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Everglades City Canoe & kayak tours

Our most recommended Everglades City Canoe & kayak tours

Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

1. Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

The Everglades area is home to a vast and varied ecosystem containing the largest mangrove forest in North America. The unique Everglades lakes, surrounded by mangroves, are refuges and nursery grounds for herons, egrets, stilts, ducks, wood storks, spoonbills, alligators, otters, and a variety of cute little fish. The Everglades National Park Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour takes you inside the unique mangrove ecosystem in a stable "sit-on-top" kayak (no previous experience required). Weave through the interconnecting, narrow lakes and flowing tidal creeks. Float through tunnels in the mangrove forest, created by the dense mangrove growth up the edges and even over the tops of the interlocking creeks and narrow lakes. The mangrove tunnels make for a surreal and mystical experience with the sunlight shimmering through the canopy, the stillness of the forest vegetation and the sounds of the forest itself. Enjoy learning a wealth of information on the colorful local history of Everglades National Park and its wonderful wildlife and flora.

Everglades National Park: Guided Kayak Tour of the Wetlands

2. Everglades National Park: Guided Kayak Tour of the Wetlands

Explore the subtropical Everglades wilderness on a kayak tour led by a trained naturalist. Discover the magical mangrove tunnels and cypress forests, and spot the wildlife in their natural habitat, including alligators, eagles, and herons. Learn about the area and its ecosystems from your guide. Enjoy transportation from the meeting place to the launch point of your trip near Everglades National Park, where you'll get instruction on how to safely maneuver the kayak. Set off through the kayaking trail as you learn about the Everglades' plants, animals, and ecosystems from your guide. Keep an eye out for animals in their natural habitats like alligators, bald eagles, osprey, herons, egrets, cormorants, anhingas, spoonbills, and other birds. As you paddle through the beautiful trail you'll discover some charming hidden spots along the way with the help of your local guide.

Everglades: Everglades Alligators and Orchids Kayak Eco Tour

3. Everglades: Everglades Alligators and Orchids Kayak Eco Tour

Step into a nature documentary on this easy-paced kayaking adventure with a naturalist guide through the Everglades. Spot wildlife and plants, including alligators, butterflies, air plants, and various orchids.  Beautiful butterflies, abundant bromeliads (air plants), ferns, wildflowers, and at least seven different species of wild orchids at various times of the year: see all these and more as you paddle through the picturesque Everglades.  Keep an eye out for the Everglades’ most famous resident, the American alligator. Get a better chance of observing these creatures thanks to the unobtrusive stealth of the kayaks. Stay a safe distance away, but get close enough to take good pictures. Venture into a mangrove forest and marvel at the green canopies of the mangroves that form living tunnels of bromeliad and orchid-covered branches and roots. Listen as your guides share their knowledge and experiences and encourage your involvement.

Everglades National Park 3-Hour Kayak Eco Tour

4. Everglades National Park 3-Hour Kayak Eco Tour

Visit the one and only Everglades National Park. Located in Naples and Marco Island backdoor the Parks is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most unique ecosystems on the Planet.  Led by the Florida Master Naturalists, take part in a 3-hour kayak eco-tour that will depart daily and set off to the truly unique 10,000 Islands of Everglades National Park. Find yourself in the habitat of manatees, dolphin, sea turtles and a vast number of wading and shorebirds. Your tour will launch from Chokoloskee Island, the closest access to the Everglades National Park. The tour routes that are chosen by your professional guides 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 that are thousands of years old; or paddle with the tidal currents up a river to view endangered roseate spoonbills or small toothed sawfish.

Everglades National Park: Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour

5. Everglades National Park: Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour

This signature tour opens up the remote areas of Florida’s Everglades National Park right before your eyes! Experience the popular 3.5-hour eco-adventure by boat, kayak, and on foot. You will be in the company of a Master Naturalist tour guide throughout, who will introduce you to the history of the area and point out the extraordinary flora and fauna as you tour. Using a dedicated kayak transport boat, see some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Everglades National Park, yet still be back in time for lunch, dinner, or another tour. Encounter a wide variety of wildlife, from manatees, dolphins, and sea turtles, to bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets and roseate spoonbills, to name just a few. Each tour is tailored to the group and the natural environment of the day, making every tour different. No trip is canned and the wildlife and conditions are wild, just like you’d expect from the Everglades!

Miami: Everglades National Park Hiking and Kayaking Day Trip

6. Miami: Everglades National Park Hiking and Kayaking Day Trip

Discover the Everglades National Park by land and by water on a full-day guided trip from Miami. Take a scenic hike and learn about the park from your naturalist guide, admire native wildlife as you kayak, and enjoy a picnic lunch. After being picked up from your hotel in Florida, meet your guide and begin your outdoor adventure. Embark on a guided hike in the Everglades National Park and explore three unique habitats. As you walk, your guide will provide information about the ecosystems native to the area. Next, take up your kayak for a two-hour kayaking tour. Navigate the winding waterways and admire diverse wildlife, including wading birds, alligators, crocodiles, manatees, turtles, fish, and dolphins. Then, stop for a picnic lunch with vegan and vegetarian choices. At the end of your tour of the Everglades National Park, sit back and relax on a smooth return transfer to your hotel in Florida.

Flamingo: Everglades National Park Tour in Sailing Kayak

7. Flamingo: Everglades National Park Tour in Sailing Kayak

Admire the unique landscapes and wildlife of the Everglades National Park on a sailing kayaking tour departing from Flamingo. Enjoy the support and guidance of an instructor as you learn to maneuver the sailing kayak. Meet your guide at Flamingo and go over basic sailing theory, boat operation, and safety, before heading out into Florida Bay. Unfurl your sail and embark on your wind-driven adventure. Take your time as you apply the basic mechanics of sailing and enjoy the support of your instructor. Take advantage of the foot-pedal drive systems that enable the kayaks to quietly move with less effort. These are ideal for exiting the marina to access the wind, maintain momentum while perfecting turns with a sail, and move along without any splashing created by paddles. Sail alongside the shore and shallows, where wildlife such as birds, manatees, alligators, and crocodiles may be seen basking in the sun. Explore estuaries and coastal mangroves while keeping an eye out for elusive species.

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What people are saying about Everglades City

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 105 reviews

Guides Ryan and Chandra were very knowledgeable about the Everglades fauna and flora as well as local lore on the Indigenous peoples like the Calusa tribe. They were very helpful coaching us on how to maneuver our kayaks through the narrow waterways and mangrove areas of the Glades.

Our guides Chandra and Ryan went to great lengths to show and explain flora and fauna to us. They were personable and funny. The mangrove tunnel was very adventurous. We saw quite a few alligators including babies.

Great experience deep into the wild with a great guide and an amazing wildlife of plants and animals. Unique chance to closely see alligators but in safety. Strongly recommended!

Although we were really completely soaked because the rain was really heavy and lasted a long time, I would do this tour again at any time. We recommend.

The tour was really good and a lot of fun. You learned a lot about nature and saw some animals and plants.