Insider's Guide to Everglades National Park

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  • Location:Fort Myers, Florida
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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

Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades on this 3.5-hour, small-group eco-adventure. Explore a variety of lush landscapes by foot, kayak and boat looking for dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, bald eagles and more. Hike along the beach, dunes and mangrove swamps. Kayak to Barrier Island Beach — no kayaking experience necessary. And take a boat ride through some of the most remote areas of the park. It’s the ultimate Everglades experience rolled into one unique, half-day adventure.

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

About 1.5 hours south of Fort Myers is Everglades National Park, one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth. This tour is led by an experienced naturalist guide who is certified by both the park and the US Coast Guard. Learn about the history of the Everglades, as well as the wide variety of wildlife and vegetation that exist throughout the park.

Every tour is different, but expect to encounter the Everglade's wildlife at some point. Look for manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets and roseate spoonbills, to name some of them.

Begin the tour with a boat ride — it’s what’s known as a kayak transport boat with all the trimmings (full safety equipment, satellite communications, GPS tracking system, large sunshade, even a cooler for drinks) — through one of the most remote areas of Everglades National Park. At the destination, this is where it turns into a hands-on eco experience. It’s time to hop in a kayak. Don’t worry about knowing how to get going. It’s easy and fun. A few simple instructions will get the one- or two-person kayak moving in the right direction. Paddle along close to the flora and fauna, en route to Barrier Island Beach, an island seldom visited by others. 

At the beach, the interpretive experience turns into a walking tour. Check out the wrack lines, shallow tidal zones, dunes, uniquely adapted plants, shells, mangrove swamps, plus the many different invertebrate species. 

After the beach hike, it’s back in the kayaks to paddle back to the boat for the ride home.
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