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Seminoles, Hurricanes and Gators



Naturalist-guided TRANSPORTATION from the Greater Fort Myers and Greater Fort Lauderdale area

An amazing AIRBOAT RIDE across the sawgrass prairies and through pond apple forests

VAN TOUR through Big Cypress National Park

NATURE WALK into an old-growth cypress forest

A scenic mangrove wilderness BOAT CRUISE in Everglades National Park

DELICIOUS LUNCH in the heart of the Everglades

For better and for worse, hurricanes are part of our life in the Everglades. They shape the environment. They disrupt wildlife populations while spreading seeds and delivering nourishing water to the river of grass. Hurricanes are inseparable from the natural and cultural history of the Everglades. From one of the most devastating – the Lake Okeechobee Hurricane of  1928 to Hurricane Donna that decimated Everglades City in 1960 to the monster Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and Wilma in 2005 to the massive Hurricane Irma in 2017 – they individually leave a physical and psychological impact. Our tours are incomplete without their inclusion in our narration.

As we head into the most active time of the year for hurricanes we show consideration for everyone affected in the Bahamas and along the Atlantic Coast. Everglades Day Safari has made a donation to assist the recovery efforts in the Bahamas. Give if you can. Thank you.

Pete Corradino
Owner/Wildlife Biologist