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

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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

Peggy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour, Ann our guide was very knowledgeable. She took us to a special area where we able to view Storks. This was a much better tour than what we experienced our tour with Viator to Tulum Mexico.

Tobie P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour - van, boat, nature hike, airboat - knowledgable guide showing us all kinds of wildlife. Good bargain.

Phuong O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our family of 4 including 2 kids were very satisfied with the tour and the entire process of making the reservation till the moment tour ended. We will return to Fort Myers for sure.

JOHN T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our guide Randi was excellent! She was knowledgeable, entertaining and very helpful. The small group of 14 enabled everyone to participate and learn from our experiences.

Tucker M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The entire trip, especially our guide Pete, was just fantastic.
We were told about the geography and history of the Everglades. We visited many locations in the Everglades. On our boat trip we saw a mother and baby manatee, several dolphins and water birds.
On the air boat ride we got close to alligators and even more water birds.
This trip is worth the time and cost.

IRENE C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Thew tour was excellent.Could not ask for a better day weather wise.Pete our guide did a real great job.We reality saw a lot of things.

Melody A C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Fantastic Tour. A full 9 hour tour was worth my time and at good value. The boat ride on the Bay at Everglades City which stopped at an Island was my highlight. Spotted Dolphines more than once!!! Take the trip the 2nd day after you arrive. It gets you Acclimated. To the roads around Fort Myers..

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.

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