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Boat Ride in 10,000 Islands + Biologist Led Walk in the Everglades Small Group

5 (5)
Naples, US

Boat Ride in 10,000 Islands + Biologist Led Walk in the Everglades Small Group

5 (5)
Naples, US
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Experience the wild beauty of the Everglades like never before with Wild Lime Adventures' Boat Ride in the 10,000 Islands + Biologist Led Walk tour. Embark on a narrated scenic drive through the national parks, stopping to capture stunning wildlife moments. Hold your breath as dolphins leap out of the water, manatees glide through the waves, and critically endangered sawtooth fish make a rare appearance. Immerse yourself in the diverse bird species, from the elegant roseate spoonbill to the majestic white pelican. Step onto a remote island and delve into the captivating history of the Old Everglades with your multi-generational captain guide. Visit a historic trading post and museum, craft your own adventure in the national parks, and witness animals thriving in their natural habitats. Choose the tour that holds a PERMIT to lead you into the heart of the Everglades and create unforgettable memories.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-12 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Boat trip in the 10,000 islands
  • Observing dolphins jumping out of the water
  • Exploring a remote island in the Everglades
  • Visiting an historic trading post and museum
  • Spotting iconic Florida wildlife like alligators and turtles
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Nice Wild Lime water bottles for guests to keep.
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch

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Experience the beauty and wonder of the Everglades like never before with the Boat Ride in 10,000 Islands + Biologist Led Walk in the Everglades Small Group tour. This unique and immersive journey takes you into the heart of the remote estuary ecosystem of Everglades National Park, offering a chance to witness the incredible wildlife and stunning landscapes that make this area so special. Led by experienced naturalist guides, this tour combines history, ecology, and adventure, providing an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts and curious travelers alike.

What to expect?

During this tour, you can expect to embark on a thrilling boat ride through the 10,000 Islands, where you may have the incredible opportunity to see dolphins leaping alongside or near the boat. Keep an eye out for other fascinating marine creatures such as manatees and critically endangered sawtooth fish. The birdwatchers among you will be delighted by the variety of bird species, including the majestic roseate spoonbill and white pelican. Upon reaching a remote island, you'll have the chance to explore its untouched beauty while listening to captivating stories of the Old Everglades from your multi-generational captain guide. This tour seamlessly combines the saltwater region with the fresh water swamps of Big Cypress, providing a comprehensive and immersive experience of this unique ecosystem.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and anyone with a curiosity for the natural world. Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a first-time explorer, this experience offers something for everyone. The small group setting ensures a personalized and intimate experience, allowing you to truly connect with the environment and wildlife around you. From families to solo travelers, this tour welcomes all who are eager to learn, explore, and appreciate the wonders of the Everglades.

Why book this?

What sets this tour apart is the expertise and passion of the guides. Led by experienced naturalist guides, this tour is not just a sightseeing trip, but an educational and immersive journey into the heart of the Everglades. Unlike other tour providers, this company has the unique privilege of being one of the few permitted to take visitors into the actual national park, offering an authentic and exclusive experience. The combination of history and ecology provides a deeper understanding and appreciation for this remarkable ecosystem. By booking this tour, you are supporting responsible and ethical tourism, as the focus is on observing wildlife in their natural habitat, rather than in captivity.

Good to know

As part of this tour, you will receive Nice Wild Lime water bottles to keep, along with bottled water and a snack to keep you refreshed during your adventure. It's important to note that lunch and gratuities are not included, so be sure to pack your own lunch and budget for tips if desired. The tour will meet and pick you up at the Walmart near the intersection of Collier Blvd. and the Tamiami Trail, making it convenient for travelers staying in Naples. Prepare for an unforgettable journey through the Everglades, filled with awe-inspiring wildlife encounters and captivating stories that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for this unique ecosystem.


Customers who have experienced the Boat Ride in 10,000 Islands + Biologist Led Walk in the Everglades Small Group tour have been overwhelmingly positive in their feedback. They praise the knowledgeable and passionate guides who made the experience truly memorable. Many highlight the unique opportunity to see dolphins and other marine creatures up close, as well as the chance to explore remote islands and learn about the history of the Everglades. Overall, customers express their satisfaction with the tour and emphasize the importance of supporting responsible and ethical tourism practices.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Marco Island

(Pass by)

After pick up at your location we will drive East and soon enter the wild areas of the Wesgtern Everglades


(Pass by)

We pick up at many of the hotels in the Naples area.

