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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

Highlights
  • Guided kayak tour of Everglades National Park with all equipment included
  • Paddle with a naturalist guide and learn about Everglades ecology
  • Chance to spot alligators, otters, birds, and other marine wildlife
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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour
US$113 per adult
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All fees included
8:30am Departure
Tour departs at 8:30am
US$112.04 per adult
1pm Departure
Tour departs at 1pm
US$112.04 per adult
Overview

Kayak Everglades National Park on a naturalist-led paddling tour that takes you into a lush mangrove forest to seek out alligators, native birds, orchids, and bromeliads. A quieter alternative to an airboat tour, this kayak eco-tour lets you explore the fascinating ecosystem at a slower pace, learning about the plants and animals of Everglades National Park.

What to Expect

Start at the Everglades Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center with a short intro on how to maneuver your single-person kayak, and then start paddling toward a lush mangrove forest. The mangrove canopy joins overhead, forming a tunnel that arcs 10 feet (3 meters) above the water and creates a fertile habitat for all kinds of native plants and wildlife.

A naturalist guide helps in your search for herons, egrets, ducks, spoonbills, alligators, otters, and a wide range of fish species inside the mangrove forest, while sharing facts and background on the fascinating ecosystem. The Everglades contain one of the largest mangrove forests in North America, and kayaking through them is a great way to soak up the unique atmosphere.

Following your time on the water, this tour concludes in your Everglades National Park starting point, close to hiking trails, sightseeing, and other attractions.

Write a ReviewReviews (18)

1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed March 24, 2018
Mangrove Tunnel Kayak

We had a really pleasant afternoon kayaking through the mangroves. Ron is so friendly and knowledgable. We saw alligators, turtles, snakes, osprey and all sorts of other beautiful birds. I'd highly recommend this tour.

Thank Jennifer E
CaptWright, Manager at Everglades Area Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco tour with Ron, we are so glad you got to see some much wildlife.

Reviewed February 28, 2018
excellent kayak trip

We spent about 90 minutes kayaking the freshwater side of tamiami trail looking at birds and gators under the excellent guidance of Ron, our kayak guide. We got to see a mother gator on the bank who was watching her baby gators swim around our...More

Thank clydejazz
CaptWright, Manager at Everglades Area Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Glad you enjoyed the mangrove tunnel kayak eco tour...The baby gators have been out alot lately.

Reviewed February 23, 2018
Very knowledgable guide going out of his way

Went on this tour with my wife, one other couple also came on this tour. Dan (our guide) really explained us a lot about the fauna and flora and went out of his way to show us nice spots. We were lucky enough to see...More

Thank Schattenreve
CaptWright, Owner at Everglades Area Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Thanks for writing a review... Don is awesome.

Reviewed February 14, 2018
Great Everglades Experience!

This kayaking tour was my favorite part of my Florida trip. Our guide, Ron, was very knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna and kept the trip interesting. He was so patient with those of us who were not experienced with kayaking. It was amazing...More

Thank Peggy C
CaptWright, Owner at Everglades Area Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

Thanks for writing a review. Ron is awesome and like, most our other guides, very experienced. Many of us have been guiding here longer than our competitors' guides have been able to walk. It is a full-time way of life for us... not just a...More

Reviewed December 30, 2017
Wonderful kayaking experience on Turner river

I went on the Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour on Dec 26, 2017 and we kayaked on the vey calm and serene Turner river in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Our guide was a certified Florida naturalist and heck he knew a lot about Nature...More

Thank planetrambler
CaptWright, Manager at Everglades Area Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed the Turner River as much as we do. This is a beautiful and peaceful place. We are glad you had such a wonderful experience.

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