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Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat
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Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat

By Wild Lime Adventures
Recommended by 97% of travellers
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Delve deep into the Everglades National Park on this master-naturalist-led experience. Look for manatees, birds, and dolphins on a Ten Thousand Island boat trip, ride an airboat deep into the River of Grass to see alligators, take a wildlife-spotting dry nature hike and drive under huge cypress trees; and visit a Native tree island village only reachable by boat and a historical trading post. Lunch and multi-location pickups are included.
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Ages 5-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 570–600 minutes
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Highlights
  • Everglades cruise, airboat, and hike full-day tour led by master naturalist
  • 1-hour River of Grass airboat trip to look for alligators in the wild
  • See dolphins, manatees, and more on 1-hour Ten Thousand Islands boat ride
  • Visit old trading post and Native tree island village only reached by boat
  • Naturalist-led Big Cypress hike and drive; lunch, and transfers included

  • Delicious local lunch, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options
  • Snacks, 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
  • master naturalist guide
  • sunscreen, insect repellent, poncos for guest use
  • National Park maps to keep
  • Entry/Admission - Miccosukee Indian Village
  • Entry/Admission - Oasis Visitor Center
  • Entry/Admission - Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Smallwood Store
  • Entry/Admission - Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Wild Lime Adventures will pick up at hotels and vacation rentals and other locations in many Miami, Hollywood, and Ft. Lauderdale areas and neighborhoods. We also pick up from Port Miami .Wild Lime Adventures can drop off at Port Miami and Port Everglades. We can store your luggage on the van throughout the tour! We can drop off at Miami Airport and Ft. Lauderdale Airport. We can provide a convenient meet up location for anyone coming from outside our pick up areas, including those coming from the Keys, Homestead, and other south Miami-Dade County locations. You can also easily do this tour if coming from the West Coast of Florida (Marco Island, Fort Myers and Naples). We can provide a convenient meet up location for those coming from north or west of our pick up range in Ft. Lauderdale. For shared tours, we may not be able to pick up north of Sunrise Blvd. or west of I-95 in Ft. Lauderdale. We provide free luggage stowage. Some guests may decide to be dropped off at the airport, cruise port, or at a different location or hotel at the conclusion of the tour. There is no extra charge for this service, as long as it is within our transportation zone. We assume that guests will be returning to the same pick up or meet up location at the end of the tour unless they make other arrangements with us ahead of time. We are usually able to provide a broader range of transportation for private tours. The standard pick up time is about 7:15 or 7:30 a.m. However, we will message you the afternoon before the tour to provide you with the exact pick up time. This time will typically be a 10 minute window of time. Please be ready prior to that pick up window. If you book this directlty with Wild Lime Adventures on our website, you will receive a discount!
  • Shark Valley Visitor Center, 36000 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33194, USA We will meet you directly across the street at the Miccosukee Gas Station. There is free and safe parking available.
  • Ports:
  • Port Miami, 1015 N America Way #2, Miami, FL 33132, USA
  • Port Everglades Midport Garage, 1850 Eller Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 44152P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are also available for lunch
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat?
How much is Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat?
Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat price starts from €238.04. Discover and book Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat on Tripadvisor
What is the Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat cancellation policy?
Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat?
Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat is hosted by Wild Lime Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Wild Lime Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 44152P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Shark Valley Visitor Center
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Miami
    Fort Lauderdale
  • 1
    Everglades National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Miccosukee Indian Village
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Oasis Visitor Center
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Big Cypress National Preserve
    Stop: 100 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Smallwood Store
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 8
    Chokoloskee
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 9
    Southwest Gulf Coast
    Stop: 75 minutes
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  • 10
    Everglades City
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

