Traveling by kayak means your crew carries all of the necessary gear, food and water needed for the entire expedition. This kind of travel provides the ultimate freedom and ability to travel nimbly through this diverse ecosystem. Work together with your crew to learn to read tide charts and maps, explore fragile and unique ecosystems and cook and set up camp on white sandy beaches under the stars. Discover what makes the Ten Thousand Islands famous worldwide; understand its environmental value; and learn how we can better take care of it. Develop confidence, teamwork and leadership skills at every step of the way. No prior experience is necessary. You just have to be willing to dig deep, embrace the moment and take on the challenge.
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No two Outward Bound expeditions are ever quite the same. Every crew is unique; every route is distinct; and every adventure is dynamic. But one thing remains the same. On each course, students rise to meet exhilarating natural challenges in some of the country’s wildest places – and find strength and determination along the way.
Students can expect to spend a good deal of time each day in kayaks carrying their own food and gear for the excursion. Both single and tandem kayaks are used and students have the opportunity to spend time in both vessels. Depending on the wind and weather, the level of difficulty varies from day to day. Crews practice marine expedition risk assessment and management, route planning, navigation, paddle stroke techniques, kayak-based rescues and equipment use and its care.
Near the end of every course, students will separate from one another to be alone, or Solo, for a period of time. The length of the Solo is determined by the length of the course. During this time, instructors will assign each participant with their own individual campsite within a designated area. These areas are both secluded and within hearing distance of other group members for safety. Students will be given all of the necessary gear, food, water and skills to complete this portion of the course. They will also know the location of their instructors’ Solo site should they need to contact them for any reason and instructors will be monitoring students closely during this experience.
Solo is a great time for students to relax, recharge and reflect on their course after having had long days of strenuous activity and group activities. Most students use this time to write in their journals, sleep or practice technical skills they’ve learned thus far on course.
Everglades National Park, FL
This course takes place off the west coast of southern Florida in Everglades National Park and Ten Thousand Islands national Wildlife Refuge. As the largest sub-tropical wilderness in the United States and third-largest national park in the lower 48 states, The Everglades provide a variety of precious wildlife habitat. The aquatic preserve includes more than 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish and 40 species of mammals within its confines.
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