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Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

1. Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

The Everglades area is home to a vast and varied ecosystem containing the largest mangrove forest in North America. The unique Everglades lakes, surrounded by mangroves, are refuges and nursery grounds for herons, egrets, stilts, ducks, wood storks, spoonbills, alligators, otters, and a variety of cute little fish. The Everglades National Park Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour takes you inside the unique mangrove ecosystem in a stable "sit-on-top" kayak (no previous experience required). Weave through the interconnecting, narrow lakes and flowing tidal creeks. Float through tunnels in the mangrove forest, created by the dense mangrove growth up the edges and even over the tops of the interlocking creeks and narrow lakes. The mangrove tunnels make for a surreal and mystical experience with the sunlight shimmering through the canopy, the stillness of the forest vegetation and the sounds of the forest itself. Enjoy learning a wealth of information on the colorful local history of Everglades National Park and its wonderful wildlife and flora.

Fort Myers: Sanibel Beach and Cape Coral Dolphin Boat Tour

2. Fort Myers: Sanibel Beach and Cape Coral Dolphin Boat Tour

Discover the stunning vistas of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Sanibel on a guided boat tour. Cruise through the canals of Cape Coral and watch for multi-million dollar yachts. Sail further towards Fort Myers and Sanibel to watch for dolphins, turtles, manatees, pelicans, and maybe even an eagle ray. Kick off your sightseeing cruise by meeting your guide in Cape Coral and boarding the boat. Pass through the area's iconic canals, taking in the city's towering skyline, sandy beaches, and expansive piers. Take a photo of the luxurious homes lining the coastline or watch for curious dolphins. Continue further to Fort Myers, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, and Sanibel, known for its warm, quiet beaches. Watch for local wildlife like manatees, cormorants, pelicans, dolphins, and turtles. Snap a group photo with family or friends before returning to the docks.

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What people are saying about Fort Myers

Guides Ryan and Chandra were very knowledgeable about the Everglades fauna and flora as well as local lore on the Indigenous peoples like the Calusa tribe. They were very helpful coaching us on how to maneuver our kayaks through the narrow waterways and mangrove areas of the Glades.

Amazing experience! Ryan was a great guide! He was very knowledgeable about the area, wildlife and ecosystems. It was peaceful and exciting at the same time. Definitely recommend!

Great experience deep into the wild with a great guide and an amazing wildlife of plants and animals. Unique chance to closely see alligators but in safety. Strongly recommended!

Chris was an amazing, knowledgeable, and passionate guide. It was an incredible experience I recommend everyone gives it a shot

It was amaizing. First it was raining, but it was wonderful.