ThawingAlaskan
ThawingAlaskan
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The Everglades tour we were looking for!
We had a wonderful 1/2 day tour with our guide, Zach! He gave us a very in depth tour of the flora and fauna of the
Marc L
Marc L
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Meh
It was ok, not terrible not great. They didn’t pick us up or drop us off at the place we were staying. Tour itself
ESchatzCT
ESchatzCT
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An inside look into the Everglades with a real expert
We loved our trip with Zac. He knew EVERYTHING about the Everglades, pointing out rare bird and plant species, as w
Jamie57
Jamie57
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Wonderful Everglades Activity
Wonderful and thrilling experience on an Everglades fan boat, which was preceded by a 1.5 hour guided walking tour
333judithw
333judithw
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Outstanding tour of the Everglades
This tour is fabulous! We were picked up at our hotel and driven in a comfortable van to Everglades National Park.
DannyLWHQ92
DannyLWHQ92
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Fun Day at the Everglades
Thank you to Ryan for a great fun day out at the Everglades last week! 11/10. Much appreciated and well worth it.
H5039DGannaj
H5039DGannaj
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Exhilarating
Fantastic day all around! Guides were informative (our main guide had an incredible amount of knowledge on local hi
P1970LXstevew
P1970LXstevew
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Awesome day
Both the hike and airboat tour were fantastic. E learned a ton and also saw many birds and gators. Highly recommend
Susan R
Susan R
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The best tour
We modified our tour to include the winwood walls… we had a charming and extremely knowledgeable guide, in Ryan. Ca
I5766MIjohnt
I5766MIjohnt
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Awesome way to experience the Everglades
Absolutely AWESOME trip. Zac was an amazing guide and extremely knowledgeable and good fun. Highlight of the day h
MorganBDT
MorganBDT
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Amazing wildlife and learning at Everglades and Big Cypress!
Truly spectacular eco-tour! Zac is extremely knowledgeable about wildlife, ecosystems, and the history of the regio
240saundrar
240saundrar
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Don't miss this!
Wonderful tour! Our guide was super knowledgeable about the birds, plants, and animals we encountered. Our first
152genevieved
152genevieved
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Fun tour!
Ryan was a great host! We really enjoyed hearing more about the history of the area. The stop at the Native America
K3571UPemmaf
K3571UPemmaf
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Unforgettable
Loved the full day tour (dry walk) lead by Zac. Awesome chance to explore most of the Everglade ecosystems with an
Elizabeth K
Elizabeth K
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Easiest way to get the flavor of the Everglades
I was on a quick trip of Southern Florida. Taking this tour meant that I was able to efficiently tour the highlig
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70s Rock Adventure
Cassopolis, MI27 contributions
Dec 2022
We signed up for a full day of activities on Dec. 15, 2022, and we were picked up by our two guides, Stacy and Elijah. From the very start to the very end, they were courteous, friendly, and very good at explaining helpful details and the background history of each stop we made.
We started the day and worked East to West, with a Miccosukee Indian, Elvis, taking our small group of 6 guests on an air boat across the Everglades NP grasslands to a historic Indian island. There we meet "Mother," an alligator of 65+ years of age who allowed Elvis to open her jaw, rub her belly, and others of us to 'touch' the calm and friendly alligator. The temperature was perfect in the mid-70s as we whisked across the grass and water.

We visited the Oasis welcome center of the Big Cypress national preserve, where a plethora of different bird species, fish, and lots of black alligators enjoyed the weather. It was very interesting to understand the different topologies and historical references in the different areas we visited.

Another exciting time with a fast, small boat that left Smallwood Store in Everglades city for a tour of the 10,000 islands area. We saw a dolphin, the mangrove tree-covered islands, and the islands but just from shells from a thousand years of civilization.

