Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale
  • Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale

    Explore the wilderness of the Everglades on a full day adventure from Ft Lauderdale. With your naturalist guide, take a thrilling airboat tour in Everglades National Park, spot wildlife on a drive through Big Cypress National Preserve, enjoy a nature walk through a towering cypress forest, and relax on a boat cruise along mangrove-lined waters to see manatees, dolphins and osprey. Learn about the Everglades from your guide and have lunch at a waterside restaurant, where you'll get to try some alligator appetizers!

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000

    A wildlife drive through the pine savannas and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Everglades Day Safari, 3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330-1614

    Tours offered by Everglades Day Safari

    Stop At: Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9336, Florida City, FL 33034-6733

    Tour through the Everglades National Park

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Smallwood Store, 360 Mamie St. Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138

    Brief visit to Smallwood Store Museum

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Minimum age is 5 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."
    "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"

    • Hora de Inicio7:45 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330, USA

      Traveler pickup is offered
      If your hotel is not listed, you may choose the Sonesta Hotel (999 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) which allows $15 valet parking or cab/Uber/Lyft drop off or you may park for free at Flamingo Gardens Botanical Gardens (3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie)

    • Duración: 9 hours 30 minutes
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • 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

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 232 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

      Publicado el Viernes, 17 de enero del 2020

      I took this tour with my nephew and it was AMAZING! I took the same tour 6 months ago with another nephew and enjoyed it just as much the second time around. Each tour guide brings their own unique perspective and knowledge to the day - I was presently surprised that the 2nd time was just as good as the first.

      Our tour guide this time around, Mark, was passionate about conservation and about enjoying the planet we inhabit. His extensive knowledge and deep enthusiasm made the day unforgettable!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Linda M
      Publicado el Viernes, 13 de diciembre del 2019

      There were only 5 of us on the tour which was a nice break after all the crowds of people on the cruise excursions. After a bit of a drive where we saw many species of birds we stopped at the “Everglades Safari Park” where we boarded an airboat that zoomed us through and into the Everglades National Park. Even though we did not see any Alligators I still enjoyed the thrill of the boat ride and the day was not over yet and a visit to the “Big Cypress Nation Preserve” was awaiting. Our guide took us on a long walkway built out into the heart of the swamp where we witnessed the magic of air plants living on trees; many varieties of birds, especially herons and ibis; big and baby Alligators; and who knows what else may have been lurking in that swamp. The Preserve is the heart of the Florida Panther’s primary range. Five distinct habitats shelter the life of this wet and wild world; Hardwood hammocks, Pinelands, Prairies, Cypress swamps and Estuaries. Seeing this was on my “to do” list and the final part of the tour just topped it all off. On the western edge of the Everglades bordering Ten Thousand Island and the Gulf of Mexico in Everglades National Park is Chokoloskee Island. It has been called one of Florida’s last frontiers and at the historic “Smallwood Store” you learn the story of the pioneers who tamed this vast wilderness. Established in 1906 by Ted Smallwood, the Trading Post, through good times and bad has survived six hurricanes. It has remained in the Smallwood family and today is operated by Ted’s granddaughter as a museum and serves as a time capsule of Florida pioneer history. In front of this museum we climbed into a jet boat and our very knowledgeable and experienced guide whisked the out among the 10,000 islands on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. There was an abundance of wildlife which was highlighted by a pair of mating dolphins who decided that it was more fun to play with our boat than to continue their endeavors. This was an amazing day!!!!!!!!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Doreen S
      Publicado el Martes, 19 de noviembre del 2019

      This trip was great as transport comfy, not too busy and the very knowledgable and enthusiastic guide made our day. Lunch provided was lovely too. Saw lots of birds and wildlife , especially the dolphins. Money well spent on a full day trip, would highly recommend.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • pauline.depew
      Publicado el Lunes, 11 de noviembre del 2019

      Driver and very knowledgeable tour guide, Julio, took us on a wonderful adventure of the Cypress/Everglades National Parks via airboat, speed boat and van.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Radka B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 23 de octubre del 2019

      Very well organized trip full of amazing views and experiences. Our guide Julio was perfect guy who knows his job and his knowledge about nature was great. Thank you for this experience! :-)

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • SUSAN B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      We had a great day on our tour, our guide was very knowledgeable and great fun. We say so many alligators it became boring!! Other people we met who had also gone out for the day only saw two!
      Should have gone with our guy. All in all had a great day, I think a small group is such a good idea.
      Would recommend definitely.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Suzanne P
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Wonderful interesting introduction to the Everglades. Mark was a terrific attentive tour guide. Would highly recommend.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jennifer L
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Just completed this trip yesterday. It was definitely more than we expected. Our guide was fantastic, informative and very attentive. We did 4 activities which were all above expectations. The lunch location was a hole in the wall and so delish! I will for sure recommend this trip to my family and friends.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Mary Rose P
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de abril del 2019

