Include sea kayaks, all camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, pad, etc.), camping fees, lodging, guides services, instruction, all meals & snacks. Our groups are small, allowing us to provide personalized service. Optional restaurant dining or hotel stays are at customer's expense.
Traveling solo? You can join an existing trip, however, we do have a two-person minimum to set a new multi-day trip. If you are the first person to request dates for a particular trip, we will advertise it and try to get a second person.
Discounts cannot be combined.
-10% off for bringing own sea kayak at least 16 feet long with double bulkheads, paddle, PFD, and sprayskirt. Kayak must be approved by Burnham Guides as appropriate for open water expeditions and carrying communal gear, food and water. Burnham Guides is not responsible for loss or damage to personal boats or gear.
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-10% for bringing your own camping gear: small tent, packable sleeping bag and pad and associated drybags. Gear must be approved by Burnham Guides, backpacking-style and able to fit into the hatches of the kayak, leaving enough room for communal gear, food and water.
-Group Discounts available for 6 or more.
-20% for children under 15 in a tandem with parent
A 20% deposit required at time of booking. We will email you a link to pay online at a secure site. Balance is due one week before trip and is non-refundable.
30-day notice is required for cancellation to receive a refund of your deposit. Refund may be subject to any nonrefundable reservations we have made on your behalf. Trip Insurance is highly recommended for longer trips.
The night before launch, we recommend staying at Bokeelia Cottages, adjacent to our launch at the north end of Pine Island, FL. We are happy to make the reservation for you, or you may contact them at (239) 283-0015. Matlacha also has several places to stay.
Closest Airport: Southwest Florida International (Ft. Myers).com. Taxi service is available from the airport to the launch. Call Pine Island Taxi
What to bring?
We supply sea kayaks, life jackets, paddles, sprayskirt, and all camping and cooking gear. Let us know if you'd like to bring any of your own gear. Click here for the personal gear and clothing list of things you should bring.
Food & Alcohol
All meals & snacks are included. We strive to provide healthy, fresh, and nutritious meals, and to accommodate your dietary preferences and restrictions, be they allergies, vegetarian or gluten-free diets. But we do need to know about these well in advance for provisioning. As soon as trip is booked, you'll receive a detailed questionnaire to list dietary restrictions and medical issues. Our insurance does not allow us to serve alcohol, but you are more than welcome to bring your own to enjoy at the end of the paddling day.
We practice Leave no Trace camping and along the way you can participate in a beach clean-up.