• Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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

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

Ray M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fantastic, full on day trip. Thoroughly enjoyed our day, hotel pick up and drop off on time, great guide, super lunch and wonderful memories

Oliver S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was an EXCELLENT tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw literally hundreds of alligators as well as birds, turtles, snakes, fish and dolphins. Would highly recommend this tour.

Rod G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great full day trip with lots of gators, birds and even dolphins. Knowledgeable guide and smaller group. I would recommend this to anyone!

susan l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was an amazing trip with an even more amazing guide. Mark was full of information and made the whole experience a step above others. Loved this guy and his passion for the everglades, the animals and the environment altogether. Would recommend this trip over others. Long day but saw and did everything I wanted.

djshellhart

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a great time. Our guide, Zak, was great. He made our day!

Steve smith

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great guide Zac, very informative great sense of humour. His enthusiam and knowledge was a delight, we learned so much about the eco systems and wild life.

Thanks

Steve Smith

weberslifeisgood

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Viator could not be more accommodating. I changed hotels at the last minute and they made sure to set me up with a pick-up close to our hotel. The tour was fantastic. Learned a few new things. We even had the pleasure of a duo of dolphins follow our boat and play in the waves that our boat made. So much fun.

currencylass

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a lovely day touring the Everglades on this trip. Our guide, Erin, was very friendly and helpful and made the experience one to remember

bowljudy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great trip, starting with on time pick up by our tour guide, Mark. Leisure pace all day, never hurried us through anything. Saw many alligators all day long. Hundreds of birds, pointed out and identified by Mark his knowledge of wildlife and Florida, and the love of his job made for a perfect days. Recommend this trip 100.

Nyla D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This trip was awesome! Thanks to Zak for showing us all the birds on our bird checklist! We saw some Roseate Spoonbill flying : We saw a bunch of alligators too! I would recommend this trip for sure!

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