Everglades National Park


Sea Kayak - Everglades National Park

Day trips will be scheduled in nearby areas depending on weather and tidal conditions. Most of the kayaking trips are 10 to 15 miles long and require paddling in windy and choppy conditions. While there will be breaks, paddlers should be capable of sustaining a 3 mph pace throughout the trip.

  • Sun, Dec 8, 2019 — Sun, Dec 15, 2019
  • Seattle Sea Kayaking
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Adults
  • Sea Kayak III
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 16.0 mi
  • Maximum Waves: 2.0 ft
  • Maximum Currents: 2 kts
  • Pace: 3

Each day's trip will be announced the night before at the campground with details about the launch site as well as what to expect.

You will need a closed cockpit sea kayak of at least 15' long with a spray skirt and PFD.  You must have the Mountaineers Sea Kayak badge indicating you are competent with assisted and self rescues.


Everglades National Park

  • NOAA Chatham River to Clam Pass, Florida No. 11429

    NOAA Lostmans River to Wiggins Pass, Florida No. 11430
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

These eight essentials plus The Ten Essentials are required on all sea kayaking trips.  All but the whistle and clothing should be provided with any kayak rental.

  1. Floatation in both ends of the kayak
  2. U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
  3. Paddle
  4. Spray skirt
  5. Bilge pump with floatation
  6. Self-rescue paddle float
  7. Waterproof whistle
  8. Appropriate clothing for the conditions encountered seasonally
Trip Reports