Adventurous Things to Do In South Florida – Everglades Holiday Park, Fort Lauderdale

adventurous things to do in South Florida - Everglades Holiday Park

For decades, Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale has been delighting families and outdoor enthusiasts looking to experience the wild side of the Sunshine State. With invigorating airboat tours, exciting live alligator shows and more, guests visit the park for a few hours of entertainment and leave with new found respect, inspiration and cherished memories about the state’s most exciting natural attraction. If you’re looking for adventurous things to do in South Florida, here are three enjoyable activities compliments of Everglades Holiday Park.

Journey Through the River of Grass By Airboat

The featured attraction at Everglades Holiday Park is the narrated, hour-long airboat tour through the Everglades. With experienced captains at the helm, airboat rides at the park are exciting, educational and entertaining, providing guests with a wide range of detail on the flora, fauna and surrounding ecosystem. Boat tours through the Everglades are loads of fun for all ages, and the park is the only airboat tour provider in the area offering covered and uncovered vessels. For parents, having the added peace of mind in a partially covered airboat is the difference between worrying about little ones getting too much sun and enjoying a full hour on the water with no concerns. Captains at the park are highly skilled too, and that means more sights, more adventure, and more opportunity for up close and personal interaction with wildlife.

Experience a Live Alligator Show Featuring the Gator Boys

Could you crawl into a pit with several loose alligators strolling about? Not many people could, but that’s exactly what the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team does each and every day. The world famous “Gator Pit” at Everglades Holiday Park is where many gators come to live after being rescued from residential areas in and around the Everglades. Rescued alligators willingly participate in daily shows at the park, and actually enjoy the attention. They all have unique names – and believe it or not, many of them come when they hear their name called. Of course, a few pieces of chicken works wonders as incentive! The Gator Boys perform live shows at the park every day and the 20-25 minute presentation is complementary with the price of a ticket for an airboat tour.

Explore Your Wild Side and Hold an Alligator

The experience only gets better when the airboat tour concludes and guests are ushered to the Gator Pit for a live alligator presentation. But the real fun starts after the show when you’re given the chance to hold a real live alligator while posing for a picture. Of course the gator’s mouth is taped closed and professional handlers are inches away the entire time. However, the experience of actually touching the skin and feeling the alligator move while in your arms is thrilling. At the very least, it’s a great way to capture memories of an exciting journey and a keepsake photo to treasure forever. Alligators, giant snakes, turtles and more are available to meet and greet at the park’s Animal Encounters exhibit, one experience you don’t want to miss.

Whether you’re interested in learning more about the unique flora that define the Everglades, or you simply think it sounds fun to zip across the water at top speeds in search of wildlife, a day trip to Everglades Holiday Park delivers. Join us 7 days a week, 365 days a year as we entertain, educate and thrill people of all ages with the most exciting natural attraction in the state of Florida – the amazing Everglades, compliments of Everglades Holiday Park.

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