Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour

23 Reviews | Everglades National Park, USA

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3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Overview

We are the "Quiet Alternative to an Airboat Ride". A boating, kayaking and walking tour in Everglades National Park. Our most popular tour!
Park at our shop, a local historic building. Please don't forget to pet Crash the Cat!
With your Florida Master Naturalist Guide, you will take a short golf cart ride to your boat.
On the boat, while searching for dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, rosette spoonbills, herons, egrets, ospreys, eagles and shore birds, learn about the Everglades different ecosystems, its long history and rich culture.
At 1st sheltered destination, we will deploy very stable kayaks. The stealth of the kayak allows you to get close to the flora and fauna.
Our next destination is an uninhabited barrier island beach where you will be led on a leisurely, hands-on walking tour. Expect to see more seashells than you ever have.
After the walk, we are back in the kayaks, then the boat, then the golf cart and back to Crash the Cat.

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Average 4.78 out of 5 stars based on 23 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour
Ipkiss1066, Dec 2021 Verified
We did the 2 hour shelling and sunset tour with Joe and Kim who were so welcoming and informative of the local area. Their mission was to ensure we got great shells and photo opportunities. We had a really nice time.
Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour
philuk2016, Sep 2021 Verified
We enjoyed our tour around the Everglades with a knowledgeable and affable guide. A great combination of boat ride, kayaking and walking, topped off with a wonderful encounter with dolphins chasing our boat in shear exuberance. (Just don’t forget the sunblock!)
Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour
GPRMP, Jul 2021 Verified
We took two tours, one of the everglades via kayak to see orchids and alligators, and another on a boat, kayak and walking tour of the 10,000 Islands area. Both were beautiful and extremely well curated by our very knowledgeable guides, Don and Jerry. Both of our guys provided excellent observations and details about what we were observing. We are reasonably fit 60-year-olds and everything about the trips felt entirely within our abilities, but also got us out into the wilderness to see flora and fauna that we don't get to see in our native California. Mosquitoes were the only downside, but they were not beyond tolerable considering it was summer.
Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour
allaboutmykids88, Jun 2021 Verified
What a beautiful way to explore the Everglades! Captain Dan was so knowledgeable about the history and animals/plants found in the Everglades. We did a four hour tour (boat assisted kayak eco tour) and only saw four other boats during that time. We saw lots of birds, a raccoon swimming (who knew?), and a couple of Atlantic bottle nosed dolphins. We got out on a deserted island and saw lots of beautiful shells and several sea turtle nests. We finished with a kayak paddle tour around another uninhabited island. It was just the right amount of kayaking. We would do this tour again in a heartbeat. We learned so much about the Everglades and feel like we truly were able to not experience them but truly appreciate the beauty and importance of them. Great job, Captain Dan. You obviously love and respect the history and culture of the place you call home.
Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour
Caseyjudice, Jun 2021 Verified
Capitan Don was amazing! So knowledgeable and friendly, made sure to give everyone in the group time to hear what he had to say and take the lead to get some incredible photos and experiences. My husband and I booked this excursion last minute and we are so happy we did!
Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour
Bill E, Jun 2021 Verified
This tour is definitely the BEST way to see all the wonders of the Everglades! A refreshing flat-bottom boat ride through the pathways of the Everglades, encountering the wide range of bird life as well as bottle-nose dolphins and other aquatic creatures. Adding a quiet and peaceful kayak tour into hidden places and a short walking tour of the sandy islands topped off a very enjoyable 3-hour (+) morning. "Captain Dan" is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced guides we have ever known.
Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour
E5474UVkarenm, May 2021 Verified
Dan was a wonderful tour guide. Since we were the only ones on the tour he made sure to know what we were interested in and made the tour accordingly. He is very knowledgeable and made it an educational as well as a fun experience
Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour
oliviergW5360JL, Apr 2021 Verified
We had a wonderful time with our guide Carter. He was very knowledgeable and did a great job with the kids. This tour gave us the opportunity to learn a lot about the mangrove. We had a lot of close encounters with the wildlife but felt safe at every point of time. I would recommend it over an airboat ride.
Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour
Jennmartin287, Apr 2021 Verified
Captain Don was very knowledgeable about the area. We learned more about shells and birds than we could have imagined. We saw a lot of dolphins, a jumping stingray and many beautiful birds. I would highly recommend this tour.
Small-Group Everglades Boating Kayaking and Walking Eco Tour
Virgorising19, Apr 2021 Verified
We went on the eco tour with Captain Don. He is so laid back, explains in great detail all of the flora and fauna that we saw. And there was a lot to see - dolphins, osprey with babies, cormorants (and juvenile cormorants and he told us how to tell the difference), a great horned owl, ibis, blue herons (including a baby blue heron!). Told us a lot about mangroves. Including how they propagate. Don was a wealth, no, a font of information. Definitely ask for Don if you are going to take this tour. Also, make sure you go at low tide. We went at high tide and he told us all the things the people who had toured at low tide saw. Definitely would do this again!

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