Programs

Complimentary Guided Boardwalk Tours for Visitors

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

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers a Complimentary Boardwalk Tour beginning at 9:30 a.m. on some days from April 1, 2018  through October 31, 2018  - please see our schedule for this time frame as it is updated below.  Space is limited to 12 - 24 participants (see more details below).  From November 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018 this tour is offered every day beginning at 10:30 a.m.​

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.  

A Corkscrew naturalist will conduct the guided walks, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the 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.  Many species of birds 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 several 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.

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       Complimentary Guided Boardwalk Tour Program

Spring and Summer:

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers a Complimentary Guided Boardwalk Tour beginning at 9:30 a.m. from  April 2018 - October 2018  but not every day.    We will update the days below as we get this schedule set.   

Space is limited to 12 to 24 participants (12 participants per guide).  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.

Dates for tours April - October 2018:    Start Time:  9:30 a.m.

​May 2018:  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays (except May 10), and Fridays     Participant Limit:  12

June -  Mondays, Tuesdays,Thursdays, and Fridays      Participant Limit:  12
              And on Father's Day:  Sunday, June 17  Participant Limit:  24

July:  Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (except July 26)   Participant Limit:  12

August:  TBD

September:  TBD

October:  TBD

Fall and Winter:

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary offers a Complimentary Boardwalk Tour beginning at 10:30 a.m. from November 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019 every day.

Space is limited to 24 partipants (12 participants per guide, and we will have 2 guides).  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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