Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours invites Southwest Florida to get wild about learning by offering educational tours through the Everglades led by Florida Gladesmen and trained tour guides. In addition to offering Everglades Grassland Airboat Tours, Swamp Buggy Tours and Mangroves Tours, Wooten’s also offers customized tours for schools, youth groups and camps, businesses and other organizations to enjoy. Educational field trips for students grades K-12 meet coordinated curriculum requirements for all grade levels, providing hands-on educational experiences to enrich classroom curriculum and engage students in the learning experience.
The educational eco-tours and programs are designed to meet the age and interest of the audience with topics including the history of the Everglades, native wildlife, folklore, zoology, environmental sciences and conservation efforts. The narrated tours provide a question and answer session with the knowledgeable tour guides to ensure that all educational goals are met. English and Spanish speaking tours are available, and translators for other languages may be available with advance reservation. In addition to the guided tour of the Everglades, students can also experience a live alligator show, view native and exotic animals in the animal sanctuary and enjoy lunch in the picnic area with boxed lunches available upon request.
The Florida Everglades is the largest tract of wilderness east of the Rocky Mountains and is home to dozens of endangered wildlife and the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western hemisphere. “The Everglades is a diverse and wild ecosystem that offers great opportunity for viewing wildlife and learning about its rich history. Our tour guides have a wealth of knowledge and experience living and working in the Everglades,” said Aashish Patel, owner and operator of Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours. “Programs can be geared towards all ages, and tailored to Scouts and youth groups, as well as adults, business groups and other organizations.”
Customizable school field trip packages are available for less than $20 per student, and include one free chaperon ticket for every 20 students and 50 percent off admission for additional chaperons. For more information, or to schedule a tour, visit www.WootensEverglades.com or call 239-208-4180.
Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours offers multiple Everglades experiences including the Everglades Grassland Airboat Tour, Swamp Buggy Tour, Mangroves Tour, a live alligator show and a visit to the animal sanctuary, home to panthers, tigers, otters, snakes and more than 100 alligators. Wooten’s Everglades is located at 32330 Tamiami Trail E., Ochopee, Florida. Discounted rates are available for group tours. The ticket offices for Wooten’s are open daily, seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 365 days a year. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.WootensEverglades.com.