Wilderness Waterway


shuttle for 1 or 2


daily per boat

Prices vary with demand, boat type, and shuttle seats. Plus tax and fees. Wildlife often appears, but isn't guaranteed.

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Experienced paddlers

Equipment available

5-10 day rental

Immerse yourself in the most pristine and profound Everglades experience by traveling the 100-mile Wilderness Waterway, a week-long adventure through the Ten Thousand Islands in Southwest Florida’s Everglades National Park. Free admission to the Everglades City Boardwalk is also included.

Autumn–Spring RENTALS

October 28, 2024 – May 3, 2025
Boats may differ from photo


Adventure for 1 or 2

$480 130-mile shuttle for 1 or 2
$25/person after 2

Canoe Rentals

+ Canoe for 2

$49/day (5-10 days)


+ Sea Touring Kayak for 1

$50/day (5-10 days)


+ Sea Touring Kayak for 2

$75/day (5-10 days)

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Guests Love Us!

"Wonderful morning tour! Fabulous natural & cultural history and great conversations with our guide in Turner River area! Marvelous quiet kayak through mangrove tunnels! Gorgeous birds & cool alligators! Would do this again! Great value and nice equipment."

—L. from Colorado

“We kayaked the Turner River with our personal guide for three and a half hours. We learned about orchids, and cypress trees, and sawgrass, and alligators, and egrets, and why we weren't bothered by mosquitoes. We saw the Everglades in their natural state and it was beautiful."


"Fantastic journey through the wilderness. Our guide was so patient and knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time working our way down the river and among the mangroves. He shared lots of stories about the plants and pointed out many alligators along the way. Highly recommend this activity. Well worth it if visiting the area."

—S. from Indiana

"What a unique experience to kayak near so many gators! They were much more docile than I had expected so there really was no reason to be nervous with them in the water. We saw a lot of alligators, turtles, birds and even a water snake here. I thought 3 hours of paddling might be a lot, but it was actually very relaxing and more like a float for much of it..."

—F. from Michigan

Why Choose Everglades Adventures?


Discover Everglades Wildlife

Breathtaking excursions along peaceful flat-water and deep into subtropical cypress and mangrove forests reveal rare and exotic wildlife.

Trained Naturalists

Guided tours are led by trained naturalists who share their favorite spots and their knowledge of the ecosystem.

Equipment Rental

We offer kayak and canoe rentals for travelers who want to experience the backcountry of the Everglades on their own.

Everglades City Boardwalk

Free admission to the Everglades City Boardwalk included when you book any tour or rental online.

30 Years of Experience

For over 30 years, our eco-paddling adventures have been amazing visitors from around the world.

Conveniently Located

Tours depart from the Ivey House Everglades Adventures Hotel, equipped with air conditioning and restrooms.

Perfect for Groups

We'll help plan the perfect trip for any size group.