On the Road: South Florida Wildlife & Natural Gems by Boat & Boot
By bike, kayak, canoe and on foot, experience the wildlife, pristine waters and easy-paced culture on an education adventure in nine national and state parks in southern Florida.
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Program No. 23287RJ
11 days
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At a Glance

Kayak past a lazy alligator basking in the sun on an Everglades riverbank. In often eccentric, always energizing Key West, bike with an expert exploring the United States’ southernmost hamlet. Walk a trail in the Rookery Bay nature reserve and spot a pink Roseate Spoonbill feeding on shrimp in shallow waters. On an educational adventure experiencing nine national and state parks in southern Florida, every paddle and pedal stroke, every footstep, spiritedly invites a postcard — and learning — moment. Feel the warmth of the sun, and the locals, in this awe-inspiring corner of America.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Board a catamaran-style boat for an eco-adventure in the Key West National Wildlife Refuge, learning about the mangrove islands and watching for sea turtles and dolphins.
  • Join Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) staffers on a snorkeling adventure to assist in a volunteer fish survey in Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary.
  • Experience a final-night moon-lit paddle by kayak through a coastal mangrove wetland.
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Alberto Melendez
Alberto Melendez is a certified educational excursion, a certified Advance Open Water Scuba Diver and a Florida master naturalist. He has been leading kayak and snorkeling explorations in the Orlando area for over eight years. A 'tree-hugger' since the term became popular, he enjoys introducing folks to the inside story of the critters, salt marsh and history of the area.

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

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