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Our guides monitor wildlife movement throughout the year and can bring you to the right place at the right time to witness some very unique animal behaviors. Courtship & mating, nesting & hatching for example can all be observed year round. We have also developed a few specialty tours for our guests that we offer every once and a while. These tours change throughout the season so check back often.

 

The Ultimate Everglades Big Five Tour

If you're ready to immerse yourself in the wilds of the Everglades & 10,000 Islands then this is the trip for you. Venture into the far reaches of the wilderness in search of our most sought after creatures "The Everglades Big Five".... Alligator - Manatee - Roseate Spoonbill - Panther - Black Bear. The "Everglades Big Five Tour" also takes you to the top Parks & Preserves in the Everglades. Everglades National Park, Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, Big Cypress National Preserve and The 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge.

This 3 day adventure will allow you to see a collection of diverse wildlife, several ecosystems on a variety of different tours. Your tours will include....

- Kayaking through the Mangrove Forest - 3.5 hours in search of Alligator - Spoonbill

- Motorboat tour of the 10,000 Islands - 3 hours in search of Manatee - Spoonbill

- Hiking in the great Cypress Forest - 4 hours in search of Alligator - Panther - Black Bear

- Swamp Buggy tour into the Swamplands - 3.5 hours in search of Alligator - Panther - Black Bear

 

Adults 16 & up - $439

Children 6 - 15 - $259

Children 5 & under - FREE

*Two Person Minimum - We can also book your accommodations if you like!

*Please remember that the Everglades is a vast area and the wildlife can come and go as it pleases. It's very different from a zoo where you pay to see each animal in an exhibit. During our tours we set out in search of the wildlife much like you would on a safari. We have superb guides that live here year round and are very much in tune with the animal's behavior and seasonal movements. Our past guests have seen all of the Big 5 over the past 9 years and have written about it in their reviews. However, we can not guarantee that you will have the exact same experience because every tour is different.

 

 

Gulf to Table - Catch your own Dinner

Spend a couple hours in the protected waters of the beautiful mangrove backcountry foraging for your food just as the Natives and Early Settlers did long ago. You'll be led by a native guide that will take you to the far reaches of the 10,000 Islands in search of your dinner. Spotted Trout, Snook, Refish, Drum and Snapper are all very abundant in this area. Blue & Stone Crab can also be found and collected in season. We have everything you'll need to catch'em and will even bait the hook for you. In between stops you may even see dolphin, manatee and a variety of birds as well. When you get back to the dock your guide will clean your catch and send you off to the restaurant! You can have your catch however you like....grilled, blackened, fried....it's all included in the price!!!

$149 – Adults

Children 17yrs - 7yrs - $75

Children 6yrs and under - FREE with an Adult

Tours (fishing time) are approx 2 hours

*All equipment & necessary licensing are included

*Premium beverages not included

 

 

Shelling Tour

Some of the best shelling in Florida can be found on the barrier islands of the Everglades. These islands are difficult to reach and rarely visited by beach combers. You'll take a 3 hour motorboat tour out to these beautiful islands in search of some of the most exquisite shells mother nature has to offer. Along the way you may also encounter Manatee, Dolphin and a variety of Birds as well. This unique tour departs from Port of the Islands Marina and explores the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge

$149 – Adults

Children 17yrs - 6yrs - $75

Children 5yrs and under - FREE

Tours are approx 3 hours 2 Adult Minimum