Everglades Kayaking: Full-Day Eco-Friendly Adventure
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617 Ratings
Homestead
Embark on a full-day eco-friendly adventure in the Everglades with kayaking and slogging. Experience the beauty and excitement of nature without the noise of airboats or large groups.
Duration: 8 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Key Largo - We meet and get geared up, then proceed to the park. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN VEHICLE TO DRIVE BEHIND OUR GUIDE. We are not able to provide transportation.

We will do a combination of Wet cypress dome walks, and paddle freshwater and saltwater, conditions depending. We may even get to explore at night (seasonal)

What's Included
  • Experienced Everglades guide included
  • Choice of single or double kayak
  • Life jacket provided
  • Mosquito resistant clothing available
  • Landing and/or facility fees included
What's Not Included
  • Trip does not include lunch/snacks/water- please bring whatever food you would like for the day- we have coolers for you to use
  • Please bring PLENTY of water per person
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
Additional Information

Experience the Everglades at its peak with a kayaking and slogging journey! Take part in an eco-tour in the Everglades and witness the wonders of nature in the most profound way through the top Everglades tour on offer. This adventure offers a genuine Everglades experience, allowing you to appreciate its magnificence and thrill without the sound of an airboat or a large crowd. We typically have group sizes ranging from 8 to 10, but we can accommodate larger groups with prior notice.

  • People with special needs welcome, please let us know how we can accommodate you
  • Moderate level of fitness
  • Minimum age is 5 years
Location
19200 SW 344th St
Southwest 344th Street
OUR MEETING POINT: 19200 SW 344th St, Homestead, FL 33034, USA The location is called Robert is Here. Look for our tiki, you will see our kayaks nearby! DUE TO COVID, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN VEHICLE FOR THIS TRIP. WE CANNOT ALLOW GUESTS TO RIDE ALONG WITH OUR GUIDES.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Speechiev
May 26, 2024
Incredible - don’t hesitate to book ! - Incredible trip , everything I could have imagined and more . I was lucky enough to go with Garl who is a kind , thoughtful and wonderfully knowledgable man . I learnt so much about the flora and fauna of the Everglades . The highlight for me was walking in the cypress dome - it was outstandingly beautiful and nothing exists like it .Seeing a Barred owl was a particular highlight . What a privilege . Kayaking was great too , alligators , crocodiles , birds a plenty . I can’t recommend this highly enough - thank you to Garl and Debbie for a wonderful trip I will never forget .
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Amandabo4461rt
May 10, 2024
Couple trip - This tour was amazing. The best part of our trip. It was a great way to see the everglades with such an amazing knowledgeable tour guide. We got to see everything we wanted to see. I'm not the best kayaker but it was manageable. Garl made sure he took his time to show us everything the everglades had to offer. If we ever come back I am booking another tour. If your looking for a tour this is the best hands down.
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892pattym
May 5, 2024
Full Day Tour - Garl was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained! We thoroughly enjoyed our swamp walk and kayaking in this very special place!
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Martin
May 4, 2024
Infectious enthusiasm for a beautiful place - Garl was a great guide! We did a slog (walking in the water) and saw alligators, bromeliads, birds and the flooded forest which was a magical experience. Then freshwater kayaking where we saw alligators and crocodiles. Garl was very patient and helpful as we navigated the mangrove tunnels. The third part was saltwater kayaking. It was raining pretty hard by then but Garl was willing to work with our decisions, so two of our group went out paddling. The effort and drenching was rewarded with some amazing sights: dolphins and flamingos, so cool!
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Wendysc2674hh
Apr 27, 2024
Great time in everglades - We had a really great time with garl. He is a fantastic guide. Super knowledgeable fun and interesting. It was the perfect amount of strenuous.
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Mblieske
Apr 24, 2024
Unparalleled… just wow. - This was a very special trip. Garl is one of a kind, and can put you on the wildlife in an incredible way. Not for the faint of heart! You will hike in mud or water, get up close with crocs and gators, kayak down tight channels to see things you can only see on planet earth!!!! It’s amazing.
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Djh2847
Apr 22, 2024
Forget the airboat - this is the best way to experience the Everglades - That our kids dealt with wading through hip-deep water with tricky under-foot terrain - we didn't tell them or they'd never have gone - is all down to Garl being so patient and engaging throughout. (Not to mention understanding of us not reading the email about filling the car up with gas before the trip.) Can't imagine a better way to experience the area without disturbing the wildlife - and yes, we did kayak past a croc. We managed to couple this with a trip round the scenic loop near Everglades City (car trip, gators everywhere) and really felt like we'd got the best of both worlds.
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Northstar35874008001
Apr 16, 2024
Family Tour through the Everglades - Garl was a great guide and took us through parts of the Everglades we wouldn't have known about and have been brave enough to go to alone. We saw a croc, a gator, two manatees, edible plants, and exotic air plants and orchids. He was full of information and packed all the gear we would need. He is great with kids! The meet up Robert is Here fruit stand was a bonus as they had the most amazing fruits for sale, some of which we have never heard of.
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Samuelbf3376qu
Apr 16, 2024
Amazing tour for nature lovers - Garl is a top notch guide, sort of a mix between Crocodile Dundee and David Attenborough. We saw multiple alligators, crocodiles, manatees, ospreys, and lots of other birds and plants native to the ecosystem. We learned a lot about the everglades. Mostly what stood out was Garl's ability to take us to the right spot to see all these animals, and his phenomenal knowledge of the area. Cannot recommend enough!
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U7205bfyvonnek
Apr 16, 2024
Unique, unforgettable trip to the Everglades - The trip with Garl's Coastal Kayaking to the Everglades was the highlight of our family vacation in Florida. We were able to experience beautiful nature far away from mass tourism. The tour was suitable for all ages and Garl managed, despite the relatively large group, to take everyone's interests into account and to infect us with his enthusiasm for his "office ;-)". He gave us a lot of information about the local animals and plants, but also shared personal experiences with us and answered all questions patiently. I have never experienced a guide who was so competent and at the same time so dedicated to his work. Unfortunately, something like that is very rare. We are very happy that, despite initial concerns about whether such a "wet walk" could be dangerous, we chose this excursion over an airboat tour. Even though the cost of a full-day, guided excursion for a family is not insignificant, the unforgettable experience was definitely worth the money. The combination of the various activities such as wet walking, kayaking in mangroves and on the open sea was varied and unique. We can fully recommend Garl's Coastal Kayaking. Thank you again for the wonderful day!
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