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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 25 May 2019

    Ben and Stacy took great care of me from the start. They did their best to meet at a convenient pick up place (Miami traffic was horrendous at times). It was a small group tour, quite friendly and personalized. Stacy was knowledgeable about nature and...More

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

    Thank you so very much for your review. So very kind of you to detail why it was a special day. We're thrilled you got to see interesting wildlife and gained a sense of how life was years ago out there. That authentic feeling is...More

    Reviewed 15 May 2019

    This all day trip to the Everglades was the highlight of our trip to the Miami area! Ben made it easy by picking us up at our hotel in Miami. He was a full of information as we made our way into the Everglades, and...More

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

    Big thanks to you for taking the time to leave us this review. We are a small company, so your review means a lot. We strive to provide a lot of personalized care for each of our guests, so thanks for mentioning some of the...More

    Reviewed 5 May 2019

    Touring the Everglades with Stacy and Wild Lime Adventures is amazing. It's much like touring the Grand Canyon: you can see videos or photos, but it's just not the same as being there in the real Everglades with expert Naturalist Stacy who makes the multiple...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Judy T
    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

    No, thank you! We regret it has taken us a little while to respond, but we really appreciate you leaving us this great review. We have shared your comments with Stacy as well. She puts a lot into each of the trips, so she sincerely...More

    Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

    We had a wonderful day with Stacey who organized an amazing full day adventure at the Everglades. Everything was awesome from the two boat trips, the walk in the forest, snacks and lunch and pick up and drop off. Thanks for all your help and...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Vale_D73
    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

    Thank you for mentioning Stacy. She is kind of the star of our company, the rest of us hate to admit it :). We sincerely appreciate you leaving us this most kind review. We hope to see you again one day.

    Reviewed 27 April 2019

    FANTASTIC tour of the everglades complete with plenty of citings of alligators, lizards, tons of gorgeous birds and dolphins! Stacie is a PhD trained marine biologist who taught you a ton!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Voyage41308
    benthere2017, Manager at Wild Lime Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

    Stacy is truly amazing, we agree :). We are truly appreciative that you chose our tour, and that you took the time to leave us this nice review. Thank you.

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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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