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Everglades Immersion: Cypress Dome Wet Walk

Small group, Naturalist guided wet walk through the cypress domes near Pa-hay-okee.

Quick Details

Meeting Location: Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center in Homestead, FL

Duration: 2 hours

Start Time: 10:00 AM and 1:30 PM

Age Requirement: Ages 12+

Important Information:

  • Please note entrance fee is not included in this tour.
  • Proper attire is required in order to participate. You must wear long pants, long socks and fully covered tied up shoes/sneakers.
  • Wet walk gear (overalls and shoes) are available for rent.
  • All guests must be over the age of 12 and be at least 54 in. (137.16 cm) tall to participate.
Slog Participant Ages 8+
$40

Explore the Everglades’ Cypress Domes

Join us for an unforgettable journey as we explore the Cypress Domes of the Everglades! Led by an Institute Naturalist, you’ll embark on a guided adventure through the lush cypress forests, immersing yourself in the intricate dynamics of elevation and water flow. This is an opportunity to discover the hidden stories of this unique ecosystem while encountering fascinating creatures such as alligators, fish, and air plants along the way.

Highlights

Get ready for an exciting adventure! Our journey kicks off at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, where all participants will gather to begin our program by the flagpole 15 mins before the trip. After a quick check-in with your Naturalist, we’ll provide a brief introduction before caravanning to our wet walk location. The Naturalist will lead the way as you follow behind in your own vehicle. The drive from the visitor center will take approximately 20 minutes. Please note: park entrance fee is not included with this trip, it can be purchased prior to your trip or it can be purchased the the park entrance gate once we commence the program.

Once we arrive, your Naturalist will equip you with a walking stick to navigate through the marl prairie and cypress dome. Under their expert guidance, we’ll begin our 1.5 hour wet walk adventure. Be prepared to wade through ankle to hip-deep water as we explore this fascinating terrain. This program will end at the wet walk location,

Please note that participants must be at least 12 years old and 54 inches tall, with minors accompanied by an adult. The terrain will be unstable, so we recommend this trip for those comfortable walking on uneven surfaces without assistance.

Don’t forget to dress appropriately! All participants must wear long pants and fully covered lace-up shoes/sneakers that can handle getting wet, along with long socks. Avoid rain boots or shoes that don’t allow water penetration, as they could get sucked off during the walk.

Rental gear is available. You can rent overalls and shoes for the wet walk. The gear will not prevent you from getting wet, but it will let you have the required attire for this trip. You will still need to come with long socks and you must wear shorts or thin pants to wear under the overall. Please contact our Information Center at (786) 465-4058 if you have any questions.

Rental Gear Information 

We offer rental overalls and shoes for the wet walk adventure. While this gear will ensure you have the required attire for the trip, please note the following:

  • Fit and Availability: Although we have rental gear available, we recommend using your own clothes and shoes for the best fit, as we cannot guarantee that we will have all sizes available.
  • Purpose: The purpose of providing this gear is to accommodate park visitors who are interested in doing this program but do not have the required attire.
  • Gear Details: The rental gear will not prevent you from getting wet. You will still need to provide your own long socks, and you must wear shorts or thin pants under the overalls.

If you have any questions about rental gear, please contact our Information Center at (786) 465-4058.

Walking sticks will be provided to all participants, rental gear does not have to be purchased to get a walking stick.

Remember to pack essentials like a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent for a comfortable outdoor experience. Consider bringing a dry bag to keep your belongings dry during the wet walk.

With a maximum of 10 participants per session, you’ll enjoy a personalized and intimate exploration of the Everglades.

Join us as we uncover the wonders of the Everglades on this thrilling journey through the captivating Cypress Domes. Reserve your spot now and get ready for an adventure like no other!