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Everglades Day Safari from Ft. Lauderdale

Pick-Up Available From The Greater Fort Lauderdale Area

Quick Details

Duration

  • Fort Lauderdale:
    • Tour 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Pick-ups: 7:15 a.m. – 8 a.m. (Approximate)
    • Drop-offs: 5 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Approximate)

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water

What’s Included

  • Lunch
  • Rain poncho (if needed)
  • Insect repellant (if needed)
Adults 16+ per person
$185
Kids 6-12 per person
$150
Kids 13-15 per person
$150

Each Everglades Day Safari Adventure Includes:

  • Round-trip transportation from the greater Fort Lauderdale area to the Everglades in an air-conditioned custom tour van.
  • A well-educated, highly-trained naturalist guide.
  • A nature walk under the canopy of towering bald cypress in Big Cypress National Preserve.
  • A scenic boat cruise into the Ten Thousand Islands mangrove forest in Everglades National Park.
  • A delicious riverside lunch at Triad Seafood Restaurant in the heart of the Everglades.
  • A wildlife drive through the sawgrass savannas and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve.
  • And a spectacular airboat ride through sawgrass prairies and pond apple forests.

Nature Walk

Our nature walk is a leisurely 1-mile stroll into the ancient cypress swamp forests of the Everglades. These freshwater areas are home to old growth bald cypress that tower over 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.

Boat Cruise

Embark on a 90-minute scenic boat cruise that navigates through Everglades National Park’s mangrove estuary known as the 10,000 Islands. Dolphins, manatees, and many shore birds are often spotted throughout the back bays of Florida’s southern frontier.

Southern Lunch

Our midday meal is served in the tiny town of Everglades City, renowned for its amazing seafood. Enjoy the relaxed ambiance as well as a delicious lunch with the following choices and more:

  • Fried chicken strip basket
  • Fried mahi basket
  • Grilled or fried chicken sandwich
  • Charbroiled cheeseburger
  • Mahi sandwich (blackened, broiled, or fried)
  • Veggie wrap
  • Cheese quesadilla
  • Mixed green salad topped with choice of grilled chicken, grilled mahi.
  • All meals include a non-alcoholic drink

Big Cypress National Preserve

This 720,000-acre primarily freshwater area is home to a vast array of plant and animal life including alligators, turtles, and dozens of species of birds. Your guide will narrate the van tour through the sawgrass prairies and cypress swamps in search of seasonal wildlife that occupy this rugged environment.

Airboat Ride

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 search of alligators and a variety of birds including the rare and endangered snail kite.

Pickup Locations

  • Fort Lauderdale Beach Area – Galleria Mall (2414 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Area – Flamingo Gardens Botanical Gardens (3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie, FL)
  • Staying at one of the following locations? We can pickup you up at the front door:
    • Atlantic Hotel & Spa (601 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • B Ocean Resort Fort Lauderdale (1140 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach (801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Best Western Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port (1221 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315)
    • Best Western Plus Oceanside Inn (1180 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Candlewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise (1120 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315)
    • Coconut Bay Resort Hotel (919 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach (551 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Courtyard by Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach (440 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Crowne Plaza Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise (455 FL-84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • The Dalmar, Fort Lauderdale (299 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301)
    • Deco Boutique Hotel (1147 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th Street (1100 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Extended Stay America – Fort Lauderdale – Cruise Port (1450 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (909 Breakers Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa (3030 Holiday Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port (1800 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • GALLERYone – a Doubletree Suites (2670 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port (2301 SW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315)
    • Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina (1881 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise (1150 FL-84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315)
    • Holiday Inn Express Ft. Lauderdale Cruise-Airport (1500 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port (1851 SE 10th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Marriott’s BeachPlace Towers (21 S Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • Merriweather Resort (115 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Paramount Fort Lauderdale (701 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Pillars Hotel (111 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Premiere Hotel (625 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Red Carpet Inn Fort Lauderdale (2460 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312)
    • Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel (1617 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
    • The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale (1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport (2440 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312)
    • Sea Club Resort (619 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Silver Seas Beach Club Resort (101 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Snooze Inn (205 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach (999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • TRYP by Wyndham Maritime Fort Lauderdale (2161 Marina Mile Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312)
    • Vacation Village at Weston (16461 Racquet Club Rd, Weston, FL 33326)
    • Vacation Village Mizner Place (1775 Bonaventure Blvd, Weston, FL 33326)
    • W Residences Fort Lauderdale (3101 Bayshore Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
    • Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)