7:00 a.m. - 4:30 or 5 p.m.
Come with us on a 1-hour air boat way out in the real Everglades! On this smaller air boat, we get to go way out there. We typically see large alligators, baby alligators, a wide variety of birds and other wildlife! This sometimes includes the critically endangered Everglades snail kite. On this exhilarating ride, you’ll find yourself mesmerized by the reflection of the white clouds on the water, far from land in the middle of the “River of Grass.”
Visit a remote Native American village. We stop at one or two Native American tree island villages and learn about how the Miccosukee Indians were able to survive in the remote Everglades. We are the only tour to provide this unique experience. Become immersed in their special customs and the authentic beauty of their remote way of life.
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 the life of 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.
Step back in time with a visit to a historic trading post where the first settlers to the areas traded with the Seminoles.
Go on a dry nature walk led by your experienced naturalist guide. We know where the wildlife is, and we get to see it up close, and where wildlife should be experienced, in the wild! We never go to places with animals in cages and pens. We typically see baby alligators, large alligators, other wildlife and a wide variety of bird species! Guests learn about the natural flora and fauna, and better understand the critical role of water flow and quality in shaping the historic Everglades. We also learn about recent conservation efforts.
Your tour includes 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.
Find the Real Florida!
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 our 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). Call to verify if your hotel is in our pick up range. 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.
If you chose to meet us where the tour starts, a discount may apply.
Roomy, very clean high-roof sprinter style vehicles.
Also provided: 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).
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)!
SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY:
Hotel pick up times are usually at about 7:30 a.m.
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
- Lunch (vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options)
- Luggage storage
- Insect repellent (in case needed)
- Wild Lime eco-bottles and National Park maps as our gift
- Water throughout the day
- Snacks throughout the day
- Smaller-group, highly personalized experience!
- Experienced naturalist guide
- R/T transportation in designated areas