RELAXING EXPERIENCE

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.

BEST TIME KAYAKING

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.

FRIENDLY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE

We hopped a ride on a bus to Popes Ferry with Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions and met Kathleen at Amerson. She was friendly and knowledgeable. 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!