Exploring the Florida Everglades
- Exploring the Florida Everglades
- December 16-17, 2016
- January 27-28, 2017
- February 9-10, 2017
- (2 day/1 night excursion)
- $580 per person double occupancy ($670 single occupancy)
Price includes a $50 tax-deductible donation to Friends.
Join the Friends of Boca Grande in another exciting trip to the heart of the Everglades. With such rave reviews on this captivating adventure, from last year’s travelers, it was a no-brainer that we would bring back the opportunity to experience the Everglades like never before.
While most will describe it as a swamp or wetland, the Everglades is actually a slow-moving river. It is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States, consisting of 1.5 million acres of saw grass marshes, mangrove forests and hardwood hammocks. It is home to endangered, rare and exotic wildlife.
The Friends of Boca Grande will take 12 people to explore and discover all three of these wilderness environments . . . by airboat, by tram, and by foot.
- Take an airboat tour of the River of Grass (1 hour)
- Enjoy a two-hour narrated tram tour of Everglades National Park at Shark Valley, the “heart of the Everglades.” At the halfway point, a 45-foot-high observation deck offers an opportunity to observe the tranquil vistas of the Everglades, extending 20 miles in all directions.
- Discover the story of the early pioneers of Southwest Florida’s “Last Frontier” at the Museum of the Everglades.
- Visit the Big Cypress Swamp National Preserve, notable for its 500-year-old cypresses whose roots are specially adapted to grow underwater for months at a time, and learn from a ranger about habitat, wildlife and the preserve.
Will be walking on well-kept trails; some stairs.
Leave Boca Grande Community Center at 7:00am sharp. Stay overnight at the Ivey House Inn in Everglade City. Return to Boca Grande by 7:00pm.
Included in your trip
- Round trip transportation from Boca Grande in a 14-passenger executive van with bucket seats and extra headroom.
- All meals, including a wine/beer reception (one breakfast, two lunches and one dinner).
- Accommodations at the Ivey House Inn.
- All entrance fees and tour costs.