7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Take a wet hike led by an experienced naturalist guide. This is a bucket list experience! Join us on this mesmerizingly beautiful walk under a canopy of bald cypress trees. Witness the thousands of beautifully delicate epiphytes - ferns, bromeliads and orchids only to be fully experienced on a wet walk. Big Cypress National Preserve, situated right in the middle of the Everglades, is a forested area home to the Florida panther, black bear, wild boar, the endangered Everglades mink, Florida bobcat, an incredible variety of turtles and fish, a wide array of bird species, and of course, many alligators! Learn about the natural flora and fauna from your experienced guide. Better understand the critical role of water flow and quality in Big Cypress and how it has shaped the historic Everglades including recent conservation efforts.
Embark on a 1-hour boat trip in the 10,000 Islands region of Everglades National Park. Listen to the fascinating real stories of days gone by from multi-generational boat captains who know this region better than anyone. This is your chance to see bottlenose dolphins, manatees, sawfish, brown and white pelicans, osprey, roseate spoonbills, and much more. On this exhilarating ride, you will explore this critical mangrove estuary in the heart of the real Everglades.
Enjoy a delicious local lunch with many menu choices.
Take a scenic wildlife spotting drive with your master naturalist guide through Big Cypress National Preserve. Stop at several different locations and experience the wide variety of animals and bird species that make this region their home. Get your cameras ready. Often taking back roads, we know where to find the wildlife! We will be on the lookout for a vast array of birds as well, like red shoulder hawks, short tailed hawks, wood storks, roseate spoonbills, and more! Take a deep breath of the pure air as you travel through the five distinct ecosystems that make up this expanse of the Everglades.
End the day with an amazing one hour airboat ride way out in the "River of Grass" and go to visit a Native American village to learn about how the Miccosukee survived in this remote part of the Everglades
2 boat trips, 2 National parks, lunch and a wet walk! What a wonderful day!
WHY WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE DO:
FIND THE REAL FLORIDA!
We love to experience with our guests the wild spaces and wildlife of the authentic Everglades, a place like no other in the world. We think that passion shows – We are the highest rated tour company in South Florida! All tours are led by experienced naturalists. Please visit our “About Us” page to learn more about why we do what we do!
TRANSPORTATION (NO EXTRA CHARGE):
Round-trip from your Miami or Ft. Lauderdale based hotel (some restrictions apply).
Roomy, very clean high-roof sprinter style vehicles.
Pick up at your cruise ship at PortMiami (post-cruise) or drop off at PortMiami (pre-cruise). Drop off at Port Everglades provided (pre-cruise).
In most cases, we can take you to Miami Airport or Ft. Lauderdale Airport at the conclusion of the tour.
Free luggage storage (we keep your luggage safely with us during the tour)!
Meet up locations: We have several different meet up locations we provide for those coming from outside of our pick up areas, or who prefer this option (some discounts may apply).
SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY:
Hotel pick up times are usually at about 7:30 a.m. But we will message you the day before the tour to provide the exact pick up or meet up time.
We pick up in many areas from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale. However, we may need to require meeting us at a meet up location to begin the tour for those staying in Ft. Lauderdale locations north of Sunrise Blvd. or west of I-95. And in Miami we may have to provide meet up locations for those in some neighborhoods, including but not necessarily limited to Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, Doral, and South Miami Dade County areas.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
Entrance and activity fees
National Park fees
Walking sticks, water shoes, towels (for use on this tour)
Lunch (vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options)
Wild Lime eco-bottles and National Park maps as our gift
Water throughout the day
Smaller-group, highly personalized experience!
Experienced naturalist guide
Hotel or Port pickup and drop-off
Change of clothes (for after wet walk)
You might want to have old sneakers of your own and if you do , don't forget dry shoes for after the walk!
Alcohol during lunch
GRATUITIES FOR BOAT CAPTAINS AND GUIDE - SUGGESTED