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Apalachicola / Chattahoochee / Flint

Outdoor Experiences

 

Rentals rates start at $9 per person for Tubes

and $25 per person for Canoes and Kayaks.

All rentals include Shuttle to and from the river, PFD and paddle.

 

While all other rental operations charge much more or trick you with prices that don’t even include a paddle (have you ever heard the old expression Up The River without a paddle), we offer this incredible rate based on our mission to encourage enjoyment of the Chattahoochee river which we hope will encourage awareness of the resource and foster stewardship.

 

Be sure to read this entire page to ensure you get all the information about the trips we provide, safety information and videos, river charts and other information before you start the trip booking process.

 

We are able to provide these LOW priced trips because of the logic (RiverEcoLogic) built into our web store that fills up a shuttle run before opening up the next shuttle run.  This approach to trips saves gas, wear and tear on our vehicles and staff time.  For instance, the shuttle runs for kayak trips from Buford Dam to Settles Bridge starts with the first shuttle run at 10 AM.  Once that shuttle run is full, the 12 PM shuttle opens up and after that the 2 PM shuttle (1400 hrs) and after that the 8 AM shuttle and so on.  Look at the Start Times column in the grid below to see start times for all trips.  Our long distance trips (Buford Dam to McGinnis Ferry or any destination further downstream) optimize by day instead of hour such that the Monday trip is filled before the Tuesday trip opens up and so on.  If the number of people you are making the reservation for is more than the number of seats remaining on a given shuttle, then the next shuttle time is opened up to accommodate the larger group size.  Another requirement is that you complete the trip in the maximum time allotted for the trip (see the Duration column).  This way our shuttle drivers can pick everyone up at the same time.  We hope that you will appreciate this copyright and patent pending logic (RiverEcoLogic) since it is saving the earth’s resources and saving you money. 

 

In order to apply the thirty percent (30%) discount from booking on the web store you must enter the Promotional Code WEBSTORE in Step #7, Confirmations, when making your reservation online.

 

Now you can still come in the day of a trip and do a cash transaction but you will pay 30% more.  Also, walk in cash customers are placed on shuttles on a space available basis which means people who make their reservation through the RiverEcoLogic web store have a reserved seat.  One final note on walk in traffic is that you must be present for the first shuttle of the day in order to be assured of a trip. 

 

Also, remember to carpool on your way up to the Buford Dam Store.  We have limited parking spaces and you save gas and money while helping to reduce ozone causing emissions that harm the environment.  We do have offsite parking available but you will be required to follow our shuttle van to drop your vehicles on the way to the put in.  This causes time delays and inconveniences everyone.  So, PLEASE CARPOOL with friends !!!

 

OK, so now that you know how it works, there are several ways to get to the web store to start booking your trip.  They are as follows

 

1.    Review the grid and click on the trip under the Tour Description column that you want to take in the Buford Dam Store Boat Rentals and Guided Trips grid below.

 

2.    Use our interactive map that shows the trips as links on the Chattahoochee River Map.  This gives you an overview of the full river course over which trips are offered and the distances involved with the longer trips.  This is a very neat option for visualizing your trip planning.

 

3.    Visit the main RiverEcoLogic web store to select an outfitter the list below and then select the trip from those available by outfitter.  This is the way to select trips from our other locations within our expanding network of outfitter operations along the Apalachicola Chattahoochee river system.  The current outfitters operations are

 

Buford Dam Store

Chattahoochee Dam Store

Apalachicola Maritime Museum

The Florida Keys

 

Following is our complete rental program offering for Chattahoochee.

 

Passenger Count

Cost

Tour description / Vessel

Tour description

Trip queue by

Start Times / Days

Reservation Lead Time

Min

Max

Cash
walk-in

Web store

Duration

Chattahoochee River Kayak Trips
  From Buford Dam to 8 points
   downriver

Buford Dam to Highway 20 Bridge

Day

10, 12, 14, 8, 13, 6, 9, 7,11, 16, 15

24 hours

1

24

32.5

25

1.5 hours

Buford Dam to Settles Bridge

Day

10, 12, 14, 8, 13, 6, 9, 7,11, 16, 15

24 hours

1

24

45.5

35

3 hours

Buford Dam to McGinnis Ferry Bridge

Week

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday starting at 8 AM

3 days

6

12

58.5

45

5 hours

Buford Dam to Abbotts Bridge

Week

3 days

6

12

71.5

55

7 hours

Buford Dam to Medlock Bridge

Week

3 days

6

12

84.5

65

8 hours

Buford Dam to Garrard Landing

Week

3 days

6

12

97.5

75

9 hours

Buford Dam to Island Ford

Week

3 days

6

12

104

80

10 hours

Buford Dam to Chattahoochee River Park

Week

3 days

6

12

117

90

11 hours

Buford Dam to Morgan Falls Dam

Week

3 days

6

12

130

100

12 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chattahoochee River Float Tube Trips
  From Buford Dam to Settles Bridge

Tube Trip from Highway 20 Bridge to Settles Bridge

Day

11, 13, 15, 9, 14, 10, 8, 12

12 hours

1

36

11.7

9

3 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Lanier Kayak and Canoe Trips
  Best option for beginning paddlers

Lake Lanier Paddle Trip half day

Day

7, 13

 

1

8

32.5

25

4 hours

Lake Lanier Paddle Trip full day

Day

8

 

1

8

52

40

8 hours

 

Kayak / Canoe rental for three days

Day

8

 

1

8

130

100

3 days

 

Kayak / Canoe rental for one week

Day

8

 

1

8

260

200

7 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Lanier Fishing Boats
  18' Center Console with 90hp 4-stroke

Lake Lanier Fishing Boat half day

Day

7, 13

 

1

4

260

200

4 hours

Lake Lanier Fishing Boat full day

Day

8

 

1

4

357.5

275

24 hours

Lake Lanier Fishing Boat three days

Day

8

 

1

4

747.5

575

8 hours

Lake Lanier Fishing Boat one week

Day

8

 

1

4

1137.5

875

8 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The web pages which follow provide additional information you need to plan your paddle experience.

 

Click here to view our Rental Fleet web page

 

Click here to view the Trip Procedures and Charts web page

 

Click here to view our Rental Forms web page

 

Click here to view our Paddling Safety web page

 

Click here to view our links to other organization web page

 

Click here to view our Paddling Journal web page

 

 

 

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