Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat

288 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket

Explore the real Everglades on a full-day guided tour, led by an experienced master naturalist. Take a 1-hour, guided boat tour of the beautiful 10,000 Islands. Chance to see bird species: like roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, and ospreys. See manatees and dolphins up close. Go on a 1-hour dry nature hike led by a master naturalist, where you will immerse yourself in incredible wildlife and rare plants and orchids, under a canopy of huge cypress trees. Hold onto your hat on an exhilarating 1-hour air boat ride, the best in the Glades. Discover the remote beauty of a Native American tree island village where they used to live, one can only get to by boat. Witness alligators and other wildlife where they should be spotted, in the wild, and up close!  Enjoy a narrated scenic wildlife spotting drive through Big Cypress. Visit a historic trading post and other intriguing cultural and ecological stops. A delicious lunch is included. Truly personalized, authentic and amazing experience!

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Fort Lauderdale

Enjoy pick up and return to beautiful Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. See the area like a native with your experienced local guide. He/she will invite you to step back in time, while seeing today's city, as you head west out of town.

Pass By: Miami

Enjoy the scenic narrated drive through Miami with your local guide. See Miami through the eyes of a Native. Learn about the Miami of the past, and see what it's become today.

Stop At: Miccosukee Indian Village

The boat captain guide for the guided 1-hour boat trip in the 10,000 Islands is a multi-generational native to the region, who knows the area like no one else. Feel the beauty of this remote area in the saltwater section of the National Park. Experience pods of dolphins, manatees, roseatte spoonbills, white pelicans, osprey and much more wildlife.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shark Valley

Go on a 1-hour air boat ride that way out far from land in the River of Grass. This is your chance to see the endangered Everglades snail kite, large and small alligators, and much more; all where it should be experienced, up close and in the wild! Visit a Native tree island village or two where they used to live. You can only get there by boat and on this tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Big Cypress National Preserve

Go on a nature walk led by your experienced naturalist in this pristine National Preserve that contains 5 of the 9 ecosystems found in the real Everglades. This beautiful walk will have you immersed in the unique flora and fauna of this region. The chance to go on a second walk in a different location as well. Take a remote scenic narrated drive, with a few stops to get out and experience wildlife, led by your experienced naturalist guide in the remote sections of this vast wilderness; which is home to the Florida panther, black bear, wild boar, Osceola turkey, white-tail deer, Florida bobcat, American alligator, an incredible array of bird species, and more.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: Oasis Visitor Center

Big alligators live here.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center

Great spot to potentially see manatees.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Smallwood Store

Go back in time in this historic trading post, listed on the National Register of historic places. Learn about the rugged and authentic history of a time when only a few white settlers arrived, to trade with the Seminoles. Still owned by the same family today, ask questions about the lore of Old Florida.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Loop Road

Beautiful, remote, wildlife and wild history.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At:

Enjoy a wonderful lunch of many different Cuban and American food classics. Much of what is on the menu is homemade.

Duration: 45 minutes
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