Canoe Adventures

Guided Big Voyageur Canoe/War Canoe Trips

Historic Downtown St. Marys Big War Canoe Trip.

A guided Voyageur Canoe trip is the perfect choice for a few hours of fun and excitement. These trips make great outings and still leave plenty of time for other activities. Whether you seek a stimulating activity, a chance to get outdoors or want to take your first step into the exciting world of paddling, these half-day trips are a wonderful option. Choose from one of the many half-day or full-day guided canoe trips. We offer a wide and varied selection of paddling destinations so that you can return many times and never see the same thing twice. With the largest fleet and most professional guide staff in the area, we can safely accommodate children, beginners, Seniors, mobility impaired and groups up to 18-paddler in our 25′  War Canoes and up to 30-paddlers on some of our guided kayak trips.

It is important to note that paddling in the tidewater area is based strictly on tides and weather. Because of unfavorable tides or weather, some trips may not be possible on the day you wish to paddle. Therefore, the first step is picking the day you would like to go paddling and then we will check the tides for that day and let you know which trips are possible. Once you’ve picked a day and and we’ve decided on the trip location that will work on that day, all you have to do is book your adventure. Super Simple. You just need to know the When and How Many and we’ll do the rest for you.

Though some trips can be longer, our guided canoe trips generally consist of 2 – 2.5 hours of paddling in order to maximize fun while still staying comfortable. Though War Canoes can paddle against the tidal currents here, most of our trips are designed to ensure we paddle with the current — providing for an easy pace and relaxing trip. Weather and wind can dramatically affect paddling conditions; and safety is our number one priority. Trips will run unless high winds, lightning or other conditions arise that force cancellation.

All trips include:

  • Your seat in our Big Canoe, paddle and personal flotation device (PFD)
  • A pre-launch paddling instruction covering canoeing fundamentals and paddle strokes
  • Water and snacks
  • An experienced  guide leading the trip

All of our Lead Guides have been through ACA (American Canoe Association) Certifications, Skills Checks and Courses. All Up The Creek Xpeditions/Big Canoe Fun guides are trained in 1st Aid and CPR and experienced EMT’s are on every War Canoe trip. Guides are trained to assist customers in capsizes, or other emergencies, and provide a wealth of knowledge about the area and environment. For your enjoyment and safety the outfitter you choose should employ trained professional paddlers.

*All trips meet at the trip launch site or location unless otherwise noted.


Big Canoe Outings are Great for:

  • Family Outings or Reunions
  • Convention & Meeting Activities
  • Wedding Party Get Togethers
  • Birthdays & Anniversaries

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

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

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



Step One

When & How Many? Decide when you want to go paddling. How many people might be in your group, including children?

Step Two

Give us a call or e-mail us after deciding when and how many, and we will chat with you about which area or location you'd like to paddle. We will then match you to the right canoe trip for you or your group.

Step Three

Once the Date, Time, Location and Number of people have been decided, you will be asked to put down a credit card deposit to hold you reservation. Then let the fun begin!

Half-Day Guided Big Canoe Trips

$ 45-$65 /person

  • All of our Guided Voyageur Canoe Trips are between 2 and 3.5-hours on the water. Please plan on spending an additional hour for pre-trip instruction, launching and wrap-up.
  • Pre-Trip Instruction
  • Canoeing and Safety Equipment
  • Drink & Snack Provided
  • Trips range from Mild-to-Wild
  • No Experience Necessary

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Corporate Elite & Resort Services

$ 125-$300 /person

  • All Corporate Elite and Resort Services represent the most personalized and professional group paddling outings available. These exclusive trips are essentially the, “crème de la crème,” of an already wonderful resort experience. Featuring the best guides, equipment and paddling venues in the region, our Exclusive Elite Services allow the area’s finest resort properties to offer their guests a service not offered anywhere else — 5-Diamond Paddling!
  • Private Guided Tour
  • Highest Guide-to-Guest Ratio in the Industry
  • Master Guides on All Trips
  • Experienced Fire/Rescue EMT’s on All Trips
  • Exclusive, on-site paddling venues -or- Transportation to paddling site
  • Drink & Snack provided

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