Multi-Day Trips

Memphis to Helena (4-7 days)

This Big River journey starts at Mud Island, in Memphis Tennessee. As the guides pack the canoes, check out the to-scale model of the Lower Mississippi River just a 2-minute walk away! Once on the water, paddlers will have the pleasure of paddling under the historic three bridges of Memphis. After this, the sojourn begins. … Read more

Big Island Circumnavigation (5-7 days)

2-3 days of hard paddling to get up the Arkansas, one grueling day for the portage to the White (or take the Arkansas Post Canal), One day of moderate paddling back down the White back to the Mississippi, and One day of downstream paddling back down the Mississippi. Add two days for exploration, bad weather, … Read more

Lower Arkansas River (3-6 days)

Go where few have gone before on this remote wilderness adventure. You will see neither tow boats or civilization on the Lower Arkansas River, and likely not another human soul. The trip begins at the Wilbur D. Mills dam, near Pendleton, AR. The Arkansas River winds some 40 miles to its confluence with the Muddy … Read more

Helena to Quapaw Landing (2 Days)

Our most popular overnight trip. Enter the Muddy Waters Wilderness, and let civilization fade to the background. Enjoy life on the sandbar as you relax and watch the world go by. On this trip you will visit the historic Montezuma Island, named for a sunken steamboat, as well as Island 62, which has bountiful amounts … Read more

Tunica to Helena (2-3 days)

Hop aboard the Big Canoe and into the wilderness for this scenic trip. We will begin at the Tunica River Park, a River Museum with historical exhibits and an aquarium too! From there begins a 37-mile downstream adventure through the Whiskey Chute, Walnut Bend, and miles of beaver, bald eagle, and coyote habitat. At the … Read more

Quapaw Overnight (2 days)

One of our most popular options. Camp for one night on an expansive sandbar under a starry sky, or in a willow forest with sunset views. Let our guides cook you a dinner over an open fire, and enjoy your retreat away from civilization and into the wilderness. Experience required None! This trip is open … Read more

Muddy Waters Wilderness (3-5 days)

Narrative: This is a journey through some of the wildest & remote islands & forests of the Lower Mississippi. Described in a 12-page article in National Geographic Adventure Magazine, August 2007. Great back channels & oxbow lakes to explore. Fossil finding & rock hunting at Knowlton Crevasse & Catfish Point. Great swimming throughout. Abundant wildlife, … Read more