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Address: 6 Veggie Stand Dr, Hiawassee, GA 30546-5525
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Southern Water Trails is a locally-owned company based in Hiawassee,...

Southern Water Trails is a locally-owned company based in Hiawassee, Georgia, “The Top of Georgia.” We offer Stand-Up Paddle Boarding tours and lessons on many area lakes – including Chatuge, Nottely, Burton, Seed, Rabun, Tallulah Falls and Tugalo. Stand-up paddle boarding (S.U.P. for short) is the “newest wave” in paddlesports! S.U.P. is a great activity for individuals, families, kids, couples, corporate groups, and active seniors. All tours run 7 days a week, April through November. Call or email to book today!

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Great day on the Nantahala Gorge!

Amazing trip on the Nantahala River with river guide Linc Stallings! Excellent guide and provided the perfect equipment. He provided the best instruction while keeping us safe but... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2016
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing trip on the Nantahala River with river guide Linc Stallings! Excellent guide and provided the perfect equipment. He provided the best instruction while keeping us safe but very exciting! We took both an inflatable SUP and kayak down the river as first timers. We covered about 6 miles of class I-III rapids stopping before the bigger Rapids for instruction... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great time on Lake Chatuge on our SUP tour! Linc was an excellent guide and the equipment was great. We did a 3-hour tour and stopped at a beautiful island for a rest stop and delicious snacks. We covered about 5 miles and had a fantastic time. Would definitely recommend to anyone new to SUP!

Thank Bryan K
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Seriously, how many more 5-star reviews does one need? I admit I was apprehensive for a 2-3 hour tour, given that we had three little ones aged 6 and under. However, it's really not a difficult time, and everyone had a blast. We had never tried SUP before, and Linc gave us a simple, effective run-down of the equipment, and... More 

Thank Shawn C
Lee's Summit, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Our group of four had such an incredible time with Linc on our SUP tour! It was our first time with SUP, and Linc did a great job of explaining everything in an easy-to-understand way. Once we were in the water, he was really encouraging with the whole group and let us stand up at our own pace. He's very... More 

Thank Sydney F
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

What an amazing experience! We had a chance to take advantage of the sunset SUP tour on Lake Chatuge this past weekend. Chatuge was beautiful, the temperature perfect, and most of the boat traffic ended early in the evening. Not only was the sunset incredible, our guide was as well. Linc really took the time to learn our group's personalities... More 

2 Thank Raja S
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Our family was up from Orlando for a few days and thought this sunset trip would be a great way to get out on the water since we didn't have a boat. We were certainly not disappointed! Linc was so welcoming and personable with us the entire two hours. He took us to a rope swing because my 15 year... More 

1 Thank Julie C
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We really enjoyed out Paddle Board tour at sunset. It is very easy to learn and we were up and going in no time. Thanks so much to our guide Lincoln for making the activity very enjoyable. I highly recommend this activity

Thank Lori S
Abbeville, Louisiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My family booked a private tour with Linc on Tallulah Falls Lake and it was awesome. He suggested the lake because our cabin was nearest and OMG .... such a GORGEOUS and peaceful area!!! SUP is an awesome way to see Georgia's beautiful scenery and Linc is a great guide. His suggestions for other sights in the area were great... More 

Thank acsl2016
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I have been wanting to attempt paddle boarding for a while and I am so glad that we tried it with Linc. He was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable not only paddle boarding, but the area and location. We did the sunset tour and it was absolutely breathtaking. I would recommended this experience to anyone! We look forward... More 

Thank _mariah0409
Fayetteville, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 26 June 2016

My son and I have been wanting to try SUP for quite some time. I'm so glad I found Linc at Southern Water Trails. We booked a sunset SUP tour on Lake Chatuge and the experience was awesome! Thanks, Linc, for your training and patience - my son is 10 and I had doubts about my balancing ability. Good news... More 

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