Everglades Day Safari began as a one van tour operation in Fort Myers Beach, FL in 1991. We offered true eco-tours when few people knew what the concept meant. Our tours would be educational and entertaining while protecting the environment of the Everglades. The tours became quite popular, eventually servicing the Sanibel area and by 1996, new owner Captain Bob Cowlishaw expanded our departure points to the greater Fort Myers area.
We soon added a second van and by 2000 the demand was so popular that families and kids joined in on the fun. Captain Bob’s Excellent Adventure was born and kids of all ages could enjoy Everglades activities including a hands-on reptile presentation.
Everglades Day Safari expanded across the state that same year, offering tours out of Fort Lauderdale under the guidance of Director of Operations Cindy Gregg.
In 2016 Captain Bob retired and longtime guide and wildlife biologist Pete Corradino purchased Everglades Day Safari and continues to help the business sustainably grow.
In 2021 Everglades Day Safari celebrated its 30th Anniversary.