The most affordable on water fun in the Florida Everglades!
Hours of Operation at the Everglades Rental/Tour Location.
We are open at 7 am everyday. We close at 5 pm, so for a 3 hour rental you would need to be on the water by 2 pm. Call when you are on the way down for better service-239 695 2628 or 239 595 2162. This will give us time to get your kayak ready!
Just 34.95 for a single kayak for 3 hours, 49.95 for a double kayak for 3 hours! Price includes Paddles, Life Jackets, Scenery and Wildlife fun. We are directly on the water with NO SHUTTLE needed! No extra hidden costs for our most basic rental. 3 hours of affordable fun in the Everglades for the whole family!
Delivery to other locations for rentals do have an additional cost.
No Reservations Needed For Our Recreational Kayak Rentals Florida Everglades. We are directly on the water-no shuttle needed!
Looking for Recreational or Sea Kayak Rentals in The Florida Everglades? We have access to Turner River and Halfway Creek through Mangrove tunnels and back estuaries. Direct access to The 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park. We offer kayak skiff transport, van shuttles, camping gear rentals and single and multi-day guided kayak trips though the park. We have recreational single and double kayaks, sit on top and fishing kayaks, single and tandem sea kayaks with rudder or skeg, and fiberglass ( composite) single and tandem sea kayaks. We also have a 20 ft expedition canoe with full spray skirts. To purchase camping gear as well as outdoor gear, clothing, footwear and supplies, please visit our retail store, Naples Outfitters at 2360 Shadowlawn Drive in Naples
You can also rent camping gear directly from Glades Haven. See our list below to check on gear and prices available for rent. Glades Haven ( Now Miller’s World) is a full service
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Kayak Rentals Florida Everglades
Where – Glades Haven/The Oyster House Restaurant 801 South Copeland Ave, Everglades City
What–Kayak Rentals and Tours- Mangrove Tunnels, birds, manatees, islands, beaches, casual dining
Kayak Rentals start at 6am daily
All rentals must be on the water by 2 pm and return no later than 5 pm
**BE ON WATER BY 2 pm the LATEST**
Open for Kayak Rentals and Tours 365 Days a Year including holidays.
Florida Everglades Rentals for Recreational Kayaks and Sea Kayaks
Sit inside and sit on top kayaks of anywhere from 10′-14′ are available for either light touring or fishing, both singles and doubles. Good for all skill level of paddler.
Sea kayaks are long skinny kayaks meant for carrying gear and paddling efficiently. These are generally between 16′-18′ and around 20”-24” wide. All of these will have either a skeg or rudder which adds $10 per day to the cost of a regular rental. We also rent composite (fiberglass) sea kayaks which are stiffer, generally lighter and better performing for an additional $25 per day to the cost of a regular rental.
|Double Tent (Day)||$20|
|Double Tent (Week)||$75|
|Sleeping Pad (Day)||$3|
|Sleeping Pad (Week)||$15|
|Sleeping Bag (Day)||$5|
|Sleeping Bag (Week)||$25|
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.
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.