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3 Hour Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

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Ochopee, United States
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Discover the exotic beauty of the Everglades’ mangrove forest on a kayaking eco-tour. Spend time winding through sleepy creeks and under mangrove canopies, getting up-close views of resident herons, alligators, ducks, otters and more. With an expert guide, learn kayaking technique and enjoy exploring this unusual wetlands setting.
  • Kayak tour through the mangrove tunnels in the Florida Everglades
  • Explore one of the largest mangrove forests in North America
  • Kayak under the mangrove jungle canopy and admire the incredible scenery
  • Watch for diverse wildlife including alligators, herons, ducks and fish species
  • Led by a certified naturalist guide
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Departure Point

32016 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee, FL 34141, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Select a morning or afternoon start time for your eco-tour and head to the launch point in Everglades National Park, located about 90 minutes from Fort Myers and Miami. Here, you'll meet your naturalist guide and tour group, and get a brief lesson in paddling a single-person kayak before setting off onto the lake towards the mangrove forest. Designed for beginner kayakers, this trip doesn't require technical paddling skills.

Follow your guide into the mangrove tunnels, where tree canopies arch almost 10 feet (3 meters) overhead. As you glide through this vast forest — one of the largest mangrove forests in North America — view the flora that make up the diverse ecosystem and spot native wildlife like herons, egrets, ducks, spoonbills, alligators, otters and an array of fish. Soak up tales from your local guide as you wind through the quiet creeks and snap amazing photos. 

Your 3.5-hour tour concludes back at the launch point.
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Everglades Area Tours
Located just a 1.5-hour drive south of Fort Myers lie the incredible Florida Everglades. On this 3.5-hour eco-tour, enjoy a kayak adventure through the lush mangrove tunnels and discover the area’s diverse ecosystem. Your tour will begin with a brief introduction on how to maneuver your single-person kayak (no experience required). Once you feel comfortable with the kayak, paddle down the lake and arrive at a narrow entryway, where the mangrove tunnels form a canopy approximately 10 feet (3 meters) overhead. This is one of the largest mangrove forests in North America! Follow your naturalist guide as you explore the vast and varied ecosystem and keep your eyes out for herons, egrets, ducks, spoonbills, alligators, otters and a variety of fish species. Along the way, your guide will provide an interesting, informative overview of the area and its incredible ecosystem.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Everglades Area Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 3 Hour Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 3 Hour Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 3 Hour Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by 3 Hour Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 3 Hour Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 3 Hour Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 3 Hour Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 3 Hour Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 3 Hour Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 3 Hour Guided Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour.

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  • "knowledgeable guides, good equipment, but above all: beautiful nature with lots of birds, alligators and turtles." See review

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Laura_D
, Feb 2021
Our guide, Carter, was amiable, knowledgeable and able speak about historical and cultural as well as ecological and environmental issues. Saw many alligators !
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Thanks for doing a review.
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A great adventure!
Carolyn_C
, Jan 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful morning and saw numerous birds, turtles, and alligators in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Our guide, Carter, was wonderful and we learned so much about the plants and animals! We used tandem kayaks which was great for kids who might not be ready to go in their own boats. The mangrove canopy was especially exciting!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for doing this review. Perhaps next time, your family will enjoy the Everglades National Park Boating Expedition. It is great hands-on learning experience.
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Mangrove tour
Conly_H
, Dec 2020
Our guide was friendly and very helpful pointing out the animals and telling a little about the area.
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Thanks for taking time to do this review.
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Awesome tour
johna_h
, Oct 2020
My son and I really enjoyed this tour! Don was a great tour guide! I would definitely recommend this to anyone going to the Everglades
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Thank you for your review. Don IS great.
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mangrove kayak trip
Bretta_W
, Jul 2020
Excellent ! Don is very knowledgeable on the flora and fauna of the everglades - it was a beautiful 3 hours on the water and all Covid 19 safety precautions were in place. Would highly recommend this trip and Don to guide it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thank you....these tours are one of the safest places to be these days
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Fabulous Kayaking Tour
candicestearns
, Feb 2020
Amazing tour. Incredibly beautiful and very informative. Guide Carter was great, had a lot of knowledge but still left us space to enjoy the peacefulness and awesomeness of the flora and fauna. We would love to do it again but for the whole day!!
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Great Experience
bill
, Jan 2020
Tour was terrific. Paddling thru the mangroves was fun and challenging. Really close to gators and large birds.
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Great tour
DG2401
, Dec 2019
knowledgeable guides, good equipment, but above all: beautiful nature with lots of birds, alligators and turtles. The mangrove tunnel was breathtaking.
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Exciting, relaxing and informative adventure!
OlMatt
, Oct 2019
What an amazing adventure this was! Joel was such a amazing and extremely knowledgeable tour guide. He really goes into detail with all the wildlife and fauna encountered in this trip! A very relaxing and enriching experience I would HIGHLY recommend! Thank You again Joel!!!
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Mangrove Tour 9/25/19
Tattibrx
, Oct 2019
The Mangrove Tour was amazing. Don was a perfect guide and picked us up at the appointed location. He is very knowledgeable and super friendly. We had a lot of fun and saw amazing flowers, turtles and 2 alligators. Thanks a lot for this trip, we would recommend this to everyone.
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Product code: 5609MANGROVE

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