DISCOVER THE MOST UNIQUE PLACE ON EARTH
Kayak fishing is really a trip for the customer who is just not satisfied with the exquisite reef, the wild and untouched Florida Bay, the roseates, or the white pelicans. This adventure will really make you feel like Robin Curusoe – though if you are not into the dramatic, trust us when we tell you that to fish or sightsee in the no-motor zones of the Everglades National Park is to experience a part of the world that few others ever will.
We will board you and the kayaks on to our 24′ Ranger and head out across the Florida Bay. The setup is a little weird but we strap the kayaks on to the boat safely and after a few minutes under way, you will forget they are on the boat. After about 40 minutes of twisty traveling across the ‘pond’ we will arrive at Flamingo, anchor up outside one of the no-motor zones, and start paddling. We leave the boat unattended and so far have had great luck in finding it upon return.
We will use Native kayaks, supplied by our dear friends at Back Country Cowboy Outfitters. These boats are comfortable enough to paddle from and stand up in! No joke, even if you are tall. We will try to work the tides for our paddling: paddling in on the ingoing and out on the outgoing. These no-motor zones are just that – places where no boat with a motor ever goes. This means that it is extremely unlikely that we will see anyone since the access points are so remote.
Fish and bird life are abundant here. It is absolutely quiet except for the wind, the odd splashing, the dump of alligators or crocs moving off the banks, or the beat of wings. We can’t say enough about this trip. If you are a real adventurer, think about an overnight on Cape Sable, sandwiched between two days of adventure.
WARNING! This trip is only fun in the winter. Once it warms up and we start getting more rain, the mosquitoes take over and no human in their right mind would try to participate in this type of nature. We have learned the hard way on this subject. When the wind stills and the summer weather is making its way in, it is time to switch gears and head out to the ocean for some snorkeling or reef fishing. Trust us on this one!