The Everglades Day Safari offers an in-depth, naturalist-guided day trip into the majestic Everglades!
Every Everglades Day Safari adventure includes:
Round-trip transportation from the greater Fort Myers or greater Fort Lauderdale area.
A well-educated, highly-trained, naturalist guide.
A nature walk under the canopy of towering bald cypress.
A scenic boat cruise into the Ten Thousand Islands mangrove forest in Everglades National Park.
A delicious lunch with alligator appetizers.
A wildlife drive through the pine savannas and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve.
And a spectacular airboat ride through sawgrass prairies and pond apple forests.
Our nature walk is a leisurely stroll into the ancient cypress swamp forests of the Everglades. These fresh water areas are home to old growth Bald Cypress that tower of the swamp and provide homes for owls, woodpeckers, bats and raccoons. Orchids, bromeliads, ferns and climbing vines create a lush sub-tropical landscape like no other place in North America. Alligators and turtles nest nearby and a variety of bird species can be found under in the shade of the cypress.
Our tours that depart from the Fort Myers area include a 1.6 mile round-trip walk.
Our tours that depart from the Fort Lauderdale area include a 1.0 mile round-trip walk.
After a visit to the historic Smallwood’s Store Museum in Chokoloskee, the 60-minute scenic boat cruise navigates through Everglades National Park’s mangrove estuary known as the 10,000 Islands. Dolphin, manatee and many shore birds are often spotted throughout the back bays of Florida’s southern frontier.
Our midday meal is served in tiny town of Everglades City, renowned for it’s amazing seafood. Guests will enjoy the relaxing ambiance as well as a delicious lunch with the following choices:
Fresh Fried Oyster basket
Fresh Fried Shrimp basket
Fried Chicken Strip basket
Fried Grouper basket
Grilled or Fried Chicken Sandwich
Grouper Sandwich (Blackened, Broiled or Fried)
Mixed Green Salad topped with choice of Grilled Chicken, Grilled Shrimp or Grouper.
All meals come with Fresh Florida Gator Appetizer and a soft drink, iced tea or coffee.
Our wildlife drive ventures into the sawgrass prairies and open savannahs of the “Big Cypress”, a 720,000 acre National Preserve in the Everglades. This primarily fresh water area is home to a vast array of plant and animal life including alligators, turtles and dozens of species of birds. You never know what will show up!
Our tours that depart from the Fort Myers area enjoy an amazing airboat ride in the marshes and pond apple swamps of the Western Everglades where there are more alligators per acre than anywhere in the world. For one hour you will be surrounded by alligators of all sizes and a variety of birds of all shapes, sizes and colors.
Our tours that depart from the Fort Lauderdale area experience an airboat ride that navigates across the sawgrass prairies and pond apples sloughs of the “River of Grass” in Everglades National Park in search of alligators and a variety of birds including the rare and endangered Snail Kite.