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Full-Day Everglades Naturalist-Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike, and Airboat

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    Stop At: Wild Lime Adventures, Hollywood, FL 33019

    This round-trip tour begins with a pickup from just about any hotel or location in the Ft. Lauderdale or Miami area. We can also arrange for pick up and drop off from the cruise ship terminals, with drop offs at airports. We can store your luggage for the day - no extra charge.

    Duration: 9 hours

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

    This smaller group experience is led by an experienced a master naturalist tour guide. The captain for the guided boat trip in the 10,000 Islands is a multi-generational native to the region, who knows the area like no one else.

    Another highlight of this tour is an exciting 1-hour air boat ride (the best air boat ride in the Everglades) into the REAL Everglades, with the opportunity to see many alligators and a wide variety of birds up close. This is no touristy experience.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Miccosukee Indian Village, US Hwy 41 Mile Marker 36, Tamiami Trail, Tamiami, FL 33194

    This authentic air boat experience goes to a historic and hidden Miccosukee village that can only be accessed by boat and on this tour. Your Native American guide will leave you raving about this experience.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park & Boardwalk, 137 Coastline Drive Box 548, Copeland, FL 34137

    Additionally, you'll be taken on a 1-hour-plus nature walk in either Fakahatchee Strand or Everglades National Park by your master naturalist guide. This wilderness is an oasis for a wide variety of wildlife, birds, rare orchids, bromeliads, bald cypress trees, old royal palms and wildlife. Also visit a historic trading post, a fascinating look at Florida’s Seminole Indian and pioneer past.

    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Enjoy several other unique and engaging cultural and ecological stops, including wildlife viewing in Big Cypress. Stop for stone crab, the cheapest and freshest place to buy them (optional to purchase). This is where stone crabbing originated! We keep it fresh for your return. This tour also includes a narrated, interesting driving tour through Everglades city and the Everglades, where you will learn about the unique history of the region. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Your expert naturalist guide will have you immersed in 4 different ecosystems of the Everglades. This is the most personalized, comprehensive and immersive Everglades tour there is.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotels in Greater Ft. Lauderdale and Miami areas.
    We also pick up from Port of Miami and Port Everglades.
    There are some locations in central and north Broward County and South Dade County where a convenient meet up spot may be required to start the tour.
    Departure Time
    Typically 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
    Return Details
    We return guests to the original pick up point.
    We can also take guests to either Miami International Airport or Hollywood / Ft. Lauderdale Airport in plenty of time for departure flights.
    We also can take to either PortMiami or Port Everglades cruise terminals.
    • Delicious local lunch, including vegetarian and gluten free options
    • Snacks, fresh fruit, soft drinks, water, and sparkling water
    • Hotel/Port pickup and drop-off or designated meeting points
    • Drop off at airports in time for flight home
    • Free luggage storage
    • Local master naturalist guide
    • sunscreen, insect repellent (in case needed), and binoculars for guest use
    • Wild Lime eco-canteens to keep
    • National Park maps to keep
    • Entry/Admission - Everglades National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Miccosukee Indian Village
    • Entry/Admission - Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park & Boardwalk
    • Entry/Admission - Big Cypress National Preserve
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies with 2 paying adults
    • Vegetarian options are available for lunch
    • Guests coming from north of Oakland Park Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale and south of Brickell in Downtown Miami may be required to meet at convenient meet up location to start the tour
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 15 April 2019

    The tour was simply perfect. It was very well organized and everything went well and according to plan. The driver-guide picked us up punctually at the hotel and the tour took place exactly as it was described. It is truly a comprehensive tour and provided...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Meikefuhlrott
    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

    Thank you so very much for leaving us this wonderful review. We appreciate you mentioning that Chris did a nice job, and that the small group lent itself to feeling like a group of friends. That's just what we hope for on each trip. Thank...More

    Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

    This last Thursday I went on this tour and it was amazing. The day was beautiful. Chris did an AMAZING job. He was very personable and included everyone. Also he is so knowledgeable about the everglades, South Florida in general, the animal life, and the...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Christyy B
    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

    So nice. The fact that it was one of the best days you had spent in a while is quite a lovely thing to say. We regret that it has taken us a while to respond, but thank you very much for leaving us this...More

    Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

    Went on the full day tour on 4/11/2019. Chris was our guide. Not only is Chris one of the most handsome tour guides, he was so knowledgeable, witty, personable and was able to answer every question! The weather was perfect and the tour was even...More

    Thank H8665GOmichaele
    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

    We have relayed your thoughts about the tour with Chris, especially the part about being handsome. I am sure he will appreciate that! Seriously though, we really appreciate you coming on our tour, and for taking the time to leave us this nice review. We...More

    Reviewed 27 March 2019

    A perfect all day tour. Chris was on time picking us up at our hotel and very knowledgeable. The air boat captain as well as the skiff captain all very professional with a bit of humor. The lunch was equally as good and Chris made...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank allen94
    underwater33019, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2019

    Thank you so much for leaving us this great review. We appreciate you taking the time to do so, and for joining us that day! We hope to see you again!

    Reviewed 19 March 2019

    The staff are great and informative. The day is fully packed with so many interesting things to see and learn. It's great that they use the native for the air boat tour so you also get cultural history as well. Highly recommended for any one...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Ginger R
    underwater33019, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2019

    It's hard to relay how important the cultural components of this tour are, as well as the ecology. Thanks so much for mentioning that, and for leaving us this review.

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    Response from allen94 | Reviewed this property |
    Hello. This tour would seem okay from a non-physician's opinion. There may be some challenges but not really any physical exertion. You will have to negotiate in and out of two different types of boats and a little walk you... More
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