Everglades National Park Dolphin, Birding and Photography Expedition - 3.5 Hours
3.5 hrs Naturalist Led Everglades Boat and Walking Tour
Great for all Ages and Experience Levels
Limited to Six Guests - Reservations Required
$149.95 Per Person; Kids Under 12 - ½ Price
Departs from Chokoloskee Island 9:00 and 1:30
(3 miles past Everglades City)
"The Quiet Alternative to Airboats"
Take a quiet, leisurely boat tour through Everglades National Park's 10,000 Island coastal ecosystems. Your naturalist guide will be on the hunt for dolphins, manatees, birds and wildlife of all types ... roseate spoonbills, pelicans, ospreys, eagles, ibis, herons, egrets, multitudes of shore birds, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees and other saltwater creatures.
The boat, is a large, stable platform, limited to six passengers with comfortable seating for birding and photography. There is plenty space for a camera tripod so you can bring large telephoto lenses.
The Birding, Wildlife and Photo Expedition is essentially a two part adventure. First, it is a boat exploration of the Everglades 10,000 Islands where you will learn about the Everglades ecosystems, its history and rich culture. Here you are likely to encounter dolphins, manatees, sea turtles and a plethora of different birds.
On the second part, your guide will beach the boat and take you on an interpretive stroll on one of the Park's many uninhabited barrier islands. These islands were for 1000's of years the home of the Calusa Indians and after them came settlers that carved out hard scrabble homesteads and fish camps. For the most part, the untrained eye of a casual visitor would not see the signs of these long vanished people; however, our naturalist guides can and will show them to you. Expect lots of learning opportunities in and around the tidal flats, tidal pools, wrack-lines and beach dunes.