Recreational and Sea Kayak Rentals Florida Everglades

Everglades City Kayak Rentals

No Reservations Needed For Our Recreational Kayak Rentals in The 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 at 183 10th Street South 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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Where – Glades Haven/The Oyster House Restaurant 875 S. Copeland Ave
What- Mangrove Tunnels, birds, manatees, islands, beaches, casual dining

Kayak Rentals start at 8am daily
and must be back by 5pm.

**BE ON WATER BY 2pm the LATEST**
Open 365 Days a Year including holidays.

 

Florida Everglades Recreational and Sea Kayak Rentals

Note: Sea Kayaks are generally  are long and fairly skinny, with a rudder or skeg. Reservations are recommended for Sea Kayaks, but not necessary for recreational kayaks. 

Recreational 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.

Single Recreational Kayak
- Full Day: $49.95
- 2 Day: $84.95
- Week: $169.95 (20% off each additional week)

Double Recreational Kayak
- Day: $59.95
- 2 Day: $104.95
- Week: $199.95 (20% off each additional week)

Sea Kayaks

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. See below for a list of available boats to rent:

Current 2014 Sea Kayaks are:

  • Rudder Single- Wilderness Systems Tsunami 175;  (qty 6) Plastic or ( qty 6) composite
  • Skeg Single- Perception Essence 170 (qty 1) and 165( qty 1), Plastic
  • Rudder Tandem – Wilderness Systems Northstar Plastic (qty 3)
  • Rudder Tandem Composite- Current Designs Unity (qty 3)
  • Rudder Tandem Composite- Seaward Discovery (qty 1)
  • Old town Tripper Expedition Canoe 20 Ft, Royalex ( qty 1)
  • Fishing with Rudder- Wilderness Systems Tarpon 160i (qty3)

Single Sea Kayak
- Day: $64.95
- 2 Day: $114.95
- Week: $274.95 (20% off each additional week)

Double Kayak
- Day: $74.95
- 2 Day: $143.05
- Week: $295.95 (20% off each additional week)

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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
$500 $25.00/Additional Craft
Shuttle car to or from flamingo does not include Kayak Transport $380 Either way
Additional Wait Time
(Courtesy wait time of 30 minutes.)
$25.00/Half Hour

 

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
Turner River $26.00
Sea Grape $24.00
Port of the Islands $52.00
Collier Seminole $65.00
Chokoloskee $20.00

 

Kayak Camping
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
(No Paddling)
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.

 

Skiff Transport
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.
Lulu Key $300
Hog Key North $325
Lostman / Hog Key South $400
Pavilion $300
Picnic Key $325
Panther Key $325
Sweetwater $350
Sunday Bay $300
Highland Beach $450
Watson’s $350
Gullivan Key $350
White Horse Key $375
Mormon $350

 

Item Price
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
Stove (Day) $5
Stove (Week) $25
Kayak Cart (Day) $5
Kayak Cart (Week) $25
Soft Kayak Cooler 12 qt (Day) $3
Soft Kayak Cooler 12 qt (Day) $15

Wilderness Guidelines

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.