Everglades Wilderness Waterway Shuttle
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jan 19, 2013 7:59 AM Last Post By: Berto301
Jan 18, 2013 7:17 AM
Everglades Wilderness Waterway ShuttleCan anyone recommend an Everglades shuttle service for a vehicle - Everglades City to Flaming (abt 120 mi OW)? Or, if I left my car in Flaming I'd take just a gear/canoe shuttle to Everglades City to start trip. Leaving about 1/24 depending on weather.
Jan 18, 2013 8:50 AM
1Welcome to Thorn Tree.
I did find this. It looks pricey. I know nothing about them other than what is on their website.
What does weather have to do with your plans? Outside of a rare hurricane (and January is not hurricane season) the weather is pretty constant in the Everglades and on Florida Bay.
Have you ever done anything like this before? Do you realize that this is the most desolate coastline in the U. S. outside of Alaska? It is an easy place to get "lost." If you get into trouble alone, it is unlikely that any help will arrive ahead of the mosquitoes, and maybe alligators/crocodiles; depending on the salinity of the water.
Good luck to you.
Jan 18, 2013 2:15 PM
2??? 1. Obviously from your post my skill set far exceeds yours. Yes, my partner and I have canoed far more "wilderness" than the Everglades - please don't use this site to question skill or commitment - of any poster.
FYI: Weather has a lot to do with an Everglades trip - especially if departures day is flexible. We get cold fronts that blow through occasionally - why paddle them at the start?
And, I've done the internet search route - way too expensive for a 120 mi shuttle on paved roads. I hope to find a private service without a web site - much like I find when running western US rivers.
Jan 18, 2013 4:59 PM
Jan 19, 2013 7:16 AM
4Not to question your skills - but can I assume that "Flaming" is actually "Flamingo" ? I've spent a fair amount of time kayaking the area. It is VERY easy to get lost. The "Waterway" is not well marked and there are literally hundereds of creeks that all look the same. Virtually no landmarks. You would find a GPS valuable. The Flamingo area is called the "10,000 Islands"
It would be easier to do a loop trip from either location, than to try to do a shuttle. Maps/charts of the region are not good as the mangroves can obscure smaller creeks. Not much water. (Plenty of bugs) Many of the bays and creeks are not passable at low tide. It's a challenging place to canoe/kayak. Enjoy.
Jan 19, 2013 7:59 AM
5Sorry - Misunderstood the question. Thought you wanted to do the waterway from Flamingo to Everglades.
This is probably your best source of information - - - http://www.evergladeshostel.com/
(4 star Hotel)
From US$149.00 per night
(2 star Hotel)
From US$65.00 per night
(3 star Hotel)
From US$159.00 per night