4 of the Best Excursions for a Tour of the Everglades

Tour of the Everglades

The Florida Everglades is a mecca of natural Florida beauty and wildlife. With winding waterways, vast marshlands, unique vegetation, and majestic creatures of all sorts, this park is recognized as a World Heritage Site and a national treasure. Since our Fort Myers Beach vacation rentals place you right in the Everglades’ backyard, you should definitely make a day out of exploring the miles upon miles of Florida’s natural world. When you’re ready for a tour of the Everglades, these are some of the best guides in the area.

Some of the Best Tours of the Everglades

Everglades Adventure

Everglades Adventure offers free pickup from Estero Island and delivers you right into the Everglades. Your tour begins aboard the most popular forms of transportation in the region, the airboat! This tour also includes a ride on the swamp buggy looking for black bears, white tail deer, and alligators, a full lunch, an interactive animal experience, and a nature drive through which you will find most of the wildlife that call the Everglades home. It’s a tour that offers a little bit of everything and is perfect for nature lovers, animal enthusiasts, and those who just want to enjoy the Florida scenery.

Everglades Day Safari

Voted the best Everglades tour 22 years straight, Everglades Day Safari offers an in-depth tour of Florida’s ecosystem. You will receive roundtrip transportation for the Fort Myers area, a well-trained guide, nature walk, boat cruise, lunch, wildlife drive, and of course, an Everglades airboat tour. The trip was created by talented naturalists who will escort you through some of the most beautiful areas in the Everglades including the Ten Thousand Islands and the Big Cypress National Preserve.

Captain Bob’s Excellent Adventure

Captain Bob’s Excellent Adventure is a half day tour of the Everglades. It is geared more towards younger families, so it’s perfect for an outing with the kids. Departing from Fort Myers every Tuesday and Thursday, you will be swifted away by airboat towards the headwaters of the Western Everglades where you will be introduced to plenty of wildlife including alligators, bears, turtles, and birds. When you return to dry land, your adventure doesn’t end there! Participate in a one-of-a-kind reptile experience through which you will get to handle live snakes and alligators! It’s a fun-filled journey for the whole family to enjoy!

Everglades Area Tours

If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, you’ll definitely want to check out Everglades Area Tours. This fun and educational tour gets you up close and personal with the Florida scenery and wildlife. Offering a wide variety of options including kayak tours, airplane tours, fishing tours, and more, you’ll be able to pick the best one for you and know you are only receiving the best service each time. Since the guides feel that small group sizes are crucial to learning, most of their tours are limited to only six guests, so make sure you reserve your spot in advance!

Tour the Everglades and More When You Stay With Sun Palace

Fort Myers Beach is conveniently located right in the middle of a thriving ecosystem, so there is so much to see when you stay with us. Not to mention our luxury homes scattered across the island and cash-saving specials make way for a relaxing and well-deserved tropical vacation!