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Cartecay River Experience

2400 Hwy 52 E, Ellijay

Kayak Rental for Two, Three, Four, or Six from Cartecay River Experience (Up to 40% Off)

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Kayakers explore the adventurous Cartecay River and North Georgia Mountains via class l-II rapids

Customer Reviews

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lazy river
6 ratings4 reviews
September 24, 2021
Amazing. We loved it
3 ratings2 reviews
September 12, 2021
Great experience but some sections are shaky but challenging and u get a workout in..
Janicehelpful reviewer
3 ratings3 reviews
September 12, 2021
Too much fun and the Owner was so nice and the driver from the place
1 ratings1 reviews
September 5, 2021
Super fun will definitely be going back ☺️ staff was sweet also very helpful
3 ratings2 reviews
August 29, 2021
The staff was very nice and helpful. I recommend just tubing because it's cheaper than kyaking, you're going to get soaked regardless, and you start and end at the same spot.
4 ratings2 reviews
August 28, 2021
Melissatop reviewer helpful reviewer
56 ratings46 reviews
August 28, 2021
What a wonderful adventure!!! The staff was GREAT! I didn't get everyone's name but all were great! Great female driver otw to put in and Ronny was great bringing us back! The gentleman at take out was friendly and shared some fun stories about his times on the river. 10/10 recommend, as long as you have kayaking experience, you'll be fine!! Don't let all these mixed reviews steer you away!!
3 ratings2 reviews
August 24, 2021
Great time! Was only about 45 minutes long kayaking - paddling the entire way. Wish it was a little longer.
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About This Deal

  • Vouchers may only be redeemed during the designated hours of operations:
    • Monday–Friday:10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
    • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • July 5: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • All other federal holidays: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Class II+ Rapids. Safety equipment included: Helmet, PFD, paddle, and kayak skirt if needed.
  • Include one kayak per person.

$3 shuttle and river fee per participant not included.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2021. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Please read through entire fine print below for redemption times. Subject to high unsafe water levels and weather. Cartecay River Experience LLC. operates on a first come first serve business basis. First-come first-served hours of operation and validation for each experience are as follows: Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; July 5 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; all other federal holidays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Vouchers are only valid during these redemption slots. $3 shuttle and river fee per participant not included. Minimum age is 4. Any additional questions please call (706) 531-4746. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Subject to availability. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Cartecay River Experience

Established: 2009

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 2–10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1.5–2.5 hours

Brands Used: Jackson, Liquid Logic, Dagger, and Sit-On-Top White Water Kayaks

Pro Tip: It is a small roller coaster-type experience. Individuals should have an adventurist personality.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: _ North Georgia mountains._

Recommended Age Group: 4 years old and up

Q&A with Woody, Owner

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

I have always enjoyed the outdoors and what mother nature has to offer. The enjoyment of watching my kids with smiles on their faces is awesome to watch.

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

This is considered a small roller coaster-type experience with small class II+ rapids. The more adventurist the individual is, the more that helps in creating an enjoyable day.

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?

They will be surrounded by North Georgia mountains, the beautiful river, and picnic areas on the river.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

This is not a lazy-river float. The Cartecay River is considered one of the best "natural flow" rivers in North Georgia and maybe North America.