Bravo to Stacy and her son, Elijah would both contributed to a memorable day for my wife and I
Written 23 December 2022
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benthere2017
So glad the trip was a memorable experience for you. Thank you so much for taking the time to write the details of what you most appreciate. It means the world to us that you did so, and that we had the opportunity to spend so much time together out in nature, out in these wonderful places.
Written 3 January 2023
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AnselA52
Hendersonville, NC7 contributions
We had a great trip. The Big Cypress nature walk, the boat ride through the islands and the air boat ride were all excellent but the best part was our guide, Zack, who was exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly. His ability to spot animals and plants was outstanding, We highly recommend this tour
Written 12 December 2022
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benthere2017
Yes, Zac had an eagle eye, as they say. Thank you so much for coming out there with us. We are thrilled to have been able to experience it all with you.
Written 3 January 2023
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Elizaveta
2 contributions
Mar 2022
It was a great trip to Everglades. We visited a couple of different ecosystems and managed to see all the animals that we wanted to see: dolphins, a glimpse of a manatee and alligators. The only downside is that it's not COVID-safe. We spent quite a long time inside a minivan where I most definitely caught the virus from a symptomatic individual. I would suggest for the company to strongly encourage mask wearing inside a van, also having a guide wear a mask will encourage others to do so.
Written 26 March 2022
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benthere2017
Thank you for coming on our tour. We are happy you liked the tour. We appreciate those comments; as well as your feedback regarding masks. We made masks optional for all phases of our tour starting just a couple of weeks ago, at the same time that the federal government decided to lift its mask requirement too for visitor centers in the National Parks, which can be pretty small areas. We visit these federal places on some of our tours, so we wanted to be in step with them for several reasons. Up until that point, we required them on some parts of the tour, including on the vehicle. Some airlines have also lifted or do not enforce a requirement at this time. Our protocols have been to take the virus seriously, but also to be mindful of where others are at and where society is at at this time. All of our guides have chosen to be vaccinated and boosted. We do take the virus seriously and will continue to monitor the situation by listening to the advice of experts. Thanks again for coming out there with us!
Written 27 March 2022
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Pepperooney
Essex, UK149 contributions
Apr 2019
We were looking to book a day tour to the Everglades and our hotel recommended Wild Lime Adventures. We had looked at some other companies but decided to go with the hotel’s recommendation and we were very pleased that we did. Ben, our tour guide, confirmed our pick up time from the hotel via text the day before our tour. Fortunately the others on our tour were staying in Fort Lauderdale as well so we didn’t have to make any stops in Miami. We chose the full day excursion which included an hour airboat ride, a nature walk and a boat trip to the Ten Thousand Islands. Ben was very knowledgeable and provided great commentary throughout the day. The airboat ride was great, although we had thought we would see more alligators, I’m not sure whether we were just unlucky that day. We had a nice lunch which was included at a Cuban restaurant and snacks and drinks were provided throughout the day. We enjoyed the nature walk and met a very interesting ranger who had lots of stories to tell but the highlight of the tour for us was the boat trip around the Ten Thousand islands where we saw quite a few dolphins and they were surfing in the waves right next to our boat. On the drive from the air boat to lunch we drove past a viewing spot where there were lots of alligators and you could get a much closer view, it would have been good if a stop here was included as it looked a great spot for some photo opportunities. I would highly recommend Wild Lime Adventures and the full day excursion, this trip was one of the highlights of our holiday along with Dolphin Watching in Key West.
Written 3 March 2020
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Thank you for telling us that we helped create some additional great memories of your entire vacation. We are super pleased we played a part in that; and that you took a few minutes to let us know. We enjoy the trips as much as our guests, so we try to soak everything in like you did. The wildlife is different day to day, so we never know what we're going to find. Thanks so much for providing us this wonderful review. We hope to see you on another adventure one day!
Written 6 March 2020
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Lynn2018Webster
Webster, NY9 contributions
Wild Lime Tours is wonderful in every way. Communication from booking was easy and updates were provided. Our knowledgeable and welcoming guide Ben created a wonderful ambience in our group of strangers. Midway through the tour we were sharing experiences and as a collective enjoyed the just in time explanations of life in the Everglades and Florida. Ben was kind, engaging and solicitous. Our boat trip was conducted by Elvis who made sure we saw plenty of alligators! I can’t recommend this trip and company more highly!
Written 27 February 2022
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benthere2017
We can't thank you enough for joining us leaving us this most kind review. Hope to see you again!
Written 17 March 2022
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Elizabeth E
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Solo
As a native Floridian, I had never been to the Everglades before and wow was I impressed by this tour! When they advertise that everything is led by a biologist they are correct! Lindsay was our extremely talented guide who shared her extensive knowledge about the wildlife and the ecosystem throughout the expeditions. Not only does she have a degree in wildlife science she really knows and is passionate about the environment and had so much to share. Lindsay made even the most complicated scientific concepts like water quality digestible to the entire group of folks with all different levels of understanding. On top of that, she was friendly, fun, and made sure everyone was safe and taken care of. There was plenty of water, sunscreen, snacks, and mask wearing while in the van so you are always cared for and protected! The food was yummy and prompt at a local restaurant as well. The tours themselves were fun and exciting. The boat captains really knew how to engage with the wildlife and find us rare sightings like sawfish and dolphins. A total 10/10!!! Shoutout to the rare rosiet spoonbill we saw on the walk
Written 4 January 2022
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Such an amazing review! Thank you. As a native Floridian myself, I can relate to your comment about never really having experienced the Everglades even though it's right there near us. There were a lot of people who I knew growing up who had never been out there either. Once you do though, and once you go with someone who really knows the area and has a passion for it, it's kind of amazing, isn't it? Thank you so much for spending the day with us. We sincerely appreciate it!
Written 5 January 2022
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Madeline M
Palm Beach Gardens, FL2 contributions
Nov 2021
My brother, his 14-year old son, and I did the Full Day Tour: Wet Hike & Everglades Adventure Led by Ben, one of the owners of Wild Lime Adventures on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. We met the van at the Miccosukee General Store on Tamiami Trail. Easy ride from the Turnpike @ 8:20am. There were 12 in our group. It was a glorious crisp, 65 degree sunny day. I wore a sweatshirt, sweatpants, old sneakers, and hoodie with pockets and zippers to hold my valuables for our Swamp Walk. I wouldn't have picked this but my brother grew up playing in the creek in the summer looking for salamanders so I knew he would like it. Well, we all had a blast. You get wet up to your butt, but your top stays dry, and your shoes get muddy. I brought a change of clothes including underwear and shoes and used them. Do not fear the Wet Walk. It is awesome. Next up was our cruise through the 10,000 Islands only inhabited by birds, & raccoons from what we saw including a mother and baby dolphin. Our captain expertly maneuvered through the shallow water and the scenery was unbelievable. Next was lunch at the quaint Havana Cafe. We made several stops to view spectacular birds and the smallest post office before we got to our final destination, the iconic Airboat Ride through the Sea of Grass. This really was the icing on the cake of this most amazing tour that should be on anyone's bucket list. Ben and Wild Lime Adventures know what they're doing taking you to the best places in the Everglades with local experts. Thank you for making me a hero to my brother and nephew for finding this tour!
Written 25 November 2021
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We just love your review. It is so personalized, as to why it was a special day to you, including why the wet walk was really cool, and how others shouldn't be intimidated by it! Truly amazing. We loved being out there with you and your family. We are also super thrilled they were happy with you too for the trip! We hope we will meet again, who knows, maybe on another adventure!
Written 6 December 2021
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CAC
1 contribution
Mar 2021
was visiting Florida for work and wanted to round off the trip with a visit to the Everglades, an obsession of mine since an early age. I searched for several tours through the Everglades. Most of the search results did not meet my criteria, and/or only offered airboat or thrill boat rides. Then I discovered Wild Lime Adventures. I loved that this outfit had full and 1/2 day tours available across the spectrum, and kept the number of attendees per van to a minimum. I selected the full day tour which included an airboat ride on tribal land, a trip by van where we had lunch and then into Big Cyprus National Preserve for a boat ride through the mangroves of the ten thousand islands, and finally, last but not least, the day ended with a dry walk. Throughout the day, I saw tons of alligators, fish, some turtles, a non-poisonous snake, and so many birds I can't remember the names of them all. We also saw two manatees on the drive and we stopped for a bit to watch natures original zeppelins. It was not only the nature that made the tour, our tour guide Stacy was wonderful and they were highly organized, COVID compliant, and did everything they could to make the trip memorable. Stacy and the operators of the airboat and boat ride, were very knowledgeable about the ecosystem and surrounding nature and animals that call it home, and all of them very nice people. I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in nature, be it fish or foul, plants or animals, and about the history of the areas visited, to check it out. They have many tours available. I plan on taking a full day with wet walk instead of dry, recommended to me, the next time I am in Florida, if the season permits.
Written 29 March 2021
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Truly a wonderful review, and we are so appreciative that you took to the time to leave it for us. It really means a lot. There is a lot to pack in with each day, so it sounds like you did get to see quite a bit, which is our main goal. We know where a lot of wildlife is, and we hope to experience so much of it. Thanks for being out there with us! Stacy is really appreciative of this wonderful review, and for experiencing it all with you.
Written 13 April 2021
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Peter
Koege, Denmark3 contributions
Jan 2023
A great full-day tour starting at 7:30 am from outside our downtown Miami hotel and back around 6:30 pm.

