With so much outdoors to explore, Florida leads the way in ecotours! Some are intimate experiences, following a guide or two deep into a tropical forest or along a crystalline stream in a canoe. Others pile on plenty of people, taking large groups by boat, tram, or bus into the wild. A handful let you come to them: walking between interpretive stations within a preserve or natural attraction, you learn from naturalists about the fauna or flora that they know and love. Several self-guided interpretive drives fall into the ecotour category, as well.
In general, you should expect some sort of fee to participate in an ecotour. Check the featured tours and the videos below for specific ecotours we recommend in Florida. You can find them geographically on the map above.
Zipping Over Gators at Gatorland
What’s it like to sail over a pondful of alligators on a zip line in Florida? Contributor Sally White of the Adventures of Mom shares her experience on Gatorland’s Screamin’ Gator Zip Line in Orlando.