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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
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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 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
  • Your expert naturalist guide provides interesting commentary
  • Small-group tour limited to 9 people ensures a more personalized experience
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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
Valet parking at the Sonesta Hotel for $20 a day for a pickup at 7:20am

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7:45 AM
This activity will end right where it started.If your hotel is not on this list please choose the Flamingo Gardens Botanical Gardens, 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330 or call us to make arrangements.
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.
Stop At:  
Everglades Day Safari
Tours offered by Everglades Day Safari
Duration: 9 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Everglades Safari Park
Tour the "River of Grass" through the Everglades National Park on the iconic airboat - a flat-bottomed boat built to skim across the shallow wetlands of the Everglades!
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Island Cafe
Enjoy lunch in the heart of the Everglades with a choice of over over 20 items including burgers, chicken, fish and salads.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Big Cypress National Preserve
A wildlife drive through the pine savannas and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Smallwood Store
Brief visit to Smallwood Store Museum
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Smallwood Store Boat Tour
Journey through the "Ten Thousand Islands" in Everglades National Park, the 2nd largest mangrove forest in the world where you will seek out dolphin, manatee and other species of coastal wildlife in the southern most frontier.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 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
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Everglades Day Safari
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.
What is the policy on sanitization during Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "This is an absolutely marvelous experience for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts." See review
  • "All in all had a great day, I think a small group is such a good idea." See review
  • "Money well spent on a full day trip, would highly recommend." See review


323 Reviews

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An amazing day trip!
, May 2022
This was a fabulous trip! Our guide, Marc, was personable, funny, engaging and very knowledgeable. Loved how he pulled over the van to point out and further explain birds, points of interest, etc. The air boat ride was great, saw lots of birds, alligators of course. The nature walk was informative and we saw lots of plants that were new to me. Lunch was fabulous by the water with a nice variety of choices. The pontoon ride was the best!!! We had dolphins surfing behind the boat, including a baby one! I would recommend this trip wholeheartedly.
Great excursion
, May 2022
Great itinerary with friendly, energetic guides. Marc did an outstanding job as our tour guide. The boat captains and the restaurant staff also helped deliver a great excursion. Thank you. Henry and Kris
A must if you want to experience the Everglades
, May 2022
Karl was enthusiastic and willing to spend time wherever we we wanted. The boat adventures were professional and captivating. Thrilled we did the full day tour.
Great day trip
, May 2022
The whole day was great. Our guide/driver Marc was awesome. Two different boat ride, great lunch and a lot of information.
Great Value
, May 2022
Karl was a knowledgeable guide with a great sense of humor. On the boat tours, we saw dolphins, manatees and lots of birds. Lunch menu was varied and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this tour.
Amazing experience
, May 2022
The whole trip was amazing from start to finish. Karl was so good. The trip was very organized and entertaining. Would definitely do it again. Highly recommend.
Best way to see the Everglades!
, May 2022
This was a fantastic trip, so glad we picked this tour! Our guide Karl was friendly and knowledgeable. The trip was very informative and great value for all the great experiences it provides! Hands down the best way to spend a full day in the Everglades and experience all the area has to offer.
Best of the best
, May 2022
It's the best trip I've ever been to. We went to the Everglades, Big Cypress, and the west coast of Florida. The trip is just awesome!!! Friendly guide, yummy food, and lots of wild animals. We saw so many birds, alligators, dolphins, and manatees. Especially for the birds, there are so many different kinds of beautiful birds, the Roseate Spoonbill, the Great Blue Heron, the Osprey, the Bold Eagle... I took hundreds of pictures but only can upload 10 of them. I use a 300mm lens. If you have a long lens, I strongly recommend you to bring it.
Best adventure
, Apr 2022
Our guide Karl was exemplary, his knowledge outstanding and care for our well being incredible. He went over and above expectations.
Extremely fun and worth the time and money
, Apr 2022
Too many to mention. Carl was extremely knowledgeable, kind, polite, on time, and a joy to have as a guide.
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