The Boat Assisted Kayak ECO Tour is our most popular eco-adventure. It combines the best of a Boat Tour, a Kayak Tour and a Walking Tour in a single great learning experience. Depending on the season, you can expect to encounter manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, pelicans, alligators, rosette spoonbills and/or numerous species of fish and shore birds. Begin your tour on a transport boat that will bring you deep into the coast marine areas of the Park in safety and comfort. Once we reach one of our many destinations, we “slow” the tour down using very stable, very comfortable kayaks to get you close to the Park’s flora and fauna … closer than by any other means. Imagine paddling next to a manatee or a dolphin!!! (No previous kayaking experience is required and we have single & two-person kayaks). Continue your interpretive experience with a walking tour on a pristine barrier island beach … a beach that is seldom visited by tourists. This is a superb hands-on experience. Expect some excellent shelling, too.

This tour is currently offered by Everglades Area Tours.

What to Bring:

Binoculars, Water, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat, Towel, Water Shoes, Dry Bag, Waterproof Camera, Bug Repellant (if warm), Zip Lock Bag, Compass, Map, VHF Radio


$149.95 per Adult, $75.00 per Child under 11


Available June through October 9am Daily; Available November through May 9am and 1:30pm Daily.
Tour departs from the JT’s Island Gallery; 238 Mamie Street Chokoloskee, FL  34138


3 1/2 to 4 hours


Great for all Ages and Experience Levels