Water activity

Everglades Day Safari from Sanibel, Fort Myers & Naples

4.6 / 5

84 reviews

Activity provider: EVERGLADES DAY SAFARI

Everglades Day Safari from Sanibel, Fort Myers & Naples

Activity provider: EVERGLADES DAY SAFARI

Explore the wetlands of the Everglades 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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 9.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from selected hotels. You must be staying at the Sanibel Harbor Resort, La Quinta, or Hampton Inn in Estero to be picked up there.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 13 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a day trip to through the marshes and swamps of the Everglades by foot, airboat, van and small boat
  • See dolphins, alligators, butterflies, snakes, turtles and birds of all varieties throughout the year
  • Learn from an experienced local naturalist or biologist as they guide you
Full description
Explore the subtropical wilderness of the Everglades on Florida’s finest eco-tour with the Everglades Day Safari. The safari includes narrated transportation from the Sanibel/Fort Myers/Naples area to the four main ecosystems of the Everglades. First, take a nature walk through an ancient forest of towering cypresses. See where bald eagles nest and where mother gators seek shaded seclusion to raise their pups. Then take a relaxing 60-minute boat cruise. Your cruise navigates the shallow, mangrove-lined waters of the 10,000 Islands in Everglades National Park. Manatees, sea turtles, dolphins, osprey and a variety of other marine life thrive here. 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. Enjoy a wildlife drive in the Big Cypress National Preserve after lunch. Tour the sawgrass prairies of the Everglades back country. Alligators, turtles and birds abound in front of a backdrop that is reminiscent of the great plains of Africa. On the final stop of the day board a 60-minute airboat ride through the Alligator Flag marshes of the headwaters of the Everglades. Alligators, turtles and over 30 species of birds can be seen. Tours depart daily with several convenient pick-ups in southwest Florida starting at 7:15 AM. Tours are limited to small groups and reservations are required.
Includes
  • Table service lunch with drinks
  • Bug spray
  • Rain poncho
  • Snacks
  • Gratuity
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Vaping

Know before you go

  • Please wear weather appropriate gear and sun protection. Snacks and drinks can be purchased at 3rd party vendor sites.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 84 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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What a fantastic day! Our guide Ben was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. Highlights included baby dolphins, baby gators, and more blue herons that I’ve seen in my life. I feel like I got a comprehensive overview of the Everglades and understand the region so much more than I did before. Highly recommend to others!

November 9, 2019

Our guide was friendly, engaging, and shared a breadth of information.

We were impressed with our guide's knowledge of wildlife, geology, hydrology, history of European / American / Native American interactions and the early and late development of the Everglades area. She had a sympathetic understanding of the imagination and ignorance of Florida's developers from colonial times onward to the present, the challenges they faced and those they left to the present generation. I only wish I had a map of the routes we followed that I might retell our story better.

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May 20, 2019

Very good tour - great guide!

We really enjoyed the tour. It was a great experience. Especially the boat rides were fun and cool. Everything on the tour was perfectly well organized and worked out the way it was supposed to. Our guide Doug was very friendly and knew a lot of interesting things about the area, the plants and the animals. We can absolutely reconmend the tour to everyone!

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July 4, 2018

Product ID: 15456