TOUR NAME: Saturday Escape – Dismal Swamp Tour!
DATE: Saturday, April 17th
DURATION (ROUND TRIP): 5 hours (10:00 – 3:00) Please arrive at 9:45 to board the bus
PRICE: $20 per person
DESCRIPTION: This is your chance to hop-on-board The Nature Bus and take a guided tour of The Great Dismal Swamp! We will be met by a historian with expertise about the area’s past days. What a treat. We will hear stories of this magical, majestic place, the history of the swamp, how it was created, the underground railroad, and the burn scars from the fires of 2008-2011. We will get off of the bus and walk in a number of different natural areas. We (may) see baby otters as this is the time they are being born. We (may) get lucky and get a glimpse of a black bear (however unlikely). Spring bird migration is happening so we may see many species of birds (binoculars provided by The Nature Bus in exchange for your driver’s license or bring your own bins). The group is asked to stay together with the guide at all times. We hope to be back to your parked cars at REI around 3:00 (traffic dependent).
COVID SAFETY MEASURES: We care about the health and safety of those participating in our nature experiences. The Nature Bus has been outfitted with dividers between rows of seats. The bus is sanitized between each tour. Your temperature will be taken and you will be asked to sanitize your hands before boarding. Please stay home if you are not feeling well or have a fever. Masks are required to be worn over both nose and mouth at all times when social distancing of 6 feet is not possible. We ride with all of the windows wide open for optimal air flow. You are always welcome to ride in your own vehicle and follow the bus to the nature experience.
– Air conditioned/heated new vehicle
– All fees (including admission/historian guide, excluding food/drink)
– Expert pre-planning services
THINGS TO BRING:
– Pack a lunch; we have coolers on board the bus)
– Your printed/digital ticket (or your cell phone ticket)
– Printed/signed waiver (or you can sign one on the bus)
– A specialized covid waiver you will be asked to sign before boarding the bus
– Photo ID
– Cash tips for guide and driver (it is customary to cash tip for tours)
– Water bottle
– Rain jacket/umbrella if needed
– Closed-toed/tennis shoes/boots (if could be muddy on the trails if it rained the day before)
– Snacks for your pocket when walking outdoors (please no eating on the bus)
*We go rain or shine, see our weather policy FAQs page. ALL SALES FINAL/ NO REFUNDS Please dress for the weather. In the case of rain, we simply take cover and wait it out.
*YOUR FEE INCLUDES TRANSPORTATION, HISTORY GUIDE, ADMISSION FEES TO THE VENUE. FOOD/DRINK NOT INCLUDED. PACK YOUR SACK LUNCH. WE HAVE COOLERS ON BOARD. LABEL WITH YOUR NAME.
*RULES: Eating, drinking, chewing gum is not permitted on the bus. Please arrive 15 min before departure. We do not wait for latecomers because we must adhere to our planned itinerary. Therefore we must pull away at the exact departure time. We cannot receive telephone/text calls to let us know your are running late because we will driving. Please plan on a slightly flexible return time; other factors may adjust the return time slightly.
*ALL OUR TOURS INVOLVE WALKING; GUESTS SHOULD EXPECT VARYING DEGREES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. *WE GO RAIN OR SHINE, SO DRESS FOR THE WEATHER. TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. *WE DEPART EXACTLY ON TIME PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MIN BEFORE SCHEDULED DEPARTURE
April 17, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm