17355
Florida
Discover the Wild Side of Florida With Your Grandchild
Explore the wilds of Sarasota with your grandchild as you take part in an archeological dig, spot alligators from a pontoon boat, trawl the waters with a marine biologist and more!
Rating (5)
Program No. 17355RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499

At a Glance

Stroll along the Sarasota beach on a sunny day with your grandchild, combing the sand for seashells and sea turtle nests. Simple days like this can leave some of the warmest childhood memories that your grandchild—and you—will look back on for years to come. Combine these magical moments with expert narration from naturalists and conservationists, and exciting adventures on an alligator safari and a canopy walk, and you’ll have an incredible experience in the wilds of Sarasota and offshore islands — the only tropical zone in the continental United States!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to a mile over pavement, beaches, and varied terrain daily.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover wild Florida as you search for alligators aboard a pontoon boat and raptors on a rainforest canopy walk.
  • Uncover historic artifacts and fossils in shallow water with an expert naturalist.
  • Join a marine biologist on a sea life encounter study cruise, collecting marine life with a trawl net; then observe sharks and stingrays at Mote Marine Aquarium!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12.
Featured Expert
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Aaron Watkins
Aaron Watkins has shared laughter with people everywhere from the White House to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He was featured in HBO’s “The Big Event,” and in the children’s book “Whose Shoes Are These?” Aaron directed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade clowns and served as Dean of Students at the famed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. He is a proud recipient of the Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Award for his work in bringing laughter to seriously ill children.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Aaron Watkins
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Nancy Edmonson
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John Colagrande
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Margaret (Peg) E Matthys
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Kathryn Young
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