Everglades National Park Wildlife and Beach Expedition Chokoloskee Island, FL

Everglades Area Tours238 Mamie St.Chokoloskee Island, FL 34138
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Overview

Get lost in the beauty of the Everglades on this small-group Florida Everglades tour. This naturalist-led excursion into Everglades National Park combines boating with a leisurely walking tour. Experience an array of wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, eagles and more, while learning about the Ten Thousand Islands’ ecosystems and native flora and fauna.

up to 3.5 hrs 1 to 6 people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Chokoloskee Island Travel Experts
  • Enjoy an unforgettable boating tour into Everglades National Park on the hunt for wildlife like dolphins, manatees and more.
  • Explore a remote barrier island beach and tidal pools with a Florida certified naturalist guide.
  • Tour duration is approximately 3.5 hours.
  • Embarks from Chokoloskee Island, a 1.5-hour drive from Fort Myers.
  • Suitable for all ages and experience levels.
  • Wear comfortable and fast-drying clothing or swimsuits.
  • Be sure to bring your camera and prepare to capture some fantastic photos.
  • Excludes park entrance fee. Please purchase your park entrance pass prior to the tour ($30 per car).
  • Everglades Area Tours adheres to a 'Leave No Trace' policy, remove what you bring and leave what you find.

Description

from Everglades National Park Wildlife & Beach Expedition
This Everglades National Park Expedition is a two-part, naturalist led experience - a boating tour of the 10,000 Islands in Everglades National Park and a leisurely walk on a remote barrier island.

Take pleasure in a calm, leisurely boat trip of the Ten Thousand Islands coastal ecosystem as your naturalist tour guide is on the hunt for all types of wildlife. Every day is unique, as are the tours. Depending on the time of year and the weather, you might see dolphins, manatees, roseate spoonbills, pelicans, ospreys, eagles, ibis, herons, egrets, a large number of sea and shore birds, sea turtles, and other saltwater animals.

After the boating tour and as conditions allow, your captain will take you on an interpretive stroll along one of the Park's several barrier-island beaches. Because these isolated islands can only be reached by boat, very few individuals have ever set foot where you will go.

The entire family will enjoy this outstanding educational opportunity in the Everglades Region from young children to grandparents. It is a specialized, interactive eco-adventure with a maximum of six guests. Every day in the Everglades' 10,000 Islands is unique, so an effort is made to be adaptable and dynamic. A little birdwatching, some photography, a stroll through tidal pools on a deserted beach, and an exploration of one of the 10,000 Islands may all be included in the excursion.

A guided boating eco-tour looking for dolphins, manatees, and other animals makes up the first part of the trip. The second activity is an interactive, guided walk where participants can explore beaches, tide pools, and intertidal zones on a far-off barrier island.

The naturalists will assist you in serving as the instructor if you are a parent or grandparent who wants to take an active position in education.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Everglades National Park Wildlife & Beach Expedition

Where is the meeting point for the Everglades National Park Wildlife & Beach Expedition?

This tour departs from Chokoloskee Island just 3 miles south of Everglades City. You will meet at Everglades Area Tours' main shop at JT's Gallery located at 238 Mamie St, Chokoloskee Island, FL 34140. The boat boards 5 minutes prior to departure.

How long is the tour?

This Everglades trip is approximately 3.5 hours.

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?

This tour not wheelchair accessible. This tour is also not suitable for guests with back problems and medical conditions.

What should I bring?

You should bring sunglasses, hats, towels, sunscreen, and water bottles for this Everglades National Park tour. Bring a camera (in a plastic zip lock bag if it is not waterproof). Binoculars and field glasses are also a good idea. Please bring whatever you wish to eat or drink. They do adhere to a "Leave No Trace" policy, so anything brought into the park must be taken out.

What should I wear?

Please dress comfortably and according to the weather, and wear protective footwear (water shoes) that you do not mind getting wet. Wear shorts, light fast-drying pants, or swimsuits on this trip. A light jacket is also recommended.

Is the tour appropriate for children?

Yes, this Florida Everglades tour is suitable for all ages.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes! There are a ton of great photo opportunities for you on the trip, but please bring waterproof protection for your gadgets.