Full Day Everglades: Wet Walk with a Naturalist and Two 1-Hour Boat Trips
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Location Fort Lauderdale / USA
Minimum age 8 Y.O
Duration 1 H
Group size UP to guests
Features Included drinks and equipment

Description

This incredible real eco adventure starts with an amazing wet walk led by an experienced naturalist. Here you’ll have the opportunity to see rare orchids, other amazing epiphytes, and incredible wildlife; all under a beautiful canopy of cypress trees few get to see. This wet walk in this amazing ecosystem is a bucket list item that will change your life! Next, take a spectacular guided 1-hour boat tour of the 10,000 Islands in Everglades National Park with a multi-generational boat captain guide. Chance to see pods of dolphins, manatees, saw tooth fish, roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, and more. Visit a historic trading post, and a scenic narrated drive through Big Cypress National Preserve for wildlife viewing and photography. A wonderful local lunch and other eco stops are included. Then wrap up the day with a 1-hour air boat trip way out in the real Everglades; with a stop at a Native tree island village or two where they used to live. Small group and personalized.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Wild Lime Adventures, 3601 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019-3811

Begin this tour with easy pick up right at your hotel or other location in Greater Ft. Lauderdale or Miami.

Pass By: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

See Fort Lauderdale through the eyes of an intriguing local guide. Enjoy this guided narrated trip through the city on our way to our destination.

Pass By: Miami, Miami, Florida

Enjoy a narrated scenic tour of Miami as we head out to our destination. Learn about Miami, old and new, from your interesting local guide.

Stop At: Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000

Go on a swamp walk adventure with your expert Florida Master Naturalist guide into the lush cypress canopy of a breathtakingly amazing eco-system. This highly personalized, small-group tour is a bucket list item not to be missed. Water shoes can be provided during your walk. After becoming fully immersed in the beauty of this region, which is the most biologically diverse in Florida, relish in a wondrous scenic wildlife drive. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local cafe in Everglades City and learn what makes the history of this area fascinating.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9336, Florida City, FL 33034-6733

Afterwards, embark on a 60-minute guided boat tour of the remote and pristine 10,000 Islands in Everglades National Park with a multi-generational boat captain. Stop at a place to buy the freshest stone crab in the world (optional to purchase). Visit the history of the Everglades museum, and historic trading post, chronicling the rich pioneer and Indian way of life. You will receive pictures of your amazing day after the trip. End the tour with transportation back to your original departure point.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Everglades City, Everglades City, Florida

Enjoy lunch and a guided tour of this small town, which was once the county seat for Collier County.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Loop Road, Big Cypress National Preserve Ochopee, Ochopee, FL 34141-2083

Head off road to hidden spots to see the largest alligators imaginable. Learn about the remote way of life of the people who inhabit this region, and become fascinated with endless natural discoveries.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Oasis Visitor Center, 52105 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2044

This little stop typically includes a lot of birds, and super big alligators!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery, 52388 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2046

Enjoy this pit stop at the gallery of photography icon Clyde Butcher. Stretch your legs and gaze at the unique black and white landscape photos that have made him famous.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Miccosukee Indian Village, US Hwy 41 Mile Marker 36, Tamiami Trail, Tamiami, FL 33194

Head out on a small air boat far from land. On this 1-hour trip, stop at 1 or 2 native tree island villages where the Natives used to live. Explore, and wonder about the remote beauty of their unique way of life and culture. This is your chance to see large and small alligators, and baby alligators; along with a wide variety of bird species, including the endangered Everglades snail kite. Watch how the sun and clouds reflect off the water way out in this "River of Grass," perhaps the widest river in the world.

Duration: 1 hour

What's Included:
National Park fees
Regular water, sparkling water, soda
Snacks
Lunch
Hotel pickup and drop-off
All necessary gear: walking sticks, binoculars, and more.
Sunscreen
Insect repellent (in case needed)
National park maps to keep
Wild Lime eco-bottles to keep
Entry/Admission - Big Cypress National Preserve
Entry/Admission - Everglades National Park
Entry/Admission - Loop Road
Entry/Admission - Oasis Visitor Center
Entry/Admission - Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery
Entry/Admission - Miccosukee Indian Village

Departure Point:
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Pickup is available from most hotels and locations in south and central Greater Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and the Miami Beach areas.

If north of Sunrise Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, we may have to require a meet up location. We will provide a convenient meet up location.

If south of Brickell in downtown Miami, please inquire about pick up availability, or if a meet up location is required to start the tour.

Ports

  • Port Miami, 1015 N America Way #2, Miami, FL 33132, USA




Additional Info:
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please bring a change of clothing
Bring a towel if you'd like; although we provide towels.
Bring old sneakers for the walk, or we will provide water shoes upon request.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
We are limiting the number of guests in our vehicles for our small group shared tours to 6 (the previous max was 14). Masks worn by both guests and guides are required for the transportation parts of the tour. There is plenty of social distancing while participating in outdoor activities.

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Fort Lauderdale / USA

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