DAY TRIPS AND TOURS
South Florida boasts very special and diverse types of tours and cruises - with the Everglades a short trip to the west, the sensational Keys to the south, elegant homes along the the entire coastline, there are scenic diversions for everyone's tastes.

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ECOTOURISM
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Riviera Beach
Palm Beach
Palm Beach Gardens
Palm Beach
Boynton Beach
Delray Beach
Hobe Sound
Hollywood

Fort Lauderdale
Miami
Homestead
Lower Keys
Key Largo
Key West
Stuart

1. SOUTHEAST FLORIDA
Riviera Beach
Luxury Cruises
PALM BEACH CRUISE LINE
157 E. Port Rd., Riviera Beach, Florida 33419
800/841-7447; 561/845-7447

Palm Beach Area
The Star of Palm Beach
Backyard views of Palm Beach's famous mansions on luncheon and dinner cruises aboard the 300-passenger Mississippi River paddlewheeler replica. Call for departure times
900 E. Blue Heron Blvd., Singer Island, Florida 33404
561/848-7827; fax: 561/842-6832

Palm Beach Water Taxi
Sixteen-person launch tours the Intracoastal Waterways.
Sailfish Marina, Singer Island; 407/930-8294

Water Taxi
Sight-seeing tours of the Intracoastal Waterway between Lake Worth Inlet and the Donald Ross Bridge
Panama Hatties, PGA Blvd. and Intracoastal Waterway, Palm Beach Gardens; 407/775-2628

Seaplane Tours
Island Air Seaplane Tour and Rides
Twenty-minute seaplane tours Palm Beach, waterfront mansions, resorts and more.
Departs Palm Beach International Airport and Lantana Airport

Boynton Beach
American Indian
Knollwood Groves
Wagon train tours of 30 acres of working orange and grapefruit groves, fresh fruit and juice for sale and gifts, hammock area. Tram tours of an Native American village, every Saturday an Indian lecture on the ecology of early Florida, plus alligator handling demo
561/734-4800
8053 Lawrence road, Boynton Beach 33436


Boynton Beach
Wildlife Refuge
Arthur R. Marshall. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
We encourage visitors to come and visit the refuge. We offer a visitor
center, numerous walking trails, an observation
tower and platform. We have a 5.5 mile canoe trail, boat ramps, and a 12
mile mountain bike trail. There are two entrances to the refuge,
Headquarters and Hillsboro entrances. Entrance fee is $5.00 per vehicle
and $1.00 per pedestrian. In season we offer many volunteer led guided
walks and special guest speakers in our auditorium
561/734-8303

Hobe Sound
Wildlife Refuge
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge
The refuge protects some of the last remnant of sand pine-scrub oak forest in
Florida. This refuge also protects three endangered sea turtles, and offers an interpretive museum, 1/4 mile trail through the sand pine-scrub oak forest. There is a 4 mile undisturbed beach for surf fishing, walking, wildlife observation. There is an entrance fee of $5.00 per vehicle at the beach parking lot. The Hobe Sound Nature Center, Inc. (refuge's cooperating association) offers a fall and spring lecture series and a gift store. For more information please call
(772) 546-6141.

Riverboats
The Manatee Queen
Daily, afternoon, evening and sunset cruises in a catamaran along the Intracoastal Waterway and rivers.
departs from the Crab House, 1065 Hwy. A1A, Jupiter; 561/744-2191

Delray Beach
Riverboats
Ramblin' Rose Riverboat
Sightseeing, luncheon and dinner cruises.
801 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, Florida 33483
561/243-0686; fax: 561/243-4069 Open: Nov thru June.

Hollywood
Sun Cruise
Hollywood Casino Cruise
Luxury casino cruise
Departs Martha's Restaurant, Hollywood, Florida 33301
954/929-3800

Fort Lauderdale
Riverboats
Carrie B. Harbor Tours
Sightseeing cruises of the New River, Intracoastal Waterway and Port Everglades.
Las Olas Blvd. at S.E. Fifth Ave. (behind supermarket), Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
954/768-9920

Jungle Queen Riverboat
All-you-wish-to-eat barbecue and shrimp dinner, and variey show on a tropical island..
801 Seabreeze Blvd. (Route AIA), Bahia Mar Yacht Basin, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316; 954/ 462-5596

Day Cruises
Discovery Cruise Lines
One day cruise to Freeport, Grand Bahamas (same day return) 7-days a week. Cruises feature Las Vegas-style cabaret shows, casino, disco, calypso and dance bands, deck activities, buffet and meals. Overnight Cruise-and-Stay packages available, call for schedules.
1850 Eller Drive, Ste. 402, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316; 305/525-7800; Florida and U.S. 800/937-4477

SeaEscape
Main office: 3045 N. Federal Highway, Landmark Bldg, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306; reservations 954/453-3333 or toll free 877/SEA-ESCAPE

Airboats
Everglades Holiday Park Airboat Tours
Tour the Florida Everglades via airboats. Visit with the Seminole Indians and see an alligator show. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
21940 Griffin Rd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33332; 954/434-8111; Fla. and U.S. 800/ 226-2244.

