Walking approximately 1 mile along boardwalk; getting on/off airboat. Driving 106 miles; 2.5 hours with stops along the way.
At the hotel, enjoy a variety of hot and cold items on the buffet, including scrambled eggs, breakfast meats, potatoes, pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal, fruit, coffee and tea, as well as an omelette station.
Our program will begin with a lecture from the former director of the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Topic: "Usual and Unusual Wildlife of South Florida." We will then transfer to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary for a walk along the boardwalk. On the boardwalk, a naturalist will provide commentary and lead us around parts of this 14,000-acre sanctuary managed by the National Audubon Society, who help maintain native plants and animals, and preserve the natural processes that have been occurring within this eco-system for thousands of years. This raised boardwalk takes us through several distinct habitats including the largest remaining virgin bald cypress forest in North America. Wildlife commonly residing here at different times of the year include birds from Anhinga to woodpeckers, butterflies, frogs and other amphibians, mammals ranging from squirrels to bears, and reptiles such as alligators, lizards, snakes and turtles.
Enjoy a boxed lunch on the Corkscrew grounds. Bottled water included.
Transfer to Lake Trafford, where we will enjoy a beautiful air boat ride and learn about the local wildlife from our Captain. Sightseeing varies throughout the year and can include alligators, a variety of birds and plants.
At a local restaurant; available beverages include coffee, tea and water.