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  • Location:Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Duration:9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale

Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades from Fort Lauderdale on this guided, full-day adventure. This exciting small-group tour includes an airboat ride through the Everglades, a drive through Big Cypress National Preserve, a nature walk through a cypress forest and a scenic boat ride along the backcountry waters of Everglades National Park in search of a variety of wildlife. Lunch (with alligator appetizers) at a waterside restaurant is provided and a hotel pickup and drop-off are included at select Fort Lauderdale area locations.


  • Full-day Everglades adventure from Ft Lauderdale
  • Enjoy a thrilling 40-minute airboat ride across the River of Grass and a van tour through Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Relax on a 1-hour boat cruise through the mangrove forest of Everglades National Park
  • Enjoy a nature walk through an ancient cypress forest and spot wildlife like alligators, turtles and birds
  • Try alligator appetizers during lunch!
  • Your expert naturalist guide will provide interesting commentary and answer any questions you have
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale

Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale

After a morning hotel pickup in the Fort Lauderdale area, it’s off to one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth — the Florida Everglades.

On this naturalist-guided excursion, begin with a spectacular 40-minute airboat ride over and through the sawgrass prairies and pond apple forests of the Everglades. Then hop in a van for a wildlife drive through the pine savannahs and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve. Look for alligators, turtles and birds and keep an eye out for the elusive Florida panther. Next, enjoy a nature walk below towering bald cypress trees. Alligators, herons, egrets and dozens of other species can be spotted at any time throughout the year here. Also, less visible but ever present otters, bears, pigs, deer and panthers roam the local wilderness.

After lunch at a waterside restaurant, which includes alligator appetizers, hop on board a scenic boat ride into the Ten Thousand Islands mangrove forest in Everglades National Park. This relaxing cruise features manatees, sea turtles, osprey and a variety of other marine life, including the occasional pod of dolphins feeding in the nearby bay.

The tour concludes with a relaxing return trip to the Fort Lauderdale area.

Notice: If hotel is not on the pickup list, meet at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Fla.

Customer Reviews

Christopher M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

great time tour guide was informative and polite


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent tour, we'll run with very good narration.

Kathleen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Alex was our guide - he was GREAT! Full of knowledge on numerous areas. Answered all of our questions and was very friendly. We have been on many vacations and excursions and this is one of the best. Price was well worth every penny, especially since a very nice lunch was included and the fact we were picked up/dropped off right in front of our hotel. A full day of adventure. Don't miss this one if you have a full day to devote to an excursion.

Steven G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our guide was passionate, knowleadgeable and made sure we would remember this outing as a fun experience. We saw alligators, bald eagles, manatees, turtles.

Nate S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was personal, informative, and overall enjoyable. We saw and learned about lots of plants, birds, and animals.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Alex was awesome. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about the everglades. Best tour in Fort Lauderdale. I recommend this to everyone.

Pam B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We spent a wonderful day with Peter learning and identifying what makes the Everglades so special. Peter was very knowledgeable and worked hard to ensure our experience was memorable. We would highly recommend taking this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was exciting and interesting. Our guide was most knowledgeable about the environment and explained all the peculiarities of the everglades.

Erwin Brewster

John A B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This day tour turned out to be one of the most memorable experiences of our recent holiday to the USA. We were picked up right on time by Alex and when we got delayed by traffic, he called the other members of our tour group to let them know.
After our small group had all been picked up and were comfortably seated in the tour vehicle, Alex gave us all a run down of what we could expect from our day, what his credentials were, and encouraged us to ask any questions we might have. Apart from the absolutely marvellous activities and scenery that we saw and experienced, the range of information that Alex gave us throughout the day was just brilliant and we learned so much.
I could not recommend this tour highly enough for anyone who is interested in the environment, the amazing things that are being done in this part of the world and to see and experience the Everglades.

Jason K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Alex was an excellent guide. Knowledgeable, friendly, personable, and courteous. The itinerary was excellent, I really felt like I saw everything that southern Florida had to offer. Great experience underscored by a great host. Definitely something I will highly recommend to friends and family.

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