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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area

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    What to Expect
    Your full-day Everglades adventure begins with morning pickup from select hotels in the Greater Fort Meyers area. Meet your naturalist guide and enjoy the ride in the Western Everglades. Here, you'll board a small airboat and set off on an educational ride. Zip through narrow swamp passages and get close to native wildlife.

    Next, hop back in the coach for a tour of Big Cypress National Preserve. Your expert guide’s commentary makes this an unforgettable wildlife-spotting expedition. Skirt through fields of sawgrass and stretch your legs with a walk along cypress-lined trails. See some of the area’s native animals including alligators, turtles, otters, wild pigs, panthers, and variety of waterfowl.

    After your walking tour, take a break for some lunch. Feast on unique local cuisine, including alligator appetizers, then head back to the water for a boat cruise through a majestic mangrove forest. Wind through some of the Everglades 10,000 islands and search for friendly water creatures like manatees, sea turtles, and dolphins. Throughout the trip, learn about the Everglades’ unique ecosystem and conservationist efforts to preserve it. 

    Your tour concludes with afternoon drop-off at your starting point.

    Please note: if your hotel is not on the list provided then pickup will be at the Parker Promenade.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    11281 Summerlin Square Dr, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our tours only depart from the pickup locations below therefore a selection must be made.

    If you are staying in one of the following areas please choose from these selections:
    -Sanibel/Captiva/Fort Myers Beach Pickup:

    Hampton Inn Fort Myers Beach Gateway (11281 Summerlin Square Blvd, Fort Myers)
    -Fort Myers/Cape Coral Pickup:

    Perkins Restaurant (14801 South Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers)
    -Naples/Bonita Springs/Estero & Areas North of Fort Myers Pickup:

    Embassy Suites (10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero)

    You must be a guest at one of these hotels to be picked up at the following:

    Marriott’s Sanibel Harbour Resort (17250 Harbor Pointe, Fort Myers 33908)

    Residence Inn Sanibel Gateway (20371 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers)

    La Quinta Inn & Suites (20091 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers 33908)

    Hampton Inn (10611 Chevrolet Way, Estero 33928)
    Departure Time
    Main pickup locations (Free Parking)
    Sanibel Area Pickup
    7:15am from Residence Inn Sanibel Gateway (20371 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers)

    Fort Myers Beach/Cape Coral Area Pickup
    7:20am from Hampton Inn Fort Myers Beach Gateway (11281 Summerlin Square Blvd, Fort Myers)

    Fort Myers Area Pickup
    7:35am from Perkins Restaurant (14801 South Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers)

    Naples/Bonita Springs/Estero & Areas North of Fort Myers Pickup
    8:00am from Embassy Suites (10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero)

    You must be a guest staying at the following hotels to be picked up from there
    7:10 AM Marriott’s Sanibel Harbour Resort (17250 Harbor Pointe FT. Myers 33908)
    7:20 AM La Quinta Inn & Suites (20091 Summerlin Road FT. Myers 33908)
    7:30 AM Fairfield Inn and Suites (7090 Cypress Terrace FT. Myers 33907)
    8:00 AM Hampton Inn (10611 Chevrolet Way Estero 33928)
    Duration
    9h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport by air-conditioned 13-passenger van
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Only Select Hotels)
    • Expert naturalist or biologist guide
    • 1-hour airboat ride
    • 1-hour boat cruise
    • Narrated van tour
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Big Cypress National Preserve
    • Entry/Admission - Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park & Boardwalk
    • Entry/Admission - TEN THOUSAND ISLANDS NWR
    • Entry/Admission - CREW Marsh Trails
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 5 years old
    • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
    • Strollers are not permitted
    • Please note: if your hotel is not on the list provided then pickup will be at the Perkins Restaurant, 14801 South Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, FL 33908 at 7:35 am
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The day was wonderful. Especially enjoyed the air boat ride. Ben was our tour guide. Such a wealth of knowledge and so anxious to share it. Well worth it.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Vacation743875
    Pete C, Owner at Everglades Day Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you for the rave review. We are glad you loved the day and your experience with Ben!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had family visiting from out of state who wanted to visit the Everglades. Although we feared it might be too long of a day, the time flew by! Our tour guide, Ben was extremely well-versed and educated in the environment. His passion was evident...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank KathBud
    Reviewed 5 September 2019

    We went on the full day everglades trip that included a airboat and boat ride. We had a wonderful time and got to see a good amount of wildlife. Our tourguide Ben was very knowledgeable and answered questions very well. He kept trying to find...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Stubinskis
    Pete C, Owner at Everglades Day Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2019

    Thank you for the great review. I'm glad you appreciated Ben's great guiding. We're happy to have him as part of our team.

    Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

    We had a magic day with Ben! Being off season we managed to negotiate with the owner a price where we could go on the trip with my daughter and I by ourselves. He knew we came from Denver and really wanted to go on...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank K921AFdeanm
    Reviewed 11 August 2019

    It was worth ever penny! Our guide was phenomenal because of his enthusiasm, knowledge of the ecosystem, and his sense of humor. We covered over 200+ miles and enjoyed learning about this area, the people, the watershed, and the animal life. He was pleasant, fun,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jerilee J
    Pete C, Owner at Everglades Day Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

    So glad you enjoyed the day with Ben. We are glad to have him as a guide!

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