Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I arrive?
Please arrive at least 20 to 30 minutes prior to reservation time.
What happens if I’m late for my tour?
Guides must start their tours on schedule and there is no room for error. We ask that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time to get checked in. Unfortunately, we cannot hold tours for late arrivals as it causes a “domino effect” on other tours and an inconvenience for the other guests who did arrive on time. Also, there would be no time for us to attempt to resell the seats. Therefore, if you are late for your tour you will not receive a refund nor will you be able to catch up with your tour.
What Should I Wear?
Forever Florida is a thrilling experience in the Florida wilderness unlike any other. It is important to dress the part. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are recommended for most adventures. You may even want to bring a spare just in case Bull Creek gets the best of you. All of the adventures available at Forever Florida take place outside. Light, breathable clothing and sunscreen are recommended, as are hats, sunglasses, and bug spray - you’re going to be in the thick of Florida after all, dress accordingly!
-Nature Tour : comfortable clothing for the season,
-Horseback Adventures: long pants and closed toed shoes,
-Zipline adventures: long shorts or pants and closed toed shoes.
What Should I Bring?
For single day adventures, sunscreen and insect repellant are a must - other protective items such as sunglasses and hats are also encouraged. For camping adventures you should bring everything you would bring on a camping trip, including sleeping bags, changes of clothes, and toiletries.
Do I need any experience before my adventure?
No experience required, Our expert guides will explain everything to you.
Is there an age limit?
Children under the age of 10 are unable to participate in Zip-Line and Horseback Riding Adventures. However, there are many other activities, such as the Trail Buggy Adventure and camping that younger children can participate in.
Can I bring my own food?
Forever Florida discourages bringing outside food onto conservancy grounds. The Charolais Cafe can provide you with all your breakfast, lunch, snacking and beverage needs before, after, and during your adventure.
Can I drop in to see the sights?
You may stop in, but the adventures are not visible at the Visitor's Center where you check in. We staff according to reservations.
Are the grounds wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Visitor’s Center is wheelchair accessible. If you are interested in the Nature Tour, please make a reservation and request the wheelchair accessible coach.
What if it rains?
Inclement weather is always a concern in an outdoor adventure park. We do go out in light rain; however, if dangerous weather rolls in we put all adventures on a 30 minute hold. If we can not restart your adventure, we will give you a raincheck good for one year or reschedule the tour for you.
What qualifications do the staff meet?
Our staff goes through several weeks of personalized training before they take out tours. Our ziplines are safety inspected daily and throughout the year with an ACCT certified safety inspector. We proudly employ a highly-trained staff of professionals. Everyone is CPR and First Aid Certified as well as finger printed and verified by the FBI and Child Protective Services in compliance with Florida state law.
What kinds of animals will I see?
Forever Florida is, at its core, a nature conservancy. You may see many types of native Florida wildlife, including alligators, armadillos, wild hogs, white tailed deer, raccoons, many types of birds including wild turkeys and hawks, and of course Cracker ponies and cattle. Remember that the wildlife is wild, and mostly nocturnal. You may not see all of these animals on your adventure. But, that’s what’s exciting, you never know what to expect.
What is a Florida Cracker Horses and Cattle?
They are a registered breeds from the descendants of the horses and cattle originally brought to Florida by Ponce De Leon. They ran feral in Florida for 4 centuries and now the Crescent J Ranch has the largest herd in the world.