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One-day ecotourism trip near Fort Lauderdale ?

One-day ecotourism trip near Fort Lauderdale ?

Aug 20th, 2010, 06:52 AM
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One-day ecotourism trip near Fort Lauderdale ?

My 21-year-old-son and I are in Boca Raton, getting him ready to start university here. We'd like to do something memorable, but can probably take only one day out of our shopping/organizing schedule for fun. His passion is animals in the wild, nature, the environment. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. (We're here now, in August.)
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Aug 20th, 2010, 06:56 AM
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Do a day trip into the Everglades. Various points along there. Shark Valley being one of them.
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Aug 20th, 2010, 08:37 AM
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Thanks! Will look into it right away.
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Aug 20th, 2010, 09:05 AM
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You can rent canoes and canoe in the sawgrass sea. Just watch out for the alligators.
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Aug 20th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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Thanks very much - that's a great idea too.
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Aug 20th, 2010, 08:04 PM
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Lion Country Safari. (ha. ha.)

Seriously, Glades is the place to go.
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Aug 29th, 2010, 05:41 AM
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Save the Everglades for winter -- August is not the time to go there. Instead, head to the Keys and do a snorkel trip from Pennekamp State Park.
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Aug 30th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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I totally agree with Keymom above. Snorkeling in Key Largo/Pennekamp is only about an hour away. If you're lucky and the conditions are good, your tour will take you to Key Largo Dry Rocks where the Christ of the Deep Statue is. Generally tours operate where there is the best visibility and wave conditions. You'll see a lot more wildife there than in the Everglades right now. The animals are smart enough to stay hidden in the shade rather than out in the open.
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