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Guided EVERGLADES Kayak Camping Tours or Day Tours Small Groups -led by FL Master Naturalist-
Expect A professional guide (not a college student) who is also an experienced Florida Master Naturalist, having training in all facets of the natural FL landscape, but specializing in the coastal areas of southwest Florida and the Florida Everglades.
Your guide is also an experienced Florida sea kayak instructor and guide, with over 10 years in all levels of training from beginner to advanced. We maintain Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Leave no Trace training.
Equipment: Have your own kayak or canoe? Excellent! If you don't, we provide a variety of sea kayaking equipment, utilizing different makes and models so we hope to match closely to what you are comfortable paddling. Long and sleek? Got it! Wide and stable? Got that too! No extra charge for using one of our kayaks! Need a canoe? We don't have any of those, but we can arrange a rental from a local company at a cost of $25 per day. We carry sea kayaks of Nigel Dennis, Valley, Wilderness Systems, and Perception. Paddles are Harmony, Werner, or Betsy Bay Greenland Paddles (wood)
How to sign up
we have many people come on our trips that are over 65.
Nov 28th Singles Kayaking Event
Weekend and classes
Day in the Everglades
Kayak Tours- Nurseries to Aquatic Life (3 or 6 hours)
Challenge and kayak the 10,000 Islands (2-10 Days)
Hikes in Everglades National Park
Kayaking Everglades National Park, at 1.5 million acres, is a kayakers paradise.
Paddle your Kayak thru the ancient mangrove forests and barrier islands to reach the Gulf of Mexico and our backcountry campsites on white powdered sugar sand beaches.
Walk the rugged coast, examine marine life, study the tropical coastal ecosystem. Find a Gumbo Limbo Tree hidden in the forest, pick up a conch shell on the endless beach of Pavilion Key.
Visit the site of the old Watson House, Everglades most infamous resident who was shot by the people of Chokoloskee in 1910 then buried on Rabbit Key.
Everglades N.P is a World Heritage Site and a International Biosphere Site and a Wetland of International Importance. Boasting rare and endangered species, it is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.
It is a mysterious and ancient place steeped in Native American Culture and Pioneer History, Calusa Indian Shell Mounds dot the coastal area where they hunted for food and gathered materials for shelter in small dug outs
Hardscrabble pioneers tried to eek out a living cutting buttonwood for charcoal, harvesting mullet, and poaching birds and gators. Shallow waters and rich estuarine environments, provided all that was needed.
When the park was formed in 1947, homesteaders were forced out and the land was taken over. Some moved to nearby Everglades City, Ochopee, or Naples, others left never to return.
What remains now is a protected, wild area that can be explored by kayak or canoe. Travelers come from around the world to witness this diverse and complex ecosystem. The Everglades only exists here- no other place on the planet is like it. It boasts the second largest Mangrove Forest, only Bangladesh has more.
Your kayak can glide over 100 miles of rugged and untouched coastline with out passing a road, without passing a town- back county kayaking doesn't get any better.
So if you are a kayaker, a photographer, a birder, an adventurer, or just someone looking to take a break from it all, please consider joining us on one of these wonderful trips into a place that will tug at your heart and awaken your soul.
We are privileged to be legally Permitted Guides of the National Park. Guides are Florida Master Naturalists specializing in the coastal region, but knowledgeable in Wetlands and Uplands as well. We are Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified by the American Red Cross. We practice Leave No Trace and do our very best to make sure your experience is one you will treasure forever
Kayaking Trip to Everglades National Park
and the 10.000 Islands
We have available ( and sell) NIgel Dennis Kayaks from Sea Kayaking UK as well as Betsy Bay Paddles. To use one of these on a trip, there is no extra charge, just let us know in advance! Picture above is on the Imperial River.
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This website is owned by Chicago Kayak. We are now permanent residents in Florida, spending 10 months in the Everglades and the 2 summer months up north guiding and teaching in the Great Lakes area and Alaska.
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Small Groups in Ft Myers and Everglades City-led by FL Master Naturalist