Miami

Everglades Tours
RAY KRAMER'S EVERGLADES AIRBOAT TOURS
Airboat tours of the inland canals and waterways.
Highway 41, Florida 33037 305/852-5339 or 305/221-9888

American Indian
Billie Swamp Safari & Everglades Adventures
Swamp buggy safaris, of Seminole Indian park. Florida wildlife exhibits and shows, American Indian history/folklore and jungles of rare tropical plant life. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
305/257-3737

Miccosukee Indian Village and Airboat Rides
Miccosukee artisans demonstrate traditional patchwork doll-making, wood carving, beadwork and Indian alligator wrestling. Indian Museum features films and artifacts from various tribes. Airboat rides available. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Miccosukee Indian Village, Mile Marker 70, Hwy.41, P.O. Box 440021, Miami, Florida 33144; 305/223-8380

Reef tours
Biscayne National Underwater Park
More than 180,000 acres of islands and reefs, with regular glass-bottom boat tours, snorkeling, scuba diving and canoe rentals
P.O. Box 1270, Homestead, Florida 33090; 305/230-1100; fax: 305/230-1120

Riverboat
Paddlewheel Queen
Day and evening cruises feature food, music, dancing and entertainment. Hours: noon 7 p.m. daily; additional evening dance cruises until midnight on Fri., Sat. and Sun.
leaves from Bayside Marketplace 305/564-7659; fax: 305/565-6260

Islamorada
Glass-bottom Boat Tours
CORAL SEA GLASSBOTTOM BOAT
Snorkel or view reefs and wrecks just miles off Islamorada shores. Charters available. Hours: 1:30 p.m. Bud 'N Mary's Dive Center.
MM 79, P.O. Box 1126, Islamorada, Florida 33036; 305/664-2211; 800/344-7352

Key West/Lower Keys
Nature Tours
Wild About Dolphins
Oceanside Marina
5950 Peninsula Ave.
Key West, FL 33040
For more Information & Reservations, call (305) 294-5026
E-mail Us!

Experience the magical world of Dolphins as you journey through the sparkling waters of Key West aboard 'Wild Fin' with Captain Sheri Sullenger. Observe & interact with them in their natural habitat. Snorkel & swim where the dolphins play. Snorkel gear, breakfast or lunch, beverages & towels provided. Half day and private charters. Reservations essential.

OUTBACK WATERS NATURE & SNORKELING TOURS
Sightseeing, birdwatching, snorkeling and fishing in the Lower Keys.
P.O. Box 420734, Summerland Key, Florida 33042; 305/8724627

REFLECTIONS NATURE TOURS
Kayak in the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge.
P.O. Box 861, Big Pine Key, Florida 33043; 305/872-2896

FUN YET CHARTERS
Fishing, diving, snorkeling & day trips
MM 28; 305/872-3407

Key Largo
Sigfhtseeing Cruise / Glass-bottom Boat Tours
CORAL REEF GLASS BOTTOM BOAT
View the beautiful reef fish through the bottom of the boat. Daily trips.
MM 100;Key Largo, Florida 33037 305/451-4655

KEY LARGO PRINCESS
Glass-bottom boat tour of the reef
MM 100; Key Largo, Florida 33037 305/451-4655

Land Tours
EMERALD TRANSPORTATION
Local tours of the Keys
MM 91;219 S. Cococut Plam Blvd.;Tavernier, Florida 33070 305/852-1468

Everglades Tours
EVERGLADES AIRBOAT TOURS
Airboat tours of the inland canals and waterways.
Key Largo, Florida 33037 305/852-5339

EVERGLADES SAFARI TOURS
Boat tours through Everglades National Park
Po.Box 3343,Key Largo, Florida 33037 305/451-4540

CAPT. STERLING'S CROCODILE TOURS
Boat tours through Everglades National Park, private charters, weddings
P.O. Box 1643, Key Largo, Fl. 33037, 1-888-224-6044; 305-853-5161

Stuart
Ecology
FLORIDA OCEANOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
The Florida Oceanographic Society is a not-for -profit organization founded in 1964. The mission of the society is to increase the knowledge and understanding of Florida's Marine resources through education public awareness and the support of scientific research. Through a wide range of activities and programs the society strives to help protect and preserve Florida's fragile ocean and coastal environments for future generations.
890 NE Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, Florida 34996, 561/ 225-0505, fos@gate.net&description



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