Public Event

Solar Eclipse Paddle at the Cache River

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Date(s) - 08/21/2017
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

White Crane Canoe Rentals


Solar Eclipse Paddle August, 21 2017

The Cache River is in the path of totality for the Great American Eclipse! Observers there will see (appx.) 2minutes 28s of totality! Come join us for a Cache River Canoe Solar Eclipse Tour like no other!  We will set out on the swamp in the early morning is the perfect time to witness dozens of warblers, great blue herons, cormorants, egrets, kingfishers, and eagles. The Southern Illinois is at the apex of a viewing area the area of longest duration for viewing the eclipse which will occur at 1:20pm on the Cache River. What better way to experience it by canoeing through an ancient cypress swamp. During the tour we will have a presentation will be given from our professional naturalists guides about solar cycles and lunar eclipses. Additional, we here how stories from around the world pertaining to beliefs and costumes surrounding these solar and lunar events.  Followed by a catered meal of grilled hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs. 

The trip will be for the duration of 4-5 miles.

To make this trip a fun and convenient expedition, make reservations at, which is the launching spot for the trip.

      Pricing & Info      

  • Itinerary (10:30am – 3pm)
  • Dates:  August 21 Time:
  • Dress-  weather appropriate clothing,
  • Directions – Google Map 240 Dean Lane, Illinois 62992
  • Pricing $100.00/per adult, $75.00/per teen 12-17, $60.00/11 ages & younger, include choice of single kayak, canoe, special eye glasses, life vest, snacks, water bottled water, catered meal  & professional naturalists.  Full refund if its an overcast day or raining.
  • Registration Deadline is August 17th. 2017. To register you must call or email  Total amount is owed upon registration and refunds for canceling will not be given 2 weeks prior to the date.   Payments can be taken by paypal at, checks written to White Crane Canoe Rentals or over the phone with square app reader.  No online online registration available at the time until further notice.