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Kayak at the gateway to the 100-mile wilderness waterway. Enjoy historic and infamous Everglades City and Chokoloskee. Stay at comfortable accommodations with hot showers.

Kayaks, paddles and PFDs will be provided by the guides. We will be paddling 12 foot plastic Neckys. These are solo recreational kayaks. Every day we will be accompanied by two very experienced naturalist guides, who will provide insight into the area’s ecology and natural history.

Deep in the southern and eastern part of Florida, the 10,000 islands, Big Cypress, and Everglades all hang precariously on the edge of our day-to-day world. This spectacular area is an aquatic preserve and home to a variety of wildlife, including dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and numerous wading birds. They make up a chain of mangrove islands off the coast of southwest Florida. This refuge is part of one of the largest expanses of mangrove estuary in North America. Our van transport will take us each day to a new launch point in this mystic wilderness. Mangroves and magnificent sunsets move us to memories of our more primitive past. A time when birds blacken the sun and reptiles ruled in this river of grass. Our kayaks will let us penetrate this liquid landscape to reveal its secret