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  • Location: Fort Myers, Florida
  • Duration:  9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Spend a full day exploring the wilderness of the Everglades on this adventure from the Greater Fort Myers/Naples area. With your naturalist guide, take an exciting airboat ride across marshes, see wildlife on a drive through Big Cypress National Preserve, admire towering cypress trees on a nature walk, and enjoy a relaxing boat cruise along mangrove-lined waters to see manatees, dolphins and osprey. Your guide will teach you all about the Everglades and accompany you to lunch at a waterside restaurant, where you'll get to try alligator!


  • Full-day Everglades adventure from the Greater Fort Myers/Naples area
  • Take a thrilling 60-minute airboat ride through the wetlands and marshes
  • See wildlife on a van tour through Big Cypress National Park and a nature walk through an ancient cypress forest
  • Relax on a 1.5-hour boat cruise along 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 13 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

You’ll be picked up from one of the convenient Greater Fort Myers area locations in the morning and taken by air-conditioned 13-passenger van to the Everglades. Your expert naturalist or biologist guide will first take you on an exciting 60-minute airboat ride through the marshes and swamps of the Western Everglades.

Back on dry land, explore sawgrass prairies on a narrated van tour through Big Cypress National Preserve. Spot wildlife such as alligators, turtles and birds as you venture through the Everglades backcountry.

Next, enjoy a nature walk through ancient, towering cypress trees where alligators loom. Spot herons, egrets and storks, and maybe otters, bears, pigs, deer and panthers!

Break for lunch in the afternoon at a waterside restaurant in the heart of the Everglades, where you’ll dine on several entrees or an all-you-can-eat salad bar with peel-and-eat shrimp. You can even try some alligator appetizers!

Your final adventure will be a relaxing 1.5-hour boat cruise through the mangroves-lined waters. Navigate the islands – there are more than 10,000 in the Everglades! – and watch for manatees, sea turtles, osprey and even dolphins.

Throughout your tour, your knowledgeable guide will provide informative, entertaining commentary and answer any questions you have about the ecosystems and animals.

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

Customer Reviews

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

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.

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

My day was amazing. Randi was our guide and very knowledgeable of Florida history and everything we were did. A hike, boat ride (with lots of dolphins), a jetboat ride (loaded with alligators), jeep tour and lunch all included. I highly recommend using this company for an exciting day in the Everglades!

Anne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

It was fantastic! We were only 4 in the group. We truly lucked out with the our guide named Adam. What a knowledgeable and fun guide. We learned so much! Lunch was also great, we had a private room but we were told, it is not always like that. All in all I would truly recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

The tour was one of the best tours we've ever made. Adam was outstanding as an educator and tour guide. He was was extremely knowledgeable and we really felt that he loves what he is doing. We would heartily recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We took this trip with two other couples. We're all birders and nature enthusiasts. What we experienced all day long was nothing short of a thrill and a "rush." The airboat trip itself was worth the price of admission. We saw or heard over 50 species of birds on this trip. And, best of all, we had Adam (whom we had asked for) as our day-long driver, guide, and companion. He was passionate, articulate, and quite the teacher! No one else we'd rather do the trip, if we were to do it again. Thanks, Viator!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This tour was one of the highlights of our visit to South Florida. Our guide, Pete, was very personable and clearly an expert on the flora, fauna and history of the area. The tour was exactly as described. We truly got our money's worth and will remember this experience for years to come.

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