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“A memorable kayak trip in the beautiful Mangrove forests of Everglades.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Everglades Rentals & Eco Adventures

Everglades Rentals & Eco Adventures
107 Camellia Street, Everglades City, FL 34139
239-695-3299
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Owner description: We've been providing novice and experienced paddlers with a wonderful and unique way to experience the timeless, pristine Everglades for more than thirty years. Our family owned business has offered diverse, economical and dependable recreational opportunities for travelers wishing to experience the "real" Everglades. Please join us on one of our guided experiences with an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist guide and experience the fun for yourself!
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Trondheim, Norway
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“A memorable kayak trip in the beautiful Mangrove forests of Everglades.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

A friend of mine and me went from Norway to Florida on our vacation in the middle of June, and decided to go to Everglades City for one day just to do the "Kayak into a new day-trip." Our excellent and knowledgeable guide Troy took us kayaking through the tunnels of Everglades’s mangrove forests. This is one of the most scenic trips I have ever participated in. We saw a lot of nice birds, exotic fish, spiders and alligators. The mosquitos, which are usually legion, were not to bad either. Our guide provided fresh water and snacks for us, and was very good in informing us on everything we saw. Sun block, shirt with long sleeves, pants and mosquito repellent is mandatory. The Kayaks are very stable which gave me an advantage since I have never padled before, and we were also equiped with life vests. We felt safe at all times. We had a really good time in the mangrove forests and the waters of Everglades, experiencing something we will remember for the rest of our life. I can highly recomend it.

Visited June 2013
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“A great experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We did the "Magic of the Mangroves" afternoon kayak tour and had booked the airboat ride with Speedy's Airboat tours that morning (as part of a package on the Everglades Adventures website). Allow an hour for the airboat ride and then 3-4 hours for the kayak tour (basically a whole afternoon). You have lunch at Ivey House (if you aren't already staying there) and can also use their bathroom facilities and purchase snacks and drinks, plus they have a small shop with things you could need like bug spray, hats and sun cream, sunglasses, souvenirs, postcards etc... We had a fantastic packed lunch made for us ready to eat before we went off on the kayak tour in the afternoon. More than enough to eat and healthy and tasty too! Bear in mind it's about a 20 minute drive from Ivey House down to the site where you kayak. Staff were all so friendly and with great knowledge. The airboat ride I would highly recommend, they really are speedy and they have small boats that take only 6 people, so it is a much more personalised and fun experience (than some of the other tours I saw that took up to around 10-12 people and did not go fast!). The kayak trip was amazing, going through the mangrove tunnels and spotting the beautiful wildlife, birds and a couple of gators (very exciting)! I would highly recommend this company who are organised, professional and really care and have pride in what they are doing. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable day!

Visited April 2013
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great time even in the rain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

Our family that includes adult aged children enjoyed this. Great sights with great commentary from our guide, Troy. Saw plent of birds and alligators enliven though in the off-season. Easy paddling for sure.

Visited May 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

I feel like I am either really easy to please or I just seem to have a lot of good luck when selecting hotels, restaurants and excursions. But on second thought...I (and my husband) always consult Tripadvisor when planning our getaways. Once again it paid off. We enjoyed our kayaking excursion followed by an airboat tour. Our guide, Troy, was friendly, honest and great at spotting alligators! We saw over a dozen alligators, a big turtle and plenty of birds. The mosquitos were not bad at all (Mother's Day weekend) but we were prepared. Snacks/water were provided. This was much easier than kayaking in Key West- no wind/strong currents and the scenery was wonderful. The airboat tour was with another company and was fun, but the kayaking was much better. The lunch provided by the Ivey House between our kayaking and airboat trip was nice- huge sandwich, Cheezits, an orange, cookies and water. Would recommend this tour for everyone.

Visited May 2013
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Islamorada, Florida
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“A and M go the Ivey House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

We had two nights at the Ivey. It is a great base for exploring the Everglades. We had a room in the newer part with entrance by the pool. The room was large and comfortable with efficient air con .Breakfast is average but there is plenty to eat.Overall, very good value too.
Staff are excellent being both very welcoming and helpful.We booked three excursions in advance through Ivey House including an excellent kayak trip which helped us make the most of our stay.

Visited April 2013
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