When is the Best Time of Year to See Alligators in the Florida Everglades?

 Best Time to Spot Alligators

Visiting the Florida Everglades is an amazing experience, as you get to view some of the most beautiful scenery, as well as come in close contact with the abundance of wildlife. These historic wetlands are home to the American alligator, as well as other birds, fish, and mammals. When you take an airboat ride through the Everglades, you can spot these creatures in their very own natural habitats. So many people travel from across the world to spot alligators in the Everglades, and our Everglades safari park is the perfect place to catch a gator sunbathing. We explain when the best time of year is to see alligators when you visit the famous wetlands.

The Best Time to Spot Gators

When you take an airboat tour, you may be wondering if you will see an alligator along the way. While there is no guarantee that you will spot a gator every time an airboat goes out, there are specific times of the year where many alligators are spotted. The Everglades wet season lasts from June to November, and during these warmer months are typically when more gators are found. Since alligators are cold blooded, they tend to sunbathe on the Everglades banks in order to stay warm.

The Best Time to Visit the Everglades

While the wet season can be more active for alligators and other wildlife, the cooler temperatures during the winter months make a visit to the Everglades more pleasant. Many people travel from cold states to escape the winter conditions, and spending a day outside in South Florida is very enjoyable. Because the weather conditions are beautiful during this time of year, popular parks at the Everglades can get crowded and busy. If you book your airboat tour in advance, you won’t have to worry about missing out on the action.

Airboat tours are the perfect activity to take in all that the Everglades has to offer, and you will be able to experience the incredible wildlife no matter when you visit.

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