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“Informative and relaxing”

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 5 February 2018

Our guided tour onto the east river was a fun, relaxing and informative experience experience which allowed us to see a variety of wildlife and learn about the Everglades eco- system.

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Russell V, General Manager at Everglades Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thanks Bodo,
Relaxing is what we aim for. Information is always a plus... Glad we were able to make everything work last minute. Plans are what you make when time allows. Life is what you make when time is of the essence.

Russell

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We did the three hour Everglades kayak tour on Boxing Day. It's a great way to experience Everglades and come close to the wildlife (alligators, raccoons and a lot of birds etc.). Our guide Russell had a lot of knowledge about the area and the plants and wildlife we came upon. It was warm and sunny that day so sunscreen is a must and a hat and sunglasses are recommended. The kayaks tend to get a bit wet so dress for the occasion and wear sandals. Highly recommended!

Thank Lotta H
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We rented a tandem boat from Russ and the Everglades Kayak Company during a university trip to the area. They not only loaned us a great 'yak for the week, but they also brought the boat to our location and helped us put together a washing station once the trip was done! The trip was delayed multiple times by inclement weather and other unexpected circumstances, but Russ was patient and generous from the first moment to the last. Utterly above and beyond all expectations. 10/10 would recommend!

Thank Hannah K
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Russ V, General Manager at Everglades Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Dear Hannah,
Glad to help fellow travellers in need. Besides, Dennis needed the exicitment of a bunch of whiper snappers pressure washing in the front yard! Nessy the Necky will be waiting for another adventure should the university need.
See you next year,
Russ
Everglades Kayak Company
239-207-2482

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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

On Memorial Day weekend 2017 my wife and I rented a kayak from Everglades Kayak Co. We rented a Hobie tandem Oasis kayak with the mirage drive pedal system. The boat also featured the new seats Hobie offers. I cannot recall the name of the seats, but they are like a lawn chair with a high back. They are extremely comfortable and adjustable. The boat seemed brand new. A young man named Lawrence gave us our basic operating instructions. We paddled across the bay and up a waterway for a bit. As we were outgoing having the tide with us we were careful not to go too far. We stopped on a sandbar to stretch our feet a bid then headed back into the current. We were pretty exhausted by the time we made it back, but we had a great little 2 hour trip. Lawrence could not have been more pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend this outfit if you plan on renting a kayak in Everglades City. The staff was great and the equipment was perfect.

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Naples K, Manager at Everglades Kayak Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thank you for the nice review

Chris

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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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