One of the greatest biological wonders of the world, the Florida Everglades is home to an extraordinary collection of plants and animals, many on the federal threatened or endangered list. With turtles, tropical snakes, colorful wading birds and of course, the American alligator, the Everglades are brimming with excitement, inspiration and fun. If you’re considering a trip to South Florida, here are the top three activities that locals and tourists enjoy while visiting the expansive wetlands.
The Florida Everglades is home to 300 different species of birds! Whether you’re viewing the “River of Grass” on foot, by jon boat or perched high on the seat of an airboat, it’s nearly impossible not to see a few magnificent sights. Long-legged wading birds like the great egret, white ibis, pelican, and great blue heron can be seen virtually anywhere throughout the Glades, making it easy to capture these spectacular creatures on film. The purple gallinule is delightful to experience in person and has been known to land on the shoulders of anyone willing. A vast collection of different birds frequent the wetlands in the morning, making it possible to see a variety of exotic species in one single day.
Wildlife Viewing in the Florida Everglades
Alligators, snakes and other freshwater wildlife are amazing to view in person, and exactly what you’ll see on a day trip through the Everglades. Wildlife viewing in this pristine environment is extraordinary because it’s one of few locales where it’s possible to observe animals in their natural habitat - untouched and complete with rookeries, nesting grounds and denning areas. Unlike at the zoo where the living area is often man-made and artificial, the Everglades is completely authentic. And the best part? There are no scripts to follow so each and every time you visit the Florida Everglades, you’re guaranteed to see something completely unique.
Airboat Tours and Gator Shows
Ready to unleash your wild side? Nothing compares to zipping across the Florida Everglades on a state-of-the-art airboat. Narrated tours are loads of fun and ideal for families with small children looking for educational activities. With an expert tour guide to lead the way, there’s no question you’ll see and hear secrets of the Glades from an experienced local. Tours vary in length, but typically are long enough to explore, educate and entertain. For an extra special treat, Everglades Holiday Park offers a complementary live alligator presentation with every airboat ride. Shows are family friendly and captivating, starring the Gator Boys from Animal Planet! In the Florida Everglades, the line between water and land is often blurred. With iconic imagery, extraordinary wildlife and more, the Everglades is South Florida’s most exciting natural attraction. For a thrilling adventure filled with wildlife viewing, a fast boat ride and the chance to meet the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team, visit Everglades Holiday Park where it’s never a dull day in Florida. This entry was posted in Everglades Holiday Park Blog,