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

Fort Myers, United States
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9 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English


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.
  • Full-day Everglades adventure from the Greater Fort Myers/Naples area
  • Take a thrilling 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 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
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 an 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 through 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 waterfowl.
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 a 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 tour concludes with afternoon drop-off at your starting point.
Please note: if your hotel is not on the list provided then pickup will be at the Parker Promenade.

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Nigam T
, Jan 2019

Great trip. We enjoyed the entire trip. Special thanks to boat ride in 10,000 island and dolphins viewing. We saw dolphins in wild within few inches from our boat. Air boat ride was also exceptional. Get to see Everglades and mature very closely.

Terri C
, Apr 2018

While we enjoyed the trip, it got a little bit long. We found that the time after lunch and before the airboat ride to somewhat useless. Riding along a dirt road looking for alligators and turtles got way to long.
We really enjoyed the two boat rides and the lunch was great. Driver was knowledgeable and was fun to be with.

, Mar 2018

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

Edward S
, Feb 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.

Barbara M
, Feb 2018

The tour was very good and our guide, Doug, was very good. The issue is, your advertisement shows that you see Flamingos and that did not happen. We were told during the tour that Flamingos are not native to Florida and the only place to see them is in the theme parks.

Mark S
, Jan 2018

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

William A
, Jan 2018

This tour was amazing!

Claudia B
, Oct 2017

Small group Fantastic

Maria P
, Sep 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.

, Aug 2017

Wonderful experience.

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