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  • The Full Everglades Experience

Everglades Day Safari

Pick-Ups in the Greater Ft. Lauderdale and Miami

Quick Details

Duration

  • Fort Lauderdale: 10 hours 

    • Tour: 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
    • Pick-ups: 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. (Approximate)
    • Drop-offs: 5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Approximate)
  • Miami: 9 hours

    • Tour: 8:15 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
    • Pick-ups: 8:15 a.m. (Approximate)
    • Drop-offs: 5:15 p.m. (Approximate)

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water

What’s Included

  • 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 visit to the Historic Smallwood’s Store Museum A delicious riverside lunch 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.”
Adults 16+ per person
$199
Kids 6-12 per person
$150
Kids 13-15 per person
$150

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 in Everglades National Park

Embark on a 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.

Historic Smallwood’s Store Museum

Step back in time 100 years and discover what life was like in the United States’ southern most frontier. Established by Ted Smallwood in 1906, this amazing structure that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places has stood the test of time and weathered every hurricane that nature has blown at it! Admission is covered for guests who wish to check out the museum as it looked when the it was closed as a trading post over 40 years ago.

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- Ft. Lauderdale

Our biologists/naturalist picks you up and guides you on a round-trip tour to the Everglades. Pickup is part of the tour and is required.

If you are not staying at one of the 40 hotels below we offer pickup from:

7:15am – Galleria Mall, 2414 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL
or
7:45am – Flamingo Gardens Botanical Gardens, 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie, FL

Fort Lauderdale Beach Area – 7:20am-7:30am
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 Plus Oceanside Inn (1180 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
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)
Deco Boutique Hotel (1147 Seabreeze Blvd, 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)
GALLERYone – a Doubletree Suites (2670 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort (505 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
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)
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale (1 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304)
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)
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)

Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruiseport – 7:30am-7:45am
Best Western Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port (1221 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315)
Candlewood Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport/Cruise (1120 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315)
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)
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)
Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port (1800 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)
Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port (2301 SW 12th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315)
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)
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)
Rodeway Inn & Suites Fort Lauderdale Airport (2440 W State Rd 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312)
TRYP by Wyndham Maritime Fort Lauderdale (2161 Marina Mile Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312)

Weston – 8:00am-8:10am
Vacation Village at Weston (16461 Racquet Club Rd, Weston, FL 33326)
Vacation Village Mizner Place (1775 Bonaventure Blvd, Weston, FL 33326)

Pickup Locations: Miami

Courtyard by Marriott at the Dolphin Mall (11275 NW 12th Street, Miami, FL 33172) Hilton Garden Inn at the Dolphin Mall (1695 NW 111th Ave Suite A, Sweetwater, FL 33172)”