Walking Eco Tour, Chokoloskee Island, FL
Experience ID: 279
This Unique 3 Hour Naturalist Led Eco-Adventure will take you through the cypress swamps of the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. The Fakahatchee Strand is known as "the Amazon of North America". The Park is a 75,000 acre wilderness area and is approximately twenty miles long by five miles wide.You may also encounter a variety of invasive exotic plant and animal species as well. Learn how many of these pests have been negatively impacting native species of South Florida, the consequences of their arrival, eradication efforts and best management practices.
Duration: 3 Hours
Price for kids under 12 years old, $50.00
Cypress "knees" and saw grass require that all guests wear long sleeves and pants and closed-toe shoes. You want to bring along a day bag/knapsack in order to carry your cameras, drinking water, snacks, bug spray and other extras. You will have walking sticks. For the wet walks, we suggest bringing along a change of clothes, including shoes, for the ride home.
1. What can I realistically expect to see?
It is nature and it is wild. Every trip is different. Some days, we are fortunate to see a lot of wildlife, some days less. That is up to Mother Nature.
2. What do I Need to Bring?
Please bring wharever you wish to eat or drink. We do suggest plenty of water.
3. What should I wear?
Clothing should be appropriate for the season and the day's weather. A light jacket and Protective footwear, is needed. Sun protection is always a good idea ...hats, sun block, etc.