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What Is There to Do In the Everglades

Find out what there is to do in the Everglades

Exciting things to do in the Everglades

If you’re traveling through South Florida, one of the best places to check out is the Everglades. With stunning vegetation, incredible wildlife, and some of the most amazing sights in the Sunshine State, the Everglades is a must-see. If you’re wondering what there is to do in the Everglades, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Explore Unique Flora and Fauna

There’s a good reason why the Everglades is a popular tourist spot. Home to more than 750 animal species, nowhere else on Earth is it possible to see such an eclectic mix of wildlife including the American alligator, great egret, and more. In fact, the ecosystem supports 14 threatened or endangered species, making it next to impossible not to come face-to-face with a few rare creatures. But the fauna is only half of it, because Everglades flora is also pretty spectacular. Sawgrass is one of the oldest green plants in the world – a fantastic visual you don’t want to miss.

Capture Once-In-a Lifetime Photos

Why buy prints of America’s wetland when you can capture your own in person? Artists and professional photographers have been visiting the Everglades for generations to celebrate the beauty and grace of this magical environment. With awe-inspiring sights around every corner, taking brilliant photographs while journeying through the “River of Grass” is easy. A pristine, natural environment, capturing the beauty and elegance of the Everglades is easy in the morning when wildlife is most active and natural lighting is soft.

Take a Narrated Airboat Tour

To get the full Everglades experience, an airboat tour is the way to go. Narrated tours put you face-to-face with Everglades wildlife and expose those “secret spots” that only a true gladesman would know. Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale pairs airboat tours with live alligator presentations for even more fun. Take a 60-minute tour and return to the park for a thrilling gator show performed by the Gator Boys from Animal Planet. The world famous “Gator Pit” is where the action takes place, and families enjoy the interactive experience. Plus, the goal of the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue is to save as many nuisance alligators as possible, and the show is an exciting way to expose the kids to the larger concept of Everglades restoration and conservation. The Florida Everglades is one destination that’s sure to leave you in awe. When wildlife viewing, a fast boat ride, and an exciting live alligator show sounds like fun, be sure to check out Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale. Family fun redefined, the Everglades delivers every time!

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Animals in the Everglades - What You can See

Yellow bellied slider, just on of the amazing animals in the Everglades

Animals in the Everglades, photo credit Chris Gillette

The Florida Everglades is recognized worldwide as a wetland of international significance. With unique vegetation and extraordinary wildlife, including many that are endangered, the Everglades is a must-see when in the Sunshine State. Enormous alligators and beautiful tropical birds like the roseate spoonbill are fascinating to see in person, and people come from all over the world just to get a glimpse into this amazing ecosystem. If you’re wondering what kinds of animals you can see in the Everglades, prepare to be pleasantly surprised.

Exciting Reptiles

Alligators are easily the most anticipated animals in the Everglades, and boy are they exciting! Some gators grow as long as ten feet, and it’s a thrill to see them slither in the shallow, murky waters. Despite their reputation, alligators often keep to themselves, and it’s not unusual to see them lounging in the sun in groups. A narrated airboat tour through the Everglades is the best way to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures from the comfort and safety of a boat! The Everglades is also the only place in the world where Alligators and Crocodiles coexist. However, don’t discount snakes and lizards, because the ‘Glades is filled with these slithery creatures. Water moccasins, coral, and even rattlesnakes are just a few of the exciting animals in the Everglades.

Unparalleled Bird Watching

If you’re a bird lover, the Florida Everglades is definitely the place to be. While the wading bird population has been in decline in the area for the past several years, there are still plenty of incredible birds to make you smile. Cormorants, herons, egrets, and ibises are plentiful and it’s nearly impossible to visit without seeing at least a few long-legged wading birds cross your path. If you look up, you may see an osprey in flight. And if you’re lucky, you might also see a roseate spoonbill – recognizable by bright pink plumage.

More Animals In the Everglades

Everglades tours are loads of fun because each experience is completely different and you never know from one day to the next, which animals will be out and about. Maybe you’ll see a raccoon family going about their business, a pair of possums playing in the water or a few high-spirited rabbits hurrying along the shoreline. Of course, with tons of animals in the Everglades, journeying through the wetlands is always exciting. Whether you’re part of an adventurous family, an amateur photographer or just someone who enjoys nature, visiting with the animals in the Everglades is always enjoyable. South Florida’s Everglades is extraordinary, and easily the Sunshine State’s most exciting natural attraction.

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Meet the Gator Boys

Meet the Gator Boys at South Florida's Everglades Holiday Park

Meet the Gator Boys at South Florida's Everglades Holiday Park

A South Florida favorite, the guys and gals from the hit reality show “The Gator Boys” have certainly made a name for themselves. Whether they’re handling alligators or educating crowds of curious onlookers on the importance of protecting this amazing creature, they’re entertaining and fun. If you plan on visiting the Sunshine State soon and you’ve been unable to find the Gator Boys show on Animal Planet, don’t worry! Here’s how you can meet the Gator Boys in person at Everglades Holiday Park.

See Live Alligator Shows Performed by the Gator Boys

South Florida is known for is its impressive alligators - they're everywhere. But Everglades Holiday Park is the only place where you can see the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue perform a live show. The action takes place in the world famous “Gator Pit”, home to many personable alligators the crew rescued from residential neighborhoods in South Florida. Of course, the presentation is exciting, family friendly, and educational too! With daring tricks, stunts and more, the Gator Boys entertain the crowd the best way they know how – with the help of a few good friends, Everglades alligators.

Explore the Florida Everglades

If you’re considering making the trip to the park, the Gator Boys show is only half of the fun. Tickets for a narrated tour let you explore the Everglades wetlands in search of even more amazing sights and sounds. Don’t forget your camera, because an Everglades airboat tour puts you front and center in the middle of one of the most exciting natural habitats in the world. This is the real Florida, with real wildlife – many of them endangered. Catch a glimpse of a blue heron or an egret in search of food and marvel at groups of gators sunning onshore. Airboat tours at Everglades Holiday Park are an hour long, giving you plenty of time to witness wildlife in their own environment, not in cages or behind bars like at the zoo.

Holiday Park – A Family Friendly Destination Conveniently Located In Fort Lauderdale

Parents looking for entertainment that’s fun and family friendly are always delighted to learn that Everglades Holiday Park is conveniently located in Fort Lauderdale, just minutes from hotels and popular South Florida hotspots. With our tours, live gator shows, and gorgeous sightseeing opportunities, a day trip to the park is not only exciting, but also, an educational experience parents can feel great about. Expose the kids to the excitement of the Gator Boys and send them home with a deeper appreciation for all things wild complements of the Florida Everglades. This entry was posted in Everglades Holiday Park Blog on .