Everglades - What to Know

Everglades - What to Know

Posted by www.EvergladesNationalPark.com on Nov 25th 2015

Everglades - What to Know

Everglades have been a significant part of Florida history for quite some time now. Over 15,000 years ago,

prominent Native American tribes called it their residential hub and today it's a treasured ecological system,

which is impossible to find anywhere else. Plan a visit to the Everglades and enjoy an eco-experience of a


From Miami, the Flamingo Entrance of Everglades National Park is only an hour drive. Everglades National

Park ranks third among the largest National Park in the Continental U.S. and is the largest subtropical

backwoods in the United States. It is a famous UNESCO World Heritage site and offers you plenty of

opportunities such as an airboat ride, a quick history session, or a day trip to some of the best camping sites.

Ecotourism and History

Often referred to as the “River of Grass” the Everglades are spread across 1.5 million acres. It has a collection

of sawgrass marshes as well as swamp ecosystems including mangrove forests, cypress swamps, tropical

hardwood hammocks, and marine territory. For over 15,000 years, humans have inhabited the Everglades. It

was initially home to the Calusa tribe and even today treasures the rich history of the Native Americans in the


An Enjoyable Airboat Tour

Take an exciting airboat tour through the sawgrass. You can enjoy the eco-paradise of the Everglades by sailing

through a Hardwood Hammock, into the National Park. En route, your professional guide will show you the

natural habitats of animals such as herons, grackles, alligator holes, turtles and raccoons.

Everglades Alligator Farm

Discover the oldest alligator farm on a thrilling airboat tour and enjoy live shows that run every hour and

features alligators and snakes. Located close to the main entrance of Everglades National Park, the farm is 

home to over 2,000 alligators including the renowned 14 ft. "Grandpa" alligator. A tour to the Everglades 

Alligator Farm includes an exhilarating airboat tour to the engulfing river of grass, a walking trail surrounding the 

farm to spot crocodiles, alligators, caimans and wildlife, an exhibit of local and exotic snakes and wildlife shows 

every hour.

Everglades Safari Park

Everglades Safari Park’s 30-40 minute airboat ride departs after regular interval of half an hour or so, hence

there’s no need for advance reservation. Take a thrilling ride on a flat bottom boat that comes with a huge

propeller and automotive engine and experience the difference! And you may also plan for the sunset tour and

see the blissful magical sunset.

Whether you have kids along or are on a complete adult trip, the Everglades Safari Park will not disappoint you.

At Gator Island you can also spot crocodilian species hanging in the sun, swimming or laying around.

Camping During

The Everglades consists of twists and turns waterways, which may take days if not years to discover. You may

kayak for the entire day and then make your way to the campground. There are several options for camping in

the Everglades and you should definitely try one!

For promising tours and packages, make your way to the Everglades.