With your expert naturalist guide, head out on an amazing nature walk in Everglades National Park. Immerse yourself in the beauty of different ecosystems in the actual National Park. View a wide variety of birds, alligators, and other wildlife up close! And where it should be experienced, in the wild! We never go to places with animals in cages and pens. With your master naturalist guide, discover the flora and fauna of this wetland wilderness, and the role of water and conservation in this unique national treasure. Then go on an exhilarating 1-hour air boat ride way far out in the River of Grass. This is no touristy type of trip. Become immersed in the fascinating native culture as you visualize their beautiful remote way of life. You can only get there by boat and on this tour! There is time to explore a bit on your own as well. And take in a scenic narrated drive through the Everglades, led by your master naturalist guide.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Tamiami Trail, 24050 SW 8th street, FL 33194
Enjoy a guided scenic driving tour of the real Everglades. Pass over several bridges with vast vistas of the River of Grass. Learn from your master naturalist guide what makes this ecosystem like no other in the world. See amazing birds coming down for a splash landing. Spot the endangered Everglades snail kite. Learn about the history of these resilient Native people, the building of the road, and the attempts to drain the water and alter the Everglades forever. Understand why this ecosystem is under threat, and how it may be saved.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Miccosukee Indian Village, US Hwy 41 Mile Marker 36, Tamiami Trail, Tamiami, FL 33194
Go on an incredible air boat ride for 1-hour or more on a smaller air boat that allows you to go way out there in the "River of Grass." Go far from land and stop at two native tree island villages where the Native people used to live. Explore, and experience the remote beauty of their culture. See large alligators, small alligators, and a wide variety of bird species, like the endangered Everglades snail kite, tri-colored herons, anhingas, and much more.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Shark Valley, 36000 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL, Everglades National Park, FL 33194
We will head out on an exciting nature walk led by a master naturalist in the actual national park. We never go to places with wildlife in cages and pens. We see large alligators, baby alligators, a wide variety of bird species and other wildlife up close, and where they should be experienced, in the wild! Learn about the different ecosystems of this Unesco World Heritage site, and understand the role of water in its conservation. Explore a bit on your own as well, including stopping in at the Visitors Center.
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
National Park fees
Air boat fees
Experienced naturalist guide
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Transportation and luggage storage
Small-group, personalized experience
National Park maps to keep
Entry/Admission - Tamiami Trail
Entry/Admission - Miccosukee Indian Village
Entry/Admission - Shark Valley
Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up at hotels and vacation rentals and other locations in many Miami, Hollywood, and Ft. Lauderdale areas and neighborhoods. We also pick up from Port Miami ---- We can drop off at Port Miami and Port Everglades. We can drop off at Miami Airport and Ft. Lauderdale Airport. We can provide a convenient meet up location for anyone coming from outside our pick up areas, including those coming from the Keys, Homestead, and other south Miami-Dade County locations. This tour is also great for those coming from Fort Myers, Naples, and Marco Island! We can provide a convenient meet up location for those coming from north or west of our pick up range in Ft. Lauderdale. For shared tours, we may not be able to pick up north of Sunrise Blvd. or west of I-95 in Ft. Lauderdale. We provide free luggage stowage. Some guests may decide to be dropped off at the airport, cruise port, or at a different location or hotel at the conclusion of the tour. There is no extra charge for this service, as long as it is within our transportation zone. We assume that guests will be returning to the same pick up or meet up location at the end of the tour unless they arrange these details with us ahead of time. We are usually able to provide a broader range of transportation for private tours. The standard pick up time is about 7:15 or 7:30 a.m. However, we will message you the afternoon before the tour to provide you with the exact pick up time. This time will typically be a 10 minute window of time. Please be sure to be ready prior to that pick up window.
Miami Intl Airport, 2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126Ft. Lauderdale Intl Airport, 100 Terminal Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Port Miami, 1015 N America Way #2, Miami, FL 33132, USAPort Everglades Midport Garage, 1850 Eller Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Child rate applies only with 1 paying adult
A tour can be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Covid-19 procedures: We will be limiting the number of people to 10 or 11 per vehicle. We will be vigorously cleaning and wiping down everything in each vehicle after after every tour and following CDC guidelines for many other procedures as well. We will provide hand sanitizer and sanitizer wipes for guests as they enter the vehicle and will be requiring a mask to be worn by everyone for the transportation part of our tours.
Most travelers can participate
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
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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