Everglades National Park Guided Kayak Eco Tour

238 Mamie Street, Chokoloskee, FL, USA

Excellent from 1 reviews
100% of guests recommend


3 hours

Tour Type

Passeios de Barco

Group Size

13 persons




There is only one Everglades National Park. It is in Naples and Marco Island backdoor and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most unique ecosystems on the Planet. It has been said, "The Everglades are a test. If we pass, we can keep the planet Led by Florida Master Naturalists, these kayak eco-tours depart daily to the beautiful 10,000 Islands of Everglades National Park, in the habitat of manatees, dolphins, sea turtles and vast numbers of wading and shorebirds. We launch from Chokoloskee Island, the closest access to the Everglades National Park. The tour routes that we choose vary daily and seasonally. You may paddle to a rookery where hundreds of wading birds nest in a colony; find yourself surrounded by feeding manatees or dolphins; walk on a Calusa Indian shell mound, thousands of years old; or paddle with the tidal currents up a river to view endangered roseate spoonbills or small toothed sawfish. Many guests choose a private experience. Tours conducted privately are more intimate... just you and your guide. As well, we can tailor the tour to your needs ... specific departure times, sunrise photography, sunsets, birding, etc. Our favorite times to be on the water are very early mornings and late afternoons...wildlife is commonly more active and the lighting best for photography. You will meet your Florida Master Naturalist Guide at 238 Mamie St. on Chokoloskee Island and simply walk to our launch site. Single and double kayaks are available on every tour. Enjoy lunch before or after your tour at a local seafood cafe or, combine this Everglades National Park Kayak and Eco-Tour with an additional tour!


Florida Master Naturalist Guide
Guided Kayak Tour


Family Friendly


National Park & Natural Reserve


Food & Beverage
Parking on site

Covid Safety

Limited Capacity
Mask Required


Nature & Wildlife
Educational & Historic
Sightseeing & Wanderlust
Cruising & Sailing
Camping & Eco-Tourism



Booking Perks

Instant Reservation
Contactless e-Tixs
Live Availability
Sem taxa de reserva
Local Expert


Important information!
There is a minimum of 2 people required per booking
What to bring?
Please bring whatever you wish to eat or drink. We do suggest plenty of water, but please adhere to our "Leave No Trace" policy. Clothing should be appropriate for the season and the day's weather. The transport boat is open and we travel swiftly. A light jacket is needed on most trips. Sun protection is always a good idea ...hats, sun block, etc. Along the beaches, you may wish to get out of the kayaks and walk in the water or you may wish to take a bit of time on the beach by yourself. Protective footwear, that you do not mind getting wet, is a good recommendation. Bring a camera (in a plastic zip lock bag if it is not waterproof). Binoculars and field glasses are also a good idea. You will also need to complete a Kayak Rental Release Form
Why don't you use airboats?
Everglades Area Tours operates directly in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. All out experiences are based on fun and ethical experiential outdoor education. In fact, we are only the second tour operator certified by the Florida Society for Ethical EcoTourism. Our most common and popular experiences last about a half of a day. All tours are conducted by professional educators and Florida Master Naturalists and it is out intend that you thoroughly enjoy your experience, but also learn and come away with a greater understanding of the this very special place.
Why use kayaks and canoes for Eco-Tours?
Our tours are not the typical canned tours where raccoons, acclimated to humans ,are hand fed. We venture deep into the natural environment. The wildlife there is just that ... wild. They shy from large boats and loud noises. We use the kayak transport boat to get us near an area and then deploy the kayaks to quietly get close. So, there are no long aggressive paddles ... just the opposite. The kayaks, along with being very stable and easy to paddle, are quiet, stealthy and unobtrusive to most wildlife. They allow you to get as close as possible to the wading birds for example. Further, these tours are an educational experience. The kayaks are an excellent tool for this as we can get you up close to things. Close enough to touch. We can actually pick up the "ball of oysters" and see the crabs and critters that live in the small eco-system. The experience is much more intimate.
What if I don't want to paddle far?
You do not need to. The long distances are coved in the transport boat. We only deploy the kayaks once we arrive. We sometimes have some guests that choose to stay in the boat or roam the beaches while others are on the paddle tour. We do encourage you to join the paddle part of the trip, however. Your Everglades Experience will be much more complete if you do.
Taxes & Fees?
All taxes and fees are included
Terms & Conditions?
Fortunately, we are in an area where weather rarely forces us to cancel a tour. We have many choices and options in this wonderful area. However, your captain/guide has the ultimate responsibility for your safety and so will make all "GO and NO-GO" decisions. There are times when we may delay a departure due to passing weather. If we must make a "NO-GO" decision, you will have an option to re-schedule your tour, receive a full refund or join another tour that is not affected by the day's conditions. We want you to enjoy our tours and have a great time. We do realize that situations occur that can alter travel schedules and plans. We limit the number of guests on each tour to assure an intimate experience. Your reservation assures that you will have a position on the tour and that we will not book other guests. If you must cancel a tour more than 48 hours prior to departure, you will have the option to re-schedule the tour, receive a gift certificate for a future tour or receive a refund. If a tour is cancelled within 48 hours and the tour cannot be rescheduled, the deposited monies may be forfeited, or a gift certificate may be issued, at our sole discretion. All customer cancellations are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.

Tour Location

238 Mamie Street, Chokoloskee, FL, USA


Based on 1 review
Very Good

Donna Watson

12/12/2020 16:43

Beautiful and Amazing

Beautiful tour and Amazing experience. I would absolutely recommend it to everyone.
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