Everglades National Park | GUIDED TOURS

Tour boat leaves from Flamingo Marina

Tour boat leaves from Flamingo Marina

Guided tours in Everglades National Park are either conducted by park Rangers, approved concessionaires with on-site offices at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center, the Shark Valley Visitor Center, and the Flamingo Visitor Center, or approved concessionaires with offices outside the park. All companies that bring customers into the Everglades must be licensed by the National Park Service. These companies offer boat, kayak, and canoe rentals, paddling excursions, shuttle service for overnight paddling trips to different areas of the park, fishing trips, eco-tours, photography tours, and more. See Everglades National Park’s Permitted Tour Guides web page for a list of approved concessionaires.

The following is a list of tours conducted by on-site concessionaires and park Rangers. Links are to tours I personally attended.


GULF COAST AREA

10,000 Islands Boat Tour

Ranger Programs and Tours
Tours include canoe trips, nature walks, bird watching events, short talks on history and nature, and even fishing lessons. Most are held from November through April. For a current schedule, check out Everglades National Park’s Gulf Coast Ranger Guided Tours web page. I did not attend any Ranger-led programs.


SHARK VALLEY AREA

Shark Valley Tram Tour

Airboat Tours

Ranger Programs and Tours
Tours include bike rides, nature walks, bird watching events, and short talks on nature. Most are held from November through April. For a current schedule, check out Everglades National Park’s Shark Valley Ranger Guided Tours web page. I did not attend any Ranger-led programs.


ROYAL PALM AREA

Nike Missile Site Tour

Slough Slog Wet Walk

Ranger Programs and Tours
Tours include bike rides, nature walks, a “Slough Slog” through the Shark River Slough, and the park’s only history tour, the Nike Missile Site Tour. Most are held from November through April. For a current schedule, check out Everglades National Park’s Royal Palm Ranger Guided Tours web page.


FLAMINGO AREA

Florida Bay Boat Tour

Backcountry Boat Tour

Ranger Programs and Tours
Tours include canoe trips, birding tours, and nature walks and talks. Most are held from November through April. For a current schedule, check out Everglades National Park’s Flamingo Ranger Guided Tours web page. I did not attend any Ranger-led programs.

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Last updated on February 25, 2021
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