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Everglades Hiking Tours

Enjoy the pristine beauty of the Everglades by foot. Learn about the history of this great wetland, its beautiful flora and fauna, and the incredible wildlife that you’ll encounter along the way.

 

Activity Level:

Easy = May include walking short distances and/or light physical activity.
Moderate = May include longer distance walks and/or walking rough terrain and/or fair amount of physical activity.
Advanced = May include an extended time where more involved physical activity is needed.

 


Clyde Butcher’s Classic Swamp Walk

Partner: Clyde Butcher / Big Cypress Gallery
Activity Level: Moderate
Group Size: 3- 10 per guide
Age Requirements: 6 years and older
Duration: 1 ½ hours
Contact: (239) 695-2428 / Email / Website

 

  • Tour Description: Clyde Butcher’s Classic Swamp Walk is the ideal ECO tour when visiting the Florida Everglades. Explore the swamps of Big Cypress National Preserve and enjoy the panoramic views on the pristine atmosphere few get to experience. The experienced, passionate guides will lead you to remote areas where you will have the chance to see alligators, birds, turtles and endangered tropical birds. Those considering this tour are encouraged to be in good physical condition as this is a rigorous walking tour. Be prepared to wear long pants, old tennis shoes and to bring a change of clothes as you will get wet. This is an interpretive experience where guests will have the opportunity to learn and witness the unique Florida Everglades in a fun, engaging way!
  • What to wear: Long pants, hat, and old tennis shoes.
  • What to bring: Change of clothes (you will get wet).
  • You may see: Endangered orchids, rare ferns, threatened bromeliad, native birds and a host of swamp creatures, home to alligators, birds and rare wildlife.

 


Clyde Butcher’s Introductory Swamp Walk

Partner: Clyde Butcher / Big Cypress Gallery
Activity Level: Easy
Group Size: 3- 10 per guide
Age Requirements: 6 years and older
Duration: 45 minutes
Contact: (239) 695-2428 / Email / Website

 

  • Tour Description: Clyde Butcher’s Introductory Swamp Walk is the ideal ECO tour when visiting the Florida Everglades. Explore the swamps of Big Cypress National Preserve and enjoy the panoramic views on the pristine atmosphere few get to experience. The experienced, passionate guides will lead you to remote areas where you will have the chance to see alligators, birds, turtles and endangered tropical birds. This 45 minute tour is perfect for guests who are more limited in their mobility and would prefer to explore in shallow water. Those taking this tour must be able to lift their knees at least 8 inches. Be prepared to wear long pants, old tennis shoes and to bring a change of clothes as you will get wet. This is an interpretive experience where guests will have the opportunity to learn and witness the unique Florida Everglades in a fun, engaging way!
  • What to wear: Long pants, hat, and old tennis shoes.
  • What to bring: Change of clothes (you will get wet).
  • You may see: Endangered orchids, rare ferns, threatened bromeliad, native birds and a host of swamp creatures, home to alligators, birds and rare wildlife.

 


Clyde Butcher’s Photo Safari Swamp Walk

Partner: Clyde Butcher / Big Cypress Gallery
Activity Level: Moderate
Group Size: 8
Age Requirements: Adults
Duration: 3 hours
Contact: (239) 695-2428 / Email / Website

 

  • Tour Description: Clyde Butcher’s Photo Safari Swamp Walk is the ideal ECO tour when visiting the Florida Everglades. Explore the swamps of Big Cypress National Preserve and enjoy the panoramic views on the pristine atmosphere few get to experience. The experienced, passionate guides will lead you to remote areas where guests will have the chance to see alligators, birds, turtles and endangered tropical birds. This 3 hour tour requires participants to be in good physical condition as this tour makes several stops at locations and is a rigorous walking trail. Be prepared to wear long pants, old tennis shoes and to bring a change of clothes as you will get wet. This is an interpretive experience where guests will have the opportunity to learn and witness the unique Florida Everglades in a fun, engaging way!
  • What to wear: Long pants, hat, and old tennis shoes.
  • What to bring: Change of clothes (you will get wet).
  • You may see: Endangered orchids, rare ferns, threatened bromeliad, native birds and a host of swamp creatures, home to alligators, birds and rare wildlife.

 


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