Your two-hour Coach Safari will take you on an adventure deep into the 4700 acre Forever Florida wildlife conservation area preserved just as nature intended. This pristine site boasts nine distinct Florida ecosystems and an endless array of natural flora and fauna including alligators, black bears, white-tail deer, nearly two hundred species of birds and the endangered Florida panther.
Your expert guide will get you up-close to everything as you make your way over land and water onboard our special open-air safari coaches, elevated 5 feet off the ground for a fantastic view of everything. Hold onto your seat and get your cameras ready for the Florida photo-safari of a lifetime.
Your wild Florida adventure begins with a trip through the Crescent J, a picturesque Florida ranch featuring a living museum of Spanish Colonial Cattle and Florida's unique Cracker Horses. These are direct descendants of those brought over by Ponce de Leon and other Spanish settlers in the 1500's.
Once on the trail, our knowledgeable guides provide insight and commentary about your encounters with the Florida wilderness.
As you reach the border of the Forever Florida Wildlife Conservation area, the contrast between ranchland and the wilderness of Forever Florida becomes evident. Watch for native Florida wildlife - alligators, turtles, the colorful wild turkey, white tail deer and possibly the protected and endangered Florida Panther.
Next, you'll visit a floodplain forest and take a stroll along a boardwalk with an up-close view of Bull Creek, a "blackwater" stream of clear, tea-colored water clean enough to drink - if you're very thirsty. The water and plant life also help to clean the air. We recommend taking a deep breath - there is no air in Florida more pure than here!
Returning through several different ecosystems, you'll be relaxed and ready for the amenities offered back at the Visitor Center - have a good country meal at the Cypress Restaurant, shop for the perfect souvenir or collectable at the Forever Florida Marketplace or sit a spell in a rocking chair on the veranda and watch the alligators in our lake. Take your pick to mark the end of a perfect visit to Forever Florida.