Sightseeing tour of the Florida Everglades
Take a trip to the Everglades, a true natural wonder
While you are in South Florida, you are only minutes away from one of the most amazing wildlife preserves in the world. Comparable to the great barrier reef of Australia, the plains of the Serengeti, or the dunes of the Sahara, the marshlands of the Everglades are a vast and unique ecosystem full of wonder and danger. Beautiful pristine nature, world class bird watching, alligators, crocodiles, panthers, snakes, birds, and fish, in an endless array of diversity, all call the everglades their home.
Nicknamed “the river of grass”, the Everglades are the largest subtropical wilderness in the USA, spanning coast to coast from the center of Florida to the southern tip of the peninsula. Renown for having the most extensive continuous system of mangroves in the world, this national treasure is not truly a swamp as many people believe, but a river, and debatably the widest river in the world for that matter, measuring up to an estimated 115 miles at its widest point, and 60 miles wide at its narrowest point. This fact, in addition to the slow moving shallow water, make the environment warmer, with extensive areas of sweet water, brackish and salt water creating a unique series of habitats. It is the most important breeding ground for wading birds in the American continent, the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles exist side by side, and is a refuge to 14 endangered species and 9 threatened species, including manatees, turtles, wading birds, the American crocodile, and the Florida panther. Its fascinating, delicate, and diverse ecosystem has earned the Everglades the UNESCO designation as a World Heritage Site.
A rare greenish yellow water plant known as Sawgrass, grows in abundance in the Everglades, a very simple and appropriate name, since it has serrated bladed edges that can cut like a saw. The growth is sometimes so dense you cannot see the water underneath it. Some of the largest Sawgrass prairies in the world are in the Everglades, and that is precisely where the name came from. In old English, the word ‘glade’ means a clearing in a forest, like a patch of grass without trees. ‘Ever-Glades’, as it was named in 16th century maps, was descriptive of the Sawgrass plains out to the horizon.
Over the years, agricultural pesticides, uncontrolled hunting and the demand for land for construction, have reduced the Everglades geography to about half its original size, and the bird and wildlife population to about one tenth of what it was less than a century ago. Recognizing that there is only one Everglades, conservation efforts are in place, from construction devleopment to the rides of our air boat tour operators, to restrict land use, manage water, and preserve the wildlife for generations to come. A tour of the Everglades is an opportunity to see one of the few true wildlife frontiers we are privileged to still have.
Our tour of the everglades includes roundtrip shuttle transportation for your group to your local hotel in Fort Lauderdale or Miami, one of the world famous Everglades air boat rides that will safely take you into the pristine wild settings of the Everglades, a visit to Holiday Park, where the popular Animal Planet show ‘Gator Boys’ is filmed, entrances to the alligator show at their premises, and interesting educational information about the natural wonder of the Everglades. This tour is a unique opportunity to witness this great wildlife preserve first hand, with everything you need to live an exciting and educational family bonding experience!
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Everglades Tour Highlights
Amazing things you can expect
- Seeing a true natural wonder of the world
- Having fun flying over a sea of grass riding an air boat
- Being feet away from alligators in the wild
- Possibly seeing endangered species
- Bird watching that attracts people from around the world
- Enjoying the Holiday Park Alligator Show
- Possibly meeting a gator boy
- Interactive information from tour guides
Included in the Tour
With the tour package you get:
- Round trip transportation of your group between the Everglades and your local hotel in Fort Lauderdale or Miami
- Everglades air boat ride with a qualified tour guide
- Entrance to the Holiday Park Alligator Show
- Time to browse, shop, or even go fishing
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Special pricing available for larger groups
$59 / Person
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