All of our Everglades Kayak Rentals and Everglades Kayak Tours are run by our sister company
Everglades Kayak Company evergladeskayakcompany.com
Where – Glades Haven/The Oyster House Restaurant 801 S. Copeland Ave
What– Mangrove Tunnels, birds, manatees, islands, beaches, casual dining
Everglades Kayak Rentals start at 8am daily
Everglades Kayak Tours run daily-CALL to reserve
Come any time, be back by sunset
Open 365 Days a Year including holidays.
Guided Kayak Tours available call (239) 695 2628 or (239) 595-2162 (Min 2 Pers)
Guided Everglades Fishing Tours call Captain ” Backwater Bob Miller directly 239 293 7743 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.