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Don “Woodkayaker” McCumber

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Chokoloskee, Florida, United States

  • Activities

    Adventure, Bird Watching, Kayaking, Nature

  • Guiding Experience

    28 years

  • Languages

    English

  • Favorite Trip

    3 day 2 Night Seakayaking

Guide Bio

Don “Woodkayaker” McCumber is a Florida Master Naturalist who has been kayaking in SW Florida for over 25 years. Don
brings all of his knowledge and experience to Everglades Area Tours guiding multiple-night kayak camping trips and kayaking day experiences. A member of several local kayak clubs, he has led many trips, organized ”Kayak Camping 101″ to help introduce new kayak campers to wilderness camping and helped organize the “No Motor Angler’s Club,” a kayak fishing club that now boasts more than 300 members in and around SW Florida.

Don is the Captain of Diana Nyad’s kayak team assisting in her goal of swimming from Cuba to Florida. He is a passionate nature lover, with a broad-based knowledge of the local ecosystems. Those who have been on trips with Don, can attest to the fact that he has many stories to tell about his adventures and encounters with the wildlife of the Everglades, and beyond. Around the campfire, Don loves to share stories about the experiences he and his kayak camping guests share. Each of his trips are photo-documented and shared with his guests. He is a good camp chef, preparing hearty meals, from vegan dishes, to crab cakes, cajun boils, and more – just sit back, let Don do the cooking, and enjoy. You won’t go hungry on one of his camping trips!

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