Alligators and Airboats: The Everglades With Your Grandchild
Get up close to unique, endangered wildlife with your grandchild as you explore the “rivers of grass” and coastal prairies of Florida’s Everglades.
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Program No. 23094RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Learn about some of the world’s most endangered species and dazzling scenery in this first-of-its-kind adventure at the Everglades National Park. Zip through sawgrass marshes and rugged pinelands on an airboat with your grandchild and discover the Everglades’ varied ecosystems and the animals that call them home. Immerse yourselves in the natural landscapes as you search for marine life in the Florida Bay and paddle so quickly through the freshwater cypress forest that you’ll be saying “See you later, alligator!” to your grandchild.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walk up to 2 miles a day and ability to kayak.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Sail through the natural wetlands on an exhilarating airboat ride and learn about the plants and local history from expert naturalists.
  • Glide along the Turner River as you weave your kayak through beautiful cypress trees.
  • Learn about an abundance of wildlife on the Anhinga Trail and in the Shark River Valley.
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Heather L Hamilton
Florida native Heather Hamilton has been exploring the beaches, lakes and forests of Florida’s wilderness since she was a little girl. As an experienced camper, hiker, biker, kayaker, fisher and photographer, Heather has seen Florida in just about every light on her extensive travels throughout the state. She studied culinary arts at the Art Institute in Fort Lauderdale and became a cook and pastry chef, but she changed careers several times before embracing her passion. She became a Master Naturalist and full-time Florida guide.
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