There is truly no other place like it on Earth. The diverse environment of Everglades National Park ranges from coastal beaches to brackish mangrove swamp to freshwater sawgrass prairie. The birdlife is unparalleled, with literally hundreds of species. Our experienced guide, Joel Beckwith, can identify them all as he leads paddlers through mangrove mazes to fascinating interior routes, where camping is on chickees and ground sites, and out into the Gulf of Mexico to camp on gorgeous palm tree beaches.
Choose from these fully-outfitted adventures in Everglades National Park:
3 days out of Flamingo or Everglades City: $595 per person. Trip Calendar
5 days out of Everglades City: $995 per person. Trip Calendar
8-day Wilderness Waterway: Traverses the largest roadless area in the Lower 48. Cost $1750. Typically begins in Flamingo and ends at Everglades City. Includes pre-launch/shuttle day.
Offered twice in 2014: Jan. 21-29 and Feb. 9-17.
Day trips are available on request, schedule permitting, to places like Coot Bay Pond, West Lake, Hell's Bay and Alligator Creek. $125 per person, includes lunch.
All trips include sea kayaks, camping gear, freshly prepared meals, snacks and camping fees. 20% discount for bringing own boat and gear.
Closest airports: Miami and Ft. Myers.
Click for Joel's SPOT Report and photos from last year's trip
Ten Thousand Islands
On the northwest edge of the Everglades lies the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, a maze of mangrove islands and creeks teeming with birdlife. Bill and Mary will take you island-hopping along the Gulf of Mexico with pristine, white sand beaches to camp on. A variety of options allow us to customize an unforgettable itinerary.
Getting there: We launch from Goodland or Everglades City (closest large city is Marco Island). Closest airport is SouthWest Florida International, Ft. Myers.
Cost: 3-day: $595 per person; 4-day: $795; 5-day: $995. All-inclusive, kayaks, camping gear, meals, & camping fees. 20% discount for bringing own kayak & camping gear.
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Call 305-240-0650 or E-mail to reserve
Optional restaurant dining or hotel stays are at customer's expense.
Discounts (cannot be combined)
10% Early Booking Discount on Florida trips booked by Sept. 1.
10% off for bringing own sea kayak (must be deemed capable of overnight, open water expeditions by Burnham Guides).
20% for bringing your own camping gear and sea kayak (kayak and gear must be approved by Burnham Guides as suitable for overnight expeditions).
50% for children under 12 in a tandem with parent
20% deposit required at time of booking. Balance charged on arrival.
With the exception of weather cancellations by Burnham Guides, a 21-day notice is required for cancellation or deposit will not be returned. Trip Insurance is recommended for longer trips.
You should plan on arriving the night before launch as all trips leave in the morning. We can recommend lodging and camping options near your launch, but it's up to you to make reservations. Exceptions: Pre-launch camping and dinner is included in the 8-day Wilderness Waterway, Flamingo trips, and 10-day KL2KW.
Closest Airports: Miami International for Flamingo and Wilderness Waterway trips. Southwest Florida International Airport (Ft. Myers) for Everglades City and Ten Thousand Islands trips.