Eco-Tours With Everglades Excursions

Everglades Excursions are experts when it comes to the eco-systems and natural wildlife found in this unique area of Southwest Florida. Based in Naples, right on the doorstep of the Everglades National Park, Everglades Excursions and Tours offer half-day and full day tours led by the best eco-experienced naturalists, captains, and guides. Tours include transport in fully air-conditioned vehicles, authentic airboats, and motor boats as you explore the saltwater and brackish water areas of the Everglades.

Everglades eco-tours, Big Cypress Preserve, Southwest Florida. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey. Must Do Visitor Guides,

Photo credit Debi Pittman Wilkey

The thrill of leaving civilization behind and entering the peaceful Big Cypress National Park or enjoying a private boat trip through the unspoiled Ten Thousand Islands is hard to explain. Expect to see slow-swimming manatees, leaping dolphins, sun-basking turtles, hovering ospreys, and watchful bald eagles looking for easy prey. Bird life abounds in this area with surreal sighting of flocks of roseate spoonbills sifting the shallows while pristine white egrets, ibis, and herons wade around the water’s edge.

American Bald Eagle soaring in the Florida sky. Everglades Excursions Naples eco-tours and day trips. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. | Must Do Visitor Guides,

Photo credit Mary Carol Fitzgerald

See a variety of birds and other native Florida wildlife on an eco tour of the Everglades with Everglades Excursions in Naples, FL. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald |

Photo credit Mary Carol Fitzgerald

The very best way to see all this and more is with a local guide, who will not only spot a host of unusual wildlife but will also be able to answer all your questions.

Half Day Tours with Everglades Excursions

When you book a half-day tour with Everglades Excursions, prepare yourself for an unforgettable interactive trip that will last at least four hours. After meeting your experienced local guide, climb aboard the comfortable climate-controlled vehicle in Naples and head off into the Everglades. During the drive, your eco-guide will tell you more about the local eco systems and indigenous wildlife that make up the Everglades. You’ll also hear about the history of the Seminoles and learn more about conservation efforts that are currently in place to preserve Everglades’ habitats and protect endangered species.

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Take a trilling airboat ride in the Florida Everglades to see alligators, birds, and other Florida wildlife. Photo by Jennifer Brinkman |

Photo credit Jennifer Brinkman

Next up is a thrilling airboat ride following ancient Indian trails. Your captain will take you to the best places for spotting alligators, manatees, birds, and other Florida wildlife. Airboats provide a breezy ride through the Ten Thousand Islands, yet they can spin through 180 degrees to instantly go back and check out a gator sighting or investigate a nest.

Alligator in the mangroves Ten Thousand Islands, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald | Must Do Visitor Guides Naples day trips and eco-tours.

Photo credit Mary Carol Fitzgerald

This top Everglades Excursion includes a visit to a 259-acre wildlife sanctuary where you can get upclose to alligators and some of the largest crocodiles in captivity. The sanctuary is also home to a collection of big cats and reptiles that have been rescued or injured and need a caring home.

Airboats and Alligators on Full Day Tours

A full-day tour with Everglades Excursions continues on from the half-day tour with more memorable experiences including an amazing Alligator Show. The trip includes a “Taste of the Everglades” lunch and beverage at a local restaurant for each passenger.

After lunch, your boat tour will take you through the saltwater area of the Everglades National Park. This offers different wildlife sightings and plenty more opportunities to get some amazing photographs on your awesome informative eco-tour.

Alligator suns on the water bank Naples, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. | Must Do Visitor Guides day trips and wildlife eco-tours.

Photo credit Mary Carol Fitzgerald

If you want to spend time with some of the most respected wildlife experts and have the trip of a lifetime seeing all aspects of the Everglades, this trip is for you! Listed on the Trip Advisor Hall of Fame over the last five years, and part of the Naples Transportation and Tours Company, this company offers the ultimate way to experience the Florida Everglades. It will be a day you will never forget!

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Nita Ettinger is Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.