Immerse yourself in the most pristine and profound Everglades experience available by traveling the 100-mile Wilderness Waterway, a week-long adventure through the Ten Thousand Islands in Southwest Florida’s Everglades National Park. You’ll paddle a kayak or canoe through uninhabited mangrove islets once occupied by Native Americans for thousands of years, but now home only to wild Everglades plants and animals, including crocodiles, flamingos, dolphins, sharks, rays, and countless migratory birds.
You can choose to depart from the Ivey House in Everglades City or the campgrounds near Flamingo. After paddling and camping for 5-10 days you’ll reach the opposite end of the Waterway.
Our shuttles will travel 130 miles by road to pick you up or drop you off, depending on the direction you wish to travel. We can also move your vehicle so it will be waiting for you in Flamingo when you arrive.
Wilderness Waterway Adventure: Starting at $480
Includes 130-mile shuttle service between Everglades City and Flamingo for up to 2 people.
For each additional person, add $25.
Available November-April only.
Choose one or more watercraft for your adventure.
Customize your trip with your choice of ruddered single touring kayaks, ruddered tandem touring kayaks, or 17-foot Grumman canoes with seat cushions. Each watercraft includes paddles, PFDs, a bilge pump, and bow & stern lines.
1 Ruddered Single Kayak for 1 person: $45/day (5-10 days)
1 Ruddered Tandem Kayak for 2 people: $50/day (5-10 days)
1 Canoe for 2 People with seat cushions: $30/day (5-10 days)
Flat Rate Add Ons:
Extra Kayak Paddle $10
Extra Canoe Paddle: $5
Paddle Float: $5
Extra PFD: $15
Extra Bilge Pump: $5
Hot Shower, Per Person: $10
Daily Add Ons:
5-Gallon Water Container, filled once with soft water: $2.50/day
60-Quart Cooler: $2/day
80-Quart Dry Box: $3/day
20-Liter or 30-Liter Dry Bag: $2/day
110-Liter Dry Bag: $2.50/day
Nautical charts of the area are available. Please inquire at our front desk.
For more information, please contact the Ivey House front desk and ask for our kayak manager.