Suwannee Adventures

About Me

My father as did I loved the water and loved to go off shore (Atlantic side) fishing and we did that every Saturday.  Together we took every boating course we could find and became members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

When I was 11 yrs. old I was piloting my dad’s fishing boat out the channel of the St Johns and past the jetties looking for our first spot to fish, navigating with just a map and compass. I have built my own boats and traveled the waters of the east coast of Florida.  After collage I moved to Live Oak, Fl., leaving the east coast waters behind me. But my love for water only really developed when I hit the spring fresh waters of the Suwannee River.
I would watch canoeists and kayakers playing on a river and seeming to master it and I wanted to do that, too. It didn’t take me long before I had borrowed a friend’s canoe. That was the start of my first adventure on the Suwannee River but it wasn’t very successful. My first little excursion, I learned that there was no magic involved. Those paddlers I had been watching, well, they just knew the river and what they were doing. They used the river's forces to their advantage, instead of letting the river work against them. In the last 30 or so years I have canoed, kayaked, jet skied, house boated, and speed boated, and even tubed down the river. My wife and I retired when we were 55 and have spent the last 11 years exploring the Rivers. 

There are so many good web sites about the Suwannee River and springs, yet none bring it all together in one very informative web site. It can get confusing when it comes to planning your own adventure or even find the outfitters who will. Our site is an ongoing attempt to keep Suwannee visitors from having a miserable trip. Or should I say "help visitors have a great adventure.


Whether you're searching for adventure trips that include physical activities or you're looking just for some relaxation, you'll find it on the Suwannee River and  I will help you. My belief has always been that outdoor activities (on the rivers) can be enjoyed year round, in all types of weather, by people of all ages and skill levels. Blissfully, most of the pleasures on the river aren't so academic.

Thank you for showing interest in our site. Please feel free to ask me any of your questions, if I don't know the answer, I know where to find it.