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Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour
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.
Everglades National Park is one of the most spectacular parks in the US National Park System. Surrounded by the Big Cypress National Preserve, Fakahatchee Strand State Park, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge, there is over 1.5 million flooded, pristine acres. The Park is world famous in the worlds of paddling and fishing, and people from all over the world travel to Everglades City to enjoy the area's splendor.
Every day and every tour is certainly different as each trip is tailored to the group and the natural environment of the day… no trip is «canned» and the wildlife and the days conditions are just that … wild. However, you can expect to encounter a wide variety of the Park's wildlife — manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, roseate spoonbills to name a few. Imagine paddling next to a manatee or a dolphin!!!
Our transport boat nestles six very stable kayaks in her bow and provides comfortable captains-style seating for six guests. With full safety equipment, satellite communications, a GPS tracking system, large sunshade and a cooler full of cold drinks, your guide will bring you deep into the Park in safety and comfort.
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 Park's flora and fauna … closer than by any other means. (Not to worry, no previous kayaking experience is required and we do not paddle far. We also have two-person kayaks for those that do not wish to paddle alone).
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, etc. Every day and every tide is different. After your beach trek, we are back in the kayaks to paddle back the boat for the ride home in time for a seafood dinner at a local restaurant. Be sure to bring your camera!
Everglades National Park's Gulf coastal islands are a unique eco-system. Called "The 10,000 Islands" they are part of the Everglades' 120 miles of uninhabited coast line in Southwest Florida.
Chokoloskee, Florida, USA
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Cancellation & modification
24 hour advance notice is required for tour reservation changes.
If you cancel your tour prior to 14 days from the schedule tour date, your deposit will be completely refunded. If you cancel the tour within 14 days prior to the tour date, you will be offered an option to re-schedule the tour to another date. However, if the tour cannot be rescheduled, the deposit amounts may be forfeited or a gift certificate issued for the deposited amount at EATs sole discretion. If a tour date is cancelled within three days of the tour date, the complete tour booking fees may be forfeited or the trip re-scheduled at the sole discretion of Ever Glades Area Tours.
Fortunately, we are in an area where weather rarely forces us to cancel a tour. We have many choices and options in this wonderful area. However, the captain and guide has the ultimate responsibility for your safety and will make all "GO" or "NO-GO" decision. In the case of a "NO-GO" decision, you will have an option to re-schedule, receive a full refund or join another tour that is not affected.
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