Explore the Everglades

Price: $225.00
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A snack of fresh fruit, granola bar, and chips is included and served with a bottle of water or soft drink.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes or sneakers.
Restrictions Guests must be able to navigate paved surfaces, steps and steep curbs in some areas. This tour can accommodate a folding wheelchair or walker. This tour is not suitable for children under 5 years old.

Explore the Everglades

Take an expedition to the legendary Everglades National Park in Florida, a place of unparalleled natural splendor and complexity. Your adventure begins at the visitors center, where you're invited to plunge into the history and biological diversity that defines the Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.

Set out on a 1.5-hour stroll with a seasoned naturalist along an easy trail that winds through a landscape found nowhere else on the planet. This journey offers you a front-row seat to observe local wildlife, from adult alligators to their young offspring, from graceful turtles to an array of birds in their natural habitat. Our expert guide will unveil the secrets that make this ecosystem utterly unique and will discuss Everglades National Park's distinction as Florida's sole UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the walk, you'll also come to understand the crucial influence of water flow in the Everglades' past and present, alongside current efforts to conserve and rehabilitate this exceptional area.

The adventure progresses as we make our way to the Miccosukee Indian Reservation for a thrilling 70-minute airboat voyage across the "River of Grass." Piloted by a Native-operated company, this journey transports you deep into the Everglades' heart, allowing for an authentic immersion in the wilderness. We'll pause at significant tree islands to explore and appreciate the Native communities' profound connections to these lands and their ingenious adaptations for living in harmony with the Everglades. These islands also serve as important nesting sites for turtles, alligators, and many birds.

This tour offers an expansive and engaging examination of the Everglades, intertwining the awe of its natural beauty with the resonance of its cultural history. It's an enlightening excursion that reveals the intricacies of this irreplaceable ecosystem, underscoring the imperative to safeguard its legacy for the generations yet to come.