Includes sea kayaks, all camping gear, camping fees, guides services, instruction, all meals & snacks. Optional restaurant dining, hotel stays, or excursions are at customer's expense.
Traveling solo? You can join an existing trip, usually with no single supplement (exception is for trips that include lodging in addition to camping). However, we do have a two-person minimum to set a new multi-day trip. If you are the first person to request 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 due 30 days prior to launch and in non-refundable.
60-day notice is required for cancellation or deposit will not be returned. Deposit refund 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 highly recommended to cover the cost of your entire trip: flight plus Burnham Guides trip.
Arrive the day 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.
Closest Airport for Lower Keys trips is Key West, where you can get a bus to the launch or rent a car: Keys Transit: select either Lower Keys Pink or Lower Keys Lime routes. If you fly into Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, you can take the shuttle, Greyhound bus, or rent a car for the 2-3 hour trip. For the KL2KW trip we recommend flying into Miami or Ft. Lauderdale and flying out of Key West. The Keys Shuttle provides door-to-door transportation from the Miami and Ft Lauderdale airports.
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 dieterary 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, logging hours as a volunteer on the Florida Keys Overseas Paddling Trail.