Tram Tour and Swamp Walk

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Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park

NATURALIST led Fakahatchee Tram Tour with Swamp Walk.  "This offering combines elements of our longer tram tours and swamp walks to give participants a great introduction to the Fakahatchee," says volunteer naturalist Patrick Higgins.

Each Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins with a ride on the group's Ghost Rider tram to the site of the swamp walk. After about 90 minutes of walking through the swamp, participants board the tram for the return trip.

Naturalists leading the group will share their insights about the Fakahatchee's flora and fauna on both wet and dry portions of the adventure. Fakahatchee Strand is home to the famous ghost orchid and many other rare plants and animals.

The Tram Tour with Swamp Walk is $60 per person. The tours begin promptly at 9:30 am and conclude by 1 pm.

Participants will be required to sign a standard release of liability form. Any cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive refund.

Participants should be sure to wear sturdy lace-up shoes( no sandals) and long pants and can change to dry clothes at the visitors restrooms for their drive home. This is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately for the weather.

The Tram Tour and Swamp Walk begins at the ranger station off Jane's Scenic Drive.  Janes Scenic Drive is accessible ONLY via SR 29 (between HI 75 and US 41) DO NOT rely on incorrect GPS direction providing a different route to Jane Scenic drive in Copeland FL.

Fees: 

Tickets are $60.00 per person and can be purchased here.

Event Time: 

Repeats every week every Tuesday until Wed Mar 28 2018 except Tue Dec 26 2017, Tue Jan 02 2018, Tue Jan 09 2018. Also includes Thu Jan 11 2018.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EDT
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EDT
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:30am to 1:00pm EDT

Additional Information: 

All ticket purchases go directly to the Friends of Fakahatchee, the park's citizen support organization.  For more information, visit the Friends of Fakahatchee website at orchidswamp.org