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Everglades Tours from Fort Lauderdale

By Viator, October 2015

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For magnificent subtropical wilderness and lots of it, take time out to explore the Florida Everglades. The 100-mile, 60-mile-wide (160 by 96 km) “river of grass” is protected by the third-largest national park in the US, and a huge restoration program is currently under way to restore the unique habitat with its incredibly varied biodiversity.

The source of the Everglades wetlands is the Kissimmee River near Orlando, whose overflow creeps across the land to reach Florida Bay. Sawgrass marshlands are a particular feature of the Everglades, along with cypress swamps, estuarine mangrove and tropical hardwood forests.

This lovely natural area is a haven for kayaking, canoeing, boating and hiking, but there are some must-dos to bone up on before you visit: bring plenty of insect repellent, don’t provoke the alligators, and wear long thick socks and lace-up boots if you’re hiking.

There are plenty of different ways to experience the Everglades. If you’re game, you can join a ranger on a slosh through the swamps, go on safari with a trained naturalist, paddle a kayak on an eco-adventure, or get a bird’s-eye view of this huge area on an Everglades sightseeing flight.

Of course, the most popular way to see the Florida Everglades is on an airboat adventure, zipping across the water and visiting the panthers, gators and iguanas at a Florida wildlife park.

The best way to get around the Everglades, airboat tours allow you to get close to the wildlife from the water, edge into the surrounding mangrove jungle and sail across the sawgrass prairies.

Perched high above the water on the airboat’s tiered seating, you get the most amazing view of the Everglades’ alligators, waterways and landscapes.

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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 108 Reviews

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $158.99

Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 52 Reviews

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 2 - 4 hours

From USD $43.69

Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 77 Reviews

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 2 - 4 hours

From USD $24.29

Private Night Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride from Fort Lauderdale

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 1 hour

From USD $44.79

Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour from Fort Lauderdale

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 60 minutes

From USD $42.39

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