Myakka River State Park WITH Airboat & Tram Ride
Get ready for a full day of fun and adventure! Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, FL is one of the oldest and largest state parks. Located on the wild and scenic Myakka River, you will experience wetlands, prairies, hammocks and pinelands. Remember your binoculars, as there is so much to see! From the boardwalk that stretches over Upper Myakka Lake to the treetop canopy walk, the wildlife is abundant. A relaxing stop at the visitor center will enthrall you with 5 short movies about Myakka and many wildlife exhibits. The building itself is enchanting, built over 80 years ago. For those of you more enthusiastic about adventure, the Canopy walkway is a great opportunity to see canopy inhabitants up close. The walkway is suspended 25 feet in the air and has a spectacular view of the wetlands and prairie/hammock interface. It is the first public treetop trail in North America!
The wildlife adventure continues aboard one of the world’s largest airboats for a scenic cruise (approximately 1 hour) on Upper Myakka Lake. Hear intriguing stories about alligator, anhinga, and Sandhill cranes as you become acquainted with the variety of creatures that make their home here. The leisurely ride is so safe and smooth, you’ll have no problem taking lots of pictures to bring home!
We will also enjoy a Tram ride (approximately 1 hour), a relaxing experience without the hassles of hiking! The tram goes into the center of the park where you cannot drive your own vehicle. You will have a chance to see wild turkey, deer, a variety of birds, alligators and their young. The tour focuses on local information regarding the history of the park, the culture and lifestyle of the early settlers in Myakka and how they related to Sarasota as well as all of the historic and wildlife points of interest along the trails.
There will be plenty of leisure time for you to spend on your own, perusing the Myakka Gifts and Boutique shops. The Nature Gift Shop has jewelry, local art, home décor, books, T-shirts, hats, and much more! While enjoying your time on your own, try some famous homemade
DEPARTURE DATES: Select the departure date associated with your pick up city (all departure dates are not available for all cities so please see the exact pick up locations and dates as follows):
North Florida route: Leesburg, Ocala, and The Villages
2017: May 3
Polk & I75 Route: Lakeland, Winter Haven, Tampa, Sun City Center
2017: May 2
US 19 route: Clearwater, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, and St. Petersburg
2017: May 1
SW FL route: Naples, Ft. Myers, and Pt. Charlotte
2017: May 4
- Legendary Journeys Escorted HOST to make the day fun
- Deluxe motorcoach transportation
- Entrance to Myakka River State Park
- Admission to Myakka River Airboat Tour
- Admission to Makka Wildlife Tram Tour
$70 Per Person
TRAVEL CLUB DISCOUNT: Legendary Journeys TRAVEL CLUB MEMBERS may deduct $15 as a reward for membership. Every person on your reservation that is a Travel Club member will qualify for this discount. If you have not joined our travel club we HIGHLY encourage you to do so and you can do this during the online booking or in one of our offices. (and this discount will be shown separately on your invoice)
ON LINE BOOKING DISCOUNT:
You may deduct $5
as a reward for booking your day trip online EXCLUSIVELY at www.LJ.travel (It is the fastest way to confirm your day trip seats and this discount are for every person on your reservation. OF COURSE, you can call or come into any Legendary Journeys office for reservations but you will not qualify for this discount. Additionally, on line reservations is an easy and fast process to confirm by credit card online. (and this discount will be shown separately on your invoice)
PAYMENTS: Full payment due upon booking by credit card (online bookings at LJ.travel) or
Check ONLY (when making reservations through our offices).
CANCELLATION PENALTIES: Reservations are non-refundable after booking.
TRIP INFORMATION: Electronic document confirmation with pick up location and times will be sent to you by email approximately 1 week prior to departure.
BOARDING THE COACH FOR THE DAY TRIP: For motorcoach insurance purposes, a Government issued picture ID must be presented to the Legendary Journeys HOST to board the motorcoach. We regret that if the picture ID does not match your booking reservation name you will not be allowed to board the tour and there is no refund. We regret, for insurance purposes, there can be no exceptions to this policy.