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Join outdoor writers and kayak guides Bill and Mary Burnham for multi-day trips in the Florida Keys, Everglades, Virginia and Costa Rica! You'll find yourself literally paddling from the pages of the Burnhams' award-winning Florida Keys Paddling Atlas.

Trips include all gear and meals. Call 305-240-0650 or E-mail us to start paddling in paradise! Read what Florida Keys Tourism says about us in the "Green Scene".

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Lower Keys Backcountry

3-5 days, customized to skill level

"WHAT an incredible experience! If you think you've seen the most beautiful sunset, try viewing it standing in blue-green Caribbean-like waters off a white sandy beach with not a soul around (except for 5 other kayaking pals who are in awe as well). No city lights, no traffic noise, no distractions. Might I add that a delicious dinner of grouper and hogfish with mango salsa topped with cilantro was served just after sunset." Read Wendy's full blog post here--complete with menus!

"With the Burnhams we got to go farther afield than ever before and learned how to pack tons of equipment into our boats. We had a wonderful time, and even though you were only with us those 3 days, you are still guiding us on many of our day trips since we consult your atlas almost every day..." -Kathy & Frank Trip Details


Paddle to Paradise: Key Largo to Key West

12-days, 11-nights

"You kept it safe and fun. Food was tasty & nustritious. I had a great time and definitely want to see you next year."
"Bill stayed astute of weather/water/ navigation issues, and changed course accordingly. The professionalism of the Burnham Team instilled confidence."
-Jill & Kathy Trip Details

Seven Mile Bridge Crossing

2-days, 1-night, 7 miles/day

"The highlight for me had to be room service on our own private island! For the boys it was building a campfire. I think it is an experience that they will cherish for the rest of their lives."

-Family of four, first time campers.
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Kayak Fishing Expeditions

2-5 days in the Backcountry

Fish from our stable kayaks or from the flats. We'll cook up what you catch for dinner! Read the trip blog of these kayak anglers. Trip Details




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Bill & Mary Burnham

Burnham Guides LLC combines our work as guidebook authors and kayak guides. Over the last 15 years, we've written eight books, and hundreds of magazine articles.

We spent three years researching the Florida Keys Paddling Atlas, poking the bows of our kayaks into every mangrove creek and island along the 100-mile chain.

Knack Kayaking for Everyone

By Bill & Mary Burnham

This visual guide covers every aspect of recreational, sea kayaking and whitewater from selecting gear to planning expeditions. Step-by-step photos on transporting, launching and landing, basic and advanced strokes, techniques, navigation, rescues, weather, first aid and expedition planning. Ideas for fun and games and special paddlers like children, elderly, and people with disabilities are also included. Click on cover image to order from Amazon.