With it's varied habitats, the Okefenokee has become an area known for its abundance of plants and animals that presents ample photo opportunities.
The boat, as a shooting platform, allows many different perspectives for both wildlife and landscape shooting through the various areas and the different lighting presented in each as the sun sets.
The shot opportunities are constantly changing throughout the cruise.
Date October 15th,
Rain Date October 22nd
Time 4:00 PM
$5.00 per car Wildlife Refuge admission.
The fee for the boat trip is $65.00 per person. Payment is to be made directly to Okefenokee Adventures at https://checkout.xola.com/index.html#seller/6116d490ca3b386ec1555efa/experiences/632cc11a85b44e57df613db7?openExternal=true or by phone 912 496 7156.
Minimum participation is 8 people per boat, maximum is 14 per boat. The goal is to keep the boat population around 8 to allow for freer movement to photograph. 16 participants allows for two boats.
Contact - Dave Wholey
904 322 4004
Parking Info - Parking lot adjacent to the boat docks
Entrance Info -
Pay station for Refuge entrance on the entrance road.
We will gather in the boat dock area at 4 PM
The refuge is about 75 miles from the city of Jacksonville so carpooling is a realistic option.
There is a snack bar at the boat docks with food and drink options prior to the boat trip.
Schedule of Events
We will meet in the boat dock area at 4 PM with a departure time at 4:30 PM and return to dock scheduled for 7:30 PM.
Sunset is 6:54 PM
Shooting opportunities will call for lens selection ranging from wide angle up through 400 mm and higher lenses.
Being on water you may want to have a polarizer with you. Shots later in the trip can use ND filters, not necessary, but can help sunset shooting.
Tripods are not usable on the boat due to tight spaces, but would be usable if you choose to arrive early for shooting on the trails.
Bring a light jacket or sweater as it will cool down after sunset particularly on the water in a moving boat.
Oh, and bug spray, we're in a real swamp
Exit 32 off of I 295 N to FL 115 N.
Turn Right onto US 1 / 23 Not Folkston GA
In Folkston, left onto W Martin St, left on Okefenokee DR, 7.4 miles to Refuge entrance on right.