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Do it Yourself -- Fishing Boat Rentals Could be your Gateway to the Everglades

Looking to fish or explore the untouched beauty of the Florida Everglades? With some of the world's best largemouth bass fishing, the Everglades is the place to be! Everglades Holiday Park offers several ways for professional and amateur alike to get out into the 'Glades. Boat rentals are available for those that like to fish on their own; we also provide professionally guided trips where the boat, rods, and artificial bait are included.

Visiting from out of town and don't have your equipment with you? Rental poles, along with live shiners, can be found in our fully stocked bait and tackle shop.

Beer and Snacks Available On Site

At Everglades Holiday Park, you don't even need to stock up on supplies when you fish the Everglades. Food, soda, beer, ice and outdoor items are available 24 hours a day in our general store. You can also visit our deli for prepared food, with breakfast, lunch and other treats available to take with you out onto the waters. Adventurous eaters will want to try the frog legs or alligator bites - two local delicacies sourced directly from the Everglades themselves.

Start Your Adventure at Everglades Holiday Park

If you have your own boat, come on out to see the Everglades! Everglades Holiday Park is a great place to launch out into the pristine wetlands of the South Florida region. Located just a short drive from downtown Fort Lauderdale, we have everything you need to make the perfect day a reality, including boat ramps.

Our dock is open to the public and accessible around-the-clock, whether you want to fish or simply enjoy a day trip into the wild and untamed Everglades. Fishing guides are available to accompany you, please ask for details. A Florida State Fishing License is required and available at the park office.

Fishing Boat Rentals and Guided Fishing Tours

Several 14-foot Jon boats are also available to rent. If you're an experienced operator, there's no better way to see the 'Glades on your own terms. Our fleet of rental boats is well-maintained and fully equipped to navigate the waters around the park - a quiet 9.9 HP Yamaha engine and flat-bottom design makes them perfect for use in the Everglades' shallow conditions.

Boat rentals are available until 5 p.m. Be sure to show up early or call ahead to ensure that a unit is available. Though we rent boats in all weather conditions, we recommend checking the forecast ahead of time and planning accordingly.

Why Fish the Everglades?

There is no shortage of reasons why renting a fishing boat in the Everglades is a great way to spend the day. In addition to the region's exceptional stocks of largemouth bass, there's also the impressive scenery, which is truly unlike anywhere else in the country. As you fish, you'll enjoy privileged access to rare wading birds, snakes, and the park's most famous inhabitant, the gator. Bringing the family is a great way to emphasize the importance of respecting the natural world and preserving wetlands, both in Florida and throughout the country.

An Angler's Paradise

The Florida Everglades is indeed an angler's paradise and the perfect place to catch the "Big One" of your dreams. A wonderful tropical environment, venturing out into the Everglades on your own is an experience unlike any other. Everglades fishing boats (along with tackle and bait) are available at our park for trying your luck at catching that record-breaking freshwater fish. Whether you're an avid fisherman or just a naturist, you can always plan a guided tour. A day spent fishing the Everglades is amazing and one of the best ways to experience Florida.

Fun for the Whole Family

Fishing boat rentals provide fun for the whole family - even for people who might not be interested in fishing. Your family will undoubtedly enjoy the immense beauty that exists in all corners of the Everglades. Sometimes, removing ourselves from the fast-paced world helps us recharge and remember what's important. Alone in nature, we connect with one another and create experiences that will last a lifetime.

Seasoned anglers and local fisherman are more than welcome to bring their own gear to reel in a big one at Everglades Holiday Park. But if you're traveling here on vacation or you leave your own equipment behind, don't sweat it. We offer a complete line of rental gear, so you'll have all the supplies you need to have a spectacular day on the water.

If you choose to rent your own boat at Everglades Holiday Park, you'll have the freedom to experience the beauty of nature however you want. Whether you want to cruise around or just park in the middle of the River of Grass and soak it all in, it's up to you.

Your experience out on the water at Everglades Holiday Park won't be forgotten anytime soon. If you're interested in an Everglades fishing boat rental, look no further. Bring along your family, and have a fantastic time powering around the water in our boats.

About Everglades Holiday Park

There's no shortage of things to do at Everglades Holiday Park. Aside from fishing boat rentals, we offer a range of fun and unique activities the whole family can enjoy, including animal encounters and live shows by the world famous Gator Boys. Our park is open year round and makes an excellent place to spend the day. Whether you're visiting from out of town or have lived here all your life, the diversity of the Everglades means no two visits will ever be the same.

Come visit us today and discover for yourself why USA TODAY named Everglades Holiday Park one of their top three Florida attractions!


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Fishing Boat Rentals

Safe Light Until 5:00PM
Whether you're a fisherman or just a naturist, this is a very cool way to see
the Everglades!

Contact our office at 954-434-8111 Ext. 104 to inquire about boat rentals and guided fishing trips.

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