#6 One Hour Air Boat Ride and Little Havana Walking and Driving Tour w/ time for lunch
Head out far from land way out in the real Everglades on a smaller air boat for a one-hour journey. Experience large and baby alligators, a wide range of bird species, and other wildlife. Stop at one or two Native tree island villages where they used to live. Led by your naturalist guide, become immersed in the unique customs and remote beauty of their history and way of life. Next, head into town and go on a walking tour of historic Little Havana. Stop for a delicious treat at a local bakery, watch a cigar making demonstration, stroll through Maximo Gomez park to experience the domino and chess players and the true Miami lifestyle, and more! Take a narrated driving tour of the neighborhood and surrounding sites. Take time for a wonderful Cuban lunch in the neighborhood.
#7 Full Day: Taste of the Tropics: Tantalizing Flavors and Cultural History of Homestead and Florida City
Visit the amazing wonder that is Coral Castle. Go on an exclusive tour, and have fun trying to figure out how this one diminutive man somehow lifted numerous multi-ton limestone pieces to build this incredible structure. Then, experience a one of a kind tropical park, with hundreds of varieties of tropical trees, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and nuts. Take a private tour. Enjoy tasting different kinds of sapote, uncommon varieties of bananas, other tasty tropical fruits. Then travel to an amazing orchid farm for a behind the scenes tour. Next, relish in a tropical lunch at a restaurant that is a true hidden gem. From there, stop it at an iconic tropical market, and taste what real Florida has to offer! Enjoy the VIP treatment along the way, an cap off this cultural and gastronomical adventure with a wine tasting at a local winery.
#8 Part Day or Full Day: Birding and Photography Tour
Head out into the vast Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, and/or other natural areas inn the pursuit of birds, and more of them! We know really good areas for possibly experiencing all kinds of desirable birds to photograph and see (sometimes depending on the time of year); such as roseatte spoonbills, various species of hawks, swallow tail kites, owls, the critically endangered Everglades snail kites, and much more! We will venture on the back roads into remote areas that give us the best chance of widest array of bird species, as well as tons of other wildlife.
#9 Part or Full Day: Dynamic Group Team Building Tours / Events
We have several team building experiences to fit all kinds of interests and team bonding goals. One of our most authentic and rewarding experiences is our wet walk corporate team building experience. Besides heading out with our experienced naturalist / team building guide way out into remote, beautiful areas with tons of wildlife, like Big Cypress National Preserve, this is an opportunity for team members to build upon their inter-group communication, focus and inter-dependence skills. These rewarding experiences can include the comradery of a wonderful catered lunch out in nature or a lunch out on remote Native tree island village. Let us know what you have in mind, and we'll help you shape the perfect group outing!
#10 Blue to Green Tour
Take off in a private seaplane from beautiful Biscayne Bay near downtown Miami. Fly over the incredible Miami skyline, third largest in the United States, and become entranced by this breathtaking city that is seemingly adjoined by the sea. Enjoy a captivating tour of the area, as you eventually make your way out to the Everglades. Land in the water in the Everglades, and hop on a small air boat that will take you way out into the real Everglades. Venture with your naturalist guide and local boat captain guide way out in the River of Grass. Experience tons of wildlife, including large and baby alligators, and the remote beauty of Native tree island villages where the Native peoples used to live. Add on a nature walk or biking experience with your naturalist guide in the actual National Park too if you desire.
#11 Full Day: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Snorkel and Lunch
We will head down to beautiful Islamorada in the Florida Keys, and head out on a boat out to two different spots on the coral reef. This can be reserved as a private boat if you prefer; with just you, the experienced boat captain, and the naturalist / marine biologist guide (or first mate guide, depending on the trip). The morning is a beautiful time for this trip out in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. There is a good chance to see docile nurse sharks, sea turtles, all types of rays, a vast array of tropical fish, and much more! Relish in the picturesque views and the memories created on the trip back. After, continue your "Keys life" experience at a wonderful local seafood restaurant for lunch.
#12 Part or Full Day: Big Big Cypress: 3-Hour Swamp Buggy Tour and Scenic Eco and Cultural Experience
Come join us on an exciting wildlife adventure in Big Cypress National Preserve. We will explore some back roads and stop along the way to see a lot of wildlife, including large and baby alligators, and a wide variety of bird species, and much more! Find the hidden beauty of this vast wilderness with your experienced naturalist guide, and listen to the local lore of the small Old Florida villages that still exist there. Then jump on a swamp buggy with a multi-generational Gladesman for a 3-hour trek into the remote places that you can only get to while on this type of vehicle with a local expert. Enjoy a catered picnic lunch in nature. Stop in at a small watering hole to take in the local flavor of this rugged area. Another option is a Night Version of this tour: to enjoy the remote camp with a cookout at night under the stars.
