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Hello! You have finally arrived.

Welcome to the Edge!

There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us. We hope you enjoy our site and take a moment to drop us a line. You can Book with us instantly and secure your place by using our online booking service by just clicking the "Book Now" button.

You may also call, text or e-mail us anytime day or night. Please ask questions and decide exactly if our tours are for you. Call or text (239) 207-3756 or 280-8837 or e-mail wrwa@att.net or call the office at (239) 353-1648. You can book with us directly, take a tour and settle up afterward. Our aim is to please and we are most confident you will not be disappointed- Sincerely Wes Wilkins, Owner and Senior tour guide of Everglades Edge Eco-Tours.

Hiking, biking and kayaking; Human power is our preferred method to get in close and experience the special ecology of extreme southern Florida; Where the Everglades meets the sea.


WE OFFER DAY TRIPS AND OVERNIGHT CAMPING TOURS FOR ALL LEVELS OF EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE. CALL US ANYTIME FOR ANYTHING AT ALL. WE ARE EXTREMELY PLEASED TO HELP WITH ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT OUR AREA OF FLORIDA, WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS COMPLETLEY AND ADVISE WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU. SCHEDULE ONLINE, OR CONTACT US DIRECT AND WE CAN PROMPTLY SET UP A TOUR TO FULFILL YOUR PREFERENCES AND NEEDS. HOSPITALITY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY AS WE WILL DO OUR UTMOST TO DELIVER THE FINEST TOUR AND WE RELISH THE CHALLENGE TO EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

About Us

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Get into Florida

The special and rare plants and animals are amazing and the micro-climates vary constantly so it's never the same.

If you ever wonder about just what is happening on the land side and shorelines beyond those warm and sandy beaches, buildings, streets and human playgrounds is the natural world not known to most and is where we seek those answers. It's these remote places that make the southwest coast of Florida one of the finest environments to experience on the planet and EE provides those rides and paddles, sails and walks into a wetland world filled with Florida wildlife. 

As an example, almost all Floridians have never seen the Florida Panther.  Picayune Strand and Okaloacoochee Forests are the heartland home for those magnificent creatures living and probably the best place to most likely see or hear a big cat in the wild doing its thing freely anywhere in the United States.

We do our best to adapt and go places where an assortment of animals inhabit without disturbing their daily routines. Nothing can be guaranteed, but the only way to experience the wildlife in its natural habitat is to get there quietly with patience and with very minimal impact. Our goal is to be compatible, and let nature present itself   undisturbed.

We strictly practice Leave No Trace principles at all times.

Our groups are small; 6 people or less and our knowledge keeps us covert and gentle on the land and sea.


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Ride bikes, paddle and hike into Florida forests and estuaries way down in the extreme southeast of North America.   Experience truly wild sub-tropical places with a bio-diversity like no where else in the world. The edges of the everglades has  many endemic species living here all year and many visiting species too. 

The flora of Florida supports an astounding amount  of natural living things. 

Picayune Strand, Fakahatchee Strand, Okaloacoochee Slough and the 10,000 Islands estuary contains many hidden treasures for those who will take the time and effort to see for themselves. We can adjust each outing to hike more, bike less, sail or paddle more and vice versa too. Our versatile  kayaks and special bikes can get to places most efficiently when the weather and  water is right.

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We provide everything including support vehicles and all provisions and tailor all our rides and paddles to the current conditions and the wants and needs of each tour group.

Our guides are extremely experienced and knowledgeable of the woods and waters and all local things natural but also we are very attuned to what the group is most interested in. That sometimes changes as we go along and we are very capable of adapting to your needs and preferences on the fly. We also have places for free camping and welcome our guests and visitors to just come on over to the Edge to check us and Picayune Strand State Forest out completely anytime. Just call or text Wes directly at 239 280-8837.

Backcountry Bike Tour Price List


Each additional person registered as a couple or family/group receives 10% discount. Hotel pick -ups available upon request. 2 persons minimum and 6 persons maximum.

10,000 Islands Estuary Kayak Tours


Each additional person registered as a couple or family/group receives 10% discount. Hotel pick -ups available upon request. 2 guests minimum and 6 guests maximum.

Contact Us

Tell us what you're thinking and send us a message. We're always glad to talk tourism and nature and anything else about our region and eco-systems. We can accommodate most anything so please just ask. All inquiries are confidential and guest privacy is respected at all times.

We love our customers, so feel free to call and visit our location in the forest during normal business hours (8-5 daily).

Everglades Edge Headquarters and Snake Pit camp.

Picayune Strand State Forest off Snake Rd , Naples, Florida 34117, United States

(239) 353-1648 office

Call us anytime! We appreciate every question and are happy to assist.

Call or text directly anytime to:   

Wes  at

(239) 207-3756.

(239) 280-8837. Text

e-mail:  wrwa@att.net

The EE Blog

Everyday and all day within the confines of Southwest Florida's Picayune Strand State Forest is where this blogger resides; Sharing information regarding hiking, birding and biking as well as the observations from general hanging out and  working and living life in a natural world far outnumbered by the wildlife living in a natural Florida world also known as the marshes, strands, and sloughs of Picayune Strand State Forest.