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“A great day trip”

Everglades Adventure
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$130.00*
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Everglades Adventure Day with Swamp Buggy and Airboat Rides
Ranked #20 of 72 Tours in Fort Myers Beach
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Owner description: Full day tour the Everglades with our naturalist guides. Tours include transportation to and from the Everglades, thrilling airboat ride, alligator exhibits, and much more!! Depart by van from Ft Myers Beach.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 14, 2012

Our tour guide, Gator D, was very knowledgeable and accessible which made the day a great success. The highlight was definitely the airboat ride through the narrow channels of the Everglades. This is not to be missed, it is once in a lifetime experience.

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

We started out the day in a van that picked us up at Summerlin Square, Ft. Myers, to head down to the Everglades. Our guide's name was Marlow who is super sweet, funny, and intelligent. Our group in the van was a lively diverse group which made it very comfortable. It took us over an hour to get to the glades where we started out the morning in a buggy going through the swamps. Our guide Larry was down to earth and welcomed any questions we had. We saw racoons, yearling deer, alligators, and a baby eagle from afar that seemed to want to take it's first flight! We then braved a petting zoo where we held a baby alligator, and an anaconda and python....don't worry, this is not a requirement, but you may never have the chance to do it again! There were other fun animals and the owner, Rick, definitely showed his passion for his wildlife. Oh, and then there's the skunkape which you'll have to find out for yourself! We ventured on to observe wildlife in the everglades from the van, but the van wasn't necessarily the best for viewing if you were seated in the back or on the wrong side. Nonetheless, lunch followed and was great--our food was awaiting our arrival. The best was saved for last....the airboat ride! I was a little nervous about the unknown of this ride, but found it t o be one of the most thrilling, beautiful, safe adventures ever! This is s full day of information, relaxation, and excitement and I recommend it...have fun!

1  Thank Trace824
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Reviewed March 19, 2012

We were picked up right on time right from our hotel. Margo, our driver, was very informative and answered questions along the way. Lunch was very good sized and most couldn't finish it all. We all choose the fish sandwiches, either fried or blackened.

The little museum store we stopped at was cute, and we saw some dolphins swimming outside off the deck of the store.

The "petting zoo" allowed us to hold a baby gator, an anaconda, a python, and a couple of birds. There was plenty of time for everyone to enjoy touching, holding, and taking photos.

The drives along the dirt road let us see a bunch of gators in the wild, along with a lot of wild life. The only downside to that would be not to be sitting in the back of the van - best seats are in the front seat or the row right after. Margo said we didn't have to stay in the same seats, but I don't think anyone wanted to rock the boat, so we just stayed in the same spot, but it was hard to see when we went on the nature drive.

The swamp buggie ride really wasn't very much. Very short ride in a circle and the only thing we saw were some baby raccoons. I would have rather had a long time on the airboat.

The airboat was the most fun. Gliding around the Everglades on one of these is a must! All and all the trip was a lot of fun and we definately learned a lot and saw a lot.

1  Thank Mudovich
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Reviewed March 11, 2012

This was an absolute highlight while visiting Fort Myers Beach. Picked up practically at our door and dropped off as well. No worries for transportation. Dwight was an encyclopedia of information and shared it all with us during our van ride to and from the different parts of the tour. Swamp buggy was good but would have liked to have seen a bit more. Interactive reptile display was amazing as well as the nature drive and airboat ride. My favourite part was the airboat ride and being up close with the gators! Lunch was included too. Overall I would definitely recommend this tour for singles or families!

1  Thank Pauline W
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

Dwight was amazing.... Full of information, and kept us laughing and entertained all day!! The door to door pickup was very appreciated especially at the end of the day. The swamp buggy trip was a bit disappointing as if you didn't stop during it, it might last 5 minutes, but they manage to drag it out for closer to 45 minutes. The wildlife museum was a lot of fun, my 7 and 5 year olds loved holding the snakes and birds.... Lunch was very filling and very tasty, and the Everglades city museum was also very informative. The highlight for the day was the airboat tour.... So much fun, and so exciting. My boys have not stopped telling people about it ever since!! We saw lots of gators, birds and had a blast!! Thanks again!!

Thank Potter0895
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