For your canoeing experience we have 3 packages available. Packages include 2 nights stay for 2 adult guests. Include snacks, meal, drinks during your canoe trip and transportation to and from Bisland House with your guide. If your schedule permits, a full southern style breakfast each morning. Jessi or Michelle's Rooms. Danielle's room may be booked, if available, with an additional $20 per night upcharge. Please call to book this package. Based on room availability and availability of guide.
***NEW PACKAGE FOR 2015***
Natchez Under The Hill Canoe Trip
Trip begins about 4 miles north of Natchez and ends at the historic Natchez Under The Hill. A short drive will take you through downtown, past the scenic city cemetery and wind down to the base of the bluff near the site of an old cotton port. Once on the river you will be afforded a wonderful view of the elegant homes perched some 200 feet atop the bluffs. Other things to see on the way: remnants of ancient cypress trees that were cleared during the 1930's Giles Cut: a navigational shortening of the river by the Corps of Engineers and The Devil's Punchbowl, an ancient and mysterious cut in the bluff which was once used as a haven for river pirates, a concentration camp during the Civil War and the setting for Natchez author Greg Iles' book, The Devil's Punch Bowl. It is a short 2 hour trip that is all on the Mississippi River.
Depending on weather, river conditions and guest interest, a crossing to the west bank of the river can be made as well. Trip duration: 2 hours, possibly 3 if a river crossing is made. This includes shuttle, safety gear, dry bags and water.
$429.00 plus taxes including a 2 nights stay per couple
Half day trip on Old River, morning or afternoon. This 1930's cut off from the Mississippi River offers over 20 miles of paddling with opportunities for viewing wildlife such as the American White Pelican, Cormorant, Osprey, White Tail Deer and the American Alligator. Giles Island, the sight of the Wells-Maddox Duel that made Jim Bowie and his knife famous, is suituated within this old oxbow.
Price per couple includes snacks, meal, drinks and transportation to and from the Bisland House with your guide, 2 nights accommodations for 2 guests in Jessi or Michelle's rooms, and full breakfast in the morning if your schedule permits.
Package is $559.00 plus tax Based on availability of rooms and guide. Call to reserve.
The Big River Trip
Full day trip on 18 beautiful miles of the Mississippi River. The day will start early with a pickup at 7:00 am and a 45 minute drive through rich Louisiana farmland to Waterproof. Pack up and head out. Paddle back channels behind a chain of islands or cross the river to paddle to Coles Creek. Stop to explore sandbars and watch the barges go by. Lunch in the shade of the willows, cotton wood and sycamore. Get a spectacular view of Natchez and its homes perched high atop the Bluffs, a sight seen by few except barge hands, commercial fisherman and a handful of recreational users. See it the way Mark Twain saw it. Stop in to the Under the Hill Saloon for a celebratory drink.
Price per couple includes snacks, meal, drinks and transportation to and from the Bisland House with your guide, 2 nights accommodations for 2 guests in Jessi or Michelle's rooms, and full breakfast on the morning you do not have your trip. A hot biscuit, coffee and fruit can be provided for your car ride on the morning of your trip
Package is $799.00 plus tax Call to reserve. Based on availability of rooms and guide.
Prior experience is not required, but a willingness to take a bit of guidance and do a bit of paddling is.
Guest would need appropriate clothing, footwear, hat, sunglasses, towel and a change of clothes.
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Some items are provided by the guide. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns.