On the way to the island, Everglades National Boat Tours will cruise among the mangroves of the Ten Thousand Islands. On the island, a Friends of Fakahatchee naturalist will lead a walking tour and describe the island’s colorful history.
Cold drinks and snacks will be served on the boat. Please bring bug repellent and wear long-sleeved shirts and closed shoes. Jackets are a good idea as it can be much cooler on the water than the mainland.
The cruise leaves the Everglades National Park docks in Everglades City promptly at 2:30 p.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m.
For directions and required advance reservations at $80 per person, visit www.orchidswamp.org and click on “tours and events.”