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Hike a vast Florida salt marsh

Hike a vast Florida salt marsh

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Drinks and equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

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.
Zachary
Zachary
Zachary
Zachary

What we’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 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,…

What else you should know

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.

What I’ll provide

Water
16 oz. bottled Zephyhills water.
Outdoor gear
Deet-free bug spray.

What to bring

Secure shoes
Long pants
Hat
Sunglasses (Optional)
Camera (Optional)
Binoculars (Optional)

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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.

Availability

Save 20% when you book 2 weeks in advance. 

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.

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.
Zachary
Hike a vast Florida salt marsh
1 review
From $32/person
1 review
From $32/person