This 2-hour nature tour begins with a meet and greet with the expert naturalist guide, then board the tall, open-air coach vehicle to begin the journey.
Start by making a trip through the Crescent J, a scenic Florida ranch that serves as a living museum of Spanish Colonial cattle and Florida’s unique Cracker Horses — the direct descendants of those animals brought over by Ponce de Leon and other Spanish settlers in the 1500s. Learn about the Florida wilderness and wildlife — alligators, turtles, wild turkey, white-tail deer and the always-elusive Florida panther.
Next, visit a floodplain forest and walk along a boardwalk with an up-close view of Bull Creek, a “blackwater” stream of clear, tea-colored water that’s clean enough to drink. The water and plant life here help to clean the air, so take a deep breath — this is the freshest air in all of Florida.