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“Nice Place, Recommend Using a Shuttle”

Everglades Kayak Company
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: In the heart of Everglades City and directly across from Everglades National Park, this rental and tour location offers easy access to the beautiful Halfway Creek. The bottom of the Turner River is also accessible from this location.We have a total of 3 water locations plus a full service retail store. Guided Tours are also available
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Overall a nice place with nice boats. It was a pretty long paddle to Halfway Creek, though, so I'd advise using a shuttleboat. Granted we were paddling with young kids, but it took us almost an hour to paddle to the "nice" part of Halfway Creek (i.e. past the trailer park). I'd advise using a shuttleboat further in the the beautiful backcountry or the keys, and then paddling from there.

Be sure to check the tides so you aren't paddling against the current. I'd also go in the morning to avoid the wind.

Thank john a
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NaplesKayakCompany, Owner at Everglades Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Hi John, thank you for the nice review and for all the great paddling tips! We are glad that you had fun with your family.

Chris

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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Went with a group on the mangrove tunnels tour. Guide was good on safety and knew enough about the animals & plants to keep it interesting. Went with a guide because we don't know the area at all. Next time we'll rent a kayak and guide ourselves.

Thank northerngirl58
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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Everglades Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us the great feedback! Come back and see us soon!
Thank you!

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We wanted to do an eco-firendly Tour in the Everglades and luckily i found and booked the Turner River Kayak Tour with Guide Regis Good. It was a wonderful, unique experience. We met at Glades Haven Marina in Everglades City in the morning and then Regis took us in his Van to the Turner River. It was just the two of us and the guide, that was so great! He gave us an introduction on how to behave with the kayak and the wildlife and then we started. We had absolutely no experience in kayaking before but Regis explained it very well so it was absolutly no problem and very funny. He told us a lot about the wildlife, we saw beautiful plants and animals and paddling through the mangrove-tunnel was absolutely amazing. Althou we were there in July the mosquitoes were not agressive.
Regis took a lot of time to show us everything interesting, we paid for a 3-hours tour be we and even he enjoyed it so much that we did it almost 5 hours!
Regis also told many stories of his adventures in the Everglades. I really want to thank Regis for this great experience and can highly recommend to do the Kayak tour with him!!
I think this tour is the best way to get to see the real Everglades and also the price is absolutely reasonable!

And an advice: In my opinion it was very hard to find a tour like this on the internet and i had to seach for it very long but luckily i found the website of Everglades Kayak Company.
I wrote an e-mail to evergladeskayak@gmail.com and soon got an answer from Regis!

1  Thank BettinaD255
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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Everglades Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Hey Bettina,
We are so glad you had such a great experience, come back and see us soon!
Thank you

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Reviewed 9 May 2016

We decided to do a kayak tour instead of a boat trip because it is a more natural way to explore the wildlife in the Everglades. Indeed, we saw many alligators and other animals like birds and turtles. Unfortunately we were not so lucky with the weather, a thunderstorm came and we thought we would have to cancel the trip. But we were very lucky with our tour guide, Regis Good, who took his time for us to bridge the storm and when the weatherconditions improved we were good to start the tour. He gave us a short lesson for kayaking and a brief introduction how to behave in the wildlife. The tour took longer as forseen because of the thunderstorm but Regis didn't charge us more, instead he took his time to explain everything to us and to create the tour as we wished to. We thank him a lot for this amazing time and experience and highly recommend him as a tour guide!!!
We think this is the best way to explore the Everglades and get in touch with the wonderful nature. Also the price is very reasonable.

3  Thank stefanmegi
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NaplesKayakCompany, Public Relations Manager at Everglades Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

Thank you for the wonderful review! Come back and see us anytime!

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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We picked this sort because of the amazing reviews. The actual rental place was quick getting is on the water, but the route for the 3 hour kayak rental was poor. The water was very brown and the backs very muddy and smelly, and the creek narrowed so much at the end that our paddles were hitting the mangroves on either side. We did see some neat birds and an alligator, but those can also be seen elsewhere. Maybe their long tours are better, but we would kayak here again.

1  Thank Emily B
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NaplesKayakCompany, Owner at Everglades Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

Hi Emily,

Thank you for the review. Please note that the water here is not clear like the keys. It is stained with tannin from the mangroves. Also, the mangrove tunnels can be tight but that is what a great number of people are looking for. At low tide, there is going to be a stronger smell because the bottom will be exposed.

Thanks again for choosing us!

Chris

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