Oasis Visitor Center

This is great area to see large alligators, turtles, fish, birds and more! This stop serves as an orientation to the ecosystems that make up Big Cypress National Preserve (the western Everglades). Your experienced naturalist guide will enjoy helping you identify all of the species of wildife you will see here!

Kirby Storter Roadside Park

Walk with your master naturalist guide from a prairie habitat out to a gator hole in a cypress canopy dome forest. This cypress swamp ecosystem will amaze. There is always the chance to see all kinds of wildlife near the gator hole there! On this dry trail, learn with your guide about the breathtakingly beautiful flora of the region, and what makes the biodiversity of this region so spectacular.

Everglades National Park

You will enjoy this boat trip through the mysterious maze of the 10,000 mangrove islands part of Everglades National Park. Your guide will identify the variety of birds and other animals. Keep a watchful eye out for wild dolphins and mantaees. Learn the fascinating history of the people who have lived in this regions for thousands of years.

Big Cypress National Preserve

Learn about the 5 different ecosystems of Big Cypress National Preserve on a scenic, narrated driving tour led by your experienced naturalist. Stop in at Nathaniel Reed Visitor Center. Take a walk out back, with the chance to spot manatees! Get your National Park and National Preserve stamps here, or any other souvenir you might like.

Everglades City

(Pass by)

Enjoy a scenic, narrated driving tour of this special Old Florida town. With its fascinating history, colorful characters, and unique placement as the ultimate frontier town of the true Glades, it's a great place to tour and visit!

Smallwood Store

Step back in time when entering this preserved trading post, listed on the National Regsitry of Historic Places. Understand why the counters are angled outwards, and how this place once served as a chief place of trade between the Seminoles and the first non-Native people living in the area. Look out into the 10,000 Islands from the balcony to understand its important location for the history of the region.

Admission Included


Embark on a 75-80 minute boat trip through the pristine 10,000 islands region of Everglades National Park. We are one of only a few select tour providers who hold permits to go into the actual national park. Our tours are led by very knowledgeable guides who are expert in finding the wildlife! This boat trip is co-led by our multi-generational boat captain / guides, who know the region like the back of their hands. This is your chance to possibly have dolphins jump with the boat; and to see manatees! There is an amazing array of birds out there amidst the bird rookeries we wil pass near. We will most likely get an opportunity to get off and explore an island out there in this remote region.



5 (5)


Our guide Abigail was a marine biologist and very definitely a people person. She was a wonderful knowledgeable guide . We enjoyed our day with her and we learned a lot about the diverse ecosystems of the Everglades. Highly recommended . Our tour entered from the west. We would like to do a tour from the east entrance someday..


The trip with our guide, Abigail was fantastic. She was friendly, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable on the full range of Everglade topics. Our boat ride was also great as several dolphins played in the wake of the boat right next to us. Take this trip, you will enjoy it.


I (Kami Day) really think everything was equally memorable. Michele and I have wanted to visit 10 Thousand Islands and the Everglades every since we read Shadow Country by Peter Mathiesson. We loved riding around among the islands, seeing the mangroves and birds, playing with the dolphins (very fun!); seeing the alligators and more birds (especially the wood stork) at the visitors' center; our walk through a bit of Big Cypress. We have continued to talk about all we learned about the trees, plants, prescribed burn, environment, etc. etc. I thought there was an awful lot of driving, and I wondered if Abigail was maybe overloading us with information, but we loved her enthusiasm and expertise and we have found we remember so much of what she taught us. We were fortunate to have a tour guide with so much expertise and knowledge. I cannot stop thinking about the Everglades as a slow-flowing river, about Lake Okeechobee and the fact that it should be able to empty freely into that river. The way I think about the Everglades is forever changed. I hope we get to take an airboat tour someday.


This was a great excursion to see the 10,000 islands in the Everglades. Our guide, Abigail, was very attentive and knowledgeable. She was a gem! The boat ride was great and throughout the trip we saw lots of wildlife. Highly recommend this trip.


Seeing the dolphins. Lindsay was an awesome tour guide! We all had a great time, including 4 teenage boys.
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2024-04-13 00:50