Everglades National Park: Biologist-Led Full-Day Adventure
508 Ratings
Embark on a biologist-led full-day adventure in Everglades National Park. Explore the stunning 10,000 Islands, encounter diverse bird species, manatees, and dolphins. Experience exhilarating airboat rides, nature hikes, and discover a remote Native American village. Don't miss this comprehensive Everglades experience!
Duration: 10 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Miami - After pick up from your hotel in our new and comfortable 15 passenger vans, enjoy the ride out to Everglades National Park. Your guide will be sure to point out the abundant wildlife en route to your first stop!

  • Fort Lauderdale - We pick up in Fort Lauderdale and go directly out to the park. We try to cluster our pickups to limit the time on the van. Your guide will point out the abundant wildlife enroute.

  • Everglades National Park - Go on a 1-hour air boat ride that way out far from land in the River of Grass. This is your chance to see the endangered Everglades snail kite, large and small alligators, and much more; all where it should be experienced, up close and in the wild! Visit a Native tree island village or two where they used to live. You can only get there by boat and on this tour.

  • Miccosukee Indian Village - You will embark on an amazing 1 hour airboat journey way out onto the pristine “River of Grass”. We will spend some time in a remote Miccosukee Village and we will also encounter a plethora of wildlife from wading birds to turtles, alligators and more!

  • Clyde Butcher Everglades Swamp Walk - Learn about the impressive techniques of this famous photographer and see his iconic work first hand.

  • Oasis Visitor Center - Big alligators live here.

  • Big Cypress National Preserve - Go on a nature walk led by your experienced naturalist in this pristine National Preserve that contains 5 of the 9 ecosystems found in the real Everglades. This beautiful walk will have you immersed in the unique flora and fauna of this region. The chance to go on a second walk in a different location as well. Take a remote scenic narrated drive, with a few stops to get out and experience wildlife, led by your experienced naturalist guide in the remote sections of this vast wilderness; which is home to the Florida panther, black bear, wild boar, Osceola turkey, white-tail deer, Florida bobcat, American alligator, an incredible array of bird species, and more.

  • Smallwood Store - Go back in time in this historic trading post, listed on the National Register of historic places. Learn about the rugged and authentic history of a time when only a few white settlers arrived, to trade with the Seminoles. Still owned by the same family today, ask questions about the lore of Old Florida.

  • Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center - Great spot to potentially see manatees.

  • Chokoloskee - Enjoy a wonderful lunch. Order off the menu. Great local food with lots of fresh seafood choices as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

  • Southwest Gulf Coast - Enjoy an amazing boat trip through the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades National Park. You will have the potential to see dolphins, manatees, many wading and shore birds, white pelicans, saw fish, sea turtles and more.

  • Everglades City - This small town was recently named one of Smithsonian magazine’s top 15 places to see in the United States. We will take a driving tour here in the “Stone Crab Capitol of the Wolrd” When in season we will stop at a local market where fresh off the docks stone crabs can be purchased. Store them in our cooler to be enjoyed later! We will also visit the famous Rod and Gun Club and the quaint musem of the town.

What's Included
  • Master naturalist guide
  • Delicious local lunch with dietary options
  • Timely airport drop-off for departure flights
  • Assorted snacks and beverages included
  • Complimentary luggage storage
  • Souvenir National Park maps
  • Convenient hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Provided sunscreen, insect repellent, and ponchos
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Embark on a complete Everglades exploration with our full-day guided expedition, led by a professional master naturalist. Enjoy a 1-hour scenic boat tour around the stunning 10,000 Islands, guided by an expert. Potential sights include bird species such as the roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, and ospreys, and marine life like manatees and dolphins in their natural habitat. Take part in a 1-hour wilderness hike guided by a master naturalist, where you’ll encounter enchanting wildlife, exotic plants, and stunning orchids, all under the giant cypress tree canopy. Experience the thrill of a 1-hour air boat ride, a must-do in the Everglades. Visit an isolated tree island village, a former dwelling place of the Native Americans, accessible only by boat. Experience firsthand the presence of alligators and other wildlife up close and in their natural environment. You will also get to explore a historical trading post and other compelling cultural and ecological sites. Lunch is part of the package. Wild Lime Adventures is South Florida’s top-rated tour provider!

  • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are also available for lunch
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Southwest 8th Street
We will meet you directly across the street at the Miccosukee Gas Station. There is free and safe parking available.
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(508 Ratings)
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May 26, 2024
Ryan is a terrific guide: entertaining and educational. See the real Florida with real Floridians. - This full-day tour includes an airboat ride to an island in the Everglades, lunch at a local landmark, a boat ride through the 10,000 islands on the Gulf of Mexico, and a guided nature walk. Definitely a full day. The ride there and back is rather long, but our guide, Ryan, made the time pass quicky, giving us so much information about Florida and its people. He has a vast store of knowledge, and obviously enjoys sharing it with folks. History, culture, geology, botony, you name it - it seemed like every step of the way, we were learning something new. And he made it fun for all ages. Even the small children in the group seemed to be engaged. We saw alligators, fish, turtles, dolphins, and so many birds ... even a snake (harmless). Our boat captains, Elvis and Tristan, were very good as well - but Ryan did an outstanding job. He was engaging, entertaining, and attentive, and did a wonderful job of keeping us informed throughout the day. It's obvious he really loves Florida and the Everglades. The van is modern, clean, and comfortable. Snacks and drinks were also made available. The Wild Lime staff is very accomodating. Anyone can point out an alligator. Do yourself a favor: book a tour with Wild Lime. See the real Florida with real Floridians. Thank you, Ryan.
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May 20, 2024
Great day! Complete package! - Great day! Great experience! This one day trip covered exactly what we were looking for. Nature, history and adventure. Stacy our guide was a tremendous source of knowledge. The lunch was quick and good. The van was sparkling clean with good AC. I definitely recommend Wild Lime!
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May 19, 2024
Very well done! - Enog was a very good tour guide. We learned so much about the rich history of Florida as well as wildlife, plants and the waterways. We saw many wildlife. It was such an amazing experience.
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May 19, 2024
Everglades all day tour! - Definitely 5 out of 5! Stacey was our all day guide and drove the bus. She was very knowledgeable and so much fun!! Lunch was delicious and we could choose from the menu. Yum! Tristen drive our flat boat. He is a 9th generation young man from Everglades City and was very knowledgeable about the water. Randy was great. He was very knowledgeable about the air boating in the Glades. This was a great all day event!!!
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May 19, 2024
Must do excursion!!! - Fabulous day!!!! Stacy was an excellent tour guide. Very informative. Great time on the boat with Tristan. Randy, our airboat captain was amazing!!! Such a nice guy. We LOVED our full day excursion. Very highly recommended!!
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May 19, 2024
Excellent day in the Everglades - Very knowledgeable tour guide, she told us all about the history of the area as well as talks about what we were seeing. 3 tours in one - so glad I did not just do a airboat tour.
Review provided by Viator
May 19, 2024
Very good value for money - Unreal experience - Wild Lime went over and beyond to provide the best experience. Constantly went out of their way to make sure we saw all the wildlife we wanted to - such good value for money
Review provided by Viator
May 15, 2024
Amazing! - We had the best time! We saw so much wildlife and learned more about the local ecosystems and native lands that I ever could have researched on my own. The boat rides were fun and lunch was delicious! Really, a one stope shop for an Everglades tour and totally worth the cost. Ryan was our guide and did a fantastic job!
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May 15, 2024
Bring cash for tips - You need cash to tip the tour guides. The company used Ubers to get us home faster at the end of the night, which I thought was awesome. Food, snacks, drinks, water bottle all included. My tour guide Ryan was informed and upbeat. The Everglades are pretty solemn and desolate by nature, but he brought life to them. This tour made getting to the Everglades super accessible for a casial beach-going tourist.
Review provided by Viator
May 15, 2024
Great Adventure! - It was simply a brilliant experience! So many animals and beautiful nature! Our guide Lindsay told us a lot and was incredibly nice! 😊
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024