Flamingo Ranger Guided Tours

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Flamingo offers several exciting ranger-guided programs. Please check out the park calendar and see what is scheduled, including special events!

You can also check the current status of programs by calling the Guy Bradley Visitor Center at (239) 695-2945.

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Program Descriptions

Below are summaries of all ranger-led programs available in Flamingo in the dry season (December - April). All of our programs are free (with your park entrance fee) unless otherwise noted. Please see the park's calendar to verify program dates and times. All programs are subject to rescheduling or cancellation in the case of inclement environmental conditions or limited staffing.

Birding Bonanza: Ranger-Guided Bird Walk

8:30 am daily; about 1 hour; location varies
Available December 15 to April 20

Join a Park Ranger for this guided walk through one of Flamingo's best birding spots. Check with a Park Ranger for the location; it'll change based on bird behaviors. Cameras, binoculars, and insect protection are encouraged. 

Paddling in Paradise: Ranger-Guided Kayaking on Florida Bay

8:30 am Friday-Wednesday (no program on Thursdays); about 3 hours; reservations required
Available December 15 to March 31

Explore Florida Bay the best way: by kayak. This strenuous trip will meander the salty waters while a park ranger tells you about Flamingo's exciting history and wildlife. All paddling equipment is provided. Must be 12+ years of age. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. The program location is subject to change in case of inclement conditions. Call 239-695-2945 to reserve (up to 14 days in advance).

Curious About Critters?

1 pm daily; meet at the Flamingo Marina
Available December 15 to April 20

Learn about the fantastic fauna of Flamingo during this informal program. Rangers will rove the area for 2 hours and discuss manatees, crocodiles, osprey, and any other animals that make an appearance. 

Mangrove March: Ranger-Guided Plant Walk

4 pm daily; 30 minutes; meet at the Guy Bradley Visitor Center
Available December 15 to April 20

Discover a variety of tree species with a park ranger on this short walk. Sun and insect protection are encouraged.

Guided Boat Tours

Daily; 90 minutes; trips depart every hour from 9 am to 4 pm; fees apply
Backcountry tours available year-round; Florida Bay tours available November 1 to April 30.
Backcountry tours depart on odd hours (9, 11, 1, 3) and Bay tours depart on even hours (10, 12, 2, 4)

Join a naturalist or park ranger as you explore the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Wilderness. Trips depart hourly and visit either Whitewater Bay via Buttonwood Canal or Florida Bay. Come along on a subtropical adventure! Visit the Marina Activities Booth or call 855-708-2207 to purchase your tickets.

Evening Programs

Daily; 1 hour; location, time, and topic vary
Available December 15 to April 20

Get a glimpse of Everglades National Park at a variety of evening programs. Insect protection is strongly encouraged. Ask a Park Ranger for more details.

Special Events and Programs

Check with a park ranger during your visit to learn about other programs or special events. You can also check the park's calendar or call 239-695-2945 for more information.
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Everglades Institute Tours

Everglades Institute is a non-profit partner providing in-depth educational and adventurous tours.

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Use the calendar below to find information about the park's ranger-led programs, events and more!

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Guided Tours

Rangers are not the only naturalists that lead groups in the park. Check out the tour options offered by park partners and concessions.

Last updated: May 31, 2024

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40001 State Road 9336
Homestead, FL 33034-6733


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