Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat

Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat

Explore the real Everglades on a full-day guided tour, led by an experienced master naturalist. This is a comprehensive Everglades experience! Take a 1-hour, guided boat tour of the beautiful 10,000 Islands. Chance to see bird species: like roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, and ospreys. See manatees and dolphins up close. Go on a 1-hour dry nature hike led by a master naturalist, where you will immerse yourself in incredible wildlife and rare plants and orchids, under a canopy of huge cypress trees. Hold onto your hat on an exhilarating 1-hour air boat ride, the best in the Glades. Discover the remote beauty of a Native American tree island village where they used to live, one can only get to by boat. Witness alligators and other wildlife where they should be spotted, in the wild, and up close! Visit a historic trading post and other intriguing cultural and ecological stops. A delicious lunch is included.
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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Miami, Miami, Florida

After pick up from your hotel in our new and comfortable 15 passenger vans, enjoy the ride out to Everglades National Park. Your guide will be sure to point out the abundant wildlife en route to your first stop!

Pass By: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida

We pick up in Fort Lauderdale and go directly out to the park. We try to cluster our pickups to limit the time on the van. Your guide will point out the abundant wildlife enroute.

Stop At: Everglades National Park, Everglades National Park, Florida

Go on a 1-hour air boat ride that way out far from land in the River of Grass. This is your chance to see the endangered Everglades snail kite, large and small alligators, and much more; all where it should be experienced, up close and in the wild! Visit a Native tree island village or two where they used to live. You can only get there by boat and on this tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Miccosukee Indian Village, 500 US Hwy 41 Mile Marker 36, Tamiami Trail, Tamiami, FL 33194

You will embark on an amazing 1 hour airboat journey way out onto the pristine "River of Grass". We will spend some time in a remote Miccosukee Village and we will also encounter a plethora of wildlife from wading birds to turtles, alligators and more!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Oasis Visitor Center, 52105 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2044

Big alligators live here.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Big Cypress National Preserve, 33100 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-1000

Go on a nature walk led by your experienced naturalist in this pristine National Preserve that contains 5 of the 9 ecosystems found in the real Everglades. This beautiful walk will have you immersed in the unique flora and fauna of this region. The chance to go on a second walk in a different location as well. Take a remote scenic narrated drive, with a few stops to get out and experience wildlife, led by your experienced naturalist guide in the remote sections of this vast wilderness; which is home to the Florida panther, black bear, wild boar, Osceola turkey, white-tail deer, Florida bobcat, American alligator, an incredible array of bird species, and more.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: Smallwood Store, 360 Mamie St. Everglades National Park area, Chokoloskee, FL 34138

Go back in time in this historic trading post, listed on the National Register of historic places. Learn about the rugged and authentic history of a time when only a few white settlers arrived, to trade with the Seminoles. Still owned by the same family today, ask questions about the lore of Old Florida.

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center, 33000 Tamiami Trl E, Ochopee, FL 34141-2083

Great spot to potentially see manatees.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chokoloskee, Chokoloskee, Florida

Enjoy a wonderful lunch. Order off the menu. Great local food with lots of fresh seafood choices as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Southwest Gulf Coast, Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida

Enjoy an amazing boat trip through the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades National Park. You will have the potential to see dolphins, manatees, many wading and shore birds, white pelicans, saw fish, sea turtles and more.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Everglades City, Everglades City, Florida

This small town was recently named one of Smithsonian magazine's top 15 places to see in the United States. We will take a driving tour here in the "Stone Crab Capitol of the Wolrd" When in season we will stop at a local market where fresh off the docks stone crabs can be purchased. Store them in our cooler to be enjoyed later! We will also visit the famous Rod and Gun Club and the quaint musem of the town.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are also available for lunch"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
"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 14 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 07:30 AM
Duration: 570 To 600 Minutes
Start location: Shark Valley Visitor Center, 36000 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33194, USA
Traveler pickup is offered
Wild Lime Adventures will 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 .Wild Lime Adventures can drop off at Port Miami and Port Everglades. We can store your luggage on the van throughout the tour! 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. You can also easily do this tour if coming from the West Coast of Florida (Marco Island, Fort Myers and Naples). 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 make other arrangements 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 ready prior to that pick up window.

If you book this directlty with Wild Lime Adventures on our website, you will receive a discount!


  • Port Miami, 1015 N America Wy #2, Miami, FL 33132, USA
  • Port Everglades Midport Garage, 1850 Eller Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Delicious local lunch, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options
  • Snacks, 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
  • master naturalist guide
  • sunscreen, insect repellent, poncos for guest use
  • National Park maps to keep
  • Entry/Admission - Oasis Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Smallwood Store
  • Entry/Admission - Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center
  • Entry/Admission - Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Miccosukee Indian Village

Not Included

  • Gratuities


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