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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 14 July 2018

    My family (two teenage daughters, my husband and I) have taken many tours/outings over the years. This was by far one of the absolute best! Our Naturalist guide, Marc, was beyond knowledgable and personable. He was a walking encyclopedia (not to date myself) of information...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank maw582
    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

    Thank you so much for leaving us this awesome review, and for mentioning how great Marc was that day. We also sincerely appreciate how specific you are in mentioning what you liked and what you saw. We try out best to show our guests as...More

    Reviewed 4 July 2018

    Ben was amazing! Our whole family visiting from Sweden had a fantastic day. Worth every penny. Anyone wanting a true nature experience of the Florida Everglades and wildlife this is hands down the best experience you can have. Don't miss it!!

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank PeterL523
    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

    Thank you so very much for your enthusiastic review. We are so glad you felt it was a true nature experience. We are passionate about what we do, and are happy you enjoyed it!

    Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

    If yiu have the chance do this tour. This has been the best part of our trip!! We had a private tour with stacy. Got picked up right on time! She was so amazingly nice and the information was so great that we got on...More

    2  Thank MatthiasW1458
    underwater33019, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

    Big thanks to you for leaving this amazing review. I made sure Stacy had the chance to see it. She does put so much into making the experiences really worth remembering - She is really passionate about the ecology of the Everglades. Thank you too...More

    Reviewed 6 April 2018

    Wild Lime Tours is the best in the business. Ben and Stacy are very knowledgeable and share fascinating information in an effective and fun way! They treat everyone on the tour as family. They are kind and caring and go above and beyond to provide...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
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    Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

    We booked this full-day adventure to get a taste of the unique wildlife and habitats found in Florida, during our two-day visit, prior to a cruise. Best experience ever. It was jam-packed with numerous interpretive sightings provided by our guide Stacey, a marine biologist who...More

    2  Thank LondonKathleen
    underwater33019, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

    Thank you so very much for the incredible review. I made sure that Stacy read your review. We really enjoyed spending the day with you! Many thanks.

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    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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