GUIDED TOURS

Our guided tours include boat rental, life jackets, paddles, canoe/kayak instruction, and are accompanied by a professionally trained Guide/Naturalist who will share knowledge of the rivers history, ecology, keys points of interests and information about wildlife that may be spotted while paddling a 4.6 mile canoe trail loop through Cache River Bottom Land Swamp that back at our cabin office at Cache Bayou Outfitters.

No Shuttle service needed to or from our river tours or rentals. 

We recommend booking as early as possible.

So book one of our tour packages online today. The Cache is waiting!

Public Tours

March-October.

Available daily with prior booking.

Join one of our knowledgeable guides and other guests as we spend 1.5-2 hours in your choice of Canoe or Kayak paddling through the ancient waters of the Cache River. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the rivers history, geology and ecology while in the heart of Illinois’s hidden bayou. These tours are open to the public, and require a minimum of 2 guests. If you are a single person wanting a tour, please choose the private option or call us for availability on joining a public tour that already has guests. Additionally, we suggest if you have no prior experience that you choose the private option so are guides can work with you on your paddling strokes. Groups with small children are also encouraged to choose the private option. 

$37.00 Adult (18 & up)

$21.00 Teen (12-17)

$18.00 Youth (5-11)

Children 2-4 are free with parental discretion.

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Private Tour

March-November.

Available Monday-Saturday with prior booking.

Private tours are for individuals and private groups wanting to explore the Cache one-on-one with a guide. We will spend 1.5-2 hours in your choice of Canoe or Kayak paddling through the ancient waters of the Cache River.  Take this unique opportunity to learn about the rivers history, geology and ecology while in the heart of Illinois’s hidden bayou.

$45.00  Adult (18-up)

$25.00 Teen (12-17)

$23.00 Youth (5-11)

Children 2-4 are free with parental discretion.

Large Group Rates Available by calling 618-201-4090

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Private Sunset Tour

Now-November.

Available Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays evenings with prior booking.

Private sunset tours are for individuals and private groups wanting to explore the Cache at sunset. We will spend 1.5-2 hours in your choice of Canoe or Kayak paddling through the ancient waters of the Cache River.  Take this unique opportunity to learn about the rivers history, geology and ecology while in the heart of Illinois’s hidden bayou.

$45.00  Adult (18-up)

$21.00 Teen (12-17)

$18.00 Youth (5-11)

Large Group Rates Available by calling 618-201-4090

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Cache River Wetland Field Trips for Schools & Camps

Each year, Cache Bayou Outfitters Inc.  hosts hundreds of youth for a hands-on, environmental education experience in which we emphasize the significance and importance of the Cache River Wetlands. This is accomplished via canoe/kayak or hiking through the Cache River Wetlands or hiking trip through Wildcat Bluff, Glass Hill or Heron Pond Natural Areas.  These seasonal programs are available from March through November.  All environmental education field trip programs are aligned to Illinois Academic Standards and the North American Association for Environmental Education K-12 Guidelines for Learning and are tailored to the needs of our visiting teachers and schools. Ideal for large groups over 10 participants.

 

Why Wetlands? Wetland Values • Wetlands help to filter our water. • Wetlands act like sponges. • Wetlands help to keep our groundwater clean. • Wetlands provide a biodiverse habitat for fish & wildlife. • Wetlands provide recreational, educational, and important scientific opportunities throughout Cache River Wetlands• Wetlands help to store carbon, reducing its impact on our atmosphere.

 

Pricing as follows for 2-3 hours:

$20.00 per student for Cache River Canoe/kayak Trip

$30.00 per adult for Cache River Canoe/kayak Trip

Canoe & Hiking Trip  6-7 hours total 

$30.00 per Student for Cache River Trip & Guided Hike

$30.00 per Adult for Cache River Trip & Guided Hike

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Full Moon Paddles

For information and upcoming dates please check out our 2022 Calendar of Events and book today! 

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