Learn About Alligators With the Gator Boys
One of the most fascinating experiences in South Florida is a trip to the Everglades. Whether you enjoy the great outdoors and sightseeing, or you’re into an electrifying boat ride, touring the ‘glades is invigorating and super fun. If you’re considering an adventure, Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale is the only place in the Sunshine State where families and thrill seekers can meet the Gator Boys from Animal Planet. As the home of the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue, the park features 60-minute narrated airboat rides, and live alligator shows starring the Gator Boys crew. Ready to learn about alligators with the Gator Boys?
Witness Death Defying Tricks and Stunts
Imagine stepping in a pit filled with live alligators lounging at your feet. That’s what the Gator Boys crew do everyday in the world famous “Gator Pit” at Everglades Holiday Park. “No fear” doesn’t begin to explain how Paul, Ashley and Chris approach the job – and the gators respect them for their perseverance, expertise and tireless dedication. The team has been working with alligators for decades, honing in on skills that allow them to handle 10-ft alligators with ease and comfort. As a guest to the park, watching a live show is exhilarating, and adrenalin pumping for sure. Standard tricks like the “face-off” and others bring the crowd to their feet, making the live gator show one of the highlights of a day trip to the park.
An Educational and Entertaining Experience
For moms and dads wondering if there’s any educational value in taking the kids to meet the Gator Boys, here’s some peace of mind. The crew has been working with alligators for years, learning the in’s and out’s of not only the reptiles themselves, but also, the ecosystem that sustains them. When guests arrive at the park, the experience begins with an hour-long airboat tour through the Everglades. Tours are fully narrated, meaning all the exotic wildlife, unique vegetation and interesting sights are identified and explained. Airboat captains at the park are skilled navigators with first-hand knowledge to share about the Everglades and modern efforts to preserve and protect this amazing natural attraction.
Later, after the airboat tour concludes, a live gator show gives you a front row seat into the captivating world of gator handling. The twenty minute show showcases the talented Gator Boys as they educate guests by sharing personal stories and facts about the ‘glades most iconic resident – the American alligator.
Family Fun For all Ages
A few hours at Everglades Holiday Park is once in a lifetime adventure the kids will treasure forever. In addition to an invigorating airboat ride and enlightening gator show, guests to the park have access to the newest attraction, “Animal Encounters”, where everyone is welcome to hold a wide range of Everglades wildlife. Pose for a picture with an alligator, and enjoy lunch on premise with something delicious from the “Gator Bites Café”, located on the picturesque grounds that surround the park. Relax under the shade of the Banyan trees and take in the scenery as the whole family enjoys the gorgeous weather and exciting adventure that is Everglades Holiday Park.This entry was posted in Everglades Holiday Park Blog, on .