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Escape to the wilderness of Florida's Everglades on this guided, full-day adventure from Fort Lauderdale. This exciting small-group tour includes an airboat ride through Everglades National Park, a drive through Big Cypress National Preserve, a nature walk through a cypress forest and a scenic boat ride through the 10,000 islands of Everglades National Park in search of a variety of wildlife. Lunch (with alligator appetizers) is provided and a hotel pickup and drop-off are included at select Fort Lauderdale area locations.

Highlights

  • Full-day Everglades adventure from Ft Lauderdale
  • Enjoy a thrilling 40-minute airboat ride across the River of Grass and a van tour through Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Relax on a 1-hour boat cruise through the mangrove forest of Everglades National Park
  • Enjoy a nature walk through an ancient cypress forest and spot wildlife like alligators, turtles and birds
  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale

Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale

After a morning hotel pickup in the Fort Lauderdale area, it’s off to one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth — the Florida Everglades.

On this naturalist-guided excursion, begin with a spectacular 40-minute airboat ride over and through the sawgrass prairies and pond apple forests of the Everglades. Then hop in a van for a wildlife drive through the pine savannahs and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve. Look for alligators, turtles and birds and keep an eye out for the elusive Florida panther. Next, enjoy a nature walk below towering bald cypress trees. Alligators, herons, egrets and dozens of other species can be spotted at any time throughout the year here. Also, less visible but ever present otters, bears, pigs, deer and panthers roam the local wilderness.

After lunch, which includes alligator appetizers, hop on board a scenic boat ride into the Ten Thousand Islands mangrove forest in Everglades National Park. This relaxing cruise features manatees, sea turtles, osprey and a variety of other marine life, including the occasional pod of dolphins feeding in the nearby bay.

The tour concludes with a relaxing return trip to the Fort Lauderdale area.

Notice: If hotel is not on the pickup list, meet at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Fla.

Customer Reviews

Pat P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Every part of this trip was fantastic!

Barbara D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A wonderful variety of events. Our guide was absolutely fantastic. He was knowledgeable about everything and answered every question thrown at him with facts and humor. I learned much about the Everglades biome and enjoyed the tour very much.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour and would highly recommend it! Although, don't forget your sunscreen and bug spray!! Our guide, Mark, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The sit down lunch was delicious and a nice change from your usual not that edible bag lunch you usually receive on these kind of tours. The boat ride was a perfect way to end the day!

Shirley G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Despite of a minor miscom from agency to tour guide and I, caused slight delay to pick up other clients who were also during the tour with me. Overall the tour guide is extremely helpful and tried to engage all of us in the conversation and sharing his knowledge. Enjoyed, highly recommended

Frances Elaine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Corina J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was fantastic. It was a small group and the driver had eagle eyes to spot all the bird life. The airboat ride in the Everglades was amazing and saw many gators . The boat ride in the mangroves was amazing with all the Dolphins following the boat and even saw a manatee . Highly recommend

Kathy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide, Emily, was great! So was our boat driver, Corey, at the Mangrove bay boat ride.
I really wasn't sure about doing a 9 hour tour but in the end it was well worth the time and
the money! I would highly recommend this to anyone going to the Ft. Lauderdale area.

Kathy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide, Emily, was great! So was our boat driver, Corey, at the Mangrove bay boat ride.
I really wasn't sure about doing a 9 hour tour but in the end it was well worth the time and
the money! I would highly recommend this to anyone going to the Ft. Lauderdale area.

Hiroshi K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an absolutely incredible experience! We loved seeing the gators, all of the birds, dolphins, and even a manatee!!! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and it was a very comfortable, interesting trip.

Bibi W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful day. Emily, our guide was extremely knowledgeable. The airboat Everglades ride was nice. But the best part was the costal mangrove islands boat ride at the end. Sooo much fun, and Chad the pilot had great stories. We saw a dolphin, manatees, bird islands. Would recommend to anyone.

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