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Florida: A Marine Biology Adventure

Tour length: 6 Days


Home to a diversity of sea life, Florida is an ideal location to study marine science. Students will learn about the sea creatures that call the shores of the Sunshine State home through hands-on educational activities and interaction with real marine scientists.


  • Everglades National Park
  • Sea Life Encounter Cruise
  • Mote Marine Laboratory
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Day 1: Fort Lauderdale

  • Arrive in Miami/Fort Lauderdale
  • Visit Flamingo Gardens
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Day 2: John Pennekamp State Park and the Miami Seaquarium

  • Visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
    • Visitor Center
    • snorkeling or glassbottom boat ride
  • Visit the Miami Seaquarium
    • Dolphin encounter
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Day 3: The Everglades

  • Take a full day excursion to the Everglades National Park
    • Air boat ride
    • Educational program
  • Travel to Port St. Lucie
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Day 4: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce

  • Visit the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
    • exhibits
    • field sampling
    • talk with researchers
    • Captain Chop boat cruise
  • Travel to Tampa
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Day 5: Tampa area

  • Participate in an educational program at Crystal Springs Preserve
  • Visit the Florida Aquarium
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Day 6: Tampa and return home

  • Visit Lowry Park Zoo
  • Depart for home
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No matter where you go with EF Explore America, no matter your length of tour, you are guaranteed an all-inclusive experience. All of our tours feature round-trip transportation, hotel accommodations with professional overnight security, breakfast and dinner daily, air-conditioned motorcoach and gratuities.

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Air-conditioned motorcoach while on tour
  • 5 nights hotel accommodations
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Full-time Tour Director
  • Sightseeing tour led by a licensed guide
  • Visits to special attractions per itinerary
  • Opportunity to earn high school credit for students
  • Overnight security
  • Gratuities
  • Illness and Accident Coverage

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