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  • What makes Earth Kinship the best choice for me?
    As a locally owned and operated company started by a proud native-born Floridian, Earth Kinship is dedicated to providing life-enriching experiences in nature. Whatever stage of life you find yourself in and whatever level of skill or experience you may possess, we welcome and encourage all people to enjoy the best that Florida's nature has to offer. Providing safe, fun, and affordable experiences is our commitment! Sharing our love for nature is our passion!
  • What should I bring for my kayak trip?
    Kayaks are provided for all registered guests. You will need to bring the following: Water shoes that stay on your feet, closed toe is recommended. (Slippers, Flip Flops and Crock not recommended) Water and a snack Sun protection: hat, sun shirt, sun lotion, sun glasses. Dress for weather. If it’s cool, overcast or cold, bring a warm layer. Optional: dry bag for your personal belongings. (It is recommended that personal items be secured in your vehicle or a dry bag, we are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or destroyed items.) BYOK - If you’re bringing your own kayak: Please note that some trips require a length of 12 feet or longer kayak, during open water trips. Kayak that is Coast Guard approved and in good working order. PFD (Personal Floatation Device): Coast Guard approved and Inherently Buoyant Type I-III. Inflatables are not allowed (there are no acceptations). PFDs must fit the user and will be worn at all times on the water. For night trips you are required to bring a flashlight or headlamp. (Must be a white light)
  • What should I bring for overnight trips?
    You will need to bring the following: - Tent - Sleeping bag and a pillow - Water We recommend you bring: - Bug spray - A change of clothes
  • What if I have to cancel my reservation?
    In the event you are no longer able to attend a trip please let us know as soon as​ ​possible. Cancellations are nonrefundable within a 24 hour period and 50% refundable within a 48 hour period. If you are late and the trip has commenced without you, unfortunately we will not reimburse you. In the event of a missed trip, please call to discuss further actions. If you have any further questions do not hesitate to ask.​
  • Where can I apply my naturalist certification?
    Once earned, you can apply your naturalist certification in any jurisdiction in the United States.
  • Is it possible to create my own unique trip or experience?
    Yes! We can consult with you to determine what experiences will best fit your custom needs. While the vast majority of our trips are pre-designed, we do offer custom experiences, particularly for individuals or groups seeking healing and recovery programs to address their unique backgrounds.
  • How do I determine my experience level?
    You can determine your experience level based upon the distinctions below: BEGINNER: 1st day to beginner knowledge. Strokes include: forward, backward, pivot and turning on the move. Boater safety and rules of the road laws of Florida. Paddle 1-5 miles on protected waters. 1-5 hour trips Freshwater to brackish; lake, pond, or creek with 0 or less than 2.5 foot tidal flow. INTERMEDIATE: Basic to intermediate paddle skills and self-rescue ability. Boater safety and rules of the road, laws of Florida. Trip planning with navigation, weather and water knowledge including open water and tidal areas. Paddle 5-10 miles. Protected and tidal areas. 2-8 hours day trips ADVANCED: Paddlers who have experienced many trips and conditions on the water. Advanced paddle skills and self and assisted rescue ability. Boater safety and rules of the road, laws of Florida. Trip planning with navigation, weather and water knowledge including tidal areas. Knowledge of kayak nomenclature, hull shape and paddling gear. Paddle more than 10 miles in a day. Protected/Open waters, coast lines and surf conditions included. Day trips and overnight capabilities
  • When should I arrive for my trip?
    Please be punctual and arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your trip for check-in.

Still have questions?  Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. 

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