Everglades National Park, Canoeing the Florida Swamp

Everglades National Park, Florida $2,400 • February 16-22, 2025

Everglades National Park in South Florida plays host to a biologically diverse and incredible ecosystem! Mangrove forests, cypress trees, alligators, crocodiles, manatees and a large variety of bird species all call this unique wetlands home. Our canoe route will take us through intercostal waterways where we will explore fresh water ecosystems as well as saltwater ecosystems. We will spend our nights camping on raised freshwater platforms called “chickees” and we will also have the opportunity to spend a few nights on coastal beaches. Days will be sunny and comfortable and nights will be very mild since we will be visiting in the winter months. Everglades National Park is a dynamic ecosystem with many diverse areas to explore. When we are able, we will also venture on foot into parts of the Park that are accessible from a few of our overnight camps. Come experience the warm, sunny southern Florida weather in February and shake off the winter dust with Big Wild Adventures!

Trek Base: Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 1691 NW 107th Ave Doral, FL. (305)468-8568

Meeting Time: Pre-trip orientation plus food/gear handout and safety talk will be at 6pm, February 17, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Hotel Lobby.

Transportation: Air Service to Miami International Airport. Call hotel to arrange hotel shuttle.

Trek Rating: This trip is rated moderate. Paddling into a headwind can make the route more challenging at times. No paddling experience necessary for this route.

Elevations: 0… we will be canoeing at sea level!!

Weather: Mild sunny days that are generally in the 70’s and comfortable nights with temperatures usually in the 50’s.

Special Tips: Canoe trips can be wet, so putting all your gear in dry bags for this route will be beneficial. Paddling gloves also come in handy. A specialized packing list will be sent out when you sign-up for the trip.

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Capitan Lake - photo from one of our backpacking treks

List prices include our complete gear package and there is a $300 discount if you bring your own (see our Canoeing List, Backpacking List, and/or Questionnaire for details – found here). Also, we offer a $300 discount for the second trip in a calendar year. Scheduled trips are for persons ages 14 and over. Exceptions to the age requirement will be made by us on a case-by-case basis.

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