Private Power Boat Birding/Photography Tour - 2 ½ hours
Private Kayak Birding/Photography Tour - 2 ½ hours
For the more Serious Photographer or Birder
The entire Everglades area, including Everglades National Park, is a wonderful place for birding. With over 300 species of birds throughout the year, it is the only Park that was established for its biological and ecological considerations rather than it geological features.
However, most of the 1.5 million acres in the Park are flooded and essentially out of reach for the average birder and photographers. Everglades Area Tours can you take you and your equipment to areas seldom reach by others.
As the seasons, migrations and bird populations vary, we to must vary our experiences. While we never know what we will encounter, in general, you can expect a plethora of shore birds, wading birds and raptors on the power boat or kayak based trips. Mixed in, as well, can be dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, alligators and a vast variety of others.
If you are an avid birder and prefer to focus on birding without the distractions of a shared or group trip, we do suggest a private experience.
A private experience is particularly important for outdoor and wildlife photographers. On the shared tours, we must balance the needs and desires of all aboard. With a private tour, you are our focus. If we need to reposition for lighting, wait until particular subject is where you want them or bring you to a particular species or landscape we can. The true shooting opportunities are greater. On the shared trips, you do not have this luxury.
The most popular is the power boat based tour below.
Online Booking of our Private KAYAK Birding/Photo Tour is Not Available - Please Call 239-695-3633 to Book this Tour.
This second private tour uses very stable, tandem kayaks or canoes as the photo platform. The photographer is positioned in the front and the guide would be in the back taking care of most of the paddling. We will position the craft while you shoot.
The paddle craft allow us to penetrate the mangrove forests, mangrove tunnels and tidal creeks ... areas that you simply cannot get to with a traditional boat. It is the only way to reach some of the areas roosts and rockeries and the best way to access others. In addition to avian life, you may have opportunities to shoot alligators, river otters, orchids, bromeliads and other flora, as well as, the numerous "critters" that call the mangroves home.
For the best experience, we prefer to limit the tour to two guests and one photographer for a total of three. The photographer and guide will be in one craft the two other guests will share another tandem craft. Too many boats can interfere with the shoot and scare off the wildlife. This tour is $399.95 for one to three persons. Your guide is a naturalist on this tour, as well.
Online Booking of our Private KAYAK Birding/Photo Tour is Not Available. This tour is $399.95 for one person. Please Call 239-695-3633 to Book this Tour.
Private Walking Birding/Photography Tour
This tour can be conducted most anywhere in the area, but one of the most popular locations is Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. This tour is $399.95 for one person. Your guide is a naturalist on this tour, as well.
Online Booking of our Private WALKING Birding/Photo Tour is Not Available -
Please Call 239-695-3633 to Book this Tour.