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Airboat & Swamp Buggy Explorer Adventure



August through May*

$370.89, tax included
Rate for 2 guests
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Rates Not Avaialble Seafood Festival Weekend, which is the 2nd weekend in the month of February.

This package includes an amazing half-day swamp buggy tour in the Big Cypress National Preserve along with a thrilling airboat tour and generous box lunch for each participant.

Details: Most folks are familiar with all-terrain-vehicles, but few have ever experienced the thrill of traveling the Everglades on a genuine swamp buggy. These large, elevated 4-wheel drive open-air (but covered) vehicles are able to travel gently and comfortably through areas no other vehicles can possibly traverse, where you’ll have the opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitats, whether low-lying swamps, wet or dry prairies (water levels vary by season) and our “high elevation” pine forests and hardwood hammocks. You’ll experience a 4-hour tour on established trails (which minimizes environmental impacts) within the amazing ecosystem of the Big Cypress National Preserve, a wonderful gem of our U.S. National Park Service. While on the tour, you’ll be on the lookout for alligators, Florida panthers, bears, Florida white-tailed deer, turkey and a multitude of migratory and year-round bird species. If you'd like to maximize your adventure, you'll have the opportunity of making a short swamp walk during your trip, so be sure to bring or wear shoes that you won't mind getting wet!!

Also included in this adventure package is a thrilling ride (about one hour in length) on one of the Everglades’ most popular forms of transportation: a 6-passenger airboat! These amazing flat-bottom boats are able to travel through waters just an inch or two deep as slowly or rapidly as necessary to allow you to experience broad mangrove tunnels and vast open areas of sawgrass prairie. Propelled by large, powerful fans (they don’t call our provider “Speedy Johnson” for nothing!) you’ll experience the thrill of seeing beautiful Everglades’ vistas and wildlife from a whole different perspective than you did on your kayak adventure!

Of course, each of our Day-Tripper adventure packages include a generous box lunch for each participant.


Important note: all packages are non-refundable and must be fully paid at time of reservation. Travel insurance is recommended for those concerned about emergencies which may cause you to cancel your plans.

Prices include all taxes but do not include gratuities. This package is not available in June or July due to annual National Parks Service off-road vehicle trail closures.

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