      We had a wonderful day doing this trip! We were picked up from our hotel by our guide, Julio. He was super knowledgeable and shared a lot of good information about the animal and plant life and the local ecosystem. We enjoyed the airboat ride and saw plenty of alligators and birds. Then we did a nature hike. Lunch was awesome. The highlight of the day for me was having the dolphins race us on the boat trip at the end of the day! Over all a wonderful trip! Truly recommending this one!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Godwi
      Publicado el Martes, 02 de abril del 2019

      Highly recommended: this is a very well thought out tour, and Erin our guide gave us so much good information and interesting stories as we drove from place to place. Seeing the wildlife and birds was as good as I'd hoped, and the lunch was very good. The manatees were there for us the day we went which was a special treat. Thanks to all who helped make it a wonderful day out for us.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Suzanne S
      Publicado el Martes, 12 de marzo del 2019

      Zak is an amazing guide, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area. He cared that our group had a great time.
      The boat captains were both competent and helpful.
      Overall a great tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Deirdre E
      Publicado el Lunes, 14 de enero del 2019

      Great variety of locations and we saw loads of birds, alligators, manatee, turtles. Super guide who was very informative. Lovely lunch. Great day out.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Janet O
      Publicado el Lunes, 31 de diciembre del 2018

      This is an absolutely marvelous experience for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Zap was wonderful. Knowledgeable, personable, organized and deliberate in his planning and care of his guests. I highly recommend without reservation.

        Calificación General: 10/10
      Publicado el Lunes, 29 de octubre del 2018

      Our tour guide Julio was awesome. He was very informative kept everything on track for the day. We saw lots of birds and Gators. Our lunch stop was great. The Meal was prepared as order and all four of us on the tour thought it was the Bomb for a tour lunch! This tour is for everyone kids included. Everything was top notch on this tour!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Ray M
      Publicado el Lunes, 16 de abril del 2018

      Fantastic, full on day trip. Thoroughly enjoyed our day, hotel pick up and drop off on time, great guide, super lunch and wonderful memories

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Oliver S
      Publicado el Lunes, 09 de abril del 2018

      This was an EXCELLENT tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw literally hundreds of alligators as well as birds, turtles, snakes, fish and dolphins. Would highly recommend this tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Rod G
      Publicado el Miércoles, 04 de abril del 2018

      Great full day trip with lots of gators, birds and even dolphins. Knowledgeable guide and smaller group. I would recommend this to anyone!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • susan l
      Publicado el Sábado, 24 de marzo del 2018

      This was an amazing trip with an even more amazing guide. Mark was full of information and made the whole experience a step above others. Loved this guy and his passion for the everglades, the animals and the environment altogether. Would recommend this trip over others. Long day but saw and did everything I wanted.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • djshellhart
      Publicado el Miércoles, 21 de marzo del 2018

      We had a great time. Our guide, Zak, was great. He made our day!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Steve smith
      Publicado el Miércoles, 21 de marzo del 2018

      Great guide Zac, very informative great sense of humour. His enthusiam and knowledge was a delight, we learned so much about the eco systems and wild life.


      Steve Smith

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • weberslifeisgood
      Publicado el Viernes, 16 de marzo del 2018

      Viator could not be more accommodating. I changed hotels at the last minute and they made sure to set me up with a pick-up close to our hotel. The tour was fantastic. Learned a few new things. We even had the pleasure of a duo of dolphins follow our boat and play in the waves that our boat made. So much fun.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • currencylass
      Publicado el Martes, 13 de marzo del 2018

      We had a lovely day touring the Everglades on this trip. Our guide, Erin, was very friendly and helpful and made the experience one to remember

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • bowljudy
      Publicado el Martes, 06 de marzo del 2018

      Great trip, starting with on time pick up by our tour guide, Mark. Leisure pace all day, never hurried us through anything. Saw many alligators all day long. Hundreds of birds, pointed out and identified by Mark his knowledge of wildlife and Florida, and the love of his job made for a perfect days. Recommend this trip 100.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Nyla D
      Publicado el Jueves, 01 de marzo del 2018

      This trip was awesome! Thanks to Zak for showing us all the birds on our bird checklist! We saw some Roseate Spoonbill flying : We saw a bunch of alligators too! I would recommend this trip for sure!

        Calificación General: 10/10

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