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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

3 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English
kayaking

Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

kayaking

Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

3 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Beautiful butterflies, abundant bromeliads (air plants), fabulous ferns and gorgeous wildflowers, including at least seven different species of wild orchids blooming at various times of the year… these are NOT the things that most people expect in the wilds of the Everglades! But these are some of the things that you may see on this easy-paced kayaking adventure Of course, what Everglades experience would be complete, without seeing the Everglades’ most famous resident, the American Alligator? The unobtrusive stealth of our kayaks often affords us the opportunity to observe these iconic, magnificent creatures from a safe distance, yet close enough to take good pictures. We will meet at a specified location where you will meet your naturalist guide. Leaving your vehicle, you will ride in our van to a selected launch site. After a safety briefing and a bit of paddling instruction, off we go into where the Everglades transitions from fresh to salt water. In the fresh water, paddle among old-growth cypress then follow the Everglades water flow into a mangrove forest that forms a canopy or tunnel above you. You may even have to use your hands to "monkey" your way through This experience is like being inserted into a television nature documentary, except that everything is right in front of you to see, smell, and even touch.

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Learn more about Charles

Charles

I started my career as an environmental engineer but made a lifestyle choice about 25 years ago. I have been a FAA Certified Flight Instructor for 30+ years, a PADI/NAUI Diver for 40 years and Guide in Everglades National Park for over 25 years. I have been on the Board of Directors of the Florida Guides Assn, the Florida Outdoor Writers Assn, the Florida Professional Paddlesports Assn, the Friends of Fakahatchee State Preserve and the Florida Society for Ethical Eco Tourism (FloridaSEE). Everglades Area Tours was one of the first tour providers to certified by FloridaSEE and is a testament to our dedication the sustainability not only to Florida's natural resources, but also its historical and cultural resources. I have been guiding eco-educational experiences here since the 1990's with the help of Ron, Don, Joel, Carter and Jennifer.

What's included

Transportation
We will provide transportation to and from the meet location and our launch site. Your vehicle will remained parked at the…

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Where you'll be

On most tours we can stop and view alligators at a respectable distance. In the "tunnels", depending on the season, we will view epiphytic orchids in bloom or song birds in their nests.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 3 and up can attend.

More tips

This in NOT a strenuous activity. You will not paddle far, fast or hard. The kayaks are used to leisurely, access this very unique part of our or planet. And, NO, the alligators do NOT associate you with food. They are NOT going to eat you. They are lazy and tend to shy slowly away.
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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour
3 reviews
From $110/person
3 reviews
From $110/person