Tours our located behind Clyde Butcher’s Big Cypress Gallery, located along the scenic Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), 47 miles east of Naples and 36 miles west of Miami at Mile Marker 54.5, about half mile east of the Big Cypress National Preserve Oasis Visitor Center.”To know the swamp you have to get into the swamp. We invite you to experience Clyde’s beautiful and mysterious swamp as we glide into springtime. The growing warmth of the days has triggered the emergence of vibrant green foliage and spring wildflowers that vibrate new life in this prehistoric scenery. Few people have actually participated in this awe inspiring opportunity. Fed in Spring and Summer by south Florida’s rainy season, this one of a kind shallow aquatic terrain endures a slow and subtle dry down exposing a mosiac pattern created by the limestone floor. While this is the natural rhythm of our greater Everglades Ecosystem, deep swamps may be left dry by March and April. Wet or dry, your 1.5 – 2 hour excursion with our knowledgeable naturalists will expose you to the many wonders of the Big Cypress National Preserve. Each and every tour will present unique opportunities. You may come across an array of native wildflowers or even wading birds on the hunt. Encounters with red-shouldered hawks, barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, alligators and water reptiles are always a possibility, and definitely a bonus. This is a leisurely eco-tour and will be tailored to match your interests and physical ability. • Daily Tours – 9:30am & 1:30pm • Cost of tour $380 up to four people • Every additional person over 4 person minimum $95 each • Every child 6-16 years of age $45 each (over the 4 person minimum) • 10% cancellation or rescheduling fee • No refunds less than 7 days from tour • For reservations within 48 hours please call us 239-695-2428 What to wear: long pants, a long sleeved shirt, a jacket if you are cold natured, old tennis shoes, bug spray, and a cap with a visor. Bring a complete change of clothes as most people will get wetter than anticipated. Changing rooms are available before and after your swamp tour. Also remember to bring your camera, and a refillable water bottle. You are welcome to bring a snack or lunch to be enjoyed after your tour in our wild and scenic back yard. Please call us at 239-695-2428 if the times below do not fit your schedule. We may be able to adjust times to adapt to your schedule. TOURS OFFERED YEAR ROUND Due to variable swamp conditions in Spring and Summer, please call our gallery at 239-695-2428 to book your tour April through September.