Everglades Eco Excursions



  • Description:

    This one-of-a-kind tour allows you to observe and photograph native subtropical wildlife up-close as nature allows and all from the safety of a swamp buggy. Venture safely into the Everglade’s Big Cypress National Preserve without getting your feet wet! If you do wish to get off the swamp buggy and walk around, please wear protective footwear that you don’t mind getting wet. The whole family will love it! Water, ice, bug repellant, and light rain ponchos are provided.

    This tour is currently offered by Big Cypress Swamp Buggy Tours and Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Tours

    Cost:

    $125 per Adult for ½ day – 2 Person Minimum
    $62.50 per Child under 12 for ½ day

    Availability:

    Available 7 days a week, between 8am and 9pm, January 1st through May 31st and between August 1st through December 31st. Limited to 6 Persons per Swamp Buggy.

    Things to Bring:

    Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat with a brim are all recommended. Protective footwear that you don’t mind getting wet. Also bring your camera in a dry bag if it is not waterproof. Feel free to bring a brown bag picnic lunch!

  • Description:

    This scenic ECO-Tour is fully narrated by a knowledgeable Captain where you’ll learn interesting facts on the history of the area and the unique wildlife you’ll encounter. This tour includes viewing the protected West Indian Manatee, and the estuaries of the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge to observe the wildlife inhabiting the largest mangrove forest in the United States and western hemisphere. Here you’ll likely see alligators, dolphins, turtles, and many rare and endangered tropical birds. Bottled water is provided, and we encourage you to feel free to bring snacks or beverages, as well as your sandals, cameras, sunscreen and polarized sunglasses. A relaxing way to feel the “soul” of the Everglades.

    This tour is currently offered by Double R’s Fishing and Tours. Click for more information

    Cost:

    Adults:  $55.00, Children:  $35.00
    Children under 3 years of age are free.

    Availability:

    9:30am, 12:30pm and 3:30pm.
    Tour departs from Port of the Islands Marina.
    Limited to 35 Passengers per Tour

    Length:

    2 1/2 hours

  • Description:

    The 10,000 Islands Ecology & Beach Seine Tour is the premier learning experience in the Everglades area and is superb for the entire family – from the toddlers to the grandparents. Limited to just six guests, it is a personalized, hands-on eco-adventure. With your licensed US Coast Guard Captain and Florida Master Naturalist Guide, you will leave Marco Island/Goodland’s Calusa Island
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  • Description:

    The Swamp Walk is a totally different experience than other tours. Typically lasting 3-4 hours, your naturalist guide will lead you through the sloughs and strands of the Everglades.  This is a guided interpretive experience in an area that hosts a wide array of habitats and forest types from the wetter swamps and prairies to the drier islands of tropical hardwood hammocks and pine rock lands. Native royal palms, bald cypress trees and royal palms share the forest with over 30 native orchids and 12 native bromeliad species. It is home of the Florida panther, white-tailed deer, Florida black bears, Everglades minks and river otters.  The resident
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  • Description:

    The most extensive tour of the Everglades National Park offered, guests will experience the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge, the Everglades Tidal Rivers and Flats, the infamous Wilderness Waterway, remote Mangrove Creeks and Tunnels, Coastal Island Beaches and remote historical sites in Everglades National Park.  A Naturalist Guide will lead an ecological and heritage
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  • Description:

    The Everglades ecosystem has the largest mangrove forest in North America. The three-hour Mangrove Tunnel Kayak/Canoe ECO Tour penetrates deep into the dense mangrove forests. With your guide, you will paddle in tight fresh and brackish water creeks where the forest forms a canopy over you creating a tunnel thru which you can paddle. This tour compliments the Boat Assisted Tour, but the sunlight shimmering throught the canopy and the natural sounds of the forest in the tunnels make for a surreal paddle experience.

    This tour is currently offered by Everglades Area Tours. Click for more information
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  • Description:

    The Boat Assisted Kayak ECO Tour is our most popular eco-adventure. It combines the best of a Boat Tour, a Kayak Tour and a Walking Tour in a single great learning experience.
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  • Description:

    The west coast of Florida has spectacular sunsets.  None however, are as special as watching hundreds and hundreds of birds returning to their evening roosts.  Many of the birds here gather in large colonies and fly back “home” each evening at sunset.  We are there to meet them.  The sunset rookery tours really are quite special.
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  • Description:

    Climb aboard a state-of-the-art airboat with comfortable cushioned seats, and an experienced Airboat Guide will take you deep into a 200 acre preserve of the Everglades to see exotic animal and plant life, rare species of birds and oh yes, alligators. You’ll glide effortlessly through both waterways and marshlands, down paths and around ponds, where you’ll get the chance to observe a slice of nature that most people only see in pictures or on TV. For those with sensitive hearing, comfortable noise
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