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Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale

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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Escape to the wilderness of Florida's Everglades on this guided, full-day adventure from Fort Lauderdale. This exciting small-group tour includes an airboat ride through Everglades National Park, a drive through Big Cypress National Preserve, a nature walk through a cypress forest, and a scenic boat ride through the 10,000 islands of Everglades National Park in search of a variety of wildlife. Lunch is provided and a hotel pickup and drop-off are included at select Fort Lauderdale area locations.
  • Full-day Everglades adventure from Fort Lauderdale
  • Relax on a boat cruise through the mangrove forest of Everglades National Park
  • Enjoy a nature walk through an ancient cypress forest and spot wildlife
  • Your expert naturalist guide provides interesting commentary
  • Small-group tour limited to 9 people ensures a more personalized experience
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Transport by air-conditioned 13-passenger van
Pickup and drop-off from select locations (limited to hotel locations listed only)
Expert naturalist or biologist guide
40-minute airboat ride
1-hour boat cruise
Narrated van tour
Lunch
Gratuities
Valet parking at the Sonesta Hotel for $20 a day for a pickup at 7:20am

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7:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.If your hotel is not on this list please choose the Flamingo Gardens Botanical Gardens, 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330 or call us to make arrangements.
After a morning hotel pickup in the Fort Lauderdale area, it’s off to one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth—the Florida Everglades.

On this naturalist-guided excursion, begin with a spectacular airboat ride over and through the sawgrass prairies and pond apple forests of the Everglades. Then hop in a van for a wildlife drive through the pine savannahs and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve. Look for alligators, turtles, and birds and keep an eye out for the elusive Florida panther. Next, enjoy a nature walk below towering bald cypress trees. Alligators, herons, egrets and dozens of other species can be spotted at any time throughout the year here. Also, less visible but ever-present otters, bears, pigs, deer, and panthers roam the local wilderness.

After lunch, which includes alligator appetizers, hop on board a scenic boat ride into the Ten Thousand Islands mangrove forest in Everglades National Park. This relaxing cruise features manatees, sea turtles, osprey and a variety of other marine life, including the occasional pod of dolphins feeding in the nearby bay.

The tour concludes with a relaxing return trip to the Fort Lauderdale area.

Notice: If hotel is not on the pickup list, meet at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Fla.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Everglades Day Safari
Tours offered by Everglades Day Safari
Duration: 9 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Everglades Safari Park
Tour the "River of Grass" through the Everglades National Park on the iconic airboat - a flat-bottomed boat built to skim across the shallow wetlands of the Everglades!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Island Cafe
Enjoy lunch in the heart of the Everglades with a choice of over over 20 items including burgers, chicken, fish and salads.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Big Cypress National Preserve
A wildlife drive through the pine savannas and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Smallwood Store
Brief visit to Smallwood Store Museum
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Smallwood Store Boat Tour
Journey through the "Ten Thousand Islands" in Everglades National Park, the 2nd largest mangrove forest in the world where you will seek out dolphin, manatee and other species of coastal wildlife in the southern most frontier.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years old
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
  • Please note: if your hotel is not on the list provided your pickup will be at the Flamingo Gardens, 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330. If you are staying near one of the pickup locations please call the provider to make arrangements.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Everglades Day Safari
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale.

