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Everglades: Birding, Wildlife, and Photography Expedition

4.8 / 5

27 reviews

Activity provider: Everglades Area Tours

Everglades: Birding, Wildlife, and Photography Expedition

Activity provider: Everglades Area Tours
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From US$ 155.70 per person

Take a leisurely ride through the Everglades National Park's 10,000 island ecosystem and enjoy perfect photo opportunities of the area's unrivaled nature. Enjoy an interpretive walk around an uninhabited barrier island with your Master Naturalist guide.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about flora and fauna from a Florida-certified Master Naturalist
  • Take advantage of great photo opportunities while on a large, stable boat
  • Explore an uninhabited barrier island on this exciting eco-tour
  • Travel on a steady boat fit for tripods and large telephoto lenses
Full description
Take a leisurely ride through the Everglades National Park's 10,000-island ecosystem, where you will enjoy perfect photo opportunities of birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Stop on an uninhabited barrier island, where your Florida certified Master Naturalist guide will take you on an walk and help you discover even more photo opportunities of this impressive environment. Your guide will be on the hunt for birds and wildlife of all types — roseate spoonbills, osprey, ibis, great blue herons, tri-color herons, snowy egrets, shore birds, and bald eagles as well as other animals like dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, and other saltwater creatures. The boat, limited to 6 passengers with comfortable seating, is a large, stable platform for birding and photography. There's even space for a camera tripod, so feel free to bring large telephoto lenses. The Everglades Birding, Wildlife, and Photo Expedition is essentially a 2-part adventure. First, it is a boat exploration of the 10,000 islands, where you will learn about the Everglades ecosystem, its history, and rich culture. Here you are likely to encounter dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and a plethora of different birds. On the second part, your guide will beach the boat and take you on an stroll along one of the Everglades National Park's many uninhabited barrier islands. See the unique ecosystem up close and nab more photo opportunities.
Includes
  • Florida Master Naturalist, certified by the National Park and licensed by the US Coast Guard
  • A wealth of information on the colorful local history of the area and its wonderful wildlife and flora
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Guests will be transported to the boats via golf cart from the Everglades Area Tours headquarters at 238 Mamie St., Chokoloskee, Florida

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please dress for the weather and bring any sun protection that you feel is necessary.
  • It is recommended that you bring your photography equipment to take advantage of the great photo opportunities of birds and wildlife.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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Capt. Dan was a great guide with deep knowledge of the wildlife in the area and a willingness to share. He clearly knew some very good spots, even mid-day in a period where wildlife might be scarce. We certainly got our fill. In addition, his knowledge of local history and his perspective as a "northern emigree" made for some fun conversations on the boat between sites. Small group meant he had time for all of us. It was a wonderful morning out and we recommend it highly,

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May 15, 2022

The day was beautiful, and we decided that this type of tour was just what the three of us would enjoy, as we love nature, the water, and watching wildlife doing what comes natural to them. While gliding over the beautiful waters among the “10 thousand islands”, we saw herons, cormorants, osprey, plovers, great horned owl and others. Of course, excitement grew to laughter and awe seeing the bottlenose dolphins jumping and playing in our wake as our boat moved along the pristine waters of the Everglades. Our naturalist, “Captain Dan”, helped us to understand the rich history of the area, educate us about the mangroves, and provide insight to the various discoveries along our path. I think I can say with confidence that Dan shared his love and respect of the surroundings and enjoyed our time together as much as we did. Every experience is what you make it, and we had beautiful opportunities to make this experience one to remember.

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March 16, 2021

Captain was real nice but his agenda was not just about the customer.

Captain did a good job getting up as close as he could to birds. He was very interesting with lots of great stories. But he was real proud of his captains license talking about it quite a bit and talking smack about his other captain who worked with him and I didn’t think that was very nice. He also wanted to stop at a island to check on his turtle nests which took away time from what I had paid for. He saw another boat ran aground on oyster shells and said he was obligated to check on them. It seemed he just wanted to see how big a idiot they were. It was nice he made sure they were not in distress, but again I didn’t pay for that as part of my tour. He was a great captain because storms brewed up and it took some fancy boat work to get us back safely which he did. Overall it was a great tour, but the things I mentioned just rubbed me the wrong way a little. I would go again. Oh!! Also, the tour ticket said it included a bottle of water and lunch. I didn’t get neither.

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July 13, 2019

Product ID: 25285