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Full-Day Kayak Adventure in the Everglades provided by Garl's Coastal Kayaking Everglades

Full-Day Kayak Adventure in the Everglades

Full-Day Kayak Adventure in the Everglades
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Tour snapshot
Explore the Florida Everglades by kayak and foot with a guide
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Enjoy the Florida Everglades on a full-day adventure of kayaking and slogging (walking through water). Navigate through mangrove forests and past alligators on your kayak to soak in the surrounding nature. The salty waters of Florida Bay are home to a variety of marine life such as sawfish, manatees, dolphins and even sharks, many of which you may see, depending on the season and day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Kayak through mangrove forests and past alligators and crocodiles
  • See marine life, such as sharks, manatees, and dolphins, in Florida Bay
  • No extra equipment needed: kayak, life jacket, and guide included
What to expect
Meet up with your group at a central meeting point, bringing any food or drink you’d like to put in the provided coolers. After a brief orientation, you set out through the mangrove forest ecosystem to see the flora and fauna of the area. Take part in several slogs—walking in water—throughout the day, venturing into alligator holes and cypress domes. Observe wildlife, such as alligators, birds, orchids and more in their natural environments. Gently row your kayak into the salty waters of Florida Bay to explore the variety of marine life in this area. Be on the lookout for manatees, sharks, dolphins, and sawfish. Depending on the season and tour, your guide may take you on a night walk to explore the night creatures of the Everglades with a flashlight.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Kayak through mangrove forests and past alligators and crocodiles
  • See marine life, such as sharks, manatees, and dolphins, in Florida Bay
  • No extra equipment needed: kayak, life jacket, and guide included
What to expect
Meet up with your group at a central meeting point, bringing any food or drink you’d like to put in the provided coolers. After a brief orientation, you set out through the mangrove forest ecosystem to see the flora and fauna of the area. Take part in several slogs—walking in water—throughout the day, venturing into alligator holes and cypress domes. Observe wildlife, such as alligators, birds, orchids and more in their natural environments. Gently row your kayak into the salty waters of Florida Bay to explore the variety of marine life in this area. Be on the lookout for manatees, sharks, dolphins, and sawfish. Depending on the season and tour, your guide may take you on a night walk to explore the night creatures of the Everglades with a flashlight.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 11175P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Trip includes experienced Everglades guide, single or double kayak, life jacket, mosquito resistant clothing if needed.
  • Landing and facility fees
Exclusions
  • 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
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • 19200 SW 344th St, Homestead, FL 33034, USA DUE TO COVID YOU MUST HAVE YOIR OWN VEHICLE FOR THIS TRIP. WE CANNOT ALLOW GUESTS TO RIDE ALONG WITH OUR GUIDES. The location is called Robert is Here. Look for our tiki, you will see our kayaks nearby!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • People with special needs welcome, please let us know how we can accommodate you
  • Moderate level of fitness
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Trip includes experienced Everglades guide, single or double kayak, life jacket, mosquito resistant clothing if needed.
  • Landing and facility fees
Exclusions
  • 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
Departure details
  • 19200 SW 344th St, Homestead, FL 33034, USA DUE TO COVID YOU MUST HAVE YOIR OWN VEHICLE FOR THIS TRIP. WE CANNOT ALLOW GUESTS TO RIDE ALONG WITH OUR GUIDES. The location is called Robert is Here. Look for our tiki, you will see our kayaks nearby!
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • People with special needs welcome, please let us know how we can accommodate you
  • Moderate level of fitness
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 10 Nov 2021
A note from Full-Day Kayak Adventure in the Everglades
All of our guides and employees are fully vaccinated
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
480 reviews
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Benjamin G
Leipzig, Germany20 contributions
Awesome experience! Garl is such a cool guy and knows the Everglades so well. He constantly made sure that we were ok and had a good time. Also, he kept calm the whole time which really helps if you are within 3-4m of a huge crocodile! Definitely the best way to explore the Everglades. Keep away from those airboat tourist traps!
Written 27 May 2022
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katie e
1 contribution
Feb 2022
The wet hike through the cypress dome was one of the coolest things I have experienced! Garl was a great guide, and even though we were wading in nearly waist deep water with snakes and alligators I felt completely safe on the tour. Garl's knowledge of Florida is vast and it was so fun having him constantly point out plants and animals I would have otherwise missed.

