Our full day Turner river kayak trip starts in a freshwater ecosystem and ends up in the saltwater estuary of the 10,000 Islands. On this trip you can look for wading birds, turtles, alligators, orchids, dolphins, manatees, jumping fish, diving osprey, and much more! We will paddle through a series of winding mangrove tunnels that pop out into isolated lakes as we head south. After these lakes we will be paddling among the grasslands of Big Cypress National Preserve, where we will stop for a delicious lunch. After lunch, we will head into more tunnels and lakes that pour into the Turner River. We will see our ending spot Chokoloskee Island in the distance as we paddle to the beginning of the 10,000 Islands. This is a 12-mile extensive paddle that is not designed for everyone. If you are looking for a trip that most people don’t get to do and want to see the “Real Everglades” then give us a call so we can take you on this amazing trip! We also offer a shorter version of this tour which is an out-and-back for those who want a full day experience, but don't feel that paddling 12 miles is for them.
***This trip is not available everyday like our 3 hour mangrove tunnel tour. Just because this tour isn’t available online doesn't mean we cannot book this trip. Please text owner Alli Shurr @ (239) 300-3004 for availability or questions about this tour.***
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Trip Cost: $250 per person (Minimum 2 people)
Trip Time: Depends on the tides, but this trip is usually the best to start around 7:30 in the morning if possible.
Minimum Age: 12 years old(must paddle a lot, or be in a tandem to really enjoy the trip)