You'll launch from shore near Marco Island, Everglades City or Chokoloskee Island and paddle the 10,000 Islands, Everglades National Park and the Wilderness Waterway. Tours can be a "loop" trip where you return to the same launch site or a "one way" trip where you launch at one location and are picked up at another. However the trip is routed, Everglades Area Tours uses the fleet of power boats to re-supply and routinely check on guests during the tours. Your safety is their first concern. Tours from two to nine days are available. However, the three and four day trips are the most popular by far.
Your safety and comfort is paramount. The Park's expansiveness can make navigating the area daunting. However, rest assured that each guide carries the state-of-the-art in safety, navigation and communications equipment. Each tour is equipped with GPS units, VHF marine radios, satellite tracking devices and cell/satellite phones. You will be in good, experienced hands, protected by reliable modern communications equipment.