We were a family of 4 with 2 teenage boys. We had pre booked our early morning kayak trip & airboat ride at the time of booking the Ivey House to stay at. We were very excited about doing this part of our trip & weren't disappointed.
We were ably guided by Troy who was calm & knowledgable which helped put us easily at ease whilst paddling amongst the alligators & then through the Mangrove forests. This was a very special trip seeing the wildlife up close. The tranquility of paddling the waters at your own pace was a lasting memory.
Troy supplied us with water & snacks to keep us going on this 3 hour trip.He even had waterproof poncho's at the ready should the rains arrive! Re the mosquitos, we were all advised prior to our trip what we should wear to help. Luckily for us they weren't too bad & we had bug sprayed anyway.
Troy is passionate about his work which adds to the experience.
If you visit the Everglades then you really should book this trip, you will see it in such a different way & learn so much as you go. The time just flew by.
Later that day we did the airboat ride which was enjoyable in a differnt kind of way. Amongst nature again but in a fast fun way. You are not going to see as much wildlife but its a different way of seeing the Everglades & the perfect end to our 2 day trip there. Our Captain for this trip was again informative having lived amongst it all his life, he knew the area like the back of his hand.
I can't recommend these trips highly enough. If we are lucky enough to go back there - hopefully in the winter we would without a doubt do the trips again to see the Glades in a different season.
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