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“Allligators, airboat ride, very knowledgable guide”

Everglades Day Safari
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$158.99*
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale
Ranked #1 of 13 Outdoor Activities in Davie
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Everglades Day Safari is the only full-day ecotour of the Everglades. Guests are escorted around the Everglades by boat cruise through the mangrove forest, by airboat across the sawgrass prairie and on foot through a cypress swamp. Lunch is provided including alligator appetizers!
Reviewed August 1, 2013

My 9 year-old grandson, son-in-law and myself took this tour. It's a bit long, about 9 hours, but it's full of interesting things to see. First part is the best, an hour long airboat ride in the traditional Everglades with lots of alligators to see. Next is driving through different ecosystems of the Glades. Here's where some patience is required, as it's a long drive. But the guide is good and provides a lot of fun and useful information. The lunch in Port Everglades isn't the greatest. Don't get the salad bar! The burgers were good. The boat tour at Port Everglades was good too. The drive back takes you through areas you already saw, but it's a good time to catch a nap. All in all, a good way to see the Everglades and get some once in a lifetime experiences, with good guides.

Thank Bill G
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

My wife and I went on this tour during our honeymoon and we really enjoyed it. We had Jason as our guide and he was very knowledgeable of the Florida ecosystem. This is a great tour if you want to gain some knowledge and education about Florida's wildlife and its environment. I left the tour knowing a whole lot more about Florida's everglades, history, animals and current environmental efforts. If you want to see almost every animal in Florida, go to a zoo where they're caged up and sleeping. If you want a real life, educational experience of Florida with a nice, knowledgeable and accommodating staff; where you can relax, ask questions, learn and see animals in their natural environment: come here.

The money is well worth spent here. Considering the gas that you would spend driving yourself around the everglades trying to find your next destination with no knowledge of what you are looking at or the animals for that matter,

Our tour guide, Jason, picked us up at our hotel and drove us to our destinations (the air-boat ride and boat tour) while talking to us about the everglades and its animals while stopping to show us different animals and other things along the way. He has an eagle eye too, he would pull over and show us animals, as well as alligators, that we would have never even noticed while driving. The staff is very nice and we felt very comfortable around everyone there.

I can only speak for myself and what my wife told me, but we really enjoyed it and we recommend it to those who want an easy, cheap, comfortable and educational tour of the everglades.

Thank Joshua W
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EDSGator, Manager at Everglades Day Safari, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Thank you for the 5-star review and the great assessment of Adam and his guiding expertise. We're quite fortunate to have him as are the guests he takes to the Everglades.

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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Money well spent. Jason was great. We know why you got TOUR GUIDE of the Year. A recognition well deserved . Jason really is knowledgable and interesting. Thank you for a great experience.

Thank Onorcc
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

The Everglades Day Safari is probably one of the most informative and fun nature tours that I have ever been on. Our guide, Jason, was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the Everglades, its wildlife, and restoration/conservation efforts. His enthusiasm was absolutely contagious.

I was able to get some great photos to document the trip: beautiful landscapes, amazing vistas, and, of course, the wildlife. I highly recommend this trip for every and anyone!

1  Thank Dave D
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Had a great day on this trip and would highly recomment taking this trip. The only recommendation is to use a different restaurant for the lunch. Very good guides.

Thank thornton
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EDSGator, Manager at Everglades Day Safari, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2013

Thank you for your 5-star review. We're glad you loved the trip. We will pass along your thoughts on the restaurant (they usually do a great job) and encourage them to do their best next time.

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