Everglades Kayak Tours
Everglades kayaking starts with Backcountry Cowboy Outfitters. We are the
experienced, knowledgeable source for Everglades kayak tours. Backcountry
Cowboy Outfitters is invading the Everglades by kayak and we want to take
you along for the ride! Join us for an unforgettable, guided Everglades kayak
tour through historic Everglades National Park. Embark on an adventure that
your family will reminisce about for years to come. As a National Park authorized
company, we take your safety, overall experience and the park’s conservation
While the Everglades kayaking tours we offer may sound simple, a great deal
of effort and planning goes into making your guided tour a success. We encourage
you to read the information on this site and ask questions so that your experience
is the best it can be. We take great pride in our operation – from our
experienced guides to our support team to the first-class equipment that you’ll
use on your Everglades kayaking tour. Based locally in Islamorada, our team
has the depth of knowledge needed to give you the Everglades kayaking experience
of a lifetime.
Map of Everglades National Park. Please click to enlarge.
EVERGLADES OVERNIGHT ADVENTURE TRIPS
We offer Everglades Kayaking Overnight Adventure Trips from November
through April of each year, primarily due to favorable, cooler weather and
lack of insects (mosquitoes and no-see-ums).
Your Everglades kayak tour can begin at one of three launch sites: Islamorada
(Florida Keys), Flamingo or Everglades City, Florida. Our adventure trips range
in length from 3 days/2 nights (3d/2n) to 6 days/5 nights (6d/5n).
Within Everglades National Park, there is a designated, marked waterway that
can act as a great ’trail’ leading from Everglades City (in the
northwest corner of the park) to Flamingo (at the southern end). This waterway
is traversed by many Everglades kayak adventurers seeking the same interest
that you have. This waterway has been designated the Everglades
Wilderness Waterway. From the Everglades Wilderness Waterway, we
can access about 40 different campsites (3 types - Chickee, Ground and Beach,
also a ground site).
Inquire about rates and lengths of trips.
What we provide:
kayak (solo or tandem)
safety gear (First Aid/Global Tracking, etc.)
friendly, experienced guide
Safety/Peace of mind
While kayaking in the Everglades, each of our experienced guides carry a
Global Tracking device that provides piece of mind for your family and friends
who can track your location 24 hours a day. This device can be programmed with
e-mail addresses to send daily updates. With no exceptions, PFD’s (life
vests) will be worn by everyone at all times we are on the water.
It’s that simple.
In addition, our guides are all First Aid/CPR trained and carry a comprehensive
First Aid kit for wilderness applications.
Backcountry Cowboy Outfitters has proudly partnered with and represents many
of the leading manufacturers in outdoor adventure. When we’re out on
one of America’s last preserved, true wildernesses, quality gear and
local knowledge are irreplaceable.
Everglades kayaking offers a fantastic opportunity for solitude, tranquility
and natural beauty that is found nowhere else on earth. Listed below are some
of our partners:
Call or email with your questions regarding scheduling, preparation
and group size.
Us or call
us at 305.517.4177 for reservations
EVERGLADES DAY TRIPS
Come along and join us in exploring the Everglades. Kayaking the Everglades
and learning the ecosystem and its importance to South Florida and beyond is
an experience you won’t soon forget.
We take our Everglades kayaking and safety seriously, and we have fun doing
it. As an authorized National Park concessionaire, we feel that it is our duty
to educate you, act as stewards of Everglades National Park and learn something
each and every time we lead you to explore what the park has to offer.
Day trips available by reservation
How a typical days unfolds …
Backcountry Cowboy Outfitters is located in Islamorada in the beautiful Florida
Keys. For paddlers who are coming from the Florida Keys, you can simply meet
us at our retail store and follow us to the Everglades. Paddlers coming from
the mainland (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area) can meet us at the Everglades Ernest
Coe Visitor center in Homestead.
Once we all meet at the Coe visitor center, we’ll discuss that day’s
paddle, travel to the launch site, and prepare for our adventure. We’ll
go through a basic paddling clinic, put our PFD’s (life vests) on, and
off we go. We’ll be on the water for 3 to 3.5 hours and return to the
same location where we began. At the end of the tour, we encourage you to visit
other areas of Everglades National Park accessible by car.
What we provide:
| Kayak (solo/tandem)
Transporting of gear
What to bring:
| Water/energy drink
Snack (fruit, trail mix, sandwich)
|| Gas for your vehicle
Feel free to call or email us with your questions regarding
scheduling, preparation and group size
Email Us or
call us at 305.517.4177 for reservations
EVERGLADES KAYAKING PHOTO GALLERY
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