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  • "This is an absolutely marvelous experience for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts." See review
  • "All in all had a great day, I think a small group is such a good idea." See review
  • "Money well spent on a full day trip, would highly recommend." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Great experience
Jane_M
, Jun 2022
Carl was a great guide. Very knowledgeable. My grandson really enjoyed the air boat and seeing the dolphins. A long day but well worth it!
star-5
Great tour!!
Neil_R
, May 2022
We had an amazing day on this tour! Our tour guide Carl was awesome! We saw alligators, dolphins, manatees and many rare birds. Carl made the trip interesting and fun for our 7 year old son. We would recommend this full day trip to anyone who has a free day to spend in Florida!
star-5
A full and fulfilling day!
Paul_R
, May 2022
Discover the vastness and ecological complexity of the Everglades. It is a pretty full day but very worth your time if you really want to understand the essential role of the Everglades in the Floridian ecology. Karl is an outstanding guide and all the proposed activities are a lot of fun.
star-5
Fantastic trip
Jonathan_C
, May 2022
Our naturalist guide Jason was awesome. Incredible knowledge about the flora and fauna. Excellent value for the money.
star-5
An amazing day trip!
Robert_M
, May 2022
This was a fabulous trip! Our guide, Marc, was personable, funny, engaging and very knowledgeable. Loved how he pulled over the van to point out and further explain birds, points of interest, etc. The air boat ride was great, saw lots of birds, alligators of course. The nature walk was informative and we saw lots of plants that were new to me. Lunch was fabulous by the water with a nice variety of choices. The pontoon ride was the best!!! We had dolphins surfing behind the boat, including a baby one! I would recommend this trip wholeheartedly.
star-5
Great excursion
Henry_S
, May 2022
Great itinerary with friendly, energetic guides. Marc did an outstanding job as our tour guide. The boat captains and the restaurant staff also helped deliver a great excursion. Thank you. Henry and Kris
star-5
A must if you want to experience the Everglades
Susan_A
, May 2022
Karl was enthusiastic and willing to spend time wherever we we wanted. The boat adventures were professional and captivating. Thrilled we did the full day tour.
star-5
Great day trip
Cindy_O
, May 2022
The whole day was great. Our guide/driver Marc was awesome. Two different boat ride, great lunch and a lot of information.
star-5
Great Value
Cathy_N
, May 2022
Karl was a knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humor. On the boat tours, we saw dolphins, manatees and lots of birds. Lunch menu was varied and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Amazing experience
Mohammad_Z
, May 2022
The whole trip was amazing from start to finish. Karl was so good. The trip was very organized and entertaining. Would definitely do it again. Highly recommend.
star-5
Best way to see the Everglades!
Brian_C
, May 2022
This was a fantastic trip, so glad we picked this tour! Our guide Karl was friendly and knowledgeable. The trip was very informative and great value for all the great experiences it provides! Hands down the best way to spend a full day in the Everglades and experience all the area has to offer.
star-5
Best of the best
Xiaowei_J
, May 2022
It's the best trip I've ever been to. We went to the Everglades, Big Cypress, and the west coast of Florida. The trip is just awesome!!! Friendly guide, yummy food, and lots of wild animals. We saw so many birds, alligators, dolphins, and manatees. Especially for the birds, there are so many different kinds of beautiful birds, the Roseate Spoonbill, the Great Blue Heron, the Osprey, the Bold Eagle... I took hundreds of pictures but only can upload 10 of them. I use a 300mm lens. If you have a long lens, I strongly recommend you to bring it.
star-5
Best adventure
Helen_L
, Apr 2022
Our guide Karl was exemplary, his knowledge outstanding and care for our well being incredible. He went over and above expectations.
star-5
Extremely fun and worth the time and money
Margaret_W
, Apr 2022
Too many to mention. Carl was extremely knowledgeable, kind, polite, on time, and a joy to have as a guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The amazing Everglades tour
Lisa_B
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide, Jason, was was very knowledgeable and passionate. The tour of the Everglades was well the cost. My husband and I enjoyed the airboat ride, seeing the alligators, and the dolphins that followed us on the second boat ride. There was so much to this tour and all we that we saw was priceless. The nature walk was very nice and the lunch provided was amazing. You will not be disappointed with this extended tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
We were able to see just...
Michele_P
, Apr 2022
We were able to see just about everything from an alligator fight to manatees, rays, loggerhead turtles, a bald eagle, and dolphins. The best parts were the juvenile dolphins with mom feeding and then jumping in the wake of the boat. Our guide Karl was great. He knew the environment well and was passionate about it. Because the water in big cypress was extremely low we actually were able to walk through a cypress dome for a unique experience. The small group dynamic was great. Lunch was delicious at a small local waterfront casual restaurant. It fit in perfectly with the day.
star-5
A fun filled informative event I would recommend to anyone who enjoys national park settings as this one is unique.
John_W
, Apr 2022
Boating seeing tons of wildlife in their natural surroundings e.g. crocs, bottle nose dolphins, bald eagles, tons more
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great day trip in the Everglades
Gloria_T
, Apr 2022
Fun and enjoyable. Our guide Karl was very knowledgeable and very personable. He even saved a snapping turtle crossing the road. The boat ride in everglade park was great. I recommend this trip.
star-5
Everglades tour is a must
Tanika_D
, Apr 2022
This tour is a must for anyone visiting South Florida. You get to experience the Everglades differing ecosystems with a coast to coast trip. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge and advocate of the Everglades. Amazing experience.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great way to spend a day!
Mark_M
, Apr 2022
The tour was outstanding! Our guide was very knowledgeable! Both boat rides were fun and different from one another. The lunch was delicious with lots of menu choices. The tour included several stops to get out and enjoy the Everglades. This was a good value for the price paid. Would definitely recommend it!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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