We wanted to do a few days of kayaking and camping in the Everglades. It was something we had never experienced before and were eager to explore an area that is so close to us. We live in Miami and it was a 1 1/2 hour very easy drive. We were met at the ramp promptly at 9:00am by our guide Dave K. It was a very memorable experience and I highly recommend it to our south Florida neighbors. It is a very easy and different getaway.