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Rentals and Outfitting

Everglades National Park
"Dedicated to fun and the experiential education of students, families and travelers from Florida, the Americas and the World"

Everglades Area Tours rental location is at JT's Island Café and Gallery on Chokoloskee Island. All year long, Chokoloskee Island is, by far, the best launch site in the area for the day paddler. All other locations require an open water crossing of Chokoloskee Bay and dealing with swift river currents. Everglades Area Tours.com can completely outfit your everglades excursion or supplement items that you do not have.

*A deposit and copy of a current driver's license is required for all rentals. Reservations are strongly suggested*

Suggestions on what to bring Cell Phone, Watch, Water, Sun screen, Sunglasses, Hat, Towel, Change of Clothes, Water Shoes, Dry Bag, Soft sided cooler, Snacks, Waterproof Disposable Camera, Bug Repellant, Zip lock bag, compass, chart, VHF radio.

Recreational Kayaks/Canoes

All kayaks and canoes are outfitted with paddle, PFD & whistle.

Sea Kayaks

All sea kayaks are outfitted with paddle, PFD & whistle.

Fishing Kayaks

Fishing Kayaks come with paddles, PFD's, whistles, rod holders, anchor trolleys, anchors and/or drift chutes. Please do not forget your fishing license.

  • Native Water Craft Ultimate 12'
    www.nativewatercraft.com/ult_12.php
    (The tunnel hull construction makes for an extremely stable boat so that you can fish standing.)
    $45 per ˝ day - $65 full day - $45 each additional day
  • Native Water Craft Ultimate 14.5'
    www.nativewatercraft.com/ult_14.php
    (The tunnel hull construction makes for an extremely stable boat so that you can fish standing.)
    $55 per ˝ day - $75 full day - $55 each additional day
  • Freedom Hawk 12'
    www.freedomhawkkayaks.com/
    (Deployable outriggers make for unmatched stability for stand-up fishing… a fly fisherman's dream)
    $55 per ˝ day - $70 per full day - $60 each additional day

Canoe Camping Rental Packages

Included are an Outfitted Canoe for two; Kitchen/Cooking Pack for Two; Camping Package for Two; Filtered water and trip planning assistance. You stop by the store for your groceries!

  • Two days/One Night - $295
  • Three days/Two Night - $395
  • Four days/Three Night - $495
  • Five days/Four Night - $595
  • Six days/Five Night - $695
  • Seven days/Six nights - $795

All guests must have VHF radio, proper charts, a compass and demonstrate the ability to use all these items. We will not rent you equipment without these. Your safety is paramount to us. If you do not have these safety items, please consider owning them for future use. We will have a navigation/electronics rental package available for an additional $20 per day, per group.

Water Shuttles

If you want to get deeper in the Park on your kayak/canoe tour, consider our shuttle service to provide the best experience possible. All gear, kayaks are 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 people
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 people
Ferguson River, Jewell Key, Rabbit Key, Sunday Bay $ 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 $ 770
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 $ 310 $ 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

guests are transported to a remote campsite avoiding the time and exertion of a long paddle. Visit the website to read more

Kayak Delivery

We service three launch sites on the Island. However, for an additional fee we will deliver the kayaks to other launch sites or you can take them with you. For a truly great experience, try a water shuttle with one of our kayak transport boats to a remote location in the Park.

  • Chokoloskee Island - Included with your rental fees
  • Everglades Ranger Station - $30 first two craft + $10/craft thereafter
  • East River - $40 first two craft + $10/craft thereafter
  • Port of the Islands - $45 first two craft + $10/craft thereafter
  • Collier Seminole State Park - $60 first two craft + $10/craft thereafter

Individual Equipment Rentals

"SPOT" One button GPS satellite emergency call - $10 per day
VHF Radio - $10 per day
Two Person Tents - $15 per day
Sleeping bags - $6 per day + $10 cleaning fee
Sleep Pads - $3 per day
Ground Cloth - $2 per day
Five Gallon Water Jug w/ filter water - $6 per day
Stove - $10 per day ; Fuel - $8/canister
Dry Bags - $6 per day
Coolers - $6 per day
Kayak Paddle - $10 per day
Kayak PFD's - $10 per day
Bilge Pumps & Paddle Float $5 per day
Fishing Tackle $50 per day


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