How to Spot Wildlife in the Everglades

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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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Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport

Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades on this guided, half-day adventure from Miami. This exciting nature tour includes a narrated airboat ride through the unique ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. Enjoy the scenery and look for Florida’s abundant wildlife, like alligators, crocodiles, exotic snakes and more. After the airboat ride, walk a jungle trail and enjoy an alligator exhibit at Everglades Alligator Farm. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Wild Florida Admission with Optional Lunch

Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades from Orlando on this 30-minute or 1-hour airboat adventure. This exciting nature tour includes admission to the Wild Florida Airboats and Wildlife Park— with over 200 different animals like lemurs, sloths, zebras, watusi cattle, bobcats and more. Upgrade to the half-day tour and enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch at the Chomp House Grill, plus an alligator souvenir!
  • Duration: 1 hour
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  • Duration: 1 hour
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Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Alligator Show from Fort Lauderdale

Discover the Florida Everglades from Fort Lauderdale on this 1-hour guided airboat adventure at Everglades Holiday Park. This exciting airboat ride is a great way to experience the unique subtropical ecosystem of the Everglades. Glide across the grassy water while looking for wildlife like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds in their natural habitat. This tour includes a 25-minute alligator show after the airboat ride. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling and Everglades Airboat Tour

Spend a day in one of central Florida’s natural manatee habitats on this guided cruise and Everglades airboat adventure. Begin with a 1.5-hour boat ride on the Crystal River. Swim and snorkel in an area known for manatee sightings, and then enjoy an exciting airboat tour on the Homosassa River. Visit Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, one of the best places in the state to watch manatees, as well as other animals, such as bears, panthers, and alligators. Breakfast and a picnic lunch, plus an Orlando-area hotel pickup and drop-off are all included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Boat Assisted Kayak Eco Tour (ENP)

Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades on this 3.5-hour, small-group eco-adventure. Explore a variety of lush landscapes by foot, kayak and boat looking for dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, bald eagles and more. Hike along the beach, dunes and mangrove swamps. Kayak to Barrier