My school takes 22-30 students each year on a National Parks trip. This year we chose Wild Lime Adventures to plan and lead our tour to the Everglades and Dry Tortugas. We chose right. Ben, the owner, was very responsive as we communicated back and forth about what we were looking for. Our trip was a Wed-Mon with four full days of adventure planned.
Our guides were Lindsay and Darren. They were full service. They picked us up at the airport and stayed with us the entire tour. They each have degrees in the science and are extremely knowledgeable about the vegetation, wildlife, and parks. We had 11 people on each van and had room for our luggage. ( 1 suitcase and backpack each).
Day one: Everything Everglades. A wet walk through a cypress dome, a 90 boat ride through the 10,000 islands mangrove forest.
Day two: drive to key west. Along the way we stopped at the Wild Bird Sanctuary, Robbie’s fish camp, and Bahia Honda State park. Once we arrived in Key West we visited the Ernest Hemingway house, the African Slave Memorial and the Southernmost Point.
Day three: Dry Tortugas National Park. This is a full day experience that you should hands down try if you ever have the opportunity. The snorkeling is unreal. The water was so clear!
Day four: we drove back to Fort Lauderdale. We had a kayak tour through mangrove channels and did a 1 hour snorkeling tour of Hens and Chickens reef. The snorkeling was out of this world! The fish and coral we saw was absolutely incredible. The kayak adventure was relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable as well.
Day five: Airboat ride through Everglades sawgrass. We met “Gar” the gator and saw a lot of wildlife.
Our meals were planned at local favorites. If you are ever in Florida City/Homestead please go visit Fonda Familiar Mexican. We also ate at City Hall Bistro. In Key West we ate at El Siboney and Dante’s.
Our all inclusive experience with Wild Lime was top notch! You won’t be worry. Lindsay was my van driver and I cannot compliment her enough. She was professional, fun and informative!!! Our students had the trip of a lifetime. Darren, the driver of the other van, was kind, calm and so helpful. He always put our needs first.
Now stop reading and go book your trip!