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Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail

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Canoe the wilderness trip

Take advantage of this free guided canoe trip offered by the national park service. You will meet... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Fantastic, clear water

Take the free canoe trip that the park offers. You'll be treated to the backcountry up close--and... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
peter k
Maine, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take advantage of this free guided canoe trip offered by the national park service. You will meet at nine mile pond in the morning, and launch from there. Call ahead up to a week in advance to reserve your spot, since it is free it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Therealemvp
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Take the free canoe trip that the park offers. You'll be treated to the backcountry up close--and when I went through there I saw the arrest alligator I've ever seen. Float through the sawgrass and penetrate the mangrove tunnels...you'll be glad you took this trip.

Date of experience: January 2018
6  Thank peter k
Reviewed 10 February 2018

NPS Rangers lead free canoe trips here. Do it! A basic level of canoe competence is required, and you have to phone up to reserve in advance. But it is free and it is excellent. If you can, you should do this trip. On the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank CzWhux
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I wanted to get a little off the beaten path in the Everglades, and this canoe trail provided exactly what we were looking for. We paddled 6 miles through a mix of narrow mangrove mazes and open marshes. At a leisurely pace...More

Date of experience: January 2018
6  Thank Doug A
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Unless you're going kayaking or canoeing, this is just a place to look out over the water. And maybe see both crocs and gators in the same place (we didn't). And get bitten by biting flies.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank SCDad
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Probably the best way to explore the Everglades is doing one of the canoe trails. Take enough time so you dont end up having to rush. Last time we did the nine mile pond in early January 2017, there was a large amount of seaweed,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Stefanhoku
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This trail keeps you on your toes. Follow the numbered markers through the River of Grass. Outstanding feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. Very little wildlife sited, yet the plant life is fantastic. True quiet can be found here. I recommend the half...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Olga C
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I took a two hours guided tour and it was wonderful. We saw alligators, crocodiles and plenty of different birds and plants. Kayaking in/under the mangrove was a dream-like experience. It seemed pretty easy to get lost there. I would not recommand to go on...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank Lethe13
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Rented canoe for 4 hours at Flamingo at 7 am before it gets hot and crowded. Price was surprisingly very reasonable. Do not forget to take map of the trails. We paddled slow with stops to see wildlife, birds, ducks, small alligators and outstanding view...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank bluepinecones
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

You have an option of the 2 hour or 4 hour trip. We did the 4 hour trip. It's more like 6 due to poor markers. They give you a copy of a map showing the path but there were two spots we had trouble...More

Date of experience: December 2016
4  Thank Lori H
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7 May 2018|
Response from CzWhux | Reviewed this property |
You can rent canoes at Flamingo, but you would need to transport them if you want to paddle on Nine Mile Pond. We did an organised excursion through the National Park Service Rangers and it was excellent. I think there are... More
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