Explore the wetlands of the Everglades from Fort Lauderdale with a naturalist guide. Learn about wild flora and fauna on Florida’s wildest eco-tour. Every tour includes a wildlife drive, nature walk, delicious lunch, airboat ride and boat cruise.
What to Expect
Explore the subtropical wilderness of the Everglades on Florida’s finest eco-tour with the Everglades Day Safari. The safari includes narrated transportation from Fort Lauderdale to the four main ecosystems of the Everglades.
First take a 40-minute airboat ride through the sawgrass prairie of the Everglades. Here you will see alligators, turtles and dozens of species of birds. Then watch an alligator show that delves into the natural history of the crocodilians of Florida.
Enjoy a wildlife drive in the Big Cypress National Preserve after the show. Tour the sawgrass prairies of the Everglades backcountry. Alligators, turtles and birds abound in front of a backdrop that is reminiscent of the great plains of Africa.
Next, take a nature walk through an ancient forest of towering cypress. This area is home to bromiliads, orchids and a variety of colorfully adorned flora.
During the afternoon break you will enjoy an excellent lunch at a waterside restaurant in the heart of the Everglades. You will be offered alligator appetizers in addition to several delicious lunch entrees or an all-you-can-eat salad bar with peel-and-eat shrimp.
Relax and check out the scenery aboard a 90-minute boat cruise after lunch. The cruise navigates the shallow, mangrove-lined waters of the 10,000 Islands in the Everglades National Park. Manatees, sea turtles, dolphins, osprey and a variety of other marine life thrive here.
Tours depart daily with several convenient pickups at many hotels along Fort Lauderdale Beach and Fort Lauderdale starting at 7:15 am. Tours are limited to small groups and reservations are required.
- Table service lunch
- Bug spray
- Rain poncho
What's Not Included
- Snacks and drinks
Greater Fort Lauderdale Pickup (07:45) at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330
Pick-up is available at the following hotels on and near Fort Lauderdale Beach. You must be staying at the hotel to be picked up.
What to Remember
Snacks and drinks can be purchased at 3rd party vendor sites