Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness area in the United States and is easily accessible from Fort Myers. You can spend a half or full day exploring the Florida park by airboat or van or even on foot. Here’s how to experience the Everglades from Fort Myers.
Half-day tours offer a great way to take in some Florida nature while visiting the Everglades for a few hours from Fort Myers. Enjoy round-trip transportation and perhaps an airboat ride or reptile viewing experience on a group or private half-day tour to the Everglades.
Full Day Tours
Spend a full day exploring the Everglades as you keep an eye out for alligators, manatees, turtles, and other wildlife with the help of a certified naturalist. Take a day-long tour featuring an airboat ride, swamp buggy ride, and a visit to a reptile and exotic bird exhibit. Or join a small-group tour to Big Cypress National Reserve in the western Everglades and enjoy an airboat ride, nature walk, and boat cruise.
Things to Know
- Everglades National Park is about 90 minutes from Fort Myers by road.
- Full-day tours typically include lunch; vegetarian options are generally available.
- Expect full-day tours to last eight to nine hours, and half-day tours to last about four to five hours.
- Most tours include hotel pickup and drop-offs, allowing you to visit the Everglades without worrying about transportation.