The best way to see the area is by boat, either on a guided tour or by canoe. There are guided eco tours led by naturalists or you can rent a kayak or a canoe and strike out on your own. The 99-mile (159 km) long Wilderness Waterway is the longest canoe trail in the area, but there are shorter trails near Flamingo if you’re looking for an easier paddle. The area is navigable and pleasant if you adhere to the NOAA tide and nautical charts: shallows are common and tides can make or break your trip. The area is home to a world of gamefish including tarpon, permit, snook and redfish; above the water you might see roseate spoonbills, heron, white ibis, snowy egrets, black skimmers and bald eagles.
Tours & Tickets
Experience and explore Everglades National Park and the backwaters of the Ten Thousand Islands, centrally located between the east and west coasts of Florida. ... Read more
Location: Chokoloskee, Florida
Located 1.5 hours south of Fort Myers is the incredible Everglades National Park. On this small-group wildlife expedition, take a leisurely boat ride through ... Read more
Location: Everglades, Florida
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)