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Master Naturalist Guided Dry Swamp Walk Tours

April 20 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Important Update: The event date has been postponed due to inclement weather. This event has a new date of April 20th.

Join us for an unforgettable adventure through the heart of the Everglades! Master naturalist tours will start at 9:30 am with the last ticketed tour beginning at 2:00 pm. Each tour will be approximately 30-45 minutes.

Embark on an Unforgettable Adventure Through the Heart of the Everglades. Start inside the Big Cypress Gallery for check-in and then your tour will begin behind the gates where only our rental guests and staff can venture. Your certified Master Naturalists guides will take you on a native plant walk and share about the wild inhabitants that call this place home. These swamp walk tours are on dry land, and you will not get wet. Participants will have a chance to tour the comfy Swamp Cottage, one of our two vacation rental properties.

Tour Cost: $10 per person  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Learn about alligators and their reproductive habits
  • Experience the green botanical paradise of Clyde and Niki’s backyard
  • See the effects of El Niño on the current water levels of our wetlands
  • Get acquainted with nature’s mosquito control system—the bladderworts of the swamp
  • Encounter threatened and endangered orchids of the Everglades
  • View the interior of a cypress swamp without getting your feet wet
  • Hear the calls of native raptors, warblers, or woodpeckers
  • Feel why sawgrass earned its name
  • Walk through a cypress, pop ash, pond apple tree forest
  • Learn how early indigenous people and settlers used nature to survive and thrive
  • Understand why Clyde and Niki seek to protect pristine wild places
  • Observe the variety of rare bromeliads sheltered in a cypress swamp
  • Be inspired by the diversity of nature
  • Feel the velvety texture of ferns
  • Touch the earth in a new way
  • Tour the Swamp Cottage and Bungalow rentals 


Big Cypress Gallery
52388 Tamiami Tr.
Ochopee, FL 34141 United States
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