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Kayaking The Everglades: Exploring the River of Grass

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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Barbara from State College, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 12/07/14 - 12/12/14
I think this is the best way to experience the Everglades. We learned about birds, habitat, water concerns and the history of the area. The guides,Ivey House and restaurant meals were top-notch.

Marla from Moscow, ID Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/07/14 - 12/12/14
Do This program. A great value if you want to Kayak and stay in Everglade City.

Ruth from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/19/14 - 01/24/14
This was a great!!!! program. We had a terrific guide who knew all the local wildlife and ecology of the area. The birding is wonderful and you will see manatees. A highlight was seeing an 8 foot grown alligator sunning on the bank of the river with a 3 foot baby sunning on its back with a smaller baby sunning on the back of the 3 footer! If you love nature, this is a terrific program. You need basic kayaking skills and some strength - if you're not a really strong kayaker, ask to go in a tandem kayak.

Denice from Fleetwood, PA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/09/14 - 02/14/14
Don't be afraid to try this trip because you're worried the gators will get ya'. All of the Road Scholar participants exercised common sense; we were not in any danger. The twilight paddle was exciting. It's an adventure kayaking in the mangrove tunnels at night and then in the open areas seeing the gators' eyes glow in the beam of our headlamps. It was fun! Denice Fleetwood, PA

Linda from Reading, PA Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 02/09/14 - 02/14/14
I really enjoyed the beauty and serenity of kayaking the Everglades. Abundant wildlife and waterbirds. Our guides were topnotch and the Ivey House and Everglades City have a low key atmosphere. Breakfast was adequate and enjoyed sampling the fish and seafood at area eateries. I would recommend this to experienced paddlers.

John from Saratoga Springs, NY Number of programs attended: 32
Date attended: 02/09/14 - 02/14/14
A great program. Probably best for those with some kayaking experience. Nice accommodations, knowledgable guides, beautiful scenery. The night paddle is magical.

Leslie from Huntsville, UT Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 02/09/14 - 02/14/14
This is a great winter break for snowbirds. Everything from group leader and guides to weather was perfect. It was relaxing and refreshing.

Helen from Williamstown, VT Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 01/19/14 - 01/24/14
This is the first program Bill and I have taken that was moderately challenging . I'm 75 and BILL 81 . We had nothing to worry about. The activity level was just right. We couldn't have enjoyed it more.

Roman from Calgary, AB Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 01/19/14 - 01/24/14
Kayaking the everglades with wonderful people was a great experience. The night paddle was especially cool. Learned about the wildlife that inhabit the everglades but also the concerns and challenges that it faces in the future. Thanks to everyone,in particular the gracious donation of tea bags.

Eli from Hopewell Junction, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 01/19/14 - 01/24/14
Great program. Knowledgeable guides. Wonderful birding - pelicans, ibis, herons, egrets, BV's, TV's and spoonbills. 12 ft & 14 ft rec kayaks (pungos) provided. Tandems available. A nice mix of mangrove, channel, and island kayaking.

Meryl from Rhinebeck, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/19/14 - 01/24/14
Wonderful program! Our guide, John from Everglades adventures, was terrific. We kayaked through mangrove tunnels,around 10,000 island preserve and even on an amazing night paddle. Great group of participants. The Ivey house is a comfortable B&B.

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