Ranger - Led Programs

 

A favorite activity of visitors to national parks is programs led by a Park Ranger. These are special programs in all national parks that interpret the parks natural and cultural resources in a way that goes beyond what a visitor might get on their own.

Ranger guided programs for Everglades National Park are increased during the high visitor season, where additional seasonal rangers allow the park to provide more interpreted activities.


Each area of the park has unique programs that focus on that districts resources, to plan your visit pick an area and check out the types of ranger guide programs you may be able to enjoy.


Below is a list of current ranger-led programs at the Everglades. You can also navigate by click on a region to see their program offerings.

 

Flamingo

From bird watching to ranger led talks, Flamingo has a variety of ranger-led activities.

Gulf Coast

Explore the wilderness waterway by canoe or boat tour. Nature walks are also offered at this location.

Royal Palm

From bike hikes to slough slogs, Royal Palm always has an adventure waiting for you!

Shark Valley

Join us for a tram ride through the heart of the everglades or join us for a talk about the value of the Glades.

 

Current Ranger-Led Programs

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  • Everglades National Park

    A Walk in Nature

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Enjoy a guided walk learning about the plants and animals of the Everglades. More

    Time:
    8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
    Location:
    Gulf Coast Visitor Center
  • Everglades National Park

    Everglades Exploration

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Some like to walk, others like to talk, and they all like to have fun. See what ranger have planned each day as they explore a new topic in the Everglades. More

    Time:
    1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
    Location:
    Shark Valley
    Fees:
    0
  • Everglades National Park

    Everglades Highlights

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Short talk on the features of the Everglades More

    Time:
    11:00 AM to 11:30 AM,2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Gulf Coast Visitor Center
    Fees:
    0
  • Everglades National Park

    Flamingo Evening Program

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Join a ranger to unlock the secret's of Flamingo's natural and cultural history. More

    Time:
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Flamingo Visitor Center
  • Everglades National Park

    Gulf Coast Boat Tour

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Discover the Ten Thousand Islands of the Gulf Coast. More

    Time:
    9:30 AM to 11:00 AM,11:00 AM to 12:30 PM,2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Gulf Coast Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $31.80, Kids Ages 5-12 $15.90
  • Everglades National Park

    Land-ho! Canoe Trip

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Paddle the shore or rivers near the Gulf Coast Visitor Center. More

    Time:
    2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Gulf Coast Visitor Center
    Fees:
    0
  • Everglades National Park

    Nature Walk

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Join a park ranger or volunteer for a stroll around Shark Valley. Learn about the history of the area, identify the birds, and discover what makes the Everglades unique. More

    Time:
    4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Shark Valley Visitor Center
  • Everglades National Park

    Shark Valley Bird Walk

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Stroll the Shark Valley Canal and learn about the birds that make the Everglades unique. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Location:
    Shark Valley Visitor Center
    Fees:
    0
  • Everglades National Park

    Shark Valley Tram Tour

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Shark Valley Tram Tours offers a two-hour, open air tour through the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM to 11:00 AM,10:00 AM to 12:00 PM,11:00 AM to 1:00 PM,12:00 PM to 2:00 PM,1:00 PM to 3:00 PM,2:00 PM to 4:00 PM,4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Location:
    Shark Valley
    Fees:
    Adults $23, Seniors (62+) $19, Children (3-12) $12.75
  • Everglades National Park

    Wander and Wonder

    Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Nature walk with ranger at Gulf Coast Visitor Center More

    Time:
    4:15 PM to 4:45 AM
    Location:
    Gulf Coast Visitor Center
  • Everglades National Park

    Citizen Science Bird Count Boat Tour

    Friday, February 5, 2016

    Become a citizen scientist and help us conduct research by identifying and counting the birds and other animals you see while learning about the mangrove estuary on the boat tour. More

    Time:
    9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Flamingo Visitor Center
    Fees:
    Adults $31.80, Kids Ages 5-12 $15.90
  • Everglades National Park

    Evening Program

    Friday, February 5, 2016

    Join a park ranger for this illustrated program focusing on Everglades' unique natural or cultural wonders. More

    Time:
    7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
    Location:
    Long Pine Key Campground
  • Everglades National Park

    Starlight Walk

    Friday, February 5, 2016

    Experience the Anhinga Trail by starlight! More

    Time:
    7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Royal Palm
  • Everglades National Park

    Wild Walk in the Wilderness!

    Saturday, February 6, 2016

    Want to try something different? Get out into the river of grass with a ranger as they lead you through the Shark River Slough. More

    Time:
    10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
    Location:
    Shark Valley Visitor Center
  • Big Day Birding Adventure

    Sunday, February 7, 2016

    Count the birds within the varies habitats of Everglades National Park in this 6 hour adventure. More

    Fees:
    0
  • Everglades National Park

    Paddle the Day Away-Canoe to the Gulf

    Sunday, February 7, 2016

    10 mile paddle trip that goes to Jewel Key right on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. More

    Location:
    Gulf Coast Visitor Center
    Fees:
    0
  • Everglades National Park

    A Beginner's Guide to Saltwater Fishing

    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    Learn to identify fish, how to cast and how to throw a cast net. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Gulf Coast Visitor Center
  • Everglades National Park

    Sunrise in the Glades

    Sunday, February 14, 2016

    Come out for a special Sunday ride. Wake up with a 15-mile bike ride in the wee-hours of the morning. Be at the observation tower in time to watch as the sun comes up over the glades slowly warming and waking its inhabitants. More

    Time:
    6:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Location:
    Shark Valley Visitor Center
  • Everglades National Park

    Full Moon Bike Tour

    Friday, February 19, 2016

    Join a park ranger for an evening 15-mile bike ride. More

    Time:
    5:15 PM to 8:15 PM
    Location:
    Shark Valley
  • Everglades National Park

    Hands on History

    Saturday, February 20, 2016

    Come by and see first-hand what techniques the native Calusa Indians used to not only survive flourish in this unforgiving landscape. More

    Time:
    1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Gulf Coast Visitor Center
  • Everglades National Park

    Tamiami Trail Triatholon

    Sunday, February 21, 2016

    The best part of the Everglades are off the main road! For those that want to do and see it all, join a ranger-led all day trip through some of the highlights of South Florida. More

    Time:
    9:00 AM
    Location:
    Gulf Coast Visitor Center
  • Everglades National Park

    Glades Biking in the Morn'

    Sunday, February 28, 2016

    Join a Park Ranger or Volunteer for a 15-mile bike ride out into the Shark River Slough. More

    Time:
    9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Location:
    Shark Valley

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