The kayak trips were great - I loved the mangrove tunnels and all of the birds we saw during the sunset kayak.

Can't recommend this tour enough!
Written 7 March 2022
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May 2021
One of our all-time favorite outings! Garl continually kept our needs in mind throughout the day inquiring whether we were hungry, wanted to take a break, what we wanted to experience, or whether we had any other needs. Garl was a fountain of fascinating information about his "office", the Everglades, which included history of the park characteristics, habits, and location of the animals. He instilled an appreciation of each alligator's and crocodile's unique personalities, while carrying healthy respect for their wild and individual potential. He assisted us in identifying birds and snakes we were unfamiliar with. He always stayed ahead of us whether on the trail, wading or kayaking to insure our safety and enjoyment. His love and enthusiasm for the natural beauty of the park was contagious and exciting. We shall return!
Written 16 May 2021
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Michelle C
4 contributions
Jul 2020
Amazing tour with an incredible guide (Mike). We were able to hike and do the freshwater kayak but the weather prevented our saltwater kayak. Mike made sure we were still able to see crocodiles and manatees and then he met us at the Anhinga trail to make sure we saw alligators too. He was incredibly knowledgeable about plant and animal life and we learned a ton. We regularly go on adventures in places around the world and my son said that Mike "was one of the best guides we have ever had!" We highly recommend this adventure to anyone and everyone!
Written 28 July 2020
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Wendy & Preston
Chippewa Falls, WI24 contributions
Jan 2022
Garl is clearly passionate about the Everglades. We learned a lot from him. We would have missed out on a lot if we simply would have driven through the park or taken an airboat ride. We came close to alligators, crocodiles and lemon sharks but never felt unsafe because of Garl's wealth of knowledge and experience in the Everglades.
We are inexperienced at kayaking but Garl was patient and when we became tired, he tied the kayaks together and paddled us to shore but not until we were able to view the sunset on the water together. An added bonus is that Garl took the time to take photos of us that he will be sharing with us.
Thank you Garl!
Written 31 January 2022
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GCSaperavi
4 contributions
Mar 2022
I had wanted to do this tour for over 10 years and finally convinced my friend to do it with me. The tour exceeded my expectations, although I realize it may not be for everyone.

Garl met us at Robert is Here fruit stand, and we followed him into the park. Our first stop was the slog through the Everglades, second stop freshwater kayak tour of lake, and final stop saltwater kayak tour. Garl is extremely knowledgeable and found and discussed plants, birds and animals with ease. He took great pictures, so we could spend our time being in the moment (especially with no cell phone service in the park).

Garl met us at 11:00am and we left Flamingo close to 7:45pm with at least a 45 minute ride out of the park. So prepare yourself for a long, long day. Also prepare yourself for physical exertion. I would rate the slog and freshwater kayaking as intermediate and the salt water kayaking as very challenging. My arms felt as if they were going to fall off by the end. But the sights made it all worth it.

The pace of the tour is very laid back. While we enjoyed it, some people might find it too laid back.

