everglades and ten thousand island Details

Prices include sea kayaks, all camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, pad, etc.), camping fees, guides services, instruction, all meals & snacks. (Sales tax is included.) 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 with no single supplement. 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


20% deposit required at time of booking. Balance is due 30 days prior to trip.

60-day notice is required for cancellation for return of deposit, which may be subject to a processing fee to cover credit card charges and any nonrefundable deposits we have made on your behalf. Trip Insurance is recommended for longer trips.

Transportation and Lodging

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: We can arrange pre-launch camping for trips that start in Flamingo.

Closest Airports: Miami International for Flamingo and Wilderness Waterway trips. Southwest Florida International Airport (Ft. Myers) for Everglades City and Ten Thousand Islands trips.

What to bring?

We supply sea kayaks, life jackets, paddles, sprayskirts, 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

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 dieterary restrictions and medical issues. Our insurance does not allow us to serve alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own to enjoy at the end of the paddling day.

We're Green

We practice Leave No Trace ethics of backcountry travel.