Company Profile
Where We Travel

          Dragonfly Expeditions explores the biologically diverse tropical regions of our world.  We specialize in travel to the Caribbean and to Central and South America.  From the Yucatan peninsula, down the Caribbean coast of Central America, the top of South America, the islands of the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and Florida from Orlando to the Keys - everything that touches the Caribbean. We explore rainforests, historic capitals, coral reefs, volcanoes, Mayan temples, aquamarine shallows, remote backcountry and jungle canopies.

Green TurtleAll Dragonfly Expeditions journeys are by appointment only because we adhere to a strict "leave no trace" policy to limit the impact on the regions that we travel. Therefore there are no pre-scheduled tour dates. We offer customized private excursions for individuals and groups where your particular interests and needs are taken into consideration.  Dragonfly Expeditions explores many diverse destinations, one of which is perfect for your adventurous urge to discover interesting people and places.  We are continually searching the undiscovered and remote regions of the islands and tropics for some of the world’s most beautiful and diverse ecosystems.  If our itineraries do not include a region, island, or country that you wish to explore, please contact us and we will create a journey just for you.
Besides multi-day journeys we feature the following day tours in the South Florida region:

    • Miami Dade
      • A Path through Old Cocoanut Grove (walking tour)
      • Art in the Gables
      • Art Trends in the Design District
      • Coral Gables - The City Beautiful
      • Cuban Heritage Tour
      • Ghosts and Gravestones
      • Great Discoveries on the Bay - A Kayak Journey
      • Habana Nights
      • Half Moon Archeological Snorkeling Tour
      • Healing Wildlife at the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station
      • Key Biscayne - A Journey by Cycle
      • Miami Magic City - Bus and Walking Tour
      • Paddling the Oleta-Miami's Last Free Flowing River
      • Pioneers in the Subtropics
      • Renaissance Guides for Vizcaya Night Events
      • Sailing the Heritage of Miami
      • Teambuilding on the Miccosukee Tribal Lands
      • The Great Tiki God Showdown (teambuilding)
      • Tropical Deco in A Fabled Playground
      • Women's Heritage Trail
    • Everglades
      • Everglades Backwater Tour
      • Miccosukee Indian Heritage Airboat Tour
      • Pathways to the Seminole Nation
      • Stepaboard Ecologists
      • The Everglades Experience
    • Broward
      • Art on Las Olas
      • Exploring the New River by Bike
      • Nautical Wanderings through Broward County
      • Old Florida Horseback Journey
      • Unexpected and Unforgettable Fort Lauderdale
    • Palm Beach County
      • Loxahatchee Canoe Adventure
      • Historic Palm Beach Bike Pedal
      • Three Little Towns by the Sea
    • West Coast
      • 10,000 Islands Pontoon Nature Excursion
      • Art on Fifth Avenue South
      • Estero River History Paddle
      • Mound Key Expedition
      • Paddling in Paradise - Isle of Capri Kayaking
      • Sanibel & Captiva Barrier Island Nature Experience
      • The Great Florida Fossil Hunt
    • Orlando
      • Central Florida Creek Crawl
      • Forever Florida Eco-Safari
      • Pedaling the Preserve
      • Rawhide Roundup
      • Riding Through a Timeless Landscape

For more information or if you are interested in scheduling one of these daytrips please contact us at 1-888-9WANDER (1-888-992-6337).

Who Travels with Dragonfly Expeditions?
            Our travelers are sensitive to the environments and cultures they encounter. They are people who travel responsibly and know the sense of renewal these fragile environments can provide. On a Dragonfly Expeditions trip you will meet people one-on-one and discover the excitement of learning about other peoples' cultures. Our travelers realize that adventure is not always found in fighting the rapids of an enraged current or conquering some rocky peak. Adventure is often simply the quiet challenge of something new.
Our journeys are not for everyone.  Our travelers come to us for active, responsible and thought-provoking adventures that are “uncommon,” personally challenging and, most of all, fun.  Although our travelers are from varied backgrounds, they are all bound by their on-going passion to explore the world around them. They seek travel that makes them stop and think, travel filled with smiles, and travel which evokes a hearty laugh.
            Our trips take on an intimate feel. The lines between leader, traveler, local, and visitor become blurred. Our travelers see and experience the Tropics with an open mind and a desire to learn—the way a place should be experienced.

