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  • Most Popular Everglades Program

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

A small group naturalist guided including the NIKE missile base 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 10:00 am at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center.
  • The program finishes at 2:00 PM at your last stop in the park, Institute van will arrive back at Ernest Coe Visitor Center at about 2:30 PM.
  • 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 rife in 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.
$60
Passenger Ages 12+ Ride in an 8 passenger van with the Naturalist. Park Entrance Fee is included.
$60

Discover the Everglades

Want to discover the fascinating history and ecosystem of the Florida Everglades? Join the Institute Naturalists for this 4-hour program.

Join your Naturalist in our 8 Passenger van or follow in your own vehicle. This 4-hour program will make stops at key park locations, such as Royal Palm, NIKE Missile Site, Pa-hay-okee Overlook, and Mahogany Hammock. At each stop, enjoy leisurely walks and talks by an experienced Institute Naturalist as you will spot wildlife, learn of the amazing history of the area, and discover 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.


Location

  • This trip begins at Everglades National Park Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center located at 40001 State Hwy 9336, Homestead, FL 33034. Type ‘Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center’ into your GPS to be brought to this location. It is the first visitor center at the Homestead entrance and is located before the entrance gates.
  • Upon arrival, please check-in with your Institute Naturalist by the flagpole outside of the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center. Please arrive 15 minutes before departure.
  • The trip will end at your last stop at Mahogany Hammock, if you travel in your own vehicle, you can continue exploring other areas in the park