Join GCA member Kathryn Lapolla (ACA Level 3 instructor, co-owner of Savannah Coastal Ecotours) for a weekend exploring the varied ecosystems of the beautiful Georgia coast. On Saturday we’ll paddle 8-12 miles exploring expansive salt marsh waterways around Skidaway Narrows just south of downtown. Sunday we’ll go to Ebenezer Creek, a tributary of the Savannah River north of the city, and explore a blackwater river swamp with huge old-growth bald cypress and tupelo. This will be 6-9 miles. If we’re lucky the water will be high enough that we can paddle through the maze of tupelo forest. Magical! Kathryn will talk about these important ecosystems, their human and natural history, and share planning and route information so that you can return and explore these areas with confidence.
If you want to go on the trip make sure to BOTH RSVP here on the GCA website AND email Kathryn directly (firstname.lastname@example.org) with names, general paddling experience, and any boat needs. Please include a cell number. The trip is capped at 12 paddlers.
There is no cost to GCA members who bring their own boats but these must be 12-16 foot decked kayaks with at least one sealed bulkhead. This is for speed (staying together) and safety (speed of rescue). Kathryn can provide boats and gear if needed. There are eight 12’ solo rec boats (Old Town Dirigo or WS Pungos) available at $55 per person per day and six 16’ sea kayaks (various NDK and P&H performance boats) at $75 per person per day.