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Overview
This is a wonderful alternative to an airboat ride … quiet, peaceful and surreal. It is a leisurely paddle experience with a naturalist guide who throughout the tour will be interpreting and explaining what you are seeing. It is a great learning experience in a very unique part of the Everglades. The Everglades is a vast and varied ecosystem containing the largest mangrove forest in North America. Throughout the forest are brackish "lakes" whose waters are a mix of "sweet" fresh water and salt water. They are refuges and nursery grounds for alligators, herons, egrets, stilts, ducks, wood storks, spoonbills,  otters, orchids and bromeliads and a gamut of fishes. Some lakes are host to colonies of roosting and breeding birds. Interconnecting these lakes are narrow, flowing tidal creeks. The mangrove forest grows to the very edge and over the tops of these creeks forming a canopy or a tunnel. The dense canopy regulates moisture and humidity allowing  to thrive.
Highlights
  • Guided kayak tour of Everglades National Park with all equipment included
  • Paddle with a naturalist guide and learn about Everglades ecology
  • Chance to spot alligators, otters, birds, and other marine wildlife
  • No kayaking experience necessary
What to Expect
Start at the Everglades Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center with a short intro on how to maneuver your single-person kayak, and then start paddling toward a lush mangrove forest. The mangrove canopy joins overhead, forming a tunnel that arcs 10 feet (3 meters) above the water and creates a fertile habitat for all kinds of native plants and wildlife. A naturalist guide helps in your search for herons, egrets, ducks, spoonbills, alligators, otters, and a wide range of fish species inside the mangrove forest, while sharing facts and background on the fascinating ecosystem. The Everglades contain one of the largest mangrove forests in North America, and kayaking through them is a great way to soak up the unique atmosphere. Following your time on the water, this tour concludes in your Everglades National Park starting point, close to hiking trails, sightseeing, and other attractions.
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Important Information
Departure Point
32016 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee, FL 34141, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Kayaking equipment and safety briefing
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Saw lots of wildlife and alligators. Fun and relaxing. Jennifer was a great guide. Bring water and insect repellent.
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Response from Charles W, Manager at Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Jen. Glad you got to see lots of wildlife and alligators.
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Spent 3.5 hours paddling up and down the Turner River with Carter and Jennifer. Both were able to point out lots of interesting wildlife and relate quite a bit about the history and ecology of the river. But the scenery and paddling itself was the highlight. If you like narrow,
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Response from Charles W, Manager at Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review the Mangrove Tunnel kayak eco tour.
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We were reminded of how Florida once was, before all the construction, invasives, and contaminants. Yes, there is evidence of all of the above along the way, but this tour attempts to take us away and into the wetland wilderness of cypress, mangroves, wildlife, etc. Our guide
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Response from Charles W, Manager at Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are glad you enjoyed your tour on the Turner River.
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We really enjoyed our tour with Joel on the Turner River Mangrove Tunnel tour. It was so stunning, plus the uniqueness of the paddle through beautiful mangroves in this amazing ecosystem was so special!
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Response from Charles W, Manager at Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review the Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco tour with Joel. Yes it is a very special ecosystem.
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What a perfect day for an amazing tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the area. He also had a few good guide jokes to throw in there. The gators were great to see in the wild but the highlight for me would have been seeing the very rare Night Scented
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Response from Charles W, Manager at Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour. We are so glad you enjoyed the Mangrove Tunnels.
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About the operator
By: Everglades Area Tours
1,067 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Kay K
20
Perfect Kajak Tour through the Everglades
Jenn was a brilliant guide! Our tour took us about 2 hours. Lots of birds, alligators and unforgettable nature
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erinday2209
30
Kayak in mangroves
Saw lots of wildlife and alligators. Fun and relaxing. Jennifer was a great guide. Bring water and insect
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ctbinva33
10
Everglades National Park
What fun!! Educational, too!! Captain Dan was a great guide...quite knowledgeable. For the 1st time exploring
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Susan L
304
Beautiful day on the water
Jennifer was so personable. She is new to the area (she spent the summer guiding in Alaska) but already so
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annaluisawalter
Naples, Florida
10
Amazing Tour for everyone
Jen and Carter were amazing on the tour! Emilia didn‘t understand a word, since she only speaks german, but she
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BarryW1971
10
Turner River
Spent 3.5 hours paddling up and down the Turner River with Carter and Jennifer. Both were able to point out lots
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Susan C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
317
A journey into the peaceful side of Florida
We were reminded of how Florida once was, before all the construction, invasives, and contaminants. Yes, there is
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monikabkaminski
Beacon, New York
10
Fantastic eco tour!
I had a wonderful kayak tour of the mangroves in the Everglades. The guide was a naturalist and extremely engaging
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Robin D
Sarasota
1815
Very Special
We really enjoyed our tour with Joel on the Turner River Mangrove Tunnel tour. It was so stunning, plus the
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blhalsall
10
Thank you Big Mamma!!
What a perfect day for an amazing tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the area. He also
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Andrew T
10
Amazing experience
Charles and his team are excellent. The experience is unmatched from anything me and my 80 person group. Flexible,
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ssfrecker
Leesburg, Indiana
10
Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Tour
Don, our guide, was great. We saw many alligators, birds, and plants. We had a great time and would definitely
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John Z
Tucson, Arizona
87
Decent excursion but pricey
Neat trip going through mangroves. Broken AC in the shuttle van, no water or snacks were provided. Guide had us
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Mobile662015
10
Wonderful experience
We were a party of 3 (38, 43, 12). We met our guide Ron at the designated meeting point. From the first moment we
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Luwer03
Cologne, Germany
81
Amazing Experience
great tour with dan, has a lot of knowledge and knows what he is doing. Saw a lot of wildlife. Definitely
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
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