"It's a beautiful stretch. I say you're really out in the wilderness but you're right in downtown Macon."
She says it's a family friendly float where people can fish, splash at sand bars and see wildlife.
"When I have small children I say please do a turtle count for me and I had one little boy get to the takeout and I said, 'How many turtles did you see?' and he said, 'I counted 25.' I was like wow!"
O'Neal's love for the river goes back to her college days when she worked as a guide on the Ocoee and Chattooga Rivers. When Macon developed Amerson and the river walk it got her thinking about returning to a job she always loved.
"What has been heartening to me is since I started this business, since Amerson has been here you see more and more people driving up and down Riverside Drive with boats in their cars. People are discovering this."