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Florida Everglades - Activities and Attractions

Captain Jack's Airboat Tours

 

Address:
200 Collier Ave.
Everglades City, FL
34139

Phone:
239-695-4400 or
1-844-326-2628

Take thrilling airboat tours through mangrove tunnels and wide-open grasslands, then soak up more nature on a swamp buggy ride! Visit our website to get a coupon for FREE admission to our animal sanctuary, home to 100 alligators, panthers, tigers, otters, snakes, and live alligator shows!

Captain Steve's Swamp Buggy Adventures

 

Address:
Big Cypress National Preserve welcome center

33100 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee FL
34141

Phone:
1-877-871-5386
or 239-695-2186

See the Everglades like local gladesman have for over 100 years. Since the 1930's the swamp buggy has been unique to South Florida.
Tour with a 5th generation Gladesman and listen to stories from the past and learn about future Everglades restoration.
You'll ride high above the grasslands and through ancient cypress swamp, across pine islands, and North Americas only sub- tropical wilderness.

Everglades Area Tours

 

Address:
238 Mamie Street
PO Box 824
Chokoloskee Island, FL
34138

Phone:
239-695-3633


Enjoy a guided boat tour in the 10,000 Islands; Experience kayak fishing in the Everglades National Park backcountry; Canoe through magnificent mangrove tunnels; Enjoy a guided bicycle tour amongst old-growth cypress hammocks; Catch tarpon and snook on a guided fishing trip; Hike into the prairies, wetlands and sloughs to find rare orchids; Take a guided birding trip; or over fly the entire area in a float plane.

Everglades Adventure Tours

 

Address:
40904 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL
34141

Phone:
1-800-504-6554

Native Guided safaris and eco tours. Experience the oldest ways to explore the Everglades National Park back country and Big Cypress Swamp reigon. Private 2-4 hour Native guided Pole Boat eco tours,Canoe tours, Kayak tours, kayak rentals, canoe rentals to plan your own adventure. Stay in a native chickee hut or bungalow-glamorous camping at its best. Located in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Minutes from Everglades City. Reservations required. Limited availability.

Everglades Backcountry Experience

 

Address:

Everglades, Florida

Phone:
239-695-4626
Email:
captrodney@centurylink.net


Fishing and backcountry excursions with Capt. Rodney Raffield. Enjoy the beauty and wildlife of the Everglades on a unique fishing trip through the 10,000 Islands and Everglades with a 4th generation native guide. Capt. Rodney Raffield will take you to places unknown by most.
Our trips leave from historic Chokoloskee Island at the end of West Chokoloskee Drive.

Go Native Adventure Tours

 

Address:
2820 White Blvd
Naples, FL
34117

Phone:
239-234-5850

Go Native Adventure Tours - Experience the Western Everglades your way! Watch with amazement the wild birds and reptiles living in their natural habitat. Relax on the quiet waters of the Gulf of Mexico,while viewing the Sunset on a Catamaran Sail and watch dolphins play. Hike in the Swamp or take a Swamp Buggy Ride. Glide in Kayaks or take an Airboat Ride through mangrove tunnels. We also provide an Airport Service in our luxury van to and from Southwest Regional Airport.

Everglades Island Boat Tours

 

Address:
929 Dupont Street
Everglades City, FL
34139

Phone:
239-
Email:
evergladeairboat@aol.com


Small Airboats with Native guides. The Only Airboat Ride that gives you a choice ...Back Country or Open Water to a Private Island

Everglades Rentals and Eco Adventures

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Address:
800 S E Copeland
Everglades City, FL
33929

Phone:
239-695-4666
Fax:
239-


Within minutes you can canoe into the northwest corner of the worlds most scenic wilderness waterways to explore beaches, tree covered canals and bird populated estuaries. Rent a canoe or kayak to experience the Everglades on your own or arrange for fully outfitted, guided wilderness adventures. Everglades adventure trips, kayak, canoe, equipment rentals and bicycle rentals.

Kayak Rentals at Naples Bay Resort

 

Address:
1500 Fifth Avenue South
Naples, Florida
34102

Phone:
239-530-5134

Experience paradise from an up close and personal perspective. Naples Bay Resort is located on the edge of a mangrove forest waiting to be explored by its guests. See the egret and heron perched on the roots of a mangrove tree waiting for lunch to swim by; nature abounds as you quietly slip thru the water in a kayak with it all at your fingertips. Discover the Bay with Naples Bay Resort - Kayaks.
Single One Person Kayak - $10 per day, Double Two Person Kayak - $15 per day

See Manatees

 

Address:
525 Newport Drive
Naples Florida
34114

Phone:
239-642-8818


Take the whole family on this exciting 1Ĺ hour private boat trip into a remote Everglades manatee hideout. Trips are by appointment only ~ Call Captains Barry and Carol at 239-642-8818. Captains Barry and Carol Berger offer guaranteed private manatee sightseeing trips (for a maximum of 6 passengers), giving you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing gentle creatures . . . and if you donít see a manatee you donít pay for the trip!

Shurr Adventures

 

Address:

Everglades City and Chokoloskee Bay
Florida

Phone:
239-695-2576
or
1-877-45-KAYAK

No experience necessary! Guided Kayak Eco-Trips in Everglades National Park or Big Cypress Preserve with a small family owned business. Follow your guides Justin and Alli through mangrove tunnels past wading birds and alligators or explore the 10,000 islands in search of dolphins and manatees. Join us for a combo trip and see both ecosystems in one day! We are certified Florida master naturalists. Join us and feel like you are paddling with friends!

Smallwood Store Boat Tours

 

Address:
360 Mamie St.
Chokoloskee, FL

Phone:
239-695-0016

Everglades National Park Boat Tours at Smallwood Store Boat Tour Explore the 10,000 Islands with a knowledgeable Everglades Boat Tour Eco-Guide. We are a 6th generation family owned business offering 1 hour, 1 1/2 hour and 2 hour tours thru the vast wilderness known as the Everglades National Park.

Speedy's Airboat Tours

 

Address:
621 Begonia Street
Everglades City, FL
33929

Phone:
239-695-4448


Experience the Florida Everglades on our unique 6 passenger airboats! The only airboats in Everglades City with elevated seating for better visibility! You will be amazed by the wonders of the Everglades as you travel from the Mangrove Jungles onto the sawgrass prairies. Only on the true airboats can you experience both!

Swamp Walks

 

Address:
52388 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL

Phone:
239-695-2426


A Big Cypress Swamp walk is more than a walk in the park, it's an adventure, a getaway and a thrill. Experience the primordial beauty of Clyde Butcher's world when you experience a guided eco-swamp tour through the swamps of Big Cypress National Preserve behind his gallery. Marvel at the pristine splendor of natural Florida as you traverse through a rarely seen world, filled with vibrant colors and mysterious sounds. In this spacious, richly diverse wilderness of subtropical flora and fauna found nowhere else, you'll learn about the fragile Everglades ecosystem.

Bird Watching
View pictures of birds found in the Everglades and 10,000 Islands, such as Osprey, Blue Heron, & Roseate Spoonbill

Camping
Information on how to obtain FREE camping permits, and pictures of campsites

Everglades Fishing

Marco Beaches
Marco Island Beach locations, facilities, and hours of operation

Museums
Learn the story of the pioneers and settlers who tamed this vast wilderness

Shelling
Tips for shelling: from what to bring to shell, to how to clean them

State and National Parks, Sanctuaries & Preserves
Southwest Florida Parks - Descriptions, Maps, Links