5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

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

Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area

Discover Florida’s wild Everglades on an exciting full-day tour from the Greater Fort Myers/Naples area. You’ll travel by airboat deep into the secluded Western Everglades, explore Big Cypress National Preserve by van and foot, and take a leisurely cruise through a mangrove forest. Enjoy commentary from your naturalist guide as you spot manatees, dolphins and native birds and lunch featuring exotic alligator appetizers!

Highlights

  • Full-day Everglades adventure from the Greater Fort Myers/Naples area
  • Take a thrilling 60-minute airboat ride through the Western Everglades
  • See wildlife on a van tour through Big Cypress National Preserve and a nature walk through an ancient cypress forest
  • Relax on a 1-hour boat cruise through the mangrove forest of Everglades National Park
  • Try alligator appetizers during lunch!
  • Your expert naturalist guide will provide interesting commentary and answer any questions you have
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area

Chance Meeting With a Bottlenose Dolphin

Your full-day Everglades adventure begins with morning pickup from select hotels in the Greater Fort Meyers area. Meet your naturalist guide and enjoy the ride in the Western Everglades. Here, you'll board a small airboat and set off on a 60-minute educational ride. Zip through narrow swamp passages and get close to native wildlife.

Next, hop back in the coach for a tour of Big Cypress National Preserve. Your expert guide’s commentary makes this an unforgettable wildlife-spotting expedition. Skirt though fields of sawgrass and stretch your legs with a walk along cypress-lined trails. See some of the area’s native animals including alligators, turtles, otters, wild pigs, panthers and variety of water fowl.

After your walking tour, take a break for some lunch. Feast on unique local cuisine, including alligator appetizers, then head back to the water for an hour-long boat cruise through a majestic mangrove forest. Wind through some of the Everglades 10,000 islands and search for friendly water creatures like manatees, sea turtles and dolphins. Throughout the trip, learn about the Everglades’ unique ecosystem and conservationist efforts to preserve it. 

Your 9.5-hour tour concludes with afternoon drop-off at your starting point in Fort Meyers.

Please note: if your hotel is not on the list provided then pickup will be at the Parker Promenade.

Customer Reviews

Michael L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The tour was very diverse and provided several different perspectives on the Everglades. The guides were all very well informed and personable. We all highly recommend this great fun and learning experience.

Elizabeth Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We spent 11 days in Florida doing the Disney Parks, Sea world and Universal before moving on to the Keys and then across to Naples. The very best day was the one we spent in the Everglades. The guide was so informative and we saw so much. We will never forget it. A fantastic Day.

JoAnn F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great day out! Randi was great as were both Shane and Fred. We were able to see a lot of wildlife and learned quite a bit about Florida history. I would highly recommend this trip.

Gorgonio J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I loved to see all the nature animals, I also loved the boat rides where we got to see birds, dolphins, turtles and alligators. I also like how they provided lunch for us and we got to try alligator tail.

Beverly C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Shuttle was prompt. Tour directors were friendly and knowledgeable. Very enjoyable!

Robert T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Adam was an excellent guide the lunch was delicious! Wish we could do it again

April B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Adam's knowledge of local ecology, flora and fauna is outstanding . He helped the group see the Everglades in a more intellinegt way and keeping it fun the whole time.

Helen T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Perhaps one of the best day excursion we have ever had.
We were very much impressed by the knowledge and passion of Adam and Andrew as well as the others.
Surely will look into doing some other trip with this organization.
every thing ran smoothly from the very beginning.

Helen and Marcy

Jennifer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

David J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Adam, our guide was engaging and very knowledgeable. We had 6 adults and 2 boys (ages 8 and 7) on the day trip and we all had fun. The little boys liked the airboat ride the best. Lunch was handled very efficiently although Adam thought the restaurant was slow and it was very good. I'd give an unqualified recommendation to all aspects of the tour. Way to Go Adam!

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