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Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour (ENP)

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This very popular eco-adventure and combines the best of a boat tour, a kayak tour and a walking tour in a single great learning experience. Depending on the season, you can encounter manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans, roseate spoonbills and/or numerous species of fish and shore birds. A very comfortable transport boat will bring you deep into Everglades National Park with your Florida Master Naturalist guide. Once at the first destination, the tour slows down using very stable, comfortable kayaks to get you close to the flora and fauna. Imagine paddling next to a manatee or a dolphin! (No previous kayaking experience is required and there are single and two-person kayaks on every tour). Continue your interpretive experience with a walking tour on remote, pristine barrier island beach … a beach that is seldom visited by others.
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238 Mamie St
238 Mamie St, Chokoloskee, FL 34138, USA
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    Everglades Area Tours
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Everglades National Park
    Stop: 3 hours -
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Everglades National Park ecology tour with a naturalist guide
  • Access remote places via kayak to see pristine coastal ecosystems
  • Guided walking tour explores native plants and animals
  • No kayaking experience necessary
What to Expect
Start by leaving the crowds behind on a boat ride from Chokoloskee, Fla., into Everglades National Park where you disembark at a beautiful and remote location. The guide helps with the basics of maneuvering a kayak before you launch into the water, paddling towards Barrier Island Beach. When you reach the shore, set out on a walking tour that takes in wrack lines, shallow tidal zones, dunes, and mangrove swamps. Take advantage of your time with a naturalist guide to ask questions about local ecology and wildlife, watching for manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, eagles, and other shore birds throughout the day. Following the hike, paddle back to the motor boat for the return trip out of Everglades National Park.
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Important Information
Departure Point
238 Mamie St, Chokoloskee, FL 34138, USA
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Kayak equipment and instruction
  • Boat ride
  • Professional naturalist guide
  • Guided nature hike
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You will need to access the boat by ladder. With enough notice, you can load from a floating dock. Please advise in the Special Requirements field at the time of booking if you require this option.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
My husband and I were looking for a tour of the 10,000 islands where we could explore a little bit of everything. Captain Dan is extremely knowledgeable about all of the local animals, flora and fauna. He surpassed all of our expectations for the tour. We were treated to a
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Jenn was a brilliant guide! Our tour took us about 2 hours. Lots of birds, alligators and unforgettable nature around us! We even went into a mangrove tunnel! I absolutely recommend it! Thanks again, Jenn!
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Response from Charles W, Manager at Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour (ENP)
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Jen, glad you had fun on the Mangrove Tunnel Kayak tour.
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We spent the morning with Don. He is extremely knowledgeable, kind and honestly, just a very sweet person. This is a person with so much love for his area and a passion for all the wildlife and history of this beautiful and undisturbed wilderness. Please please book with these
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Response from Charles W, Manager at Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour (ENP)
Responded 14 Jul 2019
Thank you for such a kind review of your Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour with Captain Don. We are so glad both of you enjoyed your time with Don and we can't agree more he is an amazing guide.
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Captain Dan was very nice, very informative, and very accommodating of less confident kayakers. The beach walk - hearing all about the different flora and fauna - showed a side of the Everglades that was really interesting. And then there were the hidden alcoves and lakes to
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This salt water eco kayak tour is a MUST DO with any Everglades visit. Starting out in a boat, we were able to see interesting birds and had fun seeing dolphins(some of whom surfed in our boat wake), then Don gave us an amazing beach tour teaching us fascinating facts about all
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Response from Charles W, Manager at Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour (ENP)
Responded 4 Apr 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Captain Don.
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About the operator
By: Everglades Area Tours
1,068 reviews
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Amazing Adventure with Everglades Area Tours
My husband and I were looking for a tour of the 10,000 islands where we could explore a little bit of everything.
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Kay K
Perfect Kajak Tour through the Everglades
Jenn was a brilliant guide! Our tour took us about 2 hours. Lots of birds, alligators and unforgettable nature
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Kayak in mangroves
Saw lots of wildlife and alligators. Fun and relaxing. Jennifer was a great guide. Bring water and insect
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Everglades National Park
What fun!! Educational, too!! Captain Dan was a great guide...quite knowledgeable. For the 1st time exploring
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Susan L
Beautiful day on the water
Jennifer was so personable. She is new to the area (she spent the summer guiding in Alaska) but already so
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Naples, Florida
Amazing Tour for everyone
Jen and Carter were amazing on the tour! Emilia didn‘t understand a word, since she only speaks german, but she
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Turner River
Spent 3.5 hours paddling up and down the Turner River with Carter and Jennifer. Both were able to point out lots
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Susan C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
A journey into the peaceful side of Florida
We were reminded of how Florida once was, before all the construction, invasives, and contaminants. Yes, there is
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Beacon, New York
Fantastic eco tour!
I had a wonderful kayak tour of the mangroves in the Everglades. The guide was a naturalist and extremely engaging
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Robin D
Very Special
We really enjoyed our tour with Joel on the Turner River Mangrove Tunnel tour. It was so stunning, plus the
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Thank you Big Mamma!!
What a perfect day for an amazing tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the area. He also
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Andrew T
Amazing experience
Charles and his team are excellent. The experience is unmatched from anything me and my 80 person group. Flexible,
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Leesburg, Indiana
Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Tour
Don, our guide, was great. We saw many alligators, birds, and plants. We had a great time and would definitely
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John Z
Tucson, Arizona
Decent excursion but pricey
Neat trip going through mangroves. Broken AC in the shuttle van, no water or snacks were provided. Guide had us
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Wonderful experience
We were a party of 3 (38, 43, 12). We met our guide Ron at the designated meeting point. From the first moment we
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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