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Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

1. Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

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.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 86 reviews

It was a great trip! The guide was very knowledgeable about the natural surroundings (and inhabitants) and very patient with those of us who were novice kayakers. We headed out in questionable weather but the guide kept asking all of us if we felt comfortable or wanted to turn around. Paddling through the mangrove tunnels was super fun and often challenging. My only "complaint", if you want to call it that, was that because my family and I were behind, the guide and the other kayakers had to wait for us. While they were waiting, the guide was telling them about different things. I wish I could have heard this information too.

Our tour guide, Don, was very knowledgeable and interactive. The kayaking itself was fun and a great experience. We were personally looking for something a little more unique than the typical air boat ride. Kayaking allowed us to get close to the alligators while still observing from a safe and respectable distance. Don included a lot of information about the wildlife and his personal experiences. Would definitely recommend this to anyone!

This was a very educational and entertaining trip. Our guide, Don, was amazingly knowledgeable and obviously in love with the Everglades and Big Cypress parks. We saw not one, but two alligators, which is now a tale my grandson can tell. Really good stuff! NOTE: Buy the best bug juice you can. There are a LOT of hungry mosquitos.

The tour was amazing,  Carter our guide was professional, so knowledgeable and so nice!  The kayaks give us a full and close experience get to know the nature of the Everglades park. Thank you so much.

The guide was very knowledgeable and the Everglades were beautiful. Make sure that you bring a lot of sunscreen and bug repellent! There were so many mosquitos and they were very hungry.