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Scenic Hike through a Pristine Preserve

nature walk

Scenic Hike through a Pristine Preserve

2 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Scenic Hike through a Pristine Preserve

nature walk

Scenic Hike through a Pristine Preserve

2 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll meet at the trail head and expect to get some sunshine, take as many water breaks as needed, learn about local history and ecology, view wildlife, breathe in some fresh air, and definitely get muddy and wet! We start the hike in scrubby flatwoods, where yellow star grass and saw palmetto are plentiful. Moving south, white mangrove and buttonwood dominate the fringes of the estuarine rivers. Rushes, sedges, and grasses thrive up to our destination, which is an expansive area where salt flat and mangrove swamp meet. Here we will stay on the lookout for fiddler crabs and periwinkles, tri-colored herons and little blue herons, and perhaps even roseate spoonbills and the elusive white pelican. I will take tons of high quality pictures throughout the experience and send them to you after.

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Your host

Learn more about Zachary

Zachary

Zachary is an passionate naturalist and an avid hiker, living among the water and mangroves for most of his life. He enjoys sharing his love of nature and conservation with others. In addition to hiking, he also volunteers, kayaks, and teaches outdoor education, making him the perfect guide for a Florida hiking adventure. He is CPR and Florida Master Naturalist certified.

What's included

Drinks
16 oz. bottled Zephyhills water.
Equipment
Deet-free bug spray.

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Where you'll be

We will hike through and gain a unique look at a mosaic of South Florida habitats - including one of the last pristine salt marshes in the region. There are trails in the preserve for all ages, fitness levels, and interests. I will determine the perfect trail, based on the day’s weather conditions and the group’s hiking experience. Meeting information will be sent the day before the experience.

This experience is available starting May 01, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused through April 30, 2020 due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
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Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Guests should be comfortable hiking for two hours in hot/humid Florida weather.

What to bring

Secure shoes

More tips

It will be muddy and wet (depending on past weather, sometimes the water may get up to your knees), so wear secure shoes you don't mind dirtying, long pants, and sun protection.
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Scenic Hike through a Pristine Preserve
2 reviews
From Previous price:$40 $32/person
2 reviews
From Previous price:$40 $32/person