Everglades Spring Break Paddle
Join us for Spring Break! We’ll leave UNC early Saturday morning on 3/7, camp in South FL and continue the remainder of the drive on Sunday where we will prepare to launch from the NW end of Everglades National Park / 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge. We will paddle for 5-days around the maze of coastal mangrove islands and camp on beaches facing the Gulf of Mexico, hopping from island to island. Come join us for a thrilling, beautiful, and warm adventure during Spring Break. Learn and see for yourself about the Everglades. There is only 1 other ecosystem like the Everglades in the world and is one of the most wild places in the Southeastern U.S. We will take both canoes and sea kayaks on this journey. This is a great trip regardless of your experience level and we can accommodate folks who are less comfortable with the chance of capsize and swimming. If that’s the case, please contact ShaneA@email.unc.edu for more information and general questions about the trip. The total cost includes equipment and food for 5 days of paddling, transportation, instruction, safety, and permits. This trip will be led by our Expeditions Coordinator, Shane, an experienced Everglades Instructor for Outward Bound. You will be required to wear old tennis shoes while paddling to protect from oyster beds and other sharps. Some food will be provided during travel (breakfast and snacks), however plan for lunch and dinner to be on your own. If you sign up and then cancel, for any reason including medical, we cannot give you a refund unless the trip is full and we’re able to replace your spot on the trip. Last day to register is 3/3
A mandatory pre-trip meeting for multi-day and full day trips will take place at 7pm on Thursday 2/27.
Waitlist, Weather, & Emergencies
- Our emergency action plan and trip leader training aligns with industry standards for wilderness trips. If you would like more information please send us an email.
- For more information or to be placed on a waitlist Email firstname.lastname@example.org