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Everglades National Park Biologist Led Hike, 2 boat trips + lunch

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Naples, US
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Everglades National Park Biologist Led Hike, 2 boat trips + lunch

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Naples, US
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Experience the authentic and immersive adventure of the Everglades National Park Biologist Led Hike with Wild Lime Adventures. Led by trained biologists and certified master naturalists, this is not your ordinary touristy tour. Visit unique habitats and encounter animals in the wild, without any pens or cages. As one of the select few companies with a permit to lead tours in the National Park, you can trust in the high standards of this top-notch experience. Marvel at the wide array of wildlife and tropical bird species, explore the Western Everglades, and take a thrilling airboat ride deep into the "River of Grass." Learn about the rich history of the Miccouskee Indians and visit the smallest post office in the world. With the chance to spot dolphins, manatees, and other endangered species, this truly comprehensive tour allows you to discover the beauty and wonder of the Everglades like never before.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 9 hours
  • Suitable for 1-14 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Authentic and immersive tour of the Everglades
  • Experience animals in the wild, no pens or cages
  • Permit to lead tours in the National Park
  • Certified as a true eco-company
  • Opportunity to see a wide array of wildlife
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

This exclusive tour by Wild Lime Adventures offers an authentic and immersive experience of the iconic Everglades National Park. Led by trained biologists and certified master naturalists, this tour takes you on a comprehensive journey through the diverse habitats of the Everglades. Unlike other touristy tours, Wild Lime Adventures focuses on encountering animals in their natural, wild habitat rather than in pens and cages. As one of the select few companies with a PERMIT to lead tours in the National Park, they ensure top-notch service and unforgettable experiences. With a true commitment to animal welfare and the environment, Wild Lime Adventures is also Florida SEE eco-certified, guaranteeing high standards of respect for wildlife and the ecosystem.

What to expect?

During this 540-minute tour, you can anticipate the following key highlights: - Starting from Marco Island, you will enjoy a comfortable ride to the Everglades, with opportunities to spot manatees and burrowing owls along the way. - Explore the unique habitats of Everglades National Park, witnessing an abundance of wildlife, including alligators and tropical bird species. - Take an immersive 60-minute airboat ride through the "River of Grass" and learn about the history of the Miccosukee Indians. - Visit a gallery featuring the unique photography of Clyde Butcher, renowned for capturing the essence of the Everglades. - Experience the smallest post office in the world at Ochopee and send a postcard. - Embark on a guided walk through the breathtaking Big Cypress National Preserve, home to rare orchids and endangered plants. - Tour the charming village of Everglades City and immerse yourself in its wild past. - Discover the historic Smallwood Store, known for its unique items and ghostly tales. - Enjoy a thrilling boat ride through the maze of mangrove islands known as the 10,000 Islands, with opportunities to spot dolphins, manatees, spoonbills, and sawfish. - Get a chance to glimpse the iconic Florida panther, black bear, and wading birds as you drive by Florida's Largest State Park. - And many more exciting encounters with the diverse wildlife and natural wonders of the Everglades.

Who is this for?

This remarkable tour is designed for anyone seeking an authentic and educational adventure in the Everglades. Nature enthusiasts, wildlife lovers, and those with a curious spirit will find this experience particularly captivating. Whether you are a solo traveler, a family, or a group of friends, Wild Lime Adventures ensures a memorable journey suitable for all ages. The tour's comprehensive itinerary covers a wide range of habitats and points of interest, making it appealing to individuals who want to fully explore the wonders of Everglades National Park.

Why book this?

By choosing Wild Lime Adventures, you are selecting the ultimate Everglades experience. Their team of trained biologists and certified master naturalists ensures that you gain valuable insights into the diverse flora and fauna that call the Everglades home. This is not your average touristy tour; it is an immersive and respectful encounter with animals in their natural habitat. As one of the select few permit holders allowed to take guests into the ACTUAL National Park, Wild Lime Adventures offers exclusive access to this UNESCO World Heritage site. Their commitment to wildlife and the environment is evident through their Florida SEE eco-certification, guaranteeing a tour that aligns with environmentally conscious practices. Book this tour to embark on a journey of discovery, education, and unforgettable moments in the Everglades.

Good to know

During this tour, you will be provided with transportation, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free experience. Make sure to bring your camera to capture the incredible wildlife encounters and unique landscapes. Wild Lime Adventures recommends wearing comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking and outdoor activities. It's also advisable to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat to protect yourself from the Florida sun. Remember to carry some cash if you wish to purchase souvenirs or refreshments along the way. Keep in mind that this tour involves some walking and boat rides, so be prepared for moderate physical activity. Leave the tourist traps behind and immerse yourself in the wonders of the Everglades with Wild Lime Adventures.

Reviews

Customers rave about Wild Lime Adventures' biologist-led tour of the Everglades. Many praise the knowledgeable guides and their ability to spot and identify a wide variety of wildlife. Visitors appreciate the emphasis on animal welfare and ethical practices, making the tour feel more genuine and respectful. The comprehensive itinerary receives high praise, encompassing all the must-see highlights along with hidden gems that visitors might have otherwise missed. Travelers highlight the professionalism and passion of the guides, making the tour both engaging and educational. Overall, guests are left with unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for the stunning biodiversity of the Everglades when booking with Wild Lime Adventures.

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 being picked up from your Marco Island location, enjoy riding to the Everglades in comfort inn our new 15 passenger Sprinter vans. This part of the journey we frequently see manatees and burrowing owls. Your guide will stop so you can photograph and observe these special creatures.

