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Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area

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Fort Myers, United States
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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Discover Florida’s wild Everglades on an exciting full-day tour from the Greater Fort Myers area. Travel by airboat deep into the secluded Western Everglades, explore Big Cypress National Preserve by van and foot, and take a leisurely cruise through a mangrove forest. Enjoy commentary from your naturalist guide as you spot manatees, dolphins, and native birds and lunch featuring exotic alligator appetizers.
  • Full-day Everglades adventure from the Greater Fort Myers area
  • Take a thrilling airboat ride through the Western Everglades
  • See wildlife on a van tour through Big Cypress National Preserve and a nature walk through an ancient cypress forest
  • Relax on a boat cruise through the mangrove forest of Everglades National Park
  • Try alligator appetizers during lunch
  • Your expert naturalist guide provides interesting commentary and answer any questions you have
  • Small-group tour limited to 14 people ensures a more personalized experience
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Transport by air-conditioned 13-passenger van
Hotel pickup and drop-off (Only Select Hotels)
Expert naturalist or biologist guide
1-hour airboat ride
1-hour boat cruise
Narrated van tour
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:30 AM
Your full-day Everglades adventure begins with morning pickup from select hotels in the Greater Fort Meyers area. Meet your naturalist guide and enjoy the ride in the Western Everglades. Here, board a small airboat and set off on an educational ride. Zip through narrow swamp passages and get close to native wildlife.

Next, hop back in the coach for a tour of Big Cypress National Preserve. Your expert guide’s commentary makes this an unforgettable wildlife-spotting expedition. Skirt through fields of sawgrass and stretch your legs with a walk along cypress-lined trails. See some of the area’s native animals including alligators, turtles, otters, wild pigs, panthers, and variety of waterfowl.

After your walking tour, take a break for some lunch. Feast on unique local cuisine, including alligator appetizers, then head back to the water for a boat cruise through a majestic mangrove forest. Wind through some of the Everglades 10,000 islands and search for friendly water creatures like manatees, sea turtles, and dolphins. Throughout the trip, learn about the Everglades’ unique ecosystem and conservationist efforts to preserve it. 

Your tour concludes with afternoon drop-off at your starting point.

Please note: if your hotel is not on the list provided then pickup will be at the Parker Promenade.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Big Cypress National Preserve
Wildlifedrive through the back country of the first Preserve in the National Park system.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park & Boardwalk
Nature Walk through a grove of ancient cypress trees out to a "gator hole" where female alligators have been nesting for decades.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NWR
Carolina skiff boat tour through the Ten-thousand Island mangrove forest in search of dolphins, manatee, white pelicans and much more.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
CREW Marsh Trails
Explore the headwaters of the Western Everglades by airboat and search for alligators on a lake with more crocodilians per acre than anywhere on the planet.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
  • Strollers are not permitted
  • Please note: if your hotel is not on the list provided then pickup will be at the Perkins Restaurant, 14801 South Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33908 at 7:35 am
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Everglades Day Safari

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The return time is very unpredictable due to in season traffic, so don’t schedule dinner reservations." See review