There aren't many tours like this period. In the end we felt we had an adventure and a sense of accomplishment. We won't forget it.
Written 7 March 2022
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Brianne K
Mankato, MN3 contributions
If I could rate this higher than 5/5 I would. It’s been more than a week since our trip and we talk about kayaking with Garl every day still. This was the most incredible nature experience I’ve been a part of. We started the day kayaking along the coast. We saw so many animals up close and personal, from manatees and dolphins to sharks and crocs. Even saw some really rare and beautiful birds and (my fav animal that day) a sawfish! The kayaking alone was 10/10 amazing and when we got back, Garl asked us if we wanted to try finding a gator or two in the “Cypress Dome”. We found ourselves (guided closely by Garl of course) waist deep in freshwater eyes peeled for snakes or gators. It was kind of scary honestly but I never felt unsafe, it was the scary kind of adventure that I’ll never forget as long as I live. I would redo this trip again and again. Can’t recommend highly enough!!
Written 9 October 2021
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Garl H
Thank you so much for the review! It was a particularly fantastic day and I'm so glad you joined us. I hope we get to see you on a future trip!
Written 11 November 2021
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Eric K
Washington, DC3 contributions
Apr 2022
If you do just ONE THING in the Everglades, go on this trip. Seriously! It is absolutely amazing and unforgettable. I can't recommend it enough! Garl is an expert at all things Everglades. He has been exploring the Everglades for over 23 years, and he is a wealth of knowledge and experience. And, he's super friendly, warm, and inviting! We're a family of four with a 7 and 10 year old, and we spent over a week in Florida that included two days at Legoland, snorkeling in Biscayne National Park, and lots of key lime pie at the Keys. And THIS was everyone's favorite activity. I'm serious - the kids loved this more than Legoland. We all loved Garl; he answered all of our questions, knew exactly where to take us to show off all that the Everglades has to offer, and he was great with our kids. As an added bonus, he took a ton of pics and then sent them to us a few days after our tour. We saw crocodiles, alligators, tons of birds, owls, snakes, orchids - you name it, and Garl knew where to find it. We felt safe the entire time as he was constantly looking for wildlife. He also knows the gators and crocs (he has names for almost all of them) because he's been tracking them for decades - yes, decades! So he understands their habits and we never felt like we were in danger, even when we were kayaking very close to both crocodiles and alligators. While the kayaking was amazing, slogging through a mangrove forest is an experience I'll never forget. I could write so much more, but please, PLEASE do yourself a favor and take this trip. It was truly phenomenal. Thank you so much, Garl!
Written 11 April 2022
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Norman D
1 contribution
Feb 2022
This tour was my best experience during my Florida-Trip.
Garl was a very good an friendly guide with a great sense of humour.
I would recommend this tour to everyone who wants to see the real and pure nature of the Everglades National Park.
Dont do the typical airboat-thing for a tourist, which is often just 60 Minutes and its also not so good for the nature. Call Garl and get into nature and become part of it.

Thank you so much, a day I can never forget.
Written 1 March 2022
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Michael O
New York City, NY6 contributions
Apr 2021
Although all of the guides who run Garl's tours are excellent and hired under very high standards, my wife and I had the great fortune of getting a private full day tour from Garl himself after another group cancelled. Garl is "the guy" when it comes to the Everglades. His knowledge knows no bounds, and his passion and professionalism can put even the most hesitant of trekkers at ease. He is very good at putting worries to rest, as he has done and seen it all over his 20+ years in the glades. After all, we did slog to alligator holes and kayak over gators and crocs! Be advised, you most likely will see large reptiles and come close to them. However, Garl never put us in any unsafe positions or situations we were uncomfortable with. He makes it certain that his guests leave Everglades National Park on a positive note, and with a little piece of his immense love for its incredible beauty. Garl also took beautiful pictures throughout, so my wife and I could take in the landscape and its wonderful inhabitants without constantly stopping to fiddle with a camera (look for some of his photos/video footage on Nat Geo and BBC!). Garl, thank you for an adventure we'll never forget, and for showing us up close and personal the beauty of Everglades National Park!
Written 26 April 2021
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Amazing experience
Garl was an amazing tour guide! He is so knowledgeable about the everglades. This was definitely a unique experienc
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Experienced the Everglades like I never thought I would with Garl.
Experienced the everglades like I never thought I would. We did a noon to past sunset tour and Garl filled the tim
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Wonderful day!!
We just returned from a trip to the Everglades and can't stop talking about our day with Garl!!! It was a truly mem
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Perfect Tour through the Everglades
If you are looking for an opportunity to see the real Everglades, you should take this tour. Garl is a very dedicat
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Great experience!
This adventure was one of the best parts of our Keys trip. Garl is amazingly knowledgeable and kind. The trip was
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Loved it, would go back again
Walking through the swamp to a gator hole was totally out of my comfort zone, but I loved it! What a magical place
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Experience of a lifetime
If you do one thing the entire time you're in S Florida, this would be it. We are so lucky Garl offers this tour. 6
donna361
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Adventure
Garl could not have been more professional or accommodating. My group and I had a marvelous time kayaking and “slog
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The only way to see the Everglades in all its beauty and diversity!
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Went above the above and beyond
Super amazing time with Garl, his expertise and accomdations paired with a joyful personality made this trip memora
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The Highlight of the year (if not decade)
What an unforgettable day we had. We will talk about our trip with Garl for the rest of our lives. We cannot unders
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Worth Every Penny
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