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Big Cypress National Preserve is a United States National Preserve located in South Florida, about 45 miles west of Miami on the Atlantic coastal plain. The 720,000-acre Big Cypress, along with Big Thicket National Preserve in Texas, became the first national preserves in the United States National Park System when they were established on October 11, 1974. In 2008, Florida film producer Elam Stoltzfus featured the preserve in a PBS documentary. Wikipedia
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Everglades Day Safari from Ft Lauderdale
Explore the wilderness of the Everglades on a full day adventure from Ft Lauderdale. With your naturalist guide, take a thrilling airboat tour in Everglades National Park, spot wildlife on a drive through Big Cypress National Preserve, enjoy a nature walk through a towering cypress forest, and relax on a boat cruise along mangrove-lined waters to see manatees, dolphins and osprey. Learn about the Everglades from your guide and have lunch at a waterside restaurant, where you'll get to try some appetizers!
Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat
Explore the real Everglades on a full-day guided tour, led by an experienced master naturalist. Take a 1-hour, guided boat tour of the beautiful 10,000 Islands. Chance to see bird species: like roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, and ospreys. See manatees and dolphins up close. Go on a 1-hour dry nature hike led by a master naturalist, where you will immerse yourself in incredible wildlife and rare plants and orchids, under a canopy of huge cypress trees. Hold onto your hat on an exhilarating 1-hour air boat ride, the best in the Glades. Discover the remote beauty of a Native American tree island village where they used to live, one can only get to by boat. Witness alligators and other wildlife where they should be spotted, in the wild, and up close! Enjoy a narrated scenic wildlife spotting drive through Big Cypress. Visit a historic trading post and other intriguing cultural and ecological stops. A delicious lunch is included. Truly personalized, authentic and amazing experience!
Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area
Spend a full day exploring the wilderness of the Everglades on this adventure from the Greater Fort Myers/Naples area. With your naturalist guide, take an exciting airboat ride in the Western Everglades, see wildlife on a drive through Big Cypress National Preserve, admire towering cypress trees on a nature walk, and enjoy a relaxing boat cruise along mangrove-lined waters to see manatees, dolphins and osprey. Your guide will teach you all about the Everglades and accompany you to lunch.
4-Hour Swamp Buggy Adventure Tour in Florida
Capt. Steve emphasizes a quality, real feel for the mysterious Florida Everglades. He was the first to commercially guide Swamp Buggy Adventures Tours within the Big Cypress National Preserve. BCNP is a division of The Everglades Nation Park. Capt. Steve’s is never to be confused with one of the typical 30 minute roadside attractions. For starters, you’ll never have to wait in line. There are none. This personal tour caters to your family and is both exciting and educational. Enjoyed by people of all ages. National Geographic lists Captain Steve’s Swamp Buggy Adventures a “Must Do“ when visiting Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve.
Small Group Full Day Everglades: Biologist led wet walk + Two 1-Hour Boat Trips
This incredible real eco adventure starts with an amazing wet walk led by an experienced naturalist. Here you’ll have the opportunity to see rare orchids, other amazing epiphytes, and incredible wildlife; all under a beautiful canopy of cypress trees few get to see. This wet walk in this amazing ecosystem is a bucket list item that will change your life! Next, take a spectacular guided 1-hour boat tour of the 10,000 Islands in Everglades National Park with a multi-generational boat captain guide. Chance to see pods of dolphins, manatees, saw tooth fish, roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, and more. Visit a historic trading post, and a scenic narrated drive through Big Cypress National Preserve for wildlife viewing and photography. A wonderful local lunch and other eco stops are included. Then wrap up the day with a 1-hour air boat trip way out in the real Everglades; with a stop at a Native tree island village or two where they used to live. Small group and personalized.
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