naturalist guide at the Outdoor Resorts in Chokoloskee. After a brief paddle
lesson and equipment orientation, we head out on the water into the
. We will first leave the island and paddle up one of two local rivers (the
), tide and weather determine which is best for our tour. After a
brief shallow water crossing, we enter the rivers which branch into a twisted
maze of mangrove swamp glades
that beg to be paddled. Often referred to as "mangrove tunnels", these
small creeks and cuts lead to countless small bays and passages for us to
explore. On our 6 hour tours we will occasionally stop along the way to stretch
our legs and have lunch (you will want to bring a sack lunch). Don’t worry
about getting lost… our guide will take care of the elaborate navigation so
that you will have more time to feast your eyes on the abundance of life in this
amazing region. You will see numerous fish splashing as they swim past your
kayak. A truly great place to watch birds, even for the avid birder, hundreds of
birds call this place home in the winter and year round. You will also
want to keep a keen eye for marine mammals such as the local dolphins thrashing
at mullet fish or the colossal manatee which are often spotted as they surface
to breathe. Today’s paddle would be similar to the first or last day of
our Everglades Wilderness Waterway tour. This is a great introduction to the
sport of sea kayaking and your guide will insure a truly memorable experience.
Who knows, maybe you will join us for a multi-day kayak camping tour to take on
the Wilderness Waterway for yourself.
Everglades tours: Prices,
times and tour location subject to change.
Prices per person in US$.
Everglades with Crystal Seas. Kayaking Everglades is a fantastic winter
vacation. Kayak Everglades in Southern Florida.