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Animal Encounters on our Everglades Holiday Park Airboat Tours

Whether you’ve flown across the River of Grass and spotted American Alligators on our state-of-the-art Everglades boat Everglades excursion, or you’ve witnessed the jaw-dropping alligator wrestling show in our Gator Pit, you may want to learn a little bit more about some of the world’s most exotic creatures. Everglades National Park boat tours is excited to announce our newest program - Animal Encounters!

Now, our guests can experience a once-in-a-lifetime animal encounter in a small, private setting, located right on our property, or on one of our Everglades National Park airboat tours. Get up-close and personal with some of the most interesting and exciting wildlife! Animals ranging from reptiles to mammals, including everyone’s favorite, “Al” the baby alligator!

Everglades Holiday Park also provides the most thrilling group airboat tours and private airboat tours.

What Does an Everglades Animal Encounter Include?

  • 45-minute up-close and uncaged Animal Encounter
  • Interact with 5 different animals
  • Professional photos of your experience
  • Stories and fun facts about the animals from our professional animal handlers
  • The opportunity to interact with a variety of animals

Our Animal Encounter is available standalone or can be purchased in addition to our 60-minute fully narrated Everglades airboat tour, live alligator show in our newly updated Gator Boys Alligator Rescue pit, 1 free professional grade Kodak “airboat” group photo & 1 free “baby gator” group photo per party.

Our Animal Encounter area is in a closed-off, private section of our park where guests will enjoy a relaxed setting with a small group. This way, you can guarantee front row, personal contact with our wildlife and our handlers, who will gladly answer any questions you might have about the animals you've seen on an Everglades tour. Your encounter will include a variation of tortoises, skunks, raccoons, snakes, pigs, alligators, and others. Our expert animal handlers will teach you important and interesting information about these creatures, then give you the opportunity to interact with the animals.

Make Your Encounter Extra Special

Want to make your animal encounter extra special while on an Everglades tours? As an add-on, you can take a photo with an extremely rare, albino baby alligator named Luna!

Perfect for Adults and Kids of all Ages

Just as our thrilling 60-minute airboat rides and our live gator shows accommodate adults and children of all ages, our new interactive animal encounter program welcomes everyone! This experience is safe for visitors of all ages; however, we recommend that younger children are accompanied by an adult. Animal Encounters are perfect for birthday parties or special events!

RSVP ONLY - Select times available!

We are currently running our new interactive experience at select times, so those who are interested in our Animal Encounter program are encouraged to make a reservation ahead of time. Call 954-434-8113 to speak with an Everglades expert and learn about what’s included on our Fort Lauderdale tours. Book an Animal Encounter today!


Animals in the Everglades

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