Everglades wildlife and photo expedition: This tour offers visitors a leisurely ride through the Everglades National Park’s 10,000 Island coastal ecosystems. The Wildlife and Photo Expedition is essentially a 2 part adventure First, it is a boat exploration of the 10,000 Islands where you will learn about the Everglades ecosystems, its history and rich culture.
Your naturalist guide will be on the hunt for birds and wildlife of all types such as roseate spoonbills, osprey, ibis, great blue herons, snowy egrets, shore birds, bald eagles, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees and other saltwater creatures. On the second part, your guide will beach the boat and take you on an interpretive stroll on one of the Park’s many uninhabited barrier islands. These islands were for 1000’s of years the home of the Calusa Indians and after them came settles that carved out hard scrabble homesteads and fish camps. For the most part, the untrained eye will not see the signs of the long vanished people; however our naturalist guides will show them to you. Expect lots of learning opportunities in and around the tidal flats, tidal pools, wrack-lines and beach dunes.
Meeting/pick-up point: 238 Maime Street, Chokoloskee, FL 34138.
Duration: Three and-a-half hours.
Start/opening time: Tour departs at 9am and 1.30pm. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time.
Languages: In English.