OverviewEnjoy a day with nature on this guided eco-tour. This easy kayak tour, which requires no previous experience - will take you on a journey through the stunning cypress forest. See local wildlife along the way including alligators, roseate spoonbills, hawks, frogs, egrets and more!
Know More about this tourThis 2-hour guided tour starts and ends at The Paddling Center at Shingle Creek, located directly off of Hwy 192. Here, you will start on Shingle Creek, which are the headwaters of the Everglades.
After a safety briefing and instruction on kayaking, you will quickly enter an ecological gem that is rated one of the top paddling trails in Florida by Johnny Molloy, author of “Canoeing and Kayaking Florida.”
Within 20 minutes you enter an old-growth cypress forest that is both serene and stunningly beautiful. Your guide will tell you all about the rich ecology and history of Shingle Creek.
All guides have ACA Instructor certification, as well as First Aid, CPR & AED certification.
Young children, as young as 4 years old, can participate in the tandem kayak which has a jump seat in the back for them to sit and enjoy the experience.
Inclusions for 2-Hour Cypress Forest Guided Kayak Tour
- Local guide
- Small-group tour
- Kayak rental
- Life Jacket
- Water and snacks
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions for 2-Hour Cypress Forest Guided Kayak Tour
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 4 years
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
We recommend you wear shorts, light shirt / top, sandals, hat and bring sunblock
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.