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.