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Planning an everglades experience for your private group is a breeze at Grassy Waters Preserve! We welcome homeschool groups, scout troops, neighborhood associations, environmental clubs, and more.

Guidelines:

  • Groups must guarantee at least 10 participants.
  • Weekend private programs have a maximum of 20 participants.
  • Weekday private programs have a maximum of 40 participants.
  • Cost varies by the length of program and activities requested.  Pricing will be determined following submission of program request. 
  • Programs must be booked a minimum of 1 month in advance. Please note that dates fill quickly, and often the next available date is 3 months or more away.
  • For youth education programs (child-focused program where children outnumber adults (example: scout troop), all participants must be within 2 grade levels of each other (ex: K–2nd or 3rd–5th).

Available Programs

Boardwalk Tour

private-program-bw Available to all age groups. Boardwalk is ADA accessible.
Duration: 1.5 hours.


Dipnetting

private-program-dip Available to participants ages 5 and up (with participating adults). Participants will enter the water approximately knee-deep and use nets to catch various aquatic macroinvertebrates. A discussion of the species caught follows the activity.
Duration: 1.5 hours


Swamp Tromp

private-programs-trompAvailable to participants ages 8 and up (with participating adults). This is an off-boardwalk hike through the wetland. Water levels are approximately knee-deep. The ability to walk on uneven terrain, step over submerged obstacles and duck under low-hanging vegetation is required.
Duration: 1.5 hours


Canoeing

private-programs-canoeAvailable to participants ages 10 and up (with participating adults). Canoes require two paddlers per boat. Participants may not bring bring their own boats- canoes will be provided. 
Maximum 10 canoes. Participants may not bring their own boats.
Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours


Kayaking

Available to participants ages 10 and up (with participating adults), bust be age 15 and up to be in single kayak.  Participants may not bring their own boats- sit on top kayaks will be provided. Maximum 6 single kayaks and 6 tandem kayaks.
Duration: 1.5 to 3 hours


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