Immerse yourself in the nation’s largest subtropical wilderness on this small-group Everglades eco tour! Paddle alongside a Master Naturalist guide through mangrove-lined waterways showcasing the area’s rich flora and fauna. See an array of wildlife including a variety of birds, alligators, otters and more. Two Everglades kayak tours to choose from.
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Tours depart from the Everglades Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center at 32016 Tamiami Trail East, Everglades City, FL, 34139. Located at the intersection of US 41 (Tamiami Trail) and SR 29 (Collier Blvd). This area is also known as Carnestown. Look for your guide's van marked "Everglades Area Tours" on the SE corner of the intersection pulling a kayak trailer loaded with kayaks.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time.
Each Everglades National Park kayaking tour lasts approximately 3 hours including short breaks.
No. These tours are not wheelchair accessible.
Please bring whatever you wish to eat or drink, including plenty of water but please adhere to their "Leave No Trace" policy. A light jacket is needed on most trips, along with protective footwear that you do not mind getting wet. Sun protection (sunscreen, hats, etc.) is always a good idea. Binoculars and field glasses are also a good idea. Bring a camera in a plastic zip lock bag if it is not waterproof.
Please dress comfortably and according to the weather, and wear protective footwear (water shoes) that you do not mind getting wet. Wear shorts, light, fast-drying pants, or swimsuits on this trip. A light jacket is also recommended.
Yes, this Everglades National Park kayak tour is suitable for all ages.
Yes! There are many terrific photo opportunities for you on the trip, but please bring waterproof protection for your gadgets.
The kayaks used by Everglades Area Tours are sealed and will not fill with water or sink. They are dry, very easy to paddle and very stable. However, as you paddle, drops of water can run down the paddle shaft. This paddle drizzle can get on your legs. Many wear shorts or light fast drying pants (like nylon fishing clothing) when on these trips...some bring the pants from their rain suits, others swimming suits.