• 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

Lori H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A wonderful day! Zak was a great guide, we saw more than a dozen kinds of birds and knew enough the next day to recognize a different one we hadn't seen on the tour! Both boat rides were amazing. Highly recommended.

Barnett152

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Zak was knowledgeable and offered a lot of information about the wildlife encountered on this tour. Everything was well organised. The boat trips were excellent with the boat captains providing unique experiences. A definite recommendation

Andrew J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We went on this tour with Zak as our tour guide. He was entertaining and a very knowledgeable on all aspects of the Everglades. Thanks, it was one of the best tours we have ever been on A marvellous way to spend a day in Ft Lauderdale.

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had the most wonderful, amazing, fulfilling and hugely enjoyable full day in the Everglades NP with Zach who was not just
a lovely friendly man but inspirational, hugely enthusiastic and knowledgeable about everything we saw and did during that
action packed day..... a long safe and interesting drive through Southern Florida and the Everglades - the amazing Air Boat ride
across the Sea of Grass, the driving and walking safari and the boat cruise among the islands and mangroves bordering the
Gulf of Mexico and finally a visit to the extraordinary and unique Museum of local artefacts from the last century.
A lovely warm sunny day in beautiful surroundings - a superlative full day enhanced totally by the professionalism and knowledge of Zach.
A 5star experience everyone should have if they have the opportunity. Thank you Zach you made our day.
Richard and Alison from London.UK.

Lynne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We had an amazing guide full of info - don't expect long silences Unless you request it - because there isn't enough time in the day for the information you can learn from Marc! He would easily answer any questions thrown by my daughter and myself. We had a wonderful experience of being the only two on the journey.
The airboat tour was good - missed the private feeling of the rest of the tour, but it was good to experience. I want to go back and try a smaller airboat experience now. The boardwalk was fascinating - so much to learn from these ecological treasures!
The boat ride my favorite part was wonderful with as experience captain who was able to show us a good taste of the area - we didn't see dolphins or manatees on this trip but many beautiful birds and islands that were fascinating. We were not disapointed and it leaves something to experience next time! Marc came along since there were only the two of us - so I cannot say how the boat tour would be without our personal guide in regards to commentary - but I bet it would be wonderful regardless. The stop at the museum/store was fascinating and I am so glad the hurricane didn't hurt it too badly.
The lunch stop was tasty and fresh - quite lovely and ready for when we arrived. The area has been savagely hit by the hurricane - we saw lots of evidence and it is very heart warming to see things are carrying on. My heart breaks for those with condemned homes and businesses. I want to come back to this corner of the world to experience more, this tour gave us a very good view of what is available.
I will add pictures later - we have many amazing and wonderful shots from our long day of experiences. Thanks Marc! We definately recomend this for anyone wanting to really see the Everglades!

Alana H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Zak was amazing, we had a fantastic day! I highly recommend taking this tour. Everything ran on time, the van was nice, Zak knew everything there is to know about the wildlife we saw, lunch was delicious...perfect!

wmhendrix United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Really enjoyed the tour and the chance to see different aspects of the Everglades. Pick up and drop off was right on time driver/tour guide was great--full of info, safe driver the different spots were all fun and varied. Our small group probably enjoyed the small boat tour the best as we saw a large pod of dolphins as well as a manatee. Lunch stop at the Triad was great. Highly recommend.

nomarfan5

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

We were in Florida for a cruise and as much fun as that was, this tour was the highlight of our trip. We had Marc as a tour guide and I swear the man did not stop giving out information from the time he picked us up until he dropped us off. He is a wealth of information and it was very obvious he loves his job. If we pointed out a bird or a plant - he knew what it was. We had never seen the Everglades and it was an amazing experience. The airboat ride was a blast even though it took some time getting over the fear that the boat would be grounded when we went over grass. There was an abundance of wildlife to see from herons using the presence of the boat to catch fish to baby alligators laying in the sun. Our tour brought us from Fort Lauderdale to the Gulf of Mexico where we took a boat ride around some islands in the Gulf. During that time, we encountered dolphins two separate times when they wanted to play in the wake of the boat. Absolutely amazing! Lunch was good with a decent selection on the menu. Our appetizer was alligator and it really does taste like chicken! It was a long day but worth every minute. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone!

sean k l

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Comfortable bus ride, knowledgeable and informative guide, great boat/side trips included also with great guides. A great overview of south Florida despite the hurricane damage

Elfi D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

It was an amazing day with Mark and surely worths it

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