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Kayak/Canoe/Gear Shuttle Services

  • Shuttle Kayaks, Canoe and Camp Gear to Remotes Camps
  • Transport Deep into the Park Without Long Paddles
  • Safely Get to Campsites with Favorable Weather Conditions
  • Start at a Remote Site and Paddle Back - No Loops!
  • Avoid the Popular (crowded) Close Campsites
  • Establish a Base Camp with Lots of Amenities
  • Your Gear or Ours - Lots of Options

Most of us have limited vacation time, so our time is very precious. As such, Everglades Area Tours provides a water shuttle and livery services for campers, canoeist, kayakers and fishermen allow you to experience more with the time that you have available. Enjoy the remote areas of the Park without committing the time to a multi-day paddle. Kayak fish the Park for days instead of paddling for days just to reach a site. Catch up to your friends who left days earlier, be re-supplied at your campsite or make a "one-way" paddle instead of a loop.

Throughout the Park and along the Wilderness Waterway are numerous camp sites. Some are beach sites, some are ground sites and some are camping "chickees". The areas that surround each site are unique and offer great discovery opportunities if you can use the campsite as "base". Unfortunately, the spacing of these sites was originally designed with travel in mind, so by the time the day's paddle is over, there is little time for discovery of the local area.

One of the most prolific areas for observing wading birds is just 3/8 mile from one of the popular backcountry ground campsites, yet most kayakers simply use the site as a stopover point. Another is next to a rich, pristine fishery; perfect for the kayak or canoe, but it is a 2-3 day paddle away.

Using a shuttle to get your camping gear, supplies, kayaks and/or canoes to a remote site allows you to spend your vacation time enjoying the area rather than traveling to and from. Turn what would be a two day paddle out and two day paddle back into a four-day relaxed adventure.

Each site has specific requirements and limitations (the number of people, campfires, access, length of stay, etc). We can help you select sites based on our experience and your desires. However, backcountry permits are required prior to use of a campsite and are issued only 24 hrs in advance on a first-come first-serve basis. All campsites are subject to availability, but the use of our livery services opens up many more campsites than would normally be available (especially to those with less than a week of time available).

Everglades Area Tours has several boats available to assist with your trip. However, each can carry a maximum of six guests, but can accommodate most anything that you will need in a single trip. Rental Kayaks and camping gear is available (see the Outfitting/Rental page).

One-Way Shuttle Prices. The pricing, below is "per trip" and based on the livery location. Many guests choose to spend a few days at one location and then relocate to another during their excursion. Please contact us with your desires and needs.

  Up to 6 peoples
Ferguson River, Jewell Key, Rabbit Key, Crooked Creek $ 225
Picnic Key, Tiger Key, Pavilion Key, , Camp Lulu $ 275
Mormon Key, New Turkey Key, Watson's Place $ 325
Hog Key, Lostman's River Mouth, Sweetwater Chickee $ 375
Highland Beach, Darwin's Place $ 400

Shuttle and Gear Packages -- Boat Assisted Base Camp Kayak Trips

  1. Shuttle Only -- Your Canoes/Kayaks and Gear
  2. Shuttle with Kayak Rental - Your Camping Gear and Provisioning
  3. Shuttle with Camping Gear - Your Kayaks/Canoes and Provisioning
  4. Shuttle with Kayaks and Camping Gear - Your Provisioning (the most popular)

1. Shuttle Only -- Your Canoes/Kayaks and Gear

Several transport boats are available to assist with your trip. However, each can carry a maximum of six guests, but can accommodate most anything that you will need in a single trip. Rental Kayaks and camping gear is available (see the Outfitting/Rental page). The pricing below reflects bringing you, up to five others and your gear out and then picking you back up at a specific date, time and location. Pricing is based on the livery location and assumes the use of one transport boat carrying everything in one trip. For more information, visit out shuttle/livery page.

  Up to 6 peoples
Ferguson River, Jewell Key, Rabbit Key, Crooked Creek $ 450
Picnic Key, Tiger Key, Pavilion Key, , Camp Lulu $ 550
Mormon Key, New Turkey Key, Watson's Place $ 650
Hog Key, Lostman's River Mouth, Sweetwater Chickee $ 750
Highland Beach, Darwin's Place $ 800

2. Shuttle with Kayak Rental - Your Camping Gear and Your Provisioning

The pricing below is per person and similar to the Shuttle Only fees above except that outfitted fishing kayaks or a recreation kayak are included. You provide your food, drinks, tackle and camping gear.

No. of Guests
2
3
4
5
6
2 days $ 385 $ 285 $ 235 $ 205 $ 185
3 days $ 415 $ 315 $ 265 $ 235 $ 215
4 days $ 445 $ 345 $ 295 $ 265 $ 245

3. Shuttle with Camping Gear - Your Kayaks/Canoes and Your Provisioning

The pricing below is per person and similar to the Shuttle Only fees above except that camping and cooking gear are included. You provide your food, drinks, fishing tackle, personal and kayaks/canoes.

No. of Guests
2
3
4
5
6
2 day $ 425 $ 360 $ 275 $ 265 $ 225
3 day $ 460 $ 405 $ 310 $ 3195 $ 260
4 day $ 500 $ 455 $ 350 $ 355 $ 300

4. Shuttle with Kayaks and Camping Gear - Your Provisioning

The pricing below is per person and similar to the Shuttle Only above fees except that outfitted fishing kayaks, camping and cooking gear are all included. You provide your, fishing, personal gear, tackle, food and drinks.

No. of Guests
2
3
4
5
6
2 day $ 485 $ 420 $ 335 $ 335 $ 285
3 day $ 550 $ 495 $ 400 $ 400 $ 350
4 day $ 620 $ 575 $ 475 $ 475 $ 425


Everglades Area Tours
238 Mamie St. ~ Chokoloskee Island, FL 34138
Reservations: 800-860-1472
Information: 239-695-3633     FAX: 877-335-6321
Email: info.EvergladesAreaTours@gmail.com