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Florida Everglades - Activities and Attractions

Captain Jack's Airboat Tours


200 Collier Ave.
Everglades City, FL

239-695-4400 or

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


Big Cypress National Preserve welcome center

33100 Tamiami Trail E
Ochopee FL

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


238 Mamie Street
PO Box 824
Chokoloskee Island, FL


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 Backcountry Experience



Everglades, Florida


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.

Everglades Boat Tours



Everglades, Florida


Everglades Boat Tours is "Dedicated to the experiential education of students, families and travelers from Florida, the Americas and the World. Only through education, do we have the opportunity to preserve the Everglades, its culture and its heritage". The only operator in Everglades National Park to be certified by the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism (SEE).

See Manatees


525 Newport Drive
Naples Florida


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



Everglades City and Chokoloskee Bay


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


360 Mamie St.
Chokoloskee, FL


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


621 Begonia Street
Everglades City, FL


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


52388 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL


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

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

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

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