We recently spent an amazing day with Everglades Day Safari. Heidi, our guide, has a deep and abiding love for the Everglades, and she was very enthusiastic in sharing her knowledge with us. We were impressed with her powers of observation (particularly when she alerted us to a small black snake curled up in the foliage), and how quickly she could identify any species of bird. After an invigorating morning hike, we had an excellent lunch at the Island Café in Everglade City, after which we had a sneak peak at droves of alligators relaxing near a back highway. Dolphins followed us during our first boat ride, coming almost close enough to touch. We ended with an airboat ride through beautifully swampy Lake Trafford, where we encountered many alligators enjoying the sunny weather. We’ve had fun seeing the reaction of our family and friends to the videos we’ve sent them (Oooh! for the dolphins, Aargh! For the alligators), and we would unconditionally recommend this Day Safari to anyone visiting southern Florida.