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Full-Day Everglades Naturalist-Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike, and Airboat

  • Visit the Everglades on foot and by boat
  • Hour-long wildlife-spotting boat tour into the 10,000 Islands
  • “Dry” hiking tour through the upland Fakahatchee Strand
Full-Day Everglades Naturalist-Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike, and Airboat
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Full-Day Everglades Naturalist-Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike, and Airboat
See Everglades National Park with a Florida Master Naturalist on a full-day, guided tour from Fort Lauderdale or Miami. You’ll cruise the Ten Thousand Islands to watch for manatees and dolphins, hike through the Fakahatchee Strand’s bald cypress trees and royal palms, then ride an airboat to a remote Miccosukee tree island village, where alligators lurk in the Florida sun. Since this nature tour includes round-trip transport from  hotels, cruise ships, or the airport, it’s a great way to explore Florida swamps and forest even with limited time.
What to Expect

This round-trip tour begins with a pickup from just about any hotel or location in the Ft. Lauderdale or Miami area. We can also arrange for pick up and drop off from the cruise ship terminals, with drop offs at airports. We can store your luggage for the day - no extra charge.
This smaller group experience is led by an experienced a master naturalist tour guide. The captain for the guided boat trip in the 10,000 Islands is a multi-generational native to the region, who knows the area like no one else. Another highlight of this tour is an exciting 1-hour air boat ride (the best air boat ride in the Everglades) into the REAL Everglades, with the opportunity to see many alligators and a wide variety of birds up close. This is no touristy experience. This authentic air boat experience goes to a historic and hidden Miccosukee village that can only be accessed by boat and on this tour. Your Native American guide will leave you raving about this experience. Additionally, you'll be taken on a 1-hour-plus nature walk in either Fakahatchee Strand or Everglades National Park by your master naturalist guide. This wilderness is an oasis for a wide variety of wildlife, birds, rare orchids, bromeliads, bald cypress trees, old royal palms and wildlife. Also visit a historic trading post, a fascinating look at Florida’s Seminole Indian and pioneer past. Enjoy several other unique and engaging cultural and ecological stops, including wildlife viewing in Big Cypress. Stop for stone crab, the cheapest and freshest place to buy them (optional to purchase). This is where stone crabbing originated! We keep it fresh for your return.This tour also includes a narrated, interesting driving tour through Everglades city and the Everglades, where you will learn about the unique history of the region. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Your expert naturalist guide will have you immersed in 4 different ecosystems of the Everglades. This is the most personalized, comprehensive and immersive Everglades tour there is.

Reviews (21)
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I went with my two daughters, we had a wonderfull time. It was a very exciting trip! Would recommend to eveybody, excellent service, they were super nice and lovley.

1  Thank EspenDuring
benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you so very much for going on our tour, and for taking the time to leave us this really thoughtful review. Hope to see you again...

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Absolutely amazing!! Take this tour!!!

My family (two teenage daughters, my husband and I) have taken many tours/outings over the years. This was by far one of the absolute best! Our Naturalist guide, Marc, was beyond knowledgable and personable. He was a walking encyclopedia (not to date myself) of information...More

1  Thank maw582
benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you so much for leaving us this awesome review, and for mentioning how great Marc was that day. We also sincerely appreciate how specific you are in mentioning what you liked and what you saw. We try out best to show our guests as...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018
This was the best!!

Ben was amazing! Our whole family visiting from Sweden had a fantastic day. Worth every penny. Anyone wanting a true nature experience of the Florida Everglades and wildlife this is hands down the best experience you can have. Don't miss it!!

1  Thank PeterL523
benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you so very much for your enthusiastic review. We are so glad you felt it was a true nature experience. We are passionate about what we do, and are happy you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile
Thanks for the best day of our trip

If yiu have the chance do this tour. This has been the best part of our trip!! We had a private tour with stacy. Got picked up right on time! She was so amazingly nice and the information was so great that we got on...More

1  Thank MatthiasW1458
underwater33019, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Big thanks to you for leaving this amazing review. I made sure Stacy had the chance to see it. She does put so much into making the experiences really worth remembering - She is really passionate about the ecology of the Everglades. Thank you too...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Wild Lime Tours is the best in the business. Ben and Stacy are very knowledgeable and share fascinating information in an effective and fun way! They treat everyone on the tour as family. They are kind and caring and go above and beyond to provide...More

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