Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness area in the United States and is easily accessible from Fort Myers. You can spend a half or full day exploring the Florida park by airboat or van or even on foot. Here’s how to experience the Everglades from Fort Myers.
Half-day tours offer a great way to take in some Florida nature while visiting the Everglades for a few hours from Fort Myers. Enjoy round-trip transportation and perhaps an airboat ride or reptile viewing experience on a group or private half-day tour to the Everglades.
Full Day Tours
Spend a full day exploring the Everglades as you keep an eye out for alligators, manatees, turtles, and other wildlife with the help of a certified naturalist. Take a day-long tour featuring an airboat ride, swamp buggy ride, and a visit to a reptile and exotic bird exhibit. Or join a small-group tour to Big Cypress National Reserve in the western Everglades and enjoy an airboat ride, nature walk, and boat cruise.
Things to Know
Everglades National Park is about 90 minutes from Fort Myers by road.
Full-day tours typically include lunch; vegetarian options are generally available.
Expect full-day tours to last eight to nine hours, and half-day tours to last about four to five hours.
Most tours include hotel pickup and drop-offs, allowing you to visit the Everglades without worrying about transportation.