#13 Part Day: Miami 4 Neighborhood Tour
Come along with our expert native guide on some of the back streets to find the hidden gems of Miami's better and lesser known areas. Each neighborhood has its own unique history and vibe, quite palpable on this provocative driving and walking tour. One recommended stop is at the De la Cruz art collection the Design District. Another is to stop for a short guided driving and walking tour in Wynwood, the neighborhood with the highest density of street art found anywhere in the U.S. Or come to discover the true essence of life in days gone by and today while diving into the ecclectic neighborhoods of Edgewater, Little Haiti, Grove Park, El Portal, or Buena Vista. This tour is definitely the real Miami!
#14 Part Day: Fort Lauderdale's Intimate and Eerie History Along the New River
Part narrated scenic driving tour and walking tour, this tour takes you through the original streets of Old Fort Lauderdale. Travel with our local guide through the intimate neighborhoods, and along the New River, to the original Fort Lauderdale settlement of the first non-Native inhabitants. Learn about Seminole history and the role of the river in their culture and daily lives. And stop at the, some say, "haunted" historic places there. Visit the Ft. Lauderdale History Museum, and take a guided tour of the oldest still standing house in Fort Lauderdale. Not only learn the history, but feel its presence still lingering in the air today, amidst today's modern expansion. If you choose, wrap up the perfect tour with a boat tour down the river, or with the perfect local lunch nearby.
#15 Full Day: Key West Personalized Tour
Our local friendly guide really knows the Keys! It's your choice as to how many stops you wish to make on the way down, but we have some really interesting suggestions to choose from; along with the flexibility of grabbing something to eat or stopping to use the restroom whenever. As you take the beautiful trip down across almost 50 bridges out over open ocean, listen to the most intriguing stories about the history and ecology of the Keys. Once you are on Key West, take your time exploring. You will have unlimited access to our vehicle. We're on call. This tour also includes a guided tour, if you'd like, of the historically significant African Slave Memorial and AIDS Memorial. Then walk around, have a cocktail at a local watering hole like Sloppy Joe's, or simply allow yourself to become lost amidst the beauty and charm of Old Key West. We can make snorkeling or any other guided tour arrangements for you too. Walk between the street performers on Mallory Square during a mesmerizing pink sunset before heading back.
#16 Part to Full Day: Special Event - Islamorada Snorkel and Sunset Sail w/ Food and Drink
Head down to the Keys with our local naturalist or marine biologist guide. Head out on a private boat to do some snorkeling in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Then dry off and get comfortable, as we head Bayside. Cruise near an important bird rookery, with many various species of roosting tropical birds. Then sit back and relax, and take in the beautiful ocean vistas, while sipping on unlimited rum punch, beer or wine. Enjoy an assortment of gourmet cheeses and crackers, horderves and appetizers. Experience the intense Keys sunset on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tour #17: Multi-Day Tour 1: Off the Beaten Path in the Real Everglades and Florida Keys, and More!
Enjoy a 4-day adventure out into the wilds of the real Everglades and Florida Keys; while also partaking in the abundant tropical sites, tastes and discoveries along the way. Head out into the vast Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with your experienced naturalist guide. Then become immersed in the authentic charm of Old Homestead and Coral Gables, before quickly adapting to the true "Keys life."
Tour #18: Multi-Day Tour 2: Islands in the Stream – Seaplane to Bimini, Old Key West, and the Dry Tortugas; in the Eyes of Hemingway
Take a mesmerizing seaplane trip from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini in the Bahamas. Relish in the history and the free-wheeling island charm of Bimini. Head out on snorkeling (or diving), kayaking, and/or fishing charters. Tour a shark lab. Tour the island. Next on the journey, travel to Old Key West and take a boat to visit the remote Dry Tortugas National Park. Learn about Hemingway's time there, and his favorite watering holes and places. Several VIP experiences and surprises await you on this beautifully remote blue-green sea adventure.
Tour #19: Multi-Day Tour 3: The Fab Four: 3 National Parks and 1 National Preserve with an Experienced Naturalist Guide, plus Key West
Venture out into the heart of Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Big Cypress National Preserve with your master naturalist guide. Go way out into the far reaches of the Everglades National Park, Big Cypress, and some of the Native regions, which combined make this Everglades system the largest natural area in the Lower 48 in the U.S. Come with us - We know where the wildlife is! Also visit a couple of tree island hammock villages where the Native peoples used to live, way out in this "River of Grass," which you can only get to by boat and on this tour. This trip combines bucket list experiences, like a wet walk under a cypress canopy in the real Everglades with snorkeling at one of the most remote parts of the United States in the Dry Tortugas, and much more. Combine VIP type real eco experiences with the funky and eclectic charm of Old Key West, and there are bound to be memories to last a lifetime.