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Kayaking the Everglades

Kayaking the Everglades

Below you'll find a host of both outfitted trips and self-guided trips to help you plan your kayaking tour of the Everglades. From 10,000 Islands to Turner River to Everglades National Park, there's endless route possibilities to choose from, so make sure you do some research before you go!

Outfitted Everglades Tours

If you'd like to leave it to the pros, there are some experienced Everglades Tourism outfitters that have been giving tours longer than many of our kids have been alive. Whether you've got a partial day or a week for touring, there's a trip here for you:

1. 3 Day 2 Night Sea Kayaking Trip

by Everglades Area Tours

Over the course of just 3 days, paddle the 10,000 Islands, Everglades National Park, and the Wilderness Waterway. Trips can be "out and back" or "loops" depending on the route.

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2. Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour

by Everglades Area Tours

The quintessential Everglades eco tour that combines the best parts of boating, kayaking, and walking to get the fullest experience of touring, paddling, and touching this beautiful ecosystem.

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3. Everglades/Ten Thousand Islands

by Burnham Guides LLC

Choose a 3-5 day loop trip out of Flamingo and Everglades City or the 8-day Wilderness Waterway trip. Experienced guides will identify the unparalleled wildlife that you will see while paddling mazes or camping ground sites or under palm trees!

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If you only have time for a day trip, this Everglades National Park tour is the perfect fit. The guides vary the route by season and even day to ensure you get the most scenic experience for your day.

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5. Alligators and Orchids Kayak Eco Tour

by Everglades Area Tours

An Everglades experience may not be complete without an alligator sighting. Join this tour for the chance to safely see one the famous Everglades monsters. At the same time, browse at least 7 different types of orchids that bloom at various times throughout the year.

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6. 3 Day 2 Night Base Camp

by Everglades Area Tours

Setup base camp on a remote location, such as an island, and take daily paddling excursions to those hard-to-reach destinations that most visitors do not have the time to get to!

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Self-Guided Everglades Kayaking Tour

Below are just a few Everglades Kayaking Trip reports as posted by your fellow paddlers. Each one has details such as trip overview, driving directions, fees, and what to expect!

1. Halfway Creek, Everglades National Park in Florida

This is a fun day trip with flat water and the only reason I rate it as moderate is because you have to go through a two mile mangrove tunnel that requires some navigation. But the trip shows a lot of the variety from black and red mangroves...

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2. Everglades National Park in Florida

I purchased a 16'2" kevlar Swift Shearwater so I decided to take it on an extended trip in Everglades National Park. I'd solo paddled the 99-mile Everglades Wilderness Waterway three times over the past twenty years so I wanted to take a different trip.

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3. Turner River in Florida

My favorite day trip in the Everglades is a kayak adventure down the Turner River. It exposes you to a diversity of landscape and offers a real view of what the everglades is today and a glimpse of what it once was.

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4. Everglades National Park in Florida

2-3 Day - When you think of the Everglades you think of swamps, alligators, and rivers of grass. You rarely think of the open waters of Florida Bay and the Gulf of Mexico...

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Read Other Everglades Kayaking Trips

Find over twenty other Everglades trip reports from your fellow paddlers over the years in the Trip Finder. Or check out the Paddling Locations Map to see all of the various launch sites in the Everglades.

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