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  • Most Popular Everglades Program

Everglades Experience: Guided Tour of Royal Palm, Nike Missile Site, and Pa-hay-okee!

A small group naturalist guided tour including the Nike missile site and wildlife viewing.

Quick Details

  • Multi-stop Naturalist guided activity with an opportunity to tour the Nike Missile Site!
  • 10 people maximum
  • The program starts at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center.
  • The program finishes at your last stop in the park, Institute van will arrive back at Ernest Coe Visitor Center at about 30 minutes after the finish of the program. The advertised time of this program includes the drive back to Ernest Coe Visitor Center.
  • Ride in the Institute’s 8-passenger van or travel in your own vehicle while communicating with your Naturalist via radios in between stops.
  • Ages 5+ welcome (must be 12+ to ride in the Institute van).
  • Cost $60/person (Park Entrance Fee is not included if you choose to travel in your own vehicle).
Participant Ages 5+ Drive in personal vehicle following the Institute van. Does not include Park Entrance Fee.
Passenger Ages 12+ Ride in an 8 passenger van with the Naturalist. Park Entrance Fee is included.

Discover the Everglades

Have an Institute Naturalists guide you through the Everglades and discover the fascinating history and ecosystem of this unique National Park!

Join your Naturalist in our 8 Passenger van or follow in your own vehicle. This program will make stops at key park locations, such as Royal Palm, the Nike Missile Site, and the Pa-hay-okee Overlook. At each stop, enjoy leisurely walks and talks by an experienced Institute Naturalist as you will spot wildlife, witness the amazing history of the area, and learn how the Everglades ecosystem works.

Choose to be a passenger and ride in the Insitute’s 8-passenger van or participate by driving in your own vehicle. The advertised time of this program includes the drive back to Ernest Coe Visitor Center.


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