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Everglades Day Safari from Ft Lauderdale

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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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
90 minute boat cruise
Narrated van tour
Lunch
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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. Please do not choose a hotel that you are not staying at.
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.
Itinerary
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:  
Everglades Florida Adventures
Guests take a 90-minute pontoon boat tour into the mangrove wilderness of Everglades National Park in search of dolphins, manatee and other coastal species of wildlife.
Duration: 1 hour 30 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 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.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Everglades Day Safari 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 Day Safari from Ft Lauderdale.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Everglades Day Safari from Ft Lauderdale?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Everglades Day Safari from Ft Lauderdale.

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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

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star-5
Great experience
Bryan_T
, Aug 2022
Karl was an excellent guide, lots of birds to photograph and a baby gator, awesome! Relaxed pace and well organized.
star-1
Not IDEA/ADA Friendly
Daniele_S
, Jul 2022
When I made the reservations I confirmed that bringing my dad's wheelchair would not be a problem. On the advertisement, it states wheelchair accessible. I also included this in my text the night before with the tour guide that my dad had a wheelchair. When the guide arrived he stated, "I don't think we have room for the wheelchair." Then there was no allowance for my father to have a seat that he did not have to climb through people. The theme of making my father feel like a burden continued throughout the tour. The guide stated I gave him the wrong Hamilton Inn, which I verified and was not true. He then stated he was out front, which he wasn't. He was parked at the McDonalds behind the hotel. As we drove the guide gave limited, almost no information about the area. I have been on this tour previously and this was part of it. I enjoyed this tour a few years ago. It was disappointing that my family did not have the same experience. Even more disappointing was that my father, a disabled Vietnam Vet, was made unwelcome. I have limited time with my father and this was a memory I wanted to create.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Daniele, I apologize that you had the experience you did. I can assure you that we are 100% ADA friendly and compliant and we have the utmost respect for our veterans. When you booked the tour through Viator, you may have communicated with them that you would be bringing a wheelchair but that was not relayed to us before the tour. Fortunately the van that your guide was driving had the space to accommodate and your guide Jason was helpful enough to lift the wheelchair in and out at your request. We had another guest on the tour that day that did specify they had a service dog and I did tell your guide to grant them the front seats for their convenience. That was my decision based on the information I had regarding all of the guests and I apologize for the inconvenience for your father. Our seating capacity is limited and it was tough to appease everyone that day. Jason has been an enthusiastic and informative guide since his first tour in 2009. He received several compliments for his tour that day so again I regret that his guiding did not live up to your standards. I hope in the future you will give us another opportunity and please let us know in advance how we can best accommodate your party. Thank you for your feedback.
star-5
A MUST DO IN FORT LAUDERDALE
Kimberly_S
, Jul 2022
Carl was an amazing tour guide. He is so knowledgeable about the area and the nature. Everything about this excursion was amazing. We had a wonderful ride, boat cruise, air boat ride and walking tour. We got to see dolphins, manatees and a wide array of birds. I’d recommend this trip to anyone!
star-5
Absolutely Fabulous!! We both loved it, great day out!
Kathryn_W
, Jul 2022
All of it, especially the boat trips, the last being amazing as we saw Manatees & dolphins, plus rare pink spoonbills!
star-4
Eco Tour worth the time.
Roberta_H
, Jul 2022
We booked the tour online. It was a full day. Marc (our guide) was very friendly and super knowledgeable. fortunately we were early, as the Viator booking had our arrival time to be at 7:45 but when we arrived at 7:15, Marc was just pulling up. His paperwork had us to be there around 7:20 for pickup. If I had gone just by the Viator booking, we may have missed it. The airboat tour was my least favorite part. I would have enjoyed it more if we were going through more of the Everglades and not what seemed to be scripted oh look there, a nest with an alligator nose sticking up. Seemed more of a Disney ride than real. Not saying it wasn't but it didn't have an authentic feel. The rest of the eco tour with Marc was great! We also enjoyed the pontoon boat in a different part of the Everglades. We saw a few dolphins in the Glades which was awesome. Didn't realize prior to this eco tour that the Glades are less than 6 feet deep in most places!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Roberta, We are so glad you enjoyed the tour and your Guide Marc. He does a fantastic job and I appreciate you recognizing that. Our tour begins at 7:45am but we offer pickups on Fort Lauderdale Beach starting at 7:20am. I do see we sent you notification of your 7:20am pickup. The portion of the tour that you take exception to takes place in the "River of Grass" portion of Everglades National Park. This is perhaps the most authentic and representative ecosystem within the entire Everglades. It is a seemingly endless wet prairie of sawgrass, or glades, which can only easily be visited by airboat. The opportunity to visit an alligator nesting site is rare and you are quite fortunate to have witnessed it! Thank you for your feedback and what sounds like a great day.
star-5
Great experience
Jane_M
, Jun 2022
Carl was a great guide. Very knowledgeable. My grandson really enjoyed the air boat and seeing the dolphins. A long day but well worth it!
star-5
Great tour!!
Neil_R
, May 2022
We had an amazing day on this tour! Our tour guide Carl was awesome! We saw alligators, dolphins, manatees and many rare birds. Carl made the trip interesting and fun for our 7 year old son. We would recommend this full day trip to anyone who has a free day to spend in Florida!
star-5
A full and fulfilling day!
Paul_R
, May 2022
Discover the vastness and ecological complexity of the Everglades. It is a pretty full day but very worth your time if you really want to understand the essential role of the Everglades in the Floridian ecology. Karl is an outstanding guide and all the proposed activities are a lot of fun.
star-5
Fantastic trip
Jonathan_C
, May 2022
Our naturalist guide Jason was awesome. Incredible knowledge about the flora and fauna. Excellent value for the money.
star-5
An amazing day trip!
Robert_M
, 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.
star-5
Great excursion
Henry_S
, 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
star-5
A must if you want to experience the Everglades
Susan_A
, 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.
star-5
Great day trip
Cindy_O
, May 2022
The whole day was great. Our guide/driver Marc was awesome. Two different boat ride, great lunch and a lot of information.
star-5
Great Value
Cathy_N
, 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.
star-5
Amazing experience
Mohammad_Z
, 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.
star-5
Best way to see the Everglades!
Brian_C
, 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.
star-5
Best of the best
Xiaowei_J
, 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.
star-5
Best adventure
Helen_L
, Apr 2022
Our guide Karl was exemplary, his knowledge outstanding and care for our well being incredible. He went over and above expectations.
star-5
Extremely fun and worth the time and money
Margaret_W
, Apr 2022
Too many to mention. Carl was extremely knowledgeable, kind, polite, on time, and a joy to have as a guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The amazing Everglades tour
Lisa_B
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide, Jason, was was very knowledgeable and passionate. The tour of the Everglades was well the cost. My husband and I enjoyed the airboat ride, seeing the alligators, and the dolphins that followed us on the second boat ride. There was so much to this tour and all we that we saw was priceless. The nature walk was very nice and the lunch provided was amazing. You will not be disappointed with this extended tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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