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Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale

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Davie, United States

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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Escape to the wilderness of Florida's Everglades on this guided, full-day adventure from Fort Lauderdale. This exciting small-group tour includes an airboat ride through Everglades National Park, a drive through Big Cypress National Preserve, a nature walk through a cypress forest, and a scenic boat ride through the 10,000 islands of Everglades National Park in search of a variety of wildlife. Lunch (with alligator appetizers) is provided and a hotel pickup and drop-off are included at select Fort Lauderdale area locations.
  • Full-day Everglades adventure from Fort Lauderdale
  • Relax on a boat cruise through the mangrove forest of Everglades National Park
  • Enjoy a nature walk through an ancient cypress forest and spot wildlife
  • Try alligator appetizers during an included lunch
  • Your expert naturalist guide provides interesting commentary
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures a more personalized experience
Transport by air-conditioned 13-passenger van
Pickup and drop-off from select locations (limited to hotel locations listed only)
Expert naturalist or biologist guide
40-minute airboat ride
1-hour boat cruise
Narrated van tour
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S Flamingo Rd, Davie, FL 33330, USA

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

7:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After a morning hotel pickup in the Fort Lauderdale area, it’s off to one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth—the Florida Everglades.

On this naturalist-guided excursion, begin with a spectacular airboat ride over and through the sawgrass prairies and pond apple forests of the Everglades. Then hop in a van for a wildlife drive through the pine savannahs and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve. Look for alligators, turtles, and birds and keep an eye out for the elusive Florida panther. Next, enjoy a nature walk below towering bald cypress trees. Alligators, herons, egrets and dozens of other species can be spotted at any time throughout the year here. Also, less visible but ever-present otters, bears, pigs, deer, and panthers roam the local wilderness.

After lunch, which includes alligator appetizers, hop on board a scenic boat ride into the Ten Thousand Islands mangrove forest in Everglades National Park. This relaxing cruise features manatees, sea turtles, osprey and a variety of other marine life, including the occasional pod of dolphins feeding in the nearby bay.

The tour concludes with a relaxing return trip to the Fort Lauderdale area.

Notice: If hotel is not on the pickup list, meet at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Fla.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Big Cypress National Preserve
A wildlife drive through the pine savannas and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Everglades Day Safari
Tours offered by Everglades Day Safari
Stop At:  
Everglades National Park
Tour through the Everglades National Park
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Smallwood Store
Brief visit to Smallwood Store Museum
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
  • Please note: if your hotel is not on the list provided your pickup will be at the Flamingo Gardens, 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330. If you are staying near one of the pickup locations please call the provider to make arrangements.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Everglades Day Safari

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale.

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Traveler Tips


  • "We had an amazing guide full of info - don't expect long silences Unless you request it - because there isn't enough time in the day for the information you can learn from Marc!" See review
  • "Bring some snacks for the van rides which are a little lengthy and really the only negative." See review
  • "This is an absolutely marvelous experience for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts." See review

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Saffari Day adventure
TIMOTHY_K
, Mar 2020
One of the best tours we have ever been on our tour guide zack was extremely knowledgeable and pointed out lots of things most pll miss . everything was on time and very enjoyable small group tours are definatly the way to go
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Zak really does an amazing job and I'm glad you enjoyed your tour with him!
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Alligators and dolphins
chris_c
, Mar 2020
Mark is a first class host. We had perfect weather, saw everything and more than expected. One suggestion to improve even further would be an opportunity for a coffee/drink during the morning as it is a long day with a lot of driving.
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Fabulous comprehensive tour
Sue
, Feb 2020
This was an excellent extensive one day tour which can be attributed to our very knowledgeable and indefatigable guide Mark and of course to the immense beauty of the Everglades flora an fauna...worth every penny!
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Everglades tour
joanndaley
, Feb 2020
Zach was an excellent guide. We saw an abundance of wildlife. The lunch was tasty. The nature walk was easy & informative.
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Awesome Everglades Tour!
sfrance50
, Jan 2020
Marc was our guide and he was amazing as he gave us an incredible experience as we toured the Everglades. He was so knowledgeable about the vegetation, the wildlife and the world around us. It's a full day tour but so worth it as you see and learn firsthand. Marc was courteous and attentive to everyone on the tour. Thank you for the wonderful day!!
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Everglades small group day tour
patchwrk1
, Jan 2020
Excellent day trip. Pick up was on time. Easy to spot the van. Good narration by the driver. Saw tons of alligators and birds. Air boat ride was fun. Boat ride to see the white pelicans was good. Also saw many dolphins on the second boat ride. Lunch was great. Nice local restaurant.
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A fantastic day!
TllChk
, Jan 2020
I took this tour with my nephew and it was AMAZING! I took the same tour 6 months ago with another nephew and enjoyed it just as much the second time around. Each tour guide brings their own unique perspective and knowledge to the day - I was presently surprised that the 2nd time was just as good as the first. Our tour guide this time around, Mark, was passionate about conservation and about enjoying the planet we inhabit. His extensive knowledge and deep enthusiasm made the day unforgettable!
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great send off for family
BoardingPass611292
, Jan 2020
could not ask for a better send off . my family had been down from maryland and the day adventure trip sounded like a great send off.Zak was one hell of a great tour guide, if we ever do it again we will ask for him.
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A Day of Thrills, Laughs and Learning
BoardingPass611292
, Jan 2020
The Everglades Adventure Day is a wonderful way to spend a day with family and friends...and you don't have to be a tourist to enjoy it. The pace is perfect, the lunch is marvelous and the boat ride at the day's end is an endlessly wonderful finale. Let me put it to you like this...you haven't lived until you've watched a run of mullet or seen dolphin break the surface of the water or seen hundreds of pelicans turn an islet white as snow. And our guide Zac? The best of the best! Can't wait to do it all again!
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Best Tour Ever
starlightshine
, Dec 2019
There were only 5 of us on the tour which was a nice break after all the crowds of people on the cruise excursions. After a bit of a drive where we saw many species of birds we stopped at the “Everglades Safari Park” where we boarded an airboat that zoomed us through and into the Everglades National Park. Even though we did not see any Alligators I still enjoyed the thrill of the boat ride and the day was not over yet and a visit to the “Big Cypress Nation Preserve” was awaiting. Our guide took us on a long walkway built out into the heart of the swamp where we witnessed the magic of air plants living on trees; many varieties of birds, especially herons and ibis; big and baby Alligators; and who knows what else may have been lurking in that swamp. The Preserve is the heart of the Florida Panther’s primary range. Five distinct habitats shelter the life of this wet and wild world; Hardwood hammocks, Pinelands, Prairies, Cypress swamps and Estuaries. Seeing this was on my “to do” list and the final part of the tour just topped it all off. On the western edge of the Everglades bordering Ten Thousand Island and the Gulf of Mexico in Everglades National Park is Chokoloskee Island. It has been called one of Florida’s last frontiers and at the historic “Smallwood Store” you learn the story of the pioneers who tamed this vast wilderness. Established in 1906 by Ted Smallwood, the Trading Post, through good times and bad has survived six hurricanes. It has remained in the Smallwood family and today is operated by Ted’s granddaughter as a museum and serves as a time capsule of Florida pioneer history. In front of this museum we climbed into a jet boat and our very knowledgeable and experienced guide whisked the out among the 10,000 islands on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. There was an abundance of wildlife which was highlighted by a pair of mating dolphins who decided that it was more fun to play with our boat than to continue their endeavors. This was an amazing day!!!!!!!!!
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