Primitive Outback
Kayaking & Gem Mining
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Our Pricing




*Reservations are Required to be sure your date and time is available.

* You can make same day reservations if boats are available. 

*We do space groups out on the river. 


Our 3 Hour Kayak Rental Price includes a kayak, shuttle service, life vest, informational instructions, paddle and dry box:


3 Hour Kayak Rental                            $35.00 / person 

      Single and Tandem /Double (2 person) avaliable


Drop & Shuttle Service including parking

    using your own kayak and equipment  $20.00 / person        


Our River trip is approx. 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

We do recommend the following:

- wearing shoes that can get wet (ex .  watershoes, sandels or old tennis shoes), -  sunscreen

-bug spray

- water to drink along the way

- many enjoy haveing a change of clothes/ towel in your vehicle for after your river adventure 


Please feel free to contact us for more information and dates available. 

* Groups of 15 or more kayakers will require $100 desposit for reservation. Deposit is refundable up to the day before your reservation. *

*Kayaking is always weather dependent *



Gem Mining Pricing:


Super Bucket         $ 15.00 each

Grand Bucket        $ 30.00 each

Mega Bucket          $50.00 each

Colossal Bucket    $100.00 each (we guarantee a cut gemstone in each $100.00 bucket)

You are welcome to share your treasure buckets.



With each bucket (all sizes) we will provide you a screen, basket to put your stones in and when you're finished a baggie to carry your stones home in.
You pan in our covered flume overlooking the beautiful clear Little Tennessee River.



We will help you to identify all your gems and explain how to tell the difference between a gem and a rock.






April/ May Hours:

**Holidays may vary - Please check Google Maps or Call us at 828-349-1717**

Gem Mining "Rain or Shine" and Visiting Baby Fainting Goats

Sunday:       10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday:      10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday:      By reservation 

Wednesday: By reservation

Thursday:    10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday:         10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday:     10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Other days / times available by Reservation 828-349-1717



June, July, & August: Thursday- Monday 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM

September & October: Thursday- Monday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Winter: November - February: By reservations and some Saturdays


**hours may vary please check Google Maps or call us **




Kayaking Season usually  from  April to October: weather dependent

**last kayak trip leaves by 2:00 PM** Weather dependent

Kayaking Reservations are Required.  Same day reservations are available if boats are available.  

Call Today! 828-349-1717


We accept Cash or credit cards.   We  accept Master Card, Visa, Discover Card, American Express and Apple Pay.



We look forward to seeing you soon or hearing from you!





Primitive Outback Kayaking and Gem Mining
155 Robin Lynn Lane
Otto, NC 28763