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Big Canoe Fun

Your Big Voyageur Canoe Adventure Begins Here

Choose Your Voyageur Canoe Paddling Location

Amelia Island

crooked river-w.jpg From wind-swept estuaries and driftwood-covered beaches, to still, blackwater creeks meandering through cypress swamps, the Amelia Island area is home to some of Northeast Florida’s most scenic waters.

Coastal Georgia

BeFunky_cumberland260.jpgWild horses and miles of deserted, sugar-sand beaches are just a couple of the unique treasures which give Cumberland Island its beauty and charm. Paddling a War Canoe to Cumberland transports visitors back in time and adds an element of adventure to any visit.

Jacksonville/St. Augustine

jacksonville war canoe -w.jpgExperience Urban Paddling on the St.Johns in the heart of The River City; visit the Jacksonville Zoo in our 25′ Voyageur-style Canoes; paddle to Kingsley Plantation; or, explore the marshes and protected harbors of the First Coast – all within minutes of Downtown Jacksonville.

Atlanta/Stone Mountain

war-canoe-stone mountain.jpgEnjoy a leisurely paddle around Stone Mountain Lake in our Big Canoes or bring your group out for team building or canoe races at the base of Stone Mountain. View the covered bridge, grist mill, carillon and the mountain’s famous carving from the water in big, stable War Canoes.

Big Canoe Outings are Great for:

  • Family Outings or Reunions
  • Convention & Meeting Activities
  • Wedding Groups
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries

  • Staff or Team Rewards
  • School Field Trips
  • Freshman Orientations
  • Corporate Events

  • Photography Paddles
  • Bird or Nature Watching
  • Eco-Tour or Sightseeing
  • Social Groups & Meetups

  • Fund Raising Events
  • Corporate Travel Groups
  • College Teams & Clubs
  • Outdoor Adventure Retreats

Book a full-day or half-day guided tour for your group in one of our unique Large Group Canoes

Adventure Feeds the Soul. Schedule your War Canoe Adventure Today to Rejuvenate and Replenish your Soul with some Big Canoe Fun!

Featured Trips

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo-w Canoe-to-the-Zoo with your group in our 25′ Voyageur-style Canoes. Imagine telling your friends about the wild animals you saw on your canoe trip! This trip includes Free Admission to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and plenty of time to enjoy a picnic on the dock and visit the animals and exhibits before stepping back in the Big Canoes and returning to the put-in.

Plum Orchard

plum orchard 2wVisit a restored Carnegie mansion and enjoy a picnic under the Live Oaks on the grounds of Plum Orchard just as the mansion’s original owners might have done more than 100-years ago. The Brickhill River and horses roaming freely create a picture-perfect backdrop for your experience on the island. Paddling a War Canoe to Cumberland adds an element of adventure to your visit.

St. Augustine

st augustine pirate ship w.jpgHistoric waterfront buildings, salt marshes and a marina made for sunsets provide an ideal backdrop for leisurely paddles – and the perfect place for a War Canoe adventure. Paddle past historic Castillo de San Marcos and under the Bridge of Lions on the way to the Municipal Marina where we’ll enjoy a snack and check out El Galeon before returning to the put-in.

Big Talbot Island

Big Talbot 260wPaddle a War Canoe through the Timucuan Preserve and enjoy the scenic dunes, marshes and hardwood hammocks while experiencing one of the last unspoiled coastal wetlands on the Atlantic Coast. Step out of your Big Canoe, enjoy a snack and take advantage of the many photo opportunities as you explore a driftwood-strewn beach.


Guided Tours Daily



  • "Up The Creek Xpeditions is a five-diamond outdoor entertainment source! Cabin Bluff Lodge has discovered that they are the best in outdoor paddling adventures. Their trips are catered to the individual groups to ensure that they are educated, entertained and have fun along the way. Jennifer and Pete have put together a great operation with the best in equipment, a very qualified staff and they ensure that safety is foremost. They listen when you have special requests and needs, ensuring that those requirements are surpassed! If coastal Georgia is in your future plans, their trips are a great way to see it."
    Toby Mohrman, Cabin Bluff Marine Operations, Director of Marine Operations
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It’s A Matter of Experience

Jennifer and Pete Koerner opened Up The Creek Xpeditions in 1997 because they wanted to share the fun and joy of paddling with as many people as possible. Paddling is one of those things that may seem more difficult than it is; but Jennifer and Pete want to help people push aside those misconceptions and discover an empowering and enlightening new world available to those who paddle. “One of the reasons we love paddling so much, is that it allows us to get closer to nature than almost any other form of recreation.” After specializing in large group kayaking trips for many years, Jennifer and Pete decided to create a new paddling experience that would be accessible to people who were uncomfortable with the idea of kayaking or physically unable to get in a kayak — War Canoes. Though coastal waters are not typically suited for canoes, War Canoes, also known as, “Big Canoes,” “Voyageur-style Canoes,” or “North Canoes,” are big, safe and stable and specially-designed for big rivers, open water and even whitewater. “We make paddling a fun, easy and safe experience for anyone wants to give it a try. We promise you’ll have a blast!”

At Up The Creek, nothing is more important than your experience. For nearly two-decades, we’ve provided our guests with unparalleled customer service and attention to detail in order to create the best possible paddling experience. Our staff of professional guides and instructors is comprised of some of the most experienced paddlers in the region – with credentials that are unmatched in the industry. We love exploring wild and scenic places; and we love sharing our passion for paddling. With some of the most interesting waterways and wildlife in North America, our highly-personalized service and tailor-made adventures ensure your experience will be unforgettable from beginning to end. Our company has built its reputation on exceptional quality, extensive experience, high safety standards, personalized, friendly service, and a strong commitment to the culture, history and natural environment of each of the areas in which we paddle. It is our goal to have a positive impact on everyone we paddle with.