Private Everglades National Park Photo and Wildlife Safari

4 Reviews | Everglades National Park, USA

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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience


Whether you are an amateur or a professional, this Private Photo Safari is the best way to photograph Everglades National Park’s wildlife. A very stable, flat-decked power boat is your shooting platform. Using an electric trolling motor, your guide will position you for the best shots. Unlike a shared tour, on a private tour, you and your shots are our only concern.

When shooting outdoors, the lighting is extremely important. Lighting is best in the mornings and late afternoons. As such, on this private tour, we depart before sunrise in the morning to be in position as soon as there is enough light to shoot. In the evening, we return after sunset. Since sunrise and sunset times vary throughout the year, we will contact you prior to your tour to arrange the actual meet time.

Our guides are on the water every day, year-round and have a good idea of the wildlife patterns. They can get you in position while the lighting is good.



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Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 4 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Private Everglades National Park Photo and Wildlife Safari
nelsonm88, Dec 2021 Verified
My wife and I went on this private boat photagraphy tour with Dan during our visit to Marco Island December 2021. Our captain was Dan and he was great! He was friendly, laid back and we had a great time. We went on the afternoon tour. We were originally scheduled to go in the morning but they called us the day before and suggested we change the time since there was a fairly high likelihood of fog that morning. This was really considerate and professional of them. The boat ride was smooth and dry and we were the only passengers in the boat which was great. We saw and photographed several osprey near their nests. We also got some good shots of great egrets. We saw two bald eagles but they were not close enough to photograph. Besides the bird photography there were 4 other fantastic things during the 1.5 h trip. Dan took us to an oyster shell mound, which was an ancient site of the Calusa Native people who lived in this area for thousands of years and ate a lot of shellfish which they piled up in a particular area. We had an Eagle Ray jump well out of the water near the boat. my wife caught a glimpse of a Manatee. Near sunset we went to a small island where several kinds of wading birds come to roost at night. This is a phenomenal site to see. Several hundred to a few thousand ibis, egrets, pelicans, cormorants and other birds all crowd onto the mango trees on this one small island. My best photos of this in the dimming light were videos with my iphone! As a bonus we had a magnificent frigate bird circling the island also!Even if you are not a birder or photographer, we recommend this a way to see the the Ten Thousand Islands area of the Everglades in a quiet, peaceful informative way!
Private Everglades National Park Photo and Wildlife Safari
Christine_W, Nov 2021 Verified
Our Naturalist Master Captain took me and my wife on the morning before sunrise to about noon out on the water. I’m a photographer I have been on many many Naturalist tours Especially in Hawaiian Island since my timeshare is there I had the fortune there to go with one one the people that re-edit the Tory bird and an expert in like spiders.This Naturalist in The Everglades knew everything about the habitat and nesting and habits of birds which was my primary focus. He knew all about the Everglades and trees shrubs water and because I studied Oceanography and setup a weather Dept with Weather expert it was nice to also talk weather patterns and organisms in the Everglades.It was wonderful and absolutely informative. So it was just my wife and I and the Master Captain Naturalist.He did everything necessary so I got my Camera Shots with various LensesSafety on the craft was always his overriding focus next came my photography and our questions and my wife’s love for bird watching and her questions environment of the Everglades.
Private Everglades National Park Photo and Wildlife Safari
Mike_B, Sep 2021 Verified
This excursion was so beautiful, the sunrise over the treetops, beautiful birds feeding and flying everywhere capped off by the dolphin sitings. The silence was so wonderful after the engine was shut off all we heard was the natural sounds of nature in its purest form. I never imagined the Everglades to be so peaceful and beautiful. Not to mention the photo oops around every turn!!
Private Everglades National Park Photo and Wildlife Safari
Todd, Apr 2021 Verified
Charlie was an awesome tour guide. Highly recommend this tour it was informative with perfect weather

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