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. * Please note that due to the damage from Hurricane Irma, these walks are on hold until repairs can be completed to the Corkscrew boardwalk.

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 in the western everglades 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.  

You will learn about the importance of the our native upland and freshwater wetland plants, and the connectivity of the habitats at Corkscrew for birds and other wildlife.  You will also learn ways that you can help birds and other wildlife in your own homes and communities.


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.

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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Summer 2017 Complimentary Guided Boardwalk Tour Program

​Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary currently offers a Complimentary 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:​

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary  Fall 2017 to Spring 2018  Complimentary Guided Boardwalk Tour Program

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers a Complimentary Boardwalk Tour beginning at 10:30 a.m. on most days from November 1, 2017 through the March 31, 2018.    Specific dates will be added here as we get closer to November.

We are planning on two guided tours daily and space will be limited to 24 partipants (12 per tour).  The tour is offered to visitors on a first come basis, and visitors should sign up at our admissions desk when they come in on the day of the tour.   

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