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December through April is the Dry Season in the Everglades

 December through April is Dry Season in the Everglades

Amongst the many factors that make the Everglades such a unique place, its seasonal variations are the most interesting. Instead of the traditional four seasons (summer, fall, winter, and spring) that most parts of the world experience, the Everglades only experience two: the wet season and the dry season. In the Everglades, you won’t find the bitter cold frost of winter or the changing colors of fall leaves. The seasonal changes here are expressed through fluctuating water levels and variations in wildlife activity.

The dry season runs from December through April. During this period, the Everglades experience a decrease in water levels and dried-up terrain. This tends to be the most popular time for tourists, as temperatures are pleasant, insects are less common and bothersome, and birds have migrated from all over the world to the warm, South Florida weather. Visitors can certainly expect to see plenty of fish and alligators since the shallow waters minimize their amount of space, which slightly increases visibility.

The varying water levels don’t stop Floridians and tourists from enjoying the land; these changes are best seen through an Everglades airboat tour, which brings you deep into the heart of the wetlands and up close with the terrain, nature, and wildlife. Our airboats are designed to run across shallow water and diverse terrains, so your experience of South Florida’s tropical climate is guaranteed to be a good one, no matter which season the Everglades is in.

Despite the difference in the dry and wetter seasons, there is never a bad time to tour the Everglades. Find an Everglades airboat tour that is at least an hour, so you can really learn about the land and its animals, and witness the seasons for yourself.

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