Sorry I was not implying that they will transport your
boat. Just as an example of a guide service mothership I was talking about. I edited my previous post. They use Ocean Kayak Tridents and others that are quite quick paddling kayaks and honestly the Mirage Drive yaks do not keep up with them. I have a friend with an 15' OK Trident Prowler and he can easily leave my revolution in the dust even at a sprint. The hull speed of the Hobies just do not match up. EKF's SOT's have much faster hull speeds. An Adventure might come close. I didn't buy mine for speed anyway.
But on a better note you can launch your Hobie from Everglades City, FL at the West Ranger Station of Everglades National Park (FREE) and follow the tide out one of two passes Indian Pass or Sand Fly Pass and then come back with the tide and have a grand day of fishing. 6.5 miles from Ranger Station to Indian Key (last key before the gulf) and plenty of shallows to fish around the mangroves. Plan a trip when outgoing tide is early AM. Have a picnic lunch on Indian Key and fish fish fish. I have done both passes and it is a great day on the water. A handheld GPS is pretty mandatory preferably with a chartplotter or your smart phone with chart software in a waterproof case. All Mangrove Islands look alike
You do not want to get lost out there.
I hope to go sometime with my powerboat and mothership my kayaks there as well as here locally in the Bay and Keys.
Sorry for any confusion. But for a paddle fishing trip you cannot beat EFK. They are Great Folks and have an Annual Paddle-In in February to Indian Key.
Launch at Ranger Station
Pedal across Chokoloskee Bay
Entrance to Indian Pass
Open channel to Indian Key
On Indian Key
Lookin back from whence I came
EFK 2009 Paddle-In .. I did the 2010 also
Fishing among the Mangroves .. saw Manatees, dolphins & Tarpon leaping
A fantastic place to Hobie Kayak.