Everglades Eco Tour: Master Naturalist-Led Adventure
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99 Ratings
Chokoloskee
Embark on a master naturalist-led adventure in the Everglades National Park. Explore by boat, kayak, and on foot, encountering diverse wildlife and learning about the park's ecosystems and rich culture.
Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Everglades National Park - Enjoy the best of a boating, kayaking and walking tour in a single great Eco-educational experience. Directly in Everglades National Park where loud airboats are not allowed.
What's Included
  • Walking Tour
  • Golf Cart Ride to our marina
  • Boating and Kayaking
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Everglades National Park Visitors Pass $5/person
Additional Information

We promote ourselves as the ‘Silent Option Instead of an Airboat Journey’. We provide boat, kayak tours and walking trips in Everglades National Park, with our signature tour generating the most interest! Start from our place of operation, housed in an historic local building. Remember to greet Crash the Cat on your arrival! Under the guidance of your Florida Master Naturalist Guide, a brief ride on a golf cart will usher you to your boat. While on the boat, in addition to looking out for dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, rosette spoonbills, herons, egrets, ospreys, eagles, and shorebirds, you will glean insights into the varying ecosystems of the Everglades, its extensive history, and vibrant culture. At our first sheltered stop, we launch the very reliable kayaks. The quiet nature of the kayak enables you to approach the wildlife and vegetation. Your next stop is a deserted beach on a barrier island, here you will partake in a relaxed, hands-on walking excursion. Be prepared to sight more seashells than ever before. Post the walk, we return to the kayaks, the boat, the golf cart and finally back to bid adieu to Crash the Cat.

Location
238 Mamie St
Mamie Street
Park at our shop ... also known as JT's
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
4.8
(99 Ratings)
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Daytrip40742981959
Mar 31, 2024
Relaxing Tour with Great Information - Wanted a little more indepth tour so we decided on this. Our guide, I believe Dan, was very nice and patient. My 8 year old son asked a ton of questions and he never got annoyed but instead was happy to answer all his questions. I loved that it was relaxed and no other people as we explored the everglades. My only suggestion is bringing bug spray, because oh my goodness during the walk the mosquitos got us.
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470katharinat
Mar 23, 2024
Quiet tour, far away from mass tourism - We were very lucky and there were only two of us. The silence, vastness and almost untouched nature are breathtaking. We were able to soak up and enjoy every moment. Our guide “Dan” is a quiet character who certainly doesn’t say a word too much, but is not averse to conversation. As soon as there was something to see, he always had a story about it. The highlight was the school of dolphins, which we were able to get close to. There were probably 10 animals swimming around the boat. When we increased the speed, the animals swam along in the fairway and jumped out of the water on the side of the boat. Sustainably impressive images. If you're looking for a classic tourist offer with constant guide chatter and entertainment, you've come to the wrong place. Here you really get to see nature, even if it may seem unspectacular at times. It was exactly the right thing for us. Thanks for that!
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I6945fdevam
Mar 18, 2024
10,000 Islands Everglades Experience - Dan was a great tour guide. He knows the area in and out. He took us to the places we could see the wildlife and he's familiar with the National Park rules and promotes education of the environment and ecosystem. We had the boat ride, walked an island, and took a peaceful kayak tour. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and gave us the ins and outs of the island so we knew where to eat dinner or stop for ice cream after the tour.
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Traveler5421md
Mar 11, 2024
Top notch. - All 3 tours were great! Our guide Chris was super knowledgeable. Equipment was in top-notch condition. In order from most interesting to less interesting, I recommend mangrove tunnel kayak, boat/kayak 10,000 island, swamp hike.
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Journey12241974946
Feb 14, 2024
Do it!! - Wonderful experience and the highlight of our trip to Florida- which included the Everglades, Miami, and the keys. This was all the family talked about. We did the mangrove kayak trip and had a great guide and wonderful time. Thank you so much!!
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A6040xvangelos
Feb 10, 2024
Great Tour - Dan Hubbard was EXCELLENT…. He is incredibly knowledgable of the area. He is a very skilled captain. He is friendly and patient. The tour was excellent
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Arvoe2016
Jan 1, 2024
Great time - Don was very good as he was on our last trip. Very knowledgeable about the area, birds, sea life , and history. Highly recommended Thanks again Don
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361robynw
Dec 22, 2023
Highly Recommend!! - This was an amazing experience for our family! To have an in-depth look at the ecosystem of the mangrove islands was spectacular. Our guides Don McCumber and Ray paid attention to all the details. They both were a wealth of knowledge as we found fish, shells and animals and taught us about the history of the area as well. Highly recommend!!
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Klellio
Dec 21, 2023
Wonderful experience. - We had a wonderful time with Don (guide) and Ray (boat driver). Don was so informative and managed to find all sorts of shells, and wildlife. Perhaps we could have spent a little more time in the Kayaks. We would definitely go again.
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Tbluby
Feb 24, 2024
Eco tour boating, kayaking, walking - Dan was a very informative boat captain and engaged guests answering questions with ease! It was great having a small group as well.
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