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Discover the beauty and diversity of Everglades National Park on an exciting wildlife boat tour from Fort Myers! In a small group, you’ll travel deep into the sleepy wetlands of the Everglades’ Ten Thousand Islands to learn about rare local flora and spot native animals. Spend 3.5 hours with an expert guide, learning about the unique ecosystem and snapping photos of alligators, sea turtles, manatees, native birds and more. 


  • 3.5-hour small-group wildlife expedition through the Everglades National Park
  • Take a powerboat through the Ten Thousand Islands for an interpretive nature tour
  • Watch for manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles and more
  • Your expert guide will point out interesting flora and fauna along the way
  • Boat seats up to 6 people, ensuring a more personalized, intimate experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Wildlife Boat Tour in Florida Everglades National Park

Small-Group Everglades National Park Wildlife Expedition

Choose a morning or afternoon start time for your wildlife expedition and make your way to the boat launch in Chokoloskee, a 1.5-hour drive from Fort Myers. Enjoy the changing scenery as you head into the Florida Everglades National Park. At the dock, climb aboard the 6-passenger powerboat, grab a comfortable seat and head out into the wild wetlands.

Your naturalist guide will take you on an unforgettable 3.5-hour wildlife-spotting expedition through this diverse and historic terrain. Glide along the water, viewing the lush greenery and abundant local wildlife, including manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, bald eagles, egrets, pelicans, alligators and shore birds. Get great up-close photos and learn about the development of the Everglades, including the culture and ingenuity of Native Americans and the Anglo-American ‘Gladesmen’ who have populated this area for hundreds of years. Your guide will share facts about the local lifestyle, environmental conditions and seasonal animal patterns, as well as information about the region’s wetland conservation efforts. 

Your excursion returns to the dock by mid-afternoon or evening, depending on your start time.

Note: It is recommended that you bring your own snacks and/or lunch on this excursion.

Customer Reviews

Stephen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

We had a fantastic time on this tour. Mark did a great job in navigating the tour and giving us relevant information about the Everglades that involved the history of the area and the current wildlife in and around the area.
Would highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We loved the tour amnd our guide was great
The only thing I can say is when info about the tour is ppsted people should be made aware that access to the boat is by ladder. I am handicapped and getting in the boat was hard but getting out was worse.

Paul B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Great way to learn about the barrier islands and their complexity.


3 star rating: Worth doing March 2016

The boat driver and guide was very good. He gave lots of information on the flora and fauna of the Everglades. He pointed out things which were evidence of the constant change in the Everglades which would have been completely missed by the inexperienced/uneducated eye, explaining the habits of the sea creatures found in the various shells on the beach, He pointed out bird nests and described the ways in which the particular birds built them and gave a great explanation of the mangrove, various plants within it, and how the ecology of it worked. As much as I enjoyed the tour in the beautiful Everglades, 149 is very, very pricey for this three hour tour in my opinion.

Robert W

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2015

Trip was interesting as far as development of the islands through the Mangrove trees. After that there were limited things to view as far as animals to view. The beach walk was interesting as far as concho shells
and other items and the history of the river that fed Everglades. Could have made whole trip in shorter
time and probably be just as effective.

Michael P

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 2016

We were expecting an airboat tour in the Everglades and what we got was a boat tour of a bay. The only wildlife we saw was birds and dolphins. A little disappointing and not worthy of the money we spent.

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