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Swamp Buggy Explorer & Eco-Paddle Adventure



August through May*

$502.33, tax included
Rate for 2 guests
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Rates not Available Seafood Festival Weekend, which is the 2nd weekend in the month of February.

This diverse adventure includes a world-famous guided eco-paddle trip, an amazing half-day swamp buggy tour, and a generous box lunch for each participant.

Swamp Buggy: Few have ever experienced the thrill of traveling the Everglades on a genuine swamp buggy. These large, elevated 4-wheel drive open-air vehicles are able to travel comfortably through areas no other vehicles can possibly traverse, where you’ll have the opportunity to view wildlife in its natural habitats. You’ll experience a 4-hour tour on established trails (which minimizes environmental impacts) within the fantastic ecosystem of the Big Cypress National Preserve. 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!!

Kayak:  In addition, this package also includes one of our world-famous guided eco-paddle trips into the heart of the Everglades. You’ll travel with one of our guides, trained and certified by the National Park Service, on a journey along one of our beautiful local rivers. There, you'll experience the beauty of cypress swamps and the magic of mangrove tunnels in the most enchanting fresh-water habitats of the western Everglades while you glide silently past alligators, rare birds and a multitude of other wildlife that call the Everglades “home”.

Note: each of our guided paddle trips spans a four-hour period of time and includes an orientation briefing, transportation from the Ivey House Inn to a local river, around 3 hours of paddle time, a snack, water and return transportation to the Ivey House.


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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