photo provided by Donna Dauphinais
We provide first class equipment and services to all of our customers. Every need has been considered for multi-day kayak excursions on the Suwannee River. We cater to beginner up to experienced paddlers and Southern Paddling Guide is not just another kayak rental company. We pride ourselves on focused customer attention. We only accommodate up to 5 paddlers per trip to ensure our customer focus.
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Is to provide the most relaxing kayak vacation while enjoying nature. Your comfort and safety is our #1 goal.
The company owner, Dale Dauphinais is a retired veteran of the United States Air Force. He served 24 years as an aircraft maintenance technician with 18 years in Combat Search and Rescue and retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt/E-8.) He deployed multiple times throughout his career starting with Operations Desert Shield/Storm and ending his career with Operation Unified Protector (Libya).
He has always been an outdoor enthusiast with experience in minimalist survival and enjoys hunting and fishing as much as possible. He applies some of this experience in to this business. His guided trips are full of facts about nature and the river system. He absolutely enjoys sharing his knowledge of the great outdoors with others.
Disabled Veteran owned and operated business