Programs

Complimentary Guided Boardwalk Tours for Visitors

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers a Complimentary Boardwalk Tour in the morning on most days from November through the end of March, and offers a Complimentary Boardwalk Tour in the morning on some days, from April through the end of October.

The Corkscrew Boardwalk Tour is one and-a-half hours long and is on the one-mile short loop of the Boardwalk. 

There is no additional charge beyond the regular admission of $14 per adult; National Audubon Members with ID receive $4 off per party of 2; $6 for college students; $4 for children 6 to 18 years old, and Free for children under 6 and Friends of Corkscrew Members.  It is recommended to sign up in advance for the tour date and time that you want.

A Corkscrew environmental educator will conduct the guided walks, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the awakening swamp, from its cypress forest and lettuce lakes to its pine forest and open prairies.

This gentle, pristine wilderness dates back 800 years and offers visitors a glimpse of long-ago Florida and a premier environmental learning experience.  More than 200 bird species are permanent residents of the Sanctuary, including egrets, ibis, heron, limpkin and anhinga. Barred owls nest near the boardwalk and add their distinctive hoot to the aviary symphony. Winter visitors include pine warblers and painted buntings.  

FAQs

What can/can't I bring to the event?

  • We recommend that you bring water, sun protection, bug spray, binoculars, and a camera when you explore the Boardwalk.
  • Water bottles, bug spray, and binocular rentals are available in the Blair Audubon Visitor Center.
  • Food is not permitted on the Boardwalk.

For more information, e-mail corkscrewtours@audubon.org  ​​

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary  Fall 2016 to Summer 2017 Complementary Guided Boardwalk Tour Program

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers a Complimentary Boardwalk Tour beginning at 10:30 a.m. on most days from November 1, 2016 through the March 31, 2017.

We are planning on two guided tours daily and space is limited to 24 partipants (12 per tour).  Visitors can sign up the day of the tour, but we recommend that you register ahead of time via Eventbrite using the links below to ensure that you will get on the tour. Visitors should check in the day of the tour at our admissions desk, and then meet your guides at the entrance to the boardwalk. 

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Summer 2017 Complementary Guided Boardwalk Tour Program

​Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers a Complementary Boardwalk Tour beginning at 9:30 a.m. on some days from April through October.  Space is limited to 12 participants in most cases.  Visitors can sign up the day of the tour, but we recommend that you register ahead of time via Eventbrite using the links below to ensure that you will get on the tour. Participants should check in at our admissions desk, and then meet your guides at the entrance to the boardwalk. 

Register ahead of time via Eventbrite:​

  • Tours in April 2017 (on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and some Sundays)
  • Tours May through October 2017   on  Mondays and Wednesdays (except Wednesdays June 21, 28 and July 5).  And on Thursdays (May - June and September - October).  Also, on Saturdays in October.

For more information, email corkscrewtours@audubon.org  

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