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“Everglades Adventure Tour Well Worth the Money and More”

Everglades Adventure
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$130.00*
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Everglades Adventure Day with Swamp Buggy and Airboat Rides
Ranked #21 of 76 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 30, 2013

If you want a broad taste of the Everglades, its history, attractions and flora and fauna, this tour does it all and is well worth the $125 per person price.

Very knowledgeable tour guide who spends the day with you and gives you a great background and education on many aspects of the Everglades, including historical, environmental, cultural, social, governmental, political, and more.

Being picked up, transported to each activity, and dropped back off in a very nice, air conditioned van

Airboat ride at Wooten's

Seeing lots of alligators in a huge fenced in enclosure (these are old gators and quite large)

Swamp buggy ride through the forest

Seeking more alligators, crocs, and lions and tigers and panthers at an old-time zoo.

Holding a baby alligator

Visiting Everglades City and having a very delicious lunch there. Also, visiting the museum.

Taking a very slow drive along a wildlife corridor and seeing more alligators, birds, snakes, etc.

Going to the official Skunk Ape Research Center and visiting the private zoo there, which has
huge snakes, funny and obnoxious cockatoos and parrots and other reptiles.

Being transported back and dropped off right at your vehicle.

3  Thank Ellen C
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

For the out of state visitor I think this is a very fun way to spend the day. That is if you like to see animals. There were a few activities (6) put all together for your convenience, being shuttled to them by a comfortable travel van. Two privately owned mini zoos with alligators, snakes, birds, etc. were excellent to visit. (Wooten's animals were many and it was most like a real zoo.) A tour in the van down a dirt road next to a small river let us see many alligators in the wild(about 45 min). Very neat to see. A tractor ride through someone's wild backyard was actually very good also. The small everglades museum tour after lunch was not bad. The lunch was adequate. The only downer was the air boat ride. They are very loud, you skim across a half foot of mud water for a while, and we saw only 2 alligators-(who wanted to get away from us.)
A total of 6 activities done, only one that I really didn't like (the air boat). I think it was worth it!

Thank JStef02
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We visited the Everglades when visiting Ft. Meyers. Have always heard of the Everglades but have not been there. Glad that we went. We saw the manitees, LOTS of alligators and some great birds. We just did the self guided tour as we have an 11 year old, 14 year old, 2 parents and 2 grandparents-cost for the tours was a bit steep for us. By doing our own tour, we could go at our own pace It was a great way to enjoy a day in Florida.

1  Thank Betsy H
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We ended up having a private tour with Marlowe as our guide. She has a wealth of knowledge of the Everglades and of the people that have lived the for generations. We loved her sense of humor, she had a great day planned for us. We saw so many alligators, and even got to hold a 18month old gator. It was a tour we will always remember, and hope to take our kids and their families on the same tour.

2  Thank jwfalk78
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Dwight made the trip by being informative, enjoyable and having a sense of humor. He was very accomadating by stopping when something interested us and helped us with our queries as we knew little of the everglades. We thoroughly enjoyed all the stops, interacting with the wild animals and keeping our limbs! We hope to come again and learn much more about the area.

From your British Columbia & Alberta friends

Thank GUY S
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