Naples

(Pass by)

We can meet you at several places convenient to you to start your adventure to the Everglades!

Everglades National Park

We are one of only a select few permit holders to take guests into the ACTUAL National Park. Here you can get your official visitor's stamp and see a wide arrary of wildlife including many alligators and tropical bird species. Your naturalist guide will be sure to describe the unique flora and fauna of this special area. Everglades National Park is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Florida

Miccosukee Indian Village

Go on an immersive and truly authentic 60 airboat ride way out into the "River of Grass" and learn all about the history of the Miccouskee Indians. Very few people ever get the opportunity to experience this special place.

Admission Included

Clyde Butcher Everglades Swamp Walk

Enjoy learning about this iconic photographers unique style and see some of his amazing images displayed throughout the gallery

Admission Included

Ochopee Post Office

Mail a postcard from the smallest post office in the world!

Admission Included

Big Cypress National Preserve

Take a beautiful guided walk thorugh this wonderful habitiat known as the "Western Everglades". We are one of only a few select permitted comanies to lead tours in this pristine environment. There are 47 species of rare orchids found here and other endangered plants. Your guide will deciribe the natural history of the species encountered along the walk.

Admission Included

Everglades City

Tour this old Florida village and hear stories of wild times in the past.

Smallwood Store

Visit the historic trading post and learn about the unique items found inside. Some people say the trading post is haunted! Judge for yourself after visiting.

Admission Included

Chokoloskee Bay

Take a thrilling, and beautiful boat ride through the maze of managrove islands known as the 10,000 Islands. Your guide will do their best to spot the wild pod of resident dolphins or find the manatee herds that live here. You also have the chance to see roseate spoonbills and the endangered smalltooth sawfish.

Admission Included

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

(Pass by)

Drive by Florida's Largest State Park with a chance to see the iconic Florida panther, black bear and endangered mink as well as many speicies of wading birds

Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk

We will stop here for a quick look to find some amazing wildlife, it is a hot spot for alligators and snakes!

Admission Included

Port of the Islands Marina

We will check out this spot which is a known area to look for the elusive Florida manatee. Our guides are experts at locating them!

Admission Included

Reviews

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5 (20)

Dominika_K

Abigail, our tour guide, was super knowledgeable and overall awesome. The whole day was really fun for the whole family - including our 9 & 12 year olds! Would highly recommend this tour, our family walked away with so many amazing memories. And snacks and lunch was included. 5 stars all the way!!!

Krn0305

This trip is a must-do for anyone on or near Marco Island, and was truly a highlight for our family. We had a group of six family members ranging from age 8 to 70. Everyone had an amazing experience and learned so much. Abigail, our guide, was outstanding. She was knowledgeable, patient, and enthusiastic. Her communication style is clear and engaging - her passion for conservation and the beauty of southwest Florida was contagious. The airboat ride was a highlight - we had a close encounter with two alligators, many birds, and fish. The boat tour of the 10,000 islands was another great experience- we saw dolphins and were able to explore one of the islands. We also enjoyed the nature walk. The pace of the trip was great - lots of stops, plenty of food, and a very comfortable van. Five stars for the quality of the trip and five stars for Abigail. Highly recommend this trip!

Patricia K

Please note this tour has a VERY misleading title. It DOES NOT take you to the National Park - it goes through the National Preserve. Very frustrated as we booked the tour expecting the National Park and now have not seen that. Note the comment about visitor centers is for the National Preserve. Abigail was our guide and very knowledgeable. Picked up over 45 minutes late so not sure what was cut short as it said the tour was 9 hours but still made it back in time. Typical air boat ride and ride through 10,000 islands were fun. Saw lots of gators and birds. Lunch was good at local restaurant - love it supports local business! Child approved snacks and drinks were provided.

William_F

Very capable and knowledgeable guide. Well designed tour— riding/sitting alternating with walking/standing. Sufficient bathroom breaks. Nice lunch from local eatery. Two great boat rides with local companies. Great samples of Everglades wildlife. Ready to go again!

angelcrawf72

Abigail was an excellent and knowledgeable guide- We learned so much about the history of the area and the multiple ecosystems within the Everglades- we had an entirely new perspective of the importance of this area. What an excellent opportunity from the West side of the park (Naples). Highly recommend this well organized full day tour!

Explore138032

If you are going to the Everglades, this trip is a “must do!” We learned so much about the Everglades while on this tour. And we saw dolphins and alligators and so many birds! Out guide, Abagail,” was the best. It’s a ten hour trip. We rode on an airboat snd a flat bottom boat with a big engine around the ten thousand islands. Then we hiked through a cypress canopy. We had a large range of ages on this tour and none of us got to tired from the tour. You won’t know what the Everglades is about without this this tour.

Deb_B

Abigail was such a well informed, personable & educational guide! Loved the two boat rides. Boardwalk hike was a highlight! Loved the hike and boat rides! Highly recommend this tour!

Mike B

Abigail was very knowledgeable. We were able to experience multiple ecosystems and view wildlife and plants. Abigail was enthusiastic and ensured our tours went off trouble-free. Five stars for the everglades and 5 stars for Abigail.

806jocelynes

Very informative guide Abigail She was very pleasant and nice and friendly. She explainedevertiing we saw and answered all our questions and was very knowledgeable.

Lillian_H

Airboat ride was awesome, loved Cypress National Park, our guide , Abigail,was friendly, fun and very knowledgeable. Lunch at Joanie’s was such a treat- fast , courteous , delicious food and appreciated all the varied menu options. We gained an invaluable perspective of South Florida including history, topography, wildlife, and just the raw beauty of the area.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-13 00:32