FAQs- Frequently Asked Questions
WOW, kayaking in Jackson? Where?
Our primary location where we launch is Crystal Lake. A HUGE enclosed oxbow quietly nestled between Downtown Jackson and Flowood. Calm water, lots of greenery, birds, wildlife, and PLENTY of room to explore.Perfect for beginners or seasoned paddlers.
We operate by appointment/reservation. To set up your session send a text to (601) 953-7615 with your Name, Date of interest, & party size. Last minute or same day reservations are not always available so its best to book AT LEAST a day in advance, especially if you have a large party or need special accommodations.
How long can we use the boats for?
Those who have a little experience or are comfortable paddling unguided, can paddle up to 5* hours. That allows you to explore the entire area at your own pace. A guided/beginner tour session lasts an average of 1.5-2hrs. Be sure to mention whether you want to paddle alone or do a tour session when booking. There is no shuttling involved. Put in and takeout are at the same launch point.
What about animals?
Animal sightings are very common around this beautiful oxbow. There are many factors that will determine what kind of animals you will see. These factors include but are not limited to: The time of day, current temperature, recent rainfall, water levels, noise level of your party, the season, specific location on the river channel.
These animals pose no threat to humans. Admire them from a distance. Do not feed them.
Take LOTS of pictures!!!!
Is the water clean?
Yes! during our peak summer season, water quality tests are conducted weekly.
What if we can't swim?
No worries. Kayaking with us is a SAFE and RELAXING experience. You'll be provided a life vest, paddle, sturdy kayak, and instruction. As long as you're open to a new experience and have the willingness to experience something new, you'll have an enjoyable swim-free time. Although swimming is not a requirement, be prepared to get a little wet from the occasional splashes.
I don't know what to do, will there be someone to show us?
Yes! before every session we provide hands on instructions on what to do, what not to do, what to expect, and we even assist you with getting in and out of the kayaks. Guided session move at a relaxed pace with breaks along the route. Your instructor will be close enough for you to feel comfortable but far enough to where you'll have your own personal space to explore and paddle in peace.
We have kids. Can they come?
Yes! typically kids ages 9 years old and up can paddle solo in their own kayak. Kids tend to be better paddlers than most adults because they are fearless and love new experiences. Smaller kids that cannot physically paddle a kayak along must paddle in a tandem with an adult. Smaller kids, 3 or 4 years of age and under can sit in a single kayak close to a parent. From our experience children 2* and under do not enjoy sitting in a kayak for an extended period of time. They require lots of attention and snacks.
How much is it?
$15/small child that must accompany an adult in a tandem kayak.
Pre-teens and kids that are large enough and physically capable of paddling a single kayak do not have to accompany an adult in a tandem.
Small children are those that are physically incapable of paddling alone.