Our guide Ryan did a very good job of informing about Everglades habitats and the wildlife we saw or could see along the way. Also good information about the history of Florida.

The airboat tour on the wetlands, the powerboat tour among the Ten Thousand Islands and the dry-walk into the cypress tree grove were all great

All in all - highly recommendable!
Written 19 January 2023
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benthere2017
We are so thrilled you loved the day. Please come on another adventure with us one day if you can. Thank you!
Written 4 February 2023
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Danielle N
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Family
The trip was fantastic! There was never a dull moment during the tour which took a total of twelve hours including being picked up & dropped off at our Air B & B. The tour guide Lindsay was phenomenal. She was very knowledgeable, personable, helpful and a skilled driver We saw numerous alligators, a caymen, numerous types of birds, and dolphins followed in the wake of our boat. The food was delicious, we had chicken and brisket sandwiches, and the vegetarian dish. We ate on the dock overlooking the water edge in the heart of the Everglades. My family and I had a truly wonderful, fun filled day. I highly recommend this experience to all.
Written 4 January 2023
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benthere2017
So thrilled you loved the day. Our guides really put their hearts and souls into the trips, and it is truly worth it when we get to spend the day out in nature with those like you, who really take notice of everything around them. We sincerely appreciate you choosing this tour, and who knows , maybe we'll get to see you again one day!
Written 7 January 2023
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