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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 17 February 2018

    This tour EXCEEDED all of our expectations. We were on the full day trip with Stacy to the everglades. She was the most friendly, informative host and guide. Her marine biology and teaching background added a great depth of knowledge to our trip that I...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank Misoor G
    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

    Thank you very much for posting this detailed review. It is nice that others can see all that goes into this trip. Besides the wildlife, we sincerely appreciate you mentioning that Stacy was not just knowledgeable, but made it a truly personalized type of experience....More

    Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

    From Australia, this was the experience of a lifetime for my wife and I. Air boat ride, alligators, birds, mangrove boat tour with dolphins just so close and a Cajon Lunch. Great!

    Thank Mike P
    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

    We regret that it has taken us a while to respond to your review. Thanks so much for taking the time to do so! We really enjoyed having you on our tour. You helped make it a really fun experience. Thank you.

    Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

    This tour is absolutely wonderful!! We had an amazing day!! We saw over 50 alligators, a ton of different and beautiful birds & dolphins. This tour is a perfect combination of must sees in The Everglades. I would highly recommend this tour, especially if you...More

    Thank Mariana L
    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

    Thanks so much for leaving us the really nice review. We are thrilled you had a good time, and we appreciate you emphasizing the non-touristy type of experience you had. Please connect with us again down the road!

    Reviewed 27 November 2017

    The tour was very informative and fun. It is led by local guide who takes you to the less touristy, more spontaneous areas of the Everglade. You get to see a lot of interesting sights that commercialized tours ignore and really immerse in the environment....More

    Date of experience: November 2017
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    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

    Thank you very much for taking some time to leave us a review. Thanks too for letting us know what makes us a bit different than the rest. Much appreciated!

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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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