• Location: Fort Myers, Florida
  • Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Discover Florida’s wild Everglades on an exciting full-day tour from the Greater Fort Myers/Naples area. You’ll travel by airboat deep into the secluded Western Everglades, explore Big Cypress National Preserve by van and foot, and take a leisurely cruise through a mangrove forest. Enjoy commentary from your naturalist guide as you spot manatees, dolphins and native birds and lunch featuring exotic alligator appetizers!

Highlights

  • Full-day Everglades adventure from the Greater Fort Myers/Naples area
  • Take a thrilling 60-minute airboat ride through the Western Everglades
  • See wildlife on a van tour through Big Cypress National Preserve and a nature walk through an ancient cypress forest
  • Relax on a 1-hour boat cruise through the mangrove forest of Everglades National Park
  • Try alligator appetizers during lunch!
  • Your expert naturalist guide will provide interesting commentary and answer any questions you have
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area

Fun with a Bottlenose Dolphin

Your full-day Everglades adventure begins with morning pickup from select hotels in the Greater Fort Meyers area. Meet your naturalist guide and enjoy the ride in the Western Everglades. Here, you'll board a small airboat and set off on a 60-minute educational ride. Zip through narrow swamp passages and get close to native wildlife.

Next, hop back in the coach for a tour of Big Cypress National Preserve. Your expert guide’s commentary makes this an unforgettable wildlife-spotting expedition. Skirt though fields of sawgrass and stretch your legs with a walk along cypress-lined trails. See some of the area’s native animals including alligators, turtles, otters, wild pigs, panthers and variety of water fowl.

After your walking tour, take a break for some lunch. Feast on unique local cuisine, including alligator appetizers, then head back to the water for an hour-long boat cruise through a majestic mangrove forest. Wind through some of the Everglades 10,000 islands and search for friendly water creatures like manatees, sea turtles and dolphins. Throughout the trip, learn about the Everglades’ unique ecosystem and conservationist efforts to preserve it. 

Your 9.5-hour tour concludes with afternoon drop-off at your starting point in Fort Meyers.
Please note: if your hotel is not on the list provided then pickup will be at the Parker Promenade.

Customer Reviews

pattykuehn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Learned so much about Florida. Saw MANY alligators and birds. It was a great way to spend the day

Edward S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our driver and guide Doug was informative and organized. He covered the history and biology of the Everglades, including current concerns such as development that threaten this valuable ecosystem. Jeff, the skiff captain at Chokoloskee, was a treat with his humor and native son stories. Our airboat pilot at Trafford Lake took us right into the shore habitat for close up viewing. We saw plenty of gators, snakes, and birds. Lunch in Everglades City at City Seafood was yummy. All of this is offered in a small group tour. I would highly recommend this trip. We did this in February before mosquito season.

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent trip. Our driver Doug was very knowledgeable and friendly.

William A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Claudia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Small group Fantastic

Maria P United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

There was a lot to cover on this day trip. I will mention what I can remember. Our naturalist, who was from Boston, was great! A real environmentalist and able to instruct us. It wasn't hot when we went so we needed No DEET but I could only imagine that going into the forest we would get mosquito bites more than the 5 we got in January. You were able to take very nice wildlife and waterfowl pictures along the way. There are a Lot of alligators on the tour! There were a few legs of this trip and each were informative parts that tell the story of Florida's beginnings. The airboat ride was very fun! I highly recommend this tour if you want to know All about Florida's history and environmental past. Love to get close to nature and get great pictures of Many bird species.

sandramccarthy100 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful experience.

Christiane P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We really enjoyed the experience. The airboat ride was great, we saw a lot of wildlife birds, alligators. The walk was a bit of a challenge due to the heat and the mosquitos. In the afternoon we enjoyed a ride in the ocean, where we saw dolphins, horseshoecrabs and manatees.Annie, our guide was very knowledgeable.

DIANE D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Our tour guide was young and very knowledgeable about the animals, fauna and area. We would do again in a heartbeat. Excellent time to see many alligator's, dolphins, variety of birds and nice scenery. Nice to have a smaller group to hear and ease of keeping the pace.

vanessa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

What a great day..our guide was very knowledgeable, and personable. Be sure to remember your binoculars as well as your camera. Would highly recommend this tour.

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