Everglades Day Safari

Take a tour of the Everglades and see Florida’s wildlife and ecosystems in a whole new way. An expert naturalist will teach the group about alligators, snakes, birds, and a variety of other Florida creatures while they cruise through mangrove forests and sawgrass prairies. Following a nature walk and break for lunch, groups then enjoy a wildlife drive through the pine savannas and cypress forests of Big Cypress National Preserve and complete the day with an airboat tour of the Western Everglades. Teachers should ask about Captain Bob's Excellent Adventure, a shortened educational tour that's perfect for the school day; and includes a live demonstration about gators and other reptiles! Tours can depart from the Ft. Lauderdale or the Ft. Myers areas. Book today.
Contact Info
Address: Convenient pickups in the greater Fort Lauderdale and greater Fort Myers area.
Tel: 239-472-1559.
Hrs: Everglades Day Safari (8AM-5PM), Captain Bob's Excellent Adventure (9AM-1PM). Excludes pickup and drop-off times.
Captain Bob’s Excellent Adventure begins with a 45-60 minute tour of the Everglades by airboat, during which students will see gators and a variety of spectacular indigenous birds such as Roseate Spoonbills, Great Egrets, and Green Herons. Tours are followed by a live Reptile Presentation! Students will learn about alligators’ life cycles, nesting season, fun facts, and more during this hands-on presentation. They can also learn about a variety of other reptiles such as kingsnakes, pythons, and turtles.
Contact Info
Name: Pete Corradino.
Phone: 239-472-1559.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Group Size: 25 using our vehicle, 60 using school's vehicle.
Program Type: Guided Tours.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 4 hours.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: 15:1.
Registration: Phone, Email. Email Pete (pete@ecosafari.com) or call 239-671-8373.
Food Options: n/a.
Cost: Fee. $30/student, $40/adult.
Title I or Financial Support: n/a.
Accessible To: n/a.
Supports Classroom Learning In: Environmental Studies.
Topics Covered: conservation, ecology, endangered species, invasive species, land use, pollution, wetlands. 

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