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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
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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.

Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Mangrove Eco Kayak Tour

Fantastic easy 3 h Kayak through the Everglades with our guide Dillon. Dillon was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The scenery, birding, and gators were spectacular. I did an airboat tour last year near Fort Lauderdale which was fun but the Kayak tour is the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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CaptWright, Manager at Everglades Area Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour with Dillon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome kayak trip to experience the Mangrove tunnels up close!

Awesome 3 hour kayak trip with their guide Ron! He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and was able to answer every question we had. He even gave us suggestions of other places to visit in the area and yummy places to eat. I would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago
This tour was super fun!

We booked this tour last minute after another tour operator suggested as they could not accomodate us. Ron was great. Really new his stuff. And the wildlife was just amazing. At one point there were aligators, ospreys, a heron and an anhinga all within 30...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank h00snels0n
CaptWright, Manager at Everglades Area Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour with Ron, we are so glad you enjoyed your tour.

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Great experience

we had a wonderful tour with Dan who knew everything about the flora and fauna in the national park. We had a great time with him and the stories he told us from all his kayak experiences made it even more special. We thank him...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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CaptWright, Manager at Everglades Area Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Glad you had a great experience with Captain Dan...

Reviewed 24 March 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JenniferE2774
CaptWright, Manager at Everglades Area Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 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.

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