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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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  • Location: Fort Myers, Florida
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Take a scenic 1.5-hour drive south of Fort Myers where you can boat, hike and kayak through the beautiful Florida Everglades on this exciting eco-adventure! Watch for dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles and more as your naturalist guide leads you through the lush, diverse Everglades landscapes. With a maximum of six passengers on this small-group tour, you are sure to have an intimate and unique experience.

Highlights

  • Small-group Everglades eco-adventure by foot, kayak and boat
  • Take a boat ride through remote areas of the park and admire the diverse vegetation
  • Enjoy a kayak adventure to Barrier Island Beach -- no experience required!
  • Hike along the beach and see shallow tidal zones, dunes, mangrove swamps and more
  • Be on the lookout for wildlife including manatees, dolphins, sea turtles and bald eagles
  • Tour led by an experience naturalist certified by the US Coast Guard
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Florida Everglades Small-Group Eco-Adventure by Foot, Kayak and Boat

Small-Group Everglades Eco-adventure by Boat, Kayak and Foot

Get the ultimate experience of the Florida Everglades on this fun, exciting eco-adventure by boat, kayak and foot! Your tour is led by an experienced naturalist who is certified by the national park and licensed by the US Coast Guard. Throughout your tour, your guide will teach you all about the history of the area, as well as the wildlife and diverse vegetation.

Begin your tour with a boat ride through some of the most beautiful and remote areas of the Everglades National Park. Once you arrive at your destination, receive a brief safety instruction before getting into your kayak (no experience required) and exploring the area up close. Paddle your way to Barrier Island Beach, a remote beach seldom visited by others. Here, take a guided walking tour of the area and see the wrack lines, shallow tidal zones, dunes, uniquely adapted plants, mangrove swamps and many different invertebrate species.

Your guide will tailor the tour according to the group’s interests and the day’s environmental conditions. You may encounter a wide array of the park’s wildlife including manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, roseate spoonbills and more!

After your hike on the beach, get back into your kayak and paddle back to the boat for your return journey.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This tour was EVERYTHING it was said to be--great boat ride around area--mangroves, osprey, dolphins, small shark; then a terrific kayak paddling over to island to walk and look at sea life, shells. Great naturalist Charles (?) who knew lots about area--but also very well read, interested in the eco-system and preserving the area. Not an alligator tour, though--the water is pristine and beautiful, not swampy. The Eco-Adventure office is a bit remote in Chokoloskee, but the personnel were very efficient--even gave a super recommendation for fresh fish lunch. This is a tour for those who want to learn something about the area--not just to flash through in a noisy, environmental-damaging air-boat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Excellent tour. Heather contacted us ahead of time and offered the option of departing from Goodland, which was wonderful, as we were staying on Marco Island. Our guide, Ed was very personable and knowlegeable. I highly recommend this tour and company, and would definitely do it again

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