Water activity

Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

Activity provider: Everglades Area Tours
Water activity

Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

Activity provider: Everglades Area Tours
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From US$ 129.95 US$ 110.46 per person

Float down narrow lakes and creeks and even through incredible mangrove tunnels as you keep an eye out for a variety of unique birds, fish, and reptiles. Experience the mangrove jungle of Everglades National Park from your kayak seat on this eco-tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Enjoy an easy, eco-friendly kayaking experience in stable "sit-on-top" kayaks
  • See a variety of flora and fauna in Florida's beautiful Everglades National Park
  • Float through this unique ecosystem on creeks, lakes, and through mangrove jungles
Full description
The Everglades area is home to a vast and varied ecosystem containing the largest mangrove forest in North America. The unique Everglades lakes, surrounded by mangroves, are refuges and nursery grounds for herons, egrets, stilts, ducks, wood storks, spoonbills, alligators, otters, and a variety of cute little fish. The Everglades National Park Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour takes you inside the unique mangrove ecosystem in a stable "sit-on-top" kayak (no previous experience required). Weave through the interconnecting, narrow lakes and flowing tidal creeks. Float through tunnels in the mangrove forest, created by the dense mangrove growth up the edges and even over the tops of the interlocking creeks and narrow lakes. The mangrove tunnels make for a surreal and mystical experience with the sunlight shimmering through the canopy, the stillness of the forest vegetation and the sounds of the forest itself. Enjoy learning a wealth of information on the colorful local history of Everglades National Park and its wonderful wildlife and flora.
  • Naturalist guide
  • 2-person kayak rental
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at Everglades Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • No previous kayaking experience required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 252 reviews

Review summary

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We had an absolutely wonderful day in the Everglades. As a group of four, we booked the kayak tour a few days in advance. After a short email contact with the provider, we postponed the booked time to 11:00 a.m. because of the morning cold (only +2°C at 8:00 a.m.!). Our guide Chris was already waiting for us at the agreed meeting point at a crossroads. After a short drive we were finally able to put the kayaks into the water at a parking lot. Chris prepared us wonderfully for the upcoming experiences and took away everyone's fear of possible dangers. He explained everything very well and was always in a good mood during the journey and helped everyone. Thanks to him we got to know great plants and stories about them and even got to see a few alligators just a few meters away from us. Chris asked us which of our vacation days was the best: It was that day with the kayaks in the Glades!

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January 24, 2023

We spent a wonderful forenoon in the two seated kayak seeing alligators (ca. 8-10), a turtle, a lot seldom plants etc. Our guide was Don who loves the nature and owns an immense amount of knowledge which he loved to share with us. Highly recommended since it was an amazing experience be that deep in nature.

June 4, 2022

Dan is a great host, he knows his stuff perfectly, explains everything calmly and you can tell that he really gets into it! The alligators were sometimes right on the kayak, but you never had to be afraid. You could also see other animals and plants! We were a small group so it felt safe so it was very comfortable and good for asking questions.

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June 1, 2022

Product ID: 25278