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How to Spot Wildlife in the Everglades

By Viator, September 2017

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From alligators to otters to birds, the Everglades National Park offers great opportunities to spot and even interact with wildlife. Explore by boat, kayak, or on foot to learn from the experts and see as much as possible. Here are a few ways to do so.

  • Visit the Reptile Exhibit at the Sawgrass Recreation Park to see native and exotic wildlife, including rare tortoises, iguanas, snakes, alligators, and peacocks.
  • Paddle a kayak through a mangrove forest to get safe close-up views of herons, ducks, alligators, ducks, otters, and more.
  • Listen to an expert naturalist or biologist to learn about the animals in the Everglades.
  • Take a nature walk in Big Cypress National Preserve.
  • Swim or snorkel with manatees while on a boat cruise along the Crystal River.
  • Explore the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park with a park ranger looking for bears, panthers, alligators, and hippos.

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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure, Everglades National Park, null
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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

For a truly special Florida Everglades airboat tour, splash out on a private airboat ride at Sawgrass Recreation Park. You’ll see Florida gators and other ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.69
Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area, Fort Myers, ... 
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 73 Reviews

Spend a full day exploring the wilderness of the Everglades on this adventure from the Greater Fort Myers/Naples area. With your naturalist guide, take an ...  Read more

Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $158.99
Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour (ENP), Everglades National Park, Eco Tours
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Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour (ENP)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

This very popular eco-adventure and combines the best of a boat tour, a kayak tour and a walking tour in a single great learning experience. Depending on the ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Florida
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $149.95
Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour, Everglades National Park, Eco Tours
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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

This is a wonderful alternative to an airboat ride … quiet, peaceful and surreal. It is a leisurely paddle experience with a naturalist guide who throughout ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Florida
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $112.04
Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Wild Florida Admission with Optional Lunch, Orlando, Eco Tours
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Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Wild Florida Admission with Optional Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 84 Reviews

Explore the natural side of Florida and experience its peaceful beauty on an adventure through the Florida Everglades. This ultimate Florida experience ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.99
Everglades National Park Expedition, Everglades National Park, Eco Tours
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Everglades National Park Expedition

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

This is a premier learning experience in the Everglades Area and is superb for the entire family... from toddlers to the grandparents. Limited to just six ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Florida
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $149.95
Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Alligator Show from Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Eco Tours
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Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Alligator Show from Fort Lauderdale

4.5 star rating: Recommended 124 Reviews

Enjoy an exciting Florida Everglades airboat adventure on this tour from Fort Lauderdale to Everglades Holiday Park. Your expert guide will navigate you ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: Varies

From USD $58.99
Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Alligator Encounter from Orlando, Orlando, Airboat Tours
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Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Alligator Encounter from Orlando

4.5 star rating: Recommended 56 Reviews

Experience Florida's natural theme park on a 30-minute airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Get up close to gators, birds and lush vegetation while ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.99
Small-Group Tour: Everglades Family Adventure from Ft Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Nature & Wildlife
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Family Adventure from Ft Lauderdale

If you're looking for a fun, educational adventure that’s perfect for the whole family, then this 4-hour Everglades tour is perfect for you. On a narrated ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.99
Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter Ticket, Fort Lauderdale, Kid Friendly ... 
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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter Ticket

4.5 star rating: Recommended 107 Reviews

Hold on tight for the most popular Florida Everglades airboat ride, at Sawgrass Recreation Park! An exhilarating airboat tour is the perfect introduction to ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: Varies

From USD $24.33

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