- 9 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Explore the real Everglades on a full-day guided tour, led by an experienced master naturalist. 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 nature hike with the naturalist in Fakahatchee Strand or the National Park, where you will immerse yourself in incredible wildlife and rare plants and orchids, under a canopy of huge trees. Hold onto your hat on an exhilarating 1-hour air boat ride, the best in the Glades. Go to a remote Native American tree island village one can only get to on this authentic experience. Witness alligators and other wildlife where they should be spotted, in the wild, and up close! Enjoy a narrated scenic wildlife drive through Big Cypress and Everglades. Visit a historic trading post and other cultural and ecological stops. A delicious lunch is included. Truly personalized, authentic and amazing experience!
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Small group ensures personal service
- All-inclusive tour
- Delicious local lunch, including vegetarian and gluten free options
- Snacks, fresh fruit, 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
- Local master naturalist guide
- sunscreen, insect repellent (in case needed), and binoculars for guest use
- Wild Lime eco-canteens to keep
- National Park maps to keep
- Entry/Admission - Everglades National Park
- Entry/Admission - Miccosukee Indian Village
- Entry/Admission - Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park & Boardwalk
- Entry/Admission - Big Cypress National Preserve
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Hotels in Greater Ft. Lauderdale and Miami areas.
We also pick up from Port of Miami and Port Everglades.
There are some locations in central and north Broward County and South Dade County where a convenient meet up spot may be required to start the tour.
Typically 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.
We return guests to the original pick up point.
We can also take guests to either Miami International Airport or Hollywood / Ft. Lauderdale Airport in plenty of time for departure flights.
We also can take to either PortMiami or Port Everglades cruise terminals.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Wild Lime Adventures, Hollywood, Broward County, Florida
This round-trip tour begins with a pickup from just about any hotel or location in the Ft. Lauderdale or Miami area. We can also arrange for pick up and drop off from the cruise ship terminals, with drop offs at airports. We can store your luggage for the day - no extra charge.
Duration: 9 hours
Stop At: Everglades National Park, Florida City, Florida
This smaller group experience is led by an experienced a master naturalist tour guide. The captain for the guided boat trip in the 10,000 Islands is a multi-generational native to the region, who knows the area like no one else.
Another highlight of this tour is an exciting 1-hour air boat ride (the best air boat ride in the Everglades) into the REAL Everglades, with the opportunity to see many alligators and a wide variety of birds up close. This is no touristy experience.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Miccosukee Indian Village, Tamiami, Florida
This authentic air boat experience goes to a historic and hidden Miccosukee village that can only be accessed by boat and on this tour. Your Native American guide will leave you raving about this experience.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park & Boardwalk, Copeland, Florida
Additionally, you'll be taken on a 1-hour-plus nature walk in either Fakahatchee Strand or Everglades National Park by your master naturalist guide. This wilderness is an oasis for a wide variety of wildlife, birds, rare orchids, bromeliads, bald cypress trees, old royal palms and wildlife. Also visit a historic trading post, a fascinating look at Florida’s Seminole Indian and pioneer past.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Big Cypress National Preserve, Ochopee, Florida
Enjoy several other unique and engaging cultural and ecological stops, including wildlife viewing in Big Cypress. Stop for stone crab, the cheapest and freshest place to buy them (optional to purchase). This is where stone crabbing originated! We keep it fresh for your return. This tour also includes a narrated, interesting driving tour through Everglades city and the Everglades, where you will learn about the unique history of the region. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Your expert naturalist guide will have you immersed in 4 different ecosystems of the Everglades. This is the most personalized, comprehensive and immersive Everglades tour there is.
Duration: 1 hour
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Child rate applies with 2 paying adults
- Vegetarian options are available for lunch
- Guests coming from north of Oakland Park Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale and south of Brickell in Downtown Miami may be required to meet at convenient meet up location to start the tour
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This tour gave us an extensive experience of the Everglades, with Mark our driver/guide being very knowledgeable. The walk in the Everglades allowed us to see many birds and numerous alligators of all sizes up close. The boat ride through the 10000 Islands to the Gulf of Mexico was interesting with a bottlenose dolphin coming along for part of the ride. Lunch at a mexican restaurant was nice and the airboat ride was a bit of fun.
We had a great time. Chris was very knowledgeable. If you are looking for something that is not your typical tourist trip, this is great.
I really enjoyed my trip. The tour guides were friendly and the boat operator had lots of funny jokes! I would definitely go again!
Great tour. Great value. Stacy gives an awesome tour and Mark our driver was very friendly and knowledgeable.
The best experience on our holiday to Miami! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
The group was small 9 people guide, perfectly organised e.g. we have chosen our lunch order, before entering the very first attraction, so on lunch time all food was ready and we haven't waist any minute waiting for it and the guide was a 'nature freak' :. She knew A LOT about the surrounding nature, and could answer all the questions asked by the group we had an ornithologist in our group, so answering questions was not easy. The price of the trip felt heigh at first, but we saw so many things in so luxurious conditions, that now I feel it was very cheap.
SUMMARY: Perfectly organised trip for those who want to see all the beauty of Everglades. Best trip so far. Highly recommended. :
This tour was amazing! If you have a whole day available, its a great way to experience the Everglades in an immersion way--and, with a delicious lunch as well! Our guide, Sand, who is also an owner, was a natural-born biologist, as well as being nice as can be! We had a Miccosukee guide on our air boat ride and he was very entertaining as well as knowledgeable. Our lake cruise was a really interesting ride with a local tour guide who lived in the area forever. The walk was in the best weather and we were there early enough that the crowds were non-existent. By the time we left, crowds were roaring in to Everglades National Park.
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanted to learn a lot about the Everglades in a short period of time. The tour groups are small and everything was well-organized, pleasant and perfect!
Absolutely fantastic day. My family had an experience like no other, with a wonderfully informative, friendly and funny guide who looked after us like we were friends. The stops were brilliant, we came away feeling like we know the everglades, its culture, wildlife and residents. Highly recommended.
Perfect organization and places to visit! I would recommend this tour!