florida everglades
The Florida Everglades is a natural wonderland thriving with wildlife, history, and culture. The largest subtropical wilderness in the US, the Everglades is home to thousands of species of plants and animals, many sub-ecosystems, and one of Florida's two indigenous tribes. Our tours operate where Everglades National Park meets Big Cypress National Preserve, offering open and scenic routes showcasing features from both areas.
national parks and preserves
everglades national park Encompassing most of the southern Everglades from Tamiami Trail to the Keys, the park balances conservation of plants and wildlife with safe and open places to visit. Our tour routes access the northern border of the park. Biomes: Sawgrass marsh, hardwood hammock, pine rockland, cypress forests.
Wildlife: Alligators, frogs, fish, birds, turtles, otters, snakes.
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big cypress national preserve This 750,000-acre preserve offers refuge to endangered and threatened species of plants and animals. Our tour routes access the eastern border of the preserve. Biomes: Mangrove swamp, hardwood hammock, cypress forests.
Wildlife: Alligators, frogs, fish, birds, large cats, bears, snakes.
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florida wildlife management area(s) Bordered by a national park and preserve, the WMA offers a refuge for wildlife and scientific research while still offering recreational access. Our tour routes access the southern border of the WMA. Biomes: Sawgrass marsh.
Wildlife: Alligators, frogs, fish, birds, turtles, otters.
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Alligators A customer favorite, alligators are omnivores that can be traced back 200-million years and can grow as long as 20 feet!
Birds Hundreds of species of birds call the Everglades home including the Great Blue Heron and the bald Eagle.
Fish A staple in tribal diets, many species of fish can be seen on-tour and after.
Frogs Frogs are a common site in the marshy regions of Florida, especially on and around hardwood hammocks.
Otter Playful creatures often spotted near river banks and departure routes.
Deer A less common sight on our tours, deer can be seen heavily in Big Cypress National Preserve