Kids, Tweens, Teens, Adults
Paddle along the Rivers of America for a grand sightseeing adventure around Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island.
Travel back to a time when water was the fastest mode of transportation. Named after the legendary frontiersman, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes invite you to embark on a fun-filled expedition where exciting new discoveries await you around every river bend.
Navigate the Rivers of America
Cruise full circle around Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island and take in the sights and sounds of 3 different lands—the backwoods of Frontierland, the wrought-iron railings of New Orleans Square and the peak of Chick-A-Pin Hill towering over Critter Country. Along the river’s edge, sharp-eyed explorers will observe:
While you'll get a very unique perspective of the Rivers of America from the Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes, the attraction follows the same path as 2 larger ships: the Mark Twain Riverboat and the Sailing Ship Columbia.
Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes operates seasonally, may close due to inclement weather and is only open during certain times of day. If paddling around the Rivers of America is a priority, try to make it over to Critter Country earlier in the day.
The 20-passenger vessels are real, free-floating canoes; there is no motor and no track. Modeled after the boats that early Native American and European explorers used to traverse the real rivers of America, these 35-foot-long canoes are powered entirely by paddles.
No Experience Necessary
Before embarking on your expedition, rest assured that you will be given a short lesson on how to paddle the canoe. For added safety, small children will be required to wear life jackets.
The boats are lightweight and most of the paddling is more for fun than propulsion. While your help is appreciated, the river guides who sit in the fore and aft of the canoe are capable enough of navigating the waters by themselves.