Boat Assisted (Base Camp) Kayak Tours.
On these tours, we use a powerboat to transport the kayaks, our guests and gear to a remote location where we setup a base camp typically on a remote island beach.
From the base camp, we make daily paddle excursions to areas that most paddlers simply do not have time to get to and few have experienced.
Of course, a sunrise and/or sunset paddle at the base camp should be part of the daily experience!
The additional carrying capacity of the Kayak Transport Boat allows us to supply additional amenities and creature comforts to our guests such as sun showers, sunshades, tables, large coolers, camp chairs, etc.
These Boat Assisted Base Camp trips are wonderful for those that wish to explore different areas of the Park and do not have the time to paddle to each area. For those who feel "being there" is more important than "paddling there", this is the trip for you.
The use of the transport boats also allows us to select campsites that are best suited for the forecasted weather conditions and to avoid crowded nearby campsites.
These trips are especially suited for those that enjoy the sport of kayak fishing.
Your safety and comfort is paramount. The Park's expansiveness can make navigating the area daunting. However, rest assured that each guide carries the state-of-the-art in safety, navigation and communications equipment.
Each tour is equipped with GPS units, VHF marine radios, satellite tracking devices, and cell/satellite phones. You will be in good, experienced hands, protected by reliable modern communications equipment.
Everglades Area Tours completely outfits and provisions your trip. An important part of our trips are good hearty meals. Prepared by your guide, fresh each time, the meals make your trip complete.
We will get your input as part of the planning and confirmation process so that we can tailor the meals to your desires and needs.
Routes and Itineraries:
We all live and work here year-round, we are NOT seasonal. As such, we are very creative with our experiences. Our paddle routes and itineraries are adaptable and variable.
They vary depending on the time of year, length of trip, preferred destinations, weather conditions, campsite availability and the makeup and desires of the guests. Your guide will discuss your expectations with you prior to the tour.
If you are a returning guest, please be sure to tell us about your past trips. You may wish to paddle a different area or be sure to return to your favorite campsite.