When is the best time to kayak in the Everglades? Any time is a good time kayaking in the Everglades! With that said, there are some times that are better than others. Early mornings and sunset tours are the best for wildlife viewing, and the rivers usually have less people on them at these times as well. While convenient for people, the 12:30 trip is usually the most crowded, at the hottest part of the day, and contains the least amount of wildlife.