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Dave Kochendorfer

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Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Florida Outdoor Adventures - Everglades Kayak Tours

  • Locations

    Everglades National Park, Florida, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Kayaking

  • Guiding Experience

    26 years

  • Languages


  • Favorite Trip

    5-Day Complete Everglades Loop

Guide Bio

I have been working as a professional adventure guide since 1996 and have been living in the Everglades since 2004. I am a University of Florida certified Florida Master Naturalist with training in the biology of all Everglades ecosystems. Allow me to show you my secret places while sharing my vast knowledge of this irreplaceable world treasure.

Along with my other certifications, I am also a National Outdoor Leadership School certified Wilderness First Responder and American Canoe Association certified Open Water Sea Kayak Instructor. As a wilderness first responder, I am trained to respond to medical emergencies in the backcountry and as a kayak instructor, I am qualified not only to perform, but to teach open water sea kayak safety and rescue skills.

During your tour, I will be your Everglades navigator, route planner, gear packer, wildlife spotter, naturalist interpreter, camp site organizer, broken gear repairman, spirit motivator, emergency rescuer, personal chef and pot scrubber. I love sharing my knowledge of this unique environment and teaching you kayaking skills. Kayak with me and you’ll get to know the Everglades like the back of your hand!

Florida Outdoor Adventures - Everglades Kayak Tours

Florida Outdoor Adventures offers fully outfitted and guided overnight sea kayak camping tours in the backcountry of the Everglades National Park. Our trips are low impact nature and wildlife eco-tours which allow you to fully experience and appreciate this world famous wilderness. These tours offer a complete adventure vacation package for active adults and families. We uniquely operate personal small group trips with a private guide. Come kayak, explore and truly experience the REAL Everglades! Our trips include a 3-Day 10,000 Islands Base Camp Tour with 18 total miles, rated "Easy Active" for $650US per person. The most popular trip is our 5-Day Complete Everglades Loop Tour with 48 total miles, rated "Moderately Active" for $950US per person. There is also an 8-Day Wilderness Waterway Expedition with 99 total miles, rated "Strenuous" for $1950US per person.

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