Reviews

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Great Day pre Covid
Kenneth_D
, Dec 2020
The airboat in the Everglades. The birds and alligators were fantastic Loved the boat ride with the Dolphins jumping out of the water. The guide was very personable.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2020
Thank you for the nice review. I'm glad we could give you a five-star experience.
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A Day in an Awe- inspiring World
James-M
, Mar 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed this day. They were prompt in picking us up and getting to designated locations on time. The first part of the day was the boat ride out into the 10,000 islands area to find dolphins. Our captain and first mate were knowledgeable about all the wildlife in the area and did an excellent job of locating dolphins and getting them to play in the wake of the boat. Our land tour was also excellent. The walk was an easy one along a wooden walkway and again, the guide's knowledge of the plant and animal life was incredible. The pace was reasonable and allowed enough time to really absorb what we were seeing. The interactive nature of the tour kept everyone engaged. Lunch in Everglade City was good and the stop along the road to view alligators up close and personal was amazing. The finale was the airboat ride on Lake Trafford. Again, the captain really knew his stuff and made sure that we all saw the variety of bird life, alligators and plants that abound in the area. An added bonus was all the rescue animals that they have. Because two of the boats were out of commission that day, there was a delay but our guide filled that time with bringing out some of the rescue animals for us to see an touch, like the king snake. Fascinating! It was a full day of getting in touch with a world that few of us will ever forget. It left me full of awe and wonder.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
What an amazing review! It covers every aspect of our tour in detail and really provides a great overview of what we do. I appreciate the comments and thank you for taking the time to post them.
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star-5
1st time - Ft Myers
Christy_N
, Mar 2020
Great day trip, enjoyed by all. Seen all kinds of wildlife. Lunch was good. Well worth the money $. Definitely recommend to others.
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Excellent Day Trip - Recommend to all!
Beth
, Feb 2020
Ben was our tour guide and he did a fantastic job! If all your guides are as knowledgeable and personable as him, you have a top notch staff. He was on time and professional from the moment he picked us up and went above and beyond to make sure that all of us were comfortable, could hear him well, and enjoyed the day. We learned so much about the ecosystem throughout the day and the importance of all the different aspects of the environment. The captains at the lake and Smallwoods were also very good. Everyone was passionate about the Everglades and environment and it showed that they all love their jobs!
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Everglades Eco Tour Review
SFP
, Feb 2020
This tour is a great experience. Our guide Alex was helpful, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The airboat ride was great and our captain (Johnson) was tremendous. The diversity of bird life was incredible and the boat ride itself was a thrill. The lunch provided was mediocre at best, but their ice cream made up for its shortcomings. After lunch we went on the Smallwood boat ride in the mangrove islands, and it was a cold miserable waste of time. Note to future travelers, reschedule if the weather turns cool. The nature walk was unique and a nice end to the day. The return time is very unpredictable due to in season traffic, so don’t schedule dinner reservations. Overall the experience was unique and memorable. If they could change the afternoon small boat ride, it would have been great. Again thanks to Alex for a memorable and fun overall experience
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Beautiful day
ctwomey
, Feb 2020
The perfect day, started with the airboat tour, then the motorboat ride, followed by the nature hike. Our guide (Pete) provided an ongoing narrative about the history and wildlife in the Everglades. We saw gators, many species of birds, and some porpoises throughout the day. We had a great time.
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Everglades introduction
Dana K
, Jan 2020
Ben was very knowledgeable and the trip was a lot of fun. We enjoyed all aspects as a good introduction to this part of the world. There was a lot of driving and sitting, but it was informative and fun.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Thank you for your feedback. Ben does a great job educating and entertain guests. The Everglades is a remote wilderness and it does take just over an hour to drive there from the Greater Fort Myers Area and once we are there we have the opportunity to enjoy the four main ecosystems of the world's only Everglades. Glad you had fun!
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A full day of fun!
Debra L
, Sep 2019
This tour is wonderful. Time flies as you move from one activity to another, and the guides are very knowledgeable!
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A Nice Way to Visit the Everglades
William E
, Mar 2019
My family enjoyed the day, but felt the tour guide (Anne) did not completely meet our needs in transit. We willfully sat in the back of the van, but asked for her to have louder volume of her narration as the rear AC motor was too loud to hear. This could be something out of her control, so your Company could add a speaker further back which would help the situation. Otherwise, good overview of the interesting area.
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Everglades trip
Flyer59461150968
, Jan 2019
Great trip. We enjoyed the entire trip. Special thanks to boat ride in 10,000 island and dolphins viewing. We saw dolphins in wild within few inches from our boat. Air boat ride was also exceptional. Get to see Everglades and mature very closely.
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