Nature & Wildlife
10,000 Island Guided Waverunner Eco-Tours
Feel the sun on your shoulders and the wind in your hair as you explore the pristine backwaters of the Ten Thousand Islands on our unique 1 hour and 15 minute long, 15 mile, guided ecological tour. See wildlife like dolphin, manatee, roseatte spoonbills, bald eagles and so much more, up close in their natural habitat. The Ten Thousand Islands are located just south of Marco Island and span 35,000 acres across the lower end of Fakaharchee and Picayune Strands of Big Cypress Swamp. You will be led by an expert tour guide who will highlight interesting facets about the nature and geography of the region. Our brand new Yamaha four stroke waverunners are very stable, safe machines which make navigating the backwaters a literal breeze, so even a novice can tour in comfort and style.
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Shelling Excursions and Dolphin & Manatee Eco-Tours
Experience the relaxing and cool Gulf waters aboard the Calusa Spirit! Our 49 passenger Power Catamaran departs directly from the sugar sand beach of the Hilton and transports guests to a whole new world – the 10,000 Islands! This ecosystem is comprised of thousands of mangrove estuaries, and is full of beautiful and unique wildlife. The Calusa Spirit calmly navigates the backwaters in search of dolphin, manatee and bald eagles. Upon arrival at Cape Romano, guests can explore the secluded beach in search of the most ornate seashell treasures!
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Enjoy the thrill of a lifetime through the World famous Florida Everglades. Learn the eco history, human history, see the seasonal wildlife, amaze at the ‘forever grasslands’. Learn what a hammock is, what an alligator hole is and why it is so important in the dry season. Then experience a thrilling airboat ride through the saw grass marshes where you will surely be introduced to alligators and beautiful wading birds.
Speedy Johnson's Fun Cruise
621 Begonia St.
Everglades City, FL 34139
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Big Cypress National Preserve
A 729,000-acre unit of the National Park Service in south Florida. Located in eastern Collier County, it is part of the Everglades ecosystem and a critical watershed for the Ten Thousand Islands area to the southwest. A diverse wild area of cypress swamps, prairies, pinelands, hardwood hammocks and mangrove estuary and is home to a variety of wildlife.
33100 E. Tamiami Trl.
Ochopee, FL 34141
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Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Managed by the National Audubon Society, this 11,000-acre remnant wilderness area contains the country's largest remaining stand of virgin bald cypress. Offers a boardwalk that leads through pinelands, wet prairies, hammocks and cypress ponds.
375 Sanctuary Rd. W.
Naples, FL 34120
Visit Audobon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Florida Everglades National Park
Visit Florida Everglades National Park
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
Get wildly close to animals from alligators to zebras inside a nationally accredited zoo and historic tropical garden. Enjoy a full day of fun wildlife shows, boat ride through islands of monkeys. Visit the new Black Bear Hammock exhibit plus Leopard Rock.
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd.
Naples, FL 34102
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