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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.
    Duration
    9h
    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.
    Inclusions
    • 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
    Exclusions
    • 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 22 January 2019

    I highly recommend spending a day with Wild Lime. My whole family — parents, siblings, spouses... 10 people altogether (!) — booked Wild Lime for a day-long Everglades excursion right before the holidays. Most of us were Florida natives, but that didn't prevent us from...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Marissa N
    BenR3473, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2019

    Thank you for the great review! I know Stacy really enjoyed spending the day with you and your family! We are so glad that it turned out to be a fun day. We appreciate you mentioning a few of the little things. We try to...More

    Reviewed 21 January 2019

    I did the full-day tour and it was indeed a full day -- 12 hours from pick up to drop off. The length can vary based on where they are picking up and dropping off. I happened to be the only Fort Lauderdale visitor in...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    1  Thank pamelalA4060MZ
    BenR3473, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2019

    This is certainly one of the best reviews we have ever received. Thank you so much for taking the time to include so many details and highlights, making it a special day. I loved your comment about why becoming immersed in the Everglades is aided...More

    Reviewed 9 January 2019

    We did this trip at the end of October and it was so fantastic. We didn't have a car in Florida but wanted a true Everglades nature experience rather than an overly touristy day out from Miami - and this trip absolutely fit the bill....More

    Date of experience: October 2018
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    BenR3473, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2019

    Thank you so very much for this great review. We love to dive in deep into the real Everglades. We appreciate you letting us know that you felt that we accomplished that to some degree. Hope to see you again!

    Reviewed 22 November 2018

    Fabulous day trip, from pick-up to drop-off- everything was organised for us. An informative & fun guide and fabulous boat rides exploring 1000 Islands area, and the Miccosukee airboat tour on the Everglades. Loved the passion for this truly beautiful & unique ecosystem. It was...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank akemp896
    BenR3473, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2019

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate you coming with us, and are pleased you enjoyed it.

    Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

    I went with my two daughters, we had a wonderfull time. It was a very exciting trip! Would recommend to eveybody, excellent service, they were super nice and lovley.

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    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

    Thank you so very much for going on our tour, and for taking the time to leave us this really thoughtful review. Hope to see you again...

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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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