Customized Tours for Your Group
            Whether you are traveling the nearby backwoods of South Florida for the day or departing on a two-week expedition into the untrammeled wilderness of the Caribbean consider the advantages of traveling with Dragonfly Expeditions.  We plan and organize all aspects of each journey so you can relax and let the adventure unfold.  Enjoy a vacation unlike any other with longtime friends or relatives.
Canoes in Cave            Most of the destinations we explore are best encountered with 6-15 travelers.  More importantly, small groups allow you to better experience the history, culture, and people that make the intense colors and flavors of the Tropics and Caribbean unique and exciting.  Put simply, it’s the intimacy of our group size, our exceptional and uncommon itineraries, our engaging guides, our hand-chosen island lodges, the superb Tropical fare, and a true eye for detail that makes our journeys so singular.

 

Itinerary Design
            At Dragonfly Expeditions we pride ourselves on being true "Purveyors of Uncommon Adventures."  What exactly does this mean? Our itineraries offer unique adventures that carefully emphasize the ecology, culture, history, and people of a destination. The creative and diverse nature of Dragonfly Expeditions' itineraries guarantees a multitude of journeys well-suited for almost anyone.
 Whether it is the "bush" tea served before bed, made from the herbs collected on our hike to the peak, or the carved calabash cup it is served in, we bring the Tropics to every aspect of your journey. We visit the true side of the Tropics—the distant markets of Sav-La-Mar, the forgotten ruins of a long abandoned sugar plantation, or the home of an island friend to enjoy a home-made specialty. We hike, sea kayak, bike, dive, snorkel, and sail our way through the Caribbean. We travel deep into the Tropics visiting remote indigenous peoples, exploring uncharted island caves, tropical rain forests, reefs, and deserted beaches. Dragonfly Expeditions strikes the perfect balance between active adventure, natural history, cultural contact, intimate group size, and experienced leadership. It is this balance that creates an experience no other eco-tour company can equal.

Our Leaders
            We enlist only the finest leaders, guides, photographers, and naturalists to create an environment awash in discovery and adventure—people whose love of the outdoors is only eclipsed by their insights into the world that surrounds them. All of our guides are experts at bringing out the small, often over-looked, wonders of each step of every journey we take. Theirs is a world of awe and respect for the ecosystems they explore that only comes after years of experience. You will do things you have never done before because we urge our travelers to challenge themselves every day of the journey and to constantly look at these new places through different eyes. One thing is certain… our leaders will change the way you view the world and the way you see yourself.

Levels of Ability
Can I do it? How challenging is eco-adventure travel?  There are journeys available for all ability levels.  Whether we are hiking down into a long-extinct Caribbean volcano to photograph rare orchids, sea kayaking and snorkeling a nearby reef, or merely riding atop a donkey deep in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica in search of giant Swallowtail butterflies, Dragonfly Expeditions gears all of its adventures towards a wide range of active travelers and their desired level of activity. 
              If you have any questions about our journeys and what they may demand, please be sure to call our trained staff so we can better suit you with the appropriate itinerary for your group.

Local Accommodations
We search the Tropics to bring you the most memorable lodging—special places that speak to the heart of the traveler and set us apart from other eco-travel companies. These distinctive and unique accommodations range from rustic to quite grand. They create and nurture an atmosphere of ease in mind, body, and spirit. Each hidden island inn, rainforest lodge, or guest house we visit is reminiscent of a different time of travel. An inn's staff becomes an old friend whose kind, gentle spirit adds to the experience. We have chosen each for its commitment to comfort, local ecology, hospitality, and flavor. We consider all of our accommodations well kept secrets, havens we share with our travelers, and just one more great reason to travel with Dragonfly Expeditions.

The Tropical Fare
We know how important good food is to all of our travelers; especially while actively exploring different cultures and challenging environments. All of our cooks take great pride in choosing and preparing only the freshest local produce, seafood, and fowl. Their years of experience can be delightfully sampled in all their fine local dishes, with each meal serving as a remarkable collection of the Tropics long and colorful history.
 Meals include everything from just-caught grilled dolphin with roasted breadfruit, peppered river shrimp with cassava cakes to exotic island fruits like the soursop, the ugli and the custard apple. We also feature delicious vegetarian specialties. No matter the combination of culinary traditions—Arawak, West African, Spanish, British, or East Indian—each meal allows yet another opportunity to enjoy authentic Tropical fare with its distinctive flavors. One thing is certain—you will never taste anything as fresh or delicious as the food served on a Dragonfly Expeditions journey.

Explore With Us

Whether you are a family or old friends in search of a new adventure or someone in need of a “themed” journey for your corporation, not-for-profit organization, museum, school, or special interest group, let Dragonfly Expeditions’ experienced staff create the perfect adventure and itinerary for you.