Access to Turner River and Halfway Creek through Mangrove tunnels and back estuaries. Direct access to The 10,000 Islands, Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park. We offer skiff transport, van shuttles, camping gear rentals and single and multi-day guided kayak rentals and tours though the park. Learn more about Everglades Kayak Rentals from our sister company at Everglades Kayak Company. Sea kayaks (16-17′ touring boats) are available to rent on site which is the only location other than the shop in Naples to have this.
You can also rent camping gear directly from Glades Haven. See our list below to check on gear and prices available for rent.
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Where – Glades Haven/The Oyster House Restaurant 875 S. Copeland Ave
What- Mangrove Tunnels, birds, manatees, islands, beaches, casual dining
Everglades Kayak Rentals start at 8am daily
Come any time, be back by sunset
Open 365 Days a Year including holidays.
Guided Kayak Tours avail call (239) 262-6149 (Min 2 Pers)
Tour $89.50/pp-Min 2 persons
|Sea Kayak||Per Day||Add $10|
The following services are also available from our Everglades Location.
|Flamingo and the Wilderness Waterway|
|Drop or Pick Up Passengers & Gear
For 2 Kayaks & 2 people
|Shuttle car to or from flamingo does not include Kayak Transport||$380 Either way|
|Additional Wait Time
(Courtesy wait time of 30 minutes.)
|VAN SHUTTLE (One Way) Per Person
Note: An advance reservation is necessary. Shuttles run at specific times. This price does not include launch fees or rentals of canoes or kayaks.
|Port of the Islands||$52.00|
Southwest Florida offers some of the South East United States best camping. The 10,000 Islands could take a up a lifetime of camping. Choose either a Camping Tour, A Guided Trip to a camp spot or go at it on your own. Choose one of the options on the side to get more info. Camping gear available. Some areas require permits.
|3 Day 2 Night||$650/Person|
|5 Day 4 Night||$1,080/Person|
|8 Day 7 Night||$1,950/Person|
|Add Skiff Gear/Boat Transport
|See Skiff Transport|
|Camp & Fishing||$35/Day|
|If you don’t want to paddle out, we can ferry you, the gear and the kayaks out to your campsite.
Some areas require permits.
Note: An advance reservation is necessary and the availability of boat shuttles is limited. An additional gas surcharge may apply. Please call concerning prices for additional locations. Prices shown are for 2 kayaks, 2 persons and appropriate gear
|Permits may be required and are an additional fee.|
|Hog Key North||$325|
|Lostman / Hog Key South||$400|
|White Horse Key||$375|
* MSR IsoPro Fuel (Stove) 8oz – $5.95
* MSR Superfuel (Stove) 1 Qt – $12.95
|Double Tent (Day)||$20|
|Double Tent (Week)||$75|
|Dromedary Water Bag 6l (Day)||$3|
|Dromedary Water Bag 6l||$15|
|Sleeping Pad (Day)||$3|
|Sleeping Pad (Week)||$15|
|Sleeping Bag (Day)||$5|
|Sleeping Bag (Week)||$25|
|Dry Bag (Day)||$3|
|Dry Bag (Week)||$15|
|Kayak Cart (Day)||$5|
|Kayak Cart (Week)||$25|
|Soft Kayak Cooler 12 qt (Day)||$3|
|Soft Kayak Cooler 12 qt (Day)||$15|
Fires – Fires are allowed only at beach sites along that Gulf Coast, below the storm surge line near the high tide line, using only downed wood. No fires are allowed at ground or chickee sites.
Trash – Trash must be packed out. Included in trash should be food scraps and used toilet paper; leave sites cleaner than you find them.
Human Waste – Use toilets where provided. At sites without facilities, bury human waste in a hole at least 6″ deep. Pack used paper out with garbage.
Food – Remove all food particles from dishes before washing. Do not dump food scraps in water; pack out with trash. Use bio-degradable soap.
Designated Site – You must stay at the site listed on the permit unless safety factors require you to stay elsewhere.
Pets – Pets are not permitted in Everglades National Park.
Weapons & Fireworks – Use or possession of either is prohibited.
Noise – Be considerate of other visitors. Quiet hours are 10pm to 6am. Loud machinery such as generators, chainsaws and bug sprayers is prohibited.
Fishing – State fishing license and regulations apply. You are responsible for following the size and daily bag limits for Everglades National Park.
Wildlife – DO NOT feed or harass alligators or other wildlife. Animals that are habituated to human food can be dangerous.
Boating – The use of personal watercraft and water skiing are prohibited. You are responsible for following the parks boating regulations.
Leave No Trace – While not regulations, these principles will help preserve the park’s wilderness values: 1.) Plan ahead and prepare 2.) Camp in designated sites only 3.) Dispose of waste properly 4.) Leave what you find 5.) Minimize Campfire impacts 6.) Respect wildlife 7.) Be considerate of other visitors
Recommended Safety Tips
Nautical Charts & Compass – Are strongly recommended for all routes. Do not rely entirely on GPS units.
Weather – Weather conditions change rapidly in the summer. Be prepared for intense sun, rain, and strong winds. Be prepared for lightning; do not stay in open water during storms, move near land staying low in your boat.
Wind/Tides – Take a tide chart and check conditions before you depart. Carry a weather radio if possible.
Mosquitoes – Mosquitoes and no-see-ums can be numerous and aggressive. Insect repellent, bug jackets, or long pants and long sleeved shirts are recommended.
Raccoons – Raccoons will do nearly anything to get food and water. Store both in hard sided containers or aboard a boat.
Water – One gallon per person per day is the minimum recommendation. No fresh water is available.
Preservation – Plants, animals and artifacts are protected in the national park. Collecting is prohibited.
Be realistic – Tides and winds can make paddling difficult. Most experienced paddlers plan to travel between 8-12 miles per day. If this is your first trip, choose a short trip and travel well marked routes.
Be Prepared – Boating in Everglades National Park is challenging. Safely exploring this area requires the ability to “read the water”, as the shallow areas are not usually marked. Knowing the draft (depth) and limits of your boat is critical, as is the ability to read and utilize nautical charts.
Numbers To Call For Information – Flamingo (239) 695-2945 Gulf Coast (239) 695-3311
Search and Rescue – File a trip plan with a friend or relative before leaving. If you do not return home on time, that person should contact Everglades National Park 24hr dispatch at (305)242-7740. In the park, dial #NPS from your cell phone.