Everglades Eco Tour: Boat, Kayak, Walking Adventure
4.8
151 Ratings
Chokoloskee
Embark on an exciting Everglades eco tour that combines boat, kayak, and walking adventures. Encounter diverse wildlife and explore remote, pristine barrier island beaches.
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Everglades Area Tours - Meet your ground and guide and begin your Everglade Experience. Each trip is led by an experienced Florida Master Naturalist who is certified by the National Park and licensed by the US Coast Guard.
  • Everglades National Park - Get the ultimate experience of the Florida Everglades on this fun, exciting eco-adventure by boat, kayak and foot! Your tour is led by an experienced naturalist who is certified by the national park and licensed by the US Coast Guard. Throughout your tour, your guide will teach you all about the history of the area, as well as the wildlife and diverse vegetation.

Begin your tour with a boat ride through some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Everglades National Park. Once you arrive at your destination, receive a brief safety instruction before getting into your kayak (no experience required) and exploring the area up close. Paddle your way to Barrier Island Beach, a remote beach seldom visited by others. Here, take a guided walking tour of the area and see the wrack lines, shallow tidal zones, dunes, uniquely adapted plants, mangrove swamps and many different invertebrate species.

Your guide will tailor the tour according to the group’s interests and the day’s environmental conditions. You may encounter a wide array of the park’s wildlife including manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, roseate spoonbills and more!

After your hike on the beach, get back into your kayak and paddle back to the boat for your return journey.

  • TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NWR - The 10,000 Islands extend from Marco Island into Everglades National Park.
  • Smallwood Store - Chokoloskee was the “Wild Southeast”. Learn about the history and culture of the area.
  • Chokoloskee - Chokoloskee is a 150 acre island that has been inhabited for 1000’s of years. First by the Calusa indians and then by modern settlers since 1870.
What's Included
  • Professional guide
  • Guided nature hike
  • Kayak equipment and instruction
  • Boat ride
  • Professional naturalist guide
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

This highly sought-after eco-adventure encompasses elements of a boat, kayak, and walking tour, offering a comprehensive educational journey. Depending on the season, you may cross paths with manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans, roseate spoonbills, various fish species, and shore birds. A comfortable transport boat, guided by a Florida Master Naturalist, will take you deep into the heart of Everglades National Park. Upon reaching the first destination, the pace of the tour slows down as you maneuver through the landscape in cozy, stable kayaks that bring you close to wildlife and plants. Imagine kayaking alongside a manatee or dolphin! (No previous kayaking experience is necessary, and both single and two-seater kayaks are available on every tour). Your informative journey continues with a walking tour on an untouched, serene barrier island beach that’s rarely trodden by others.

  • You will need to access the boat by decending a couple steps of a ladder.
Location
238 Mamie St
Mamie Street
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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T8438ztcamerons
Mar 30, 2024
5 days kayaking in the 10,000 Island Everglades - Starting and ending at Everglades City, a guide took me to a large number of mangrove covered Islands. Slept on two of them. The objective was to exercise my kayaking experience, meet Birds and dolphins and to sleep in a tent and eat good trail food. My guide was excellent in helping me to go around and even through many islands and to help me weather the sometimes rough sea. He really knew his stuff, and the supporting company did too. I'd highly recommend them.
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Marit_s
Mar 9, 2024
The beauty of Everglades - We had an amazing tour with Dan. We manged to see lots of Dolphins, various birds and endangered species of sawfish. Dan was very knowledgeable of the marine life and environment. Our kayak tour was through beautiful areas with mangroves and the beauty of silence. We also enjoyed a lot just sitting at the boat with the sun in our faces and wind in our hair. Excellent day.
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Dglugg
Jan 11, 2024
Really enjoyed the trip with its combination of a boat trip, kayaing and beachcombing. The guide (and boat skipper) were - Really enjoyed the trip with its combination of a boat trip, kayaing and beachcombing. The guide (and boat skipper) were superb and able to bring to life the natural history (birds, shells, vegetation, geology etc), and well as the human histrory of the islands.
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David_s
Jun 29, 2023
Great Experience - Lots of birds, enjoyed kayaking, walking along beach of island great, thrilled to see shark, sawfish, sting ray. All in all a rewarding experience. Captain was personal and very knowledgeable.
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Melissa_v
Apr 21, 2023
Awesome! Educational, breathtaking nature - Extremely knowledgeable and lovely guide! Went with my science curious 6 year old. Just wish we didn’t have rain and could have stayed out longer
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Shellane_b
Apr 8, 2023
Great tour - It was a 4 hr tour but didn’t seem too long, had a long boat ride , short kayak and a walk to a sandbar. Tour guide knowledgeable of area. Meeting place was a little harder to find, we were there early and the office is not staff, just be on time, not too early.
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Cynthia_g
Apr 4, 2023
A worthwhile trip! - Don was a knowledgeable and competent guide, who made our trip very enjoyable. I had no idea how seashells developed, which was so interesting.
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Bryce_m
Apr 3, 2023
Great Time in the Everglades - We had a great time on this group boat and kayak tour in the 10,000 islands area. It is a great way to experience the Everglades mangroves, see bird and sea life, and experience pristine beaches.
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331geneb
Mar 24, 2023
Great - Well worth the time and money. Guide was great. We saw dolphins and lots of wildlife. Dan, our guide, really knew his stuff.
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Dan_j
Feb 23, 2023
Great tour guide - Don was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and taught us quite a bit. We enjoyed our time greatly.
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