-Tour The Glades-
Private Wildlife Tours
909 Dupont St
Everglades City, Florida 34139
See The Real Everglades With Us!
Our business model is simple, we only conduct Private Tours with Local Guides…focusing on the Quality of our tours not the Quantity of customers. This approach is Best For The Environment and the only way to truly experience the Everglades….just you and your own Naturalist Guide.
WE have the smallest tour group size in The Everglades…Only You!
You will get Amazing PHOTOS and VIDEOS so bring your camera and be ready for an adventure. Our tours are conducted in The Real Everglades. The Big Cypress Preserve, Fakahatchee Strand and Everglades National Park are the most diverse protected lands in the glades, and full of wildlife!
WE explore MORE locations and have MORE wildlife sightings than any other tour company!
We offer a wide variety of Kayak Tours in several locations in the Everglades. Our most popular is the 3.5 hour Private Kayak Tour in The Big Cypress Preserve and Fakahatchee Strand Preserve. We explore both of these beautiful routes year round as we follow the wildlife throughout their seasonal movements. Typically early mornings and late afternoons are best for wildlife viewing. However, the weather…specifically temperature, dictates much of the wildlife activity. Since we only do private kayak tours we can be flexible with our start times.
Our low impact philosophy allows our guests to experience the Everglades in a very unique way that will create lifelong memories. We take pride in our tours and have included something for everyone’s sense of adventure.
Our Everglades Tour Collection
If Kayaking is your thing you you’ll definitely want to call on us! Our small business / private tour approach allows us to be the most flexible, accommodating and innovative tour company in the Everglades. We’ve done it this way for 14 years now because we are serious about spotting wildlife. We are very fortunate to have so many return guests because we never run out of things to do/see and places to explore. Here are some other kayak tour options for you to consider when booking….
Sunrise Kayak Tour
We call the “The First On The River Tour” because you will be! We’ll meet pre-sunrise and be on the water as the Everglades Awakens. This is the BEST time for wildlife and we also beat the other big tour groups in and out!
Mangrove Kayak Tour
The Everglades is also home the the largest uninhabited mangrove forest in the world! We explore this unique ecosystem through the natural tunnel systems connecting the upland areas of the Everglades to the Gulf of Mexico.
Full Moon Kayak Tours
This is a tour you’ll want to book well in advance. We set out just at sunset and paddle into the twilight to watch the full moon rise. Headlamps are provided as we paddle back in the darkness! We only do private tours so once the full moon is booked we are full.
Full Day Kayak Tour
You’ll travel the ancient route used by the Calusa and Seminole Indians to travel from the upland areas of the Everglades to the rich estuaries in the bay. This is a big day and not recommended for a first time kayak adventure.
Kayak Combo Tours
If you can get an early start you can easily combine a morning Kayak Tour with a Motorboat Tour, Hiking, Swampbuggy Tour or even an Airboat Ride. Between your tours you can have a nice lunch in Everglades City or even bring a picnic lunch with you!
Sunset Kayak Tour
Watching the sunset is a great way to end any day! We operate year round but the prime time for the Sunset Kayak Tour is Oct-May. Outside of that we can always attempt as long as the weather cooperates. Another option is to see the sunset from the 10,000 islands on our Motorboat Tour.
Everglades City is the perfect basecamp for our Kayak Tours and other adventures. It is considered The Capital City of the Everglades and is completely surrounded by the Top 4 National & State Parks. Hotels, restaurants, a grocery store and all the creature comforts right here in the middle of this beautiful wilderness setting.