Everglades Area Tours opens the remote areas of Everglades National Park to the average person on our signature tour! Our most popular eco-adventure, the Boat Assisted Kayak ECO Tour combines the best of a boat tour, a kayak tour and a walking tour. Using a dedicated kayak transport boat you are comfortably and safely transported to some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Park, yet you will still be back in time for lunch, dinner or another tour.
Every day and every tour is different as each trip is tailored to the group and the natural environment of the day. No trip is ”canned” and the wildlife are just that…wild. However, you can expect to encounter a wide variety of animals including manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, and roseate spoonbills to name just a few. Imagine paddling next to a manatee or a dolphin!
Once we reach one of our many destinations, we “slow” the tour down and turn it into a “hands-on” eco-experience. Very stable, comfortable kayaks are used to get you close to the flora and fauna – closer than by any other means. (Not to worry, though, no previous kayaking experience is required and we do not paddle fast or far. We have one and two-person kayaks on every tour).
You will continue your interpretive experience with a walking tour on pristine barrier island beach…an island that is seldom visited by others. There is a lot to see and a lot to experience on these barrier islands: the wrack lines, shallow tidal zones, dunes, uniquely adapted plants, mangrove swamps, many different invertebrate species, lots of shells, and more. Every day and every tide is different.
After your beach trek, we paddle back the boat for the ride home in time for a seafood dinner at a local restaurant.