This educational excursion takes you into the beautiful protected wetland hammocks within the heart of the Central Florida Everglades. Your journey starts with your guide’s narrative en route to Lone Cabbage, a 100 year old outpost and turn-of-the-century fish camp located in the middle of the back country. Board your 15-passenger airboat for a guided adventure traveling at speeds of almost 40 mph.
You’ll travel into pristine sections of fresh water marshes and up river, into the Bald Cypress Swamp, home of the Florida alligator, American bald eagle and other wildlife. Certified eco-guides will ensure that you come away with an understanding of Florida’s vastly different land and plant communities and the importance of their preservation. You’ll see alligators, birds, reptiles and learn about unique swamp life up-close. Afterwards, you will sample alligator tail and enjoy a soft drink.
Need to Know:
This tour is only for guests with domestic flights departing after 4:00 pm and international flights departing after 6:00 pm from Orlando International Airport. Guests are responsible for ensuring their debark tours are compatible with their departure flight times. Guests have the option to book their flights through our Premium Air Department to ensure that flight departure times do not interfere with debark tours. Guests can take their luggage in this tour and will arrive at the airport at approximately 12:00 pm.
Wildlife sightings are frequent, but not guaranteed. A light jacket is recommended during the fall and winter months for the airboat portion of the tour. This tour is offered on Norwegian Epic only.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.