Multi-Day Trips

Black River Knees by SilenteyeWe provide a canoe or kayak, paddles, PFDs (personal floatation devices), shuttle service and at least one experienced guide/naturalist for all guided trips. These trips are good for paddlers of all skill levels who enjoy paddling with others to share the adventure. The guide will give a brief paddling and safety talk before each trip and can help you along the way. Advance registration is required for all guided trips.

Guided Haw River Fishing Trip

The Haw River in North Carolina’s Piedmont has become a favorite river to fish for both novice and experienced anglers.  It offers a diversity of fish habitats to include head-water streams, deep pools, rocky shallows, slow-flowing flat-water reaches and rapids.  The best time of the year to catch fish is during the spring spawn from January to early March of each year.

This weekend fishing trip begins the first day when guests meet at 9:00 a.m. at The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. in Saxapahaw, NC.  We will leave from there to fish various upriver habitats.  That night, guests are free to return home or enjoy the many eateries and attractions in Saxapahaw.  Lodging is the responsibility of our guests; however, we can make recommendations as to where to find a place to stay that meets your budget and personal needs.  The next day, we will fish a different down-river stretch.  Our fishing adventure will conclude by 5:00 p.m. the second day so that guests have plenty of time to return home.

Fees: The trip fee is $235.00 per person.  A canoe or kayak, PFD, paddle, lunch both days, bait and an experienced fishing guide/naturalist are provided.  If fishing gear is needed, there is an additional $50.00/person cost.

Guests are responsible for transportation to and from The Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co., fishing gear (to include rod, reel, line and artificial lures), freshwater fishing license, appropriate clothing for the time of year, a waterproof bag for extra clothes and gear, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, light-weight rain gear and foot wear that can get dirty and/or wet.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Black River Canoe/Kayak Camping Trip

The Black River is a slow-flowing black-water river and swamp.  It originates in Sampson County, NC and flows in a southeasterly direction until it empties into the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, NC.  Approximately 25 miles of the river have been identified as having outstanding scenic and natural significance.  In addition to having the oldest tress in the Eastern United States (some bald cypress trees are over 1600 years old), the area offers wonderful opportunities for observing neo-tropical migrating birds, outstanding natural communities, abundant wildlife and rare and endangered pants.  Fishing for bass, sunfish and catfish are excellent.  For those with an interest in history, evidence of past steamboat activity can be seen.

This weekend canoe camping trip begins at 9:00 a.m. on the first day at the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission boat launch off Sampson County Route 1100; approximately 0.5 miles south of Ivanhoe, NC.  We will float approximately 10 miles of the river through sandhill and swamp environments before reaching the take-out and campsite at Henry’s Landing.

After running the shuttle the next morning, we will float and paddle downriver to and through “The Narrows” and “Three Sisters” areas.  It is in this stretch of the river that we see the largest concentration of ancient bald cypress trees.  Our take-out will be at Hunt’s Bluff, approximately 1.0 mile south of Highway 54 near Atkinson, NC.  We should reach the take-out by 4:00 p.m.

Fees: The trip fee is $230.00 per person.  A canoe or kayak, PFD, paddle, lunch both days, dinner one evening, breakfast the second day and an experienced guide/naturalist are provided.

Guests are responsible for transportation to and from the put-in and take-out, tent & sleeping bag, appropriate clothing for the time of year, a waterproof bag for extra clothes and gear, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, light-weight rain gear and foot wear that can get dirty and/or wet.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Roanoke River Swamps Weekend Paddle Trip

The Roanoke River originates in the Virginia mountains.  As the river crosses the Virginia-North Carolina boundary, it flows through rolling hills and flat land.  It then empties into Albermarle Sound near Plymouth, NC.  As it cuts its way across the Coastal Plain, the Roanoke River spreads out over a very large floodplain creating one of the largest swamp ecosystems in the eastern United States.  The swamps are habitat to many common wildlife species such as turkey, deer, bobcat, raccoon, opossum, squirrel and barred owls and rare species like the black bear, bald eagles and the many species of Neotropical migratory birds that are declining in number.  The quality of the swamp forests is itself rare.

This weekend paddle trip begins at 9:00 a.m. on the first day as participants meet at Roberson’s Marina on Gardner Creek near Jamesville, NC.  After meeting and having introductions, we will run a shuttle to Jamesville, NC.  From the put-in on Gardner Creek, our paddle trip will take us down Gardner Creek, through Devil’s Gut swamp, down the Roanoke River and on to Jamesville.

The next day, we will paddle one of two other swamps near Williamston, NC or Plymouth, NC; either Sweetwater Creek swamp or Conaby Creek swamp.  Our trip will end in mid to late afternoon so participants can begin their journey home before it gets too late.

Fees: The trip fee is $230.00 per person.  We can suggest various establishments for overnight accommodations.  A canoe or kayak, PFD, paddle, lunch both days and an experienced guide/naturalist are provided.

Guests are responsible for transportation to and from the put-ins, lodging, meals other than 2 lunches, appropriate clothing for the time of year, a waterproof bag for extra clothes and gear, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, light-weight rain gear and foot wear that can get dirty and/or wet.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Spirit Island Overnight Camp Out: Guided Trip

Need to get away for the weekend, but don’t want to go too far from home? Spirit Island, on the Haw River, is an ideal place to shed the stresses of an urban lifestyle and enjoy isolation, beautiful scenery and plenty of birds and wildlife.

Beginning at Saxapahaw, we paddle 4.5 miles to the island on a river section free from rapids, but home to great blue herons, Canada geese, cormorants, muskrats, beavers, turtles, ospreys, red-tail hawks, belted kingfishers and an occasional bald eagle.

At the island, we set up tents on one of two camping platforms and soak up the surroundings before an evening meal. After breakfast the next day, we paddle back to Saxapahaw and arrive by noon.

Fee: $175 per person – canoe, dinner and breakfast provided, $170 per person with your own boat.

Next dates: Please call 336-260-6465 to check availbility for this trip.

Custom Trips & Courses Available

Throughout the winter season The Haw River Canoe and Kayak Company will be offering a wide array of custom guided and self guided trips.

Experienced guides and staff members are available to lead groups down several different sections of the Haw River. Weather and water level permitting.

From simple day trips, extended overnight trips, private and group instruction, to class 1-2 sections of the Lower Haw River.  We can tailor a program to fit your needs!

Self Guided trips will also be available if you are looking to get out on your own, depending on weather.

Call in today to speak with a staff member about what opportunities we have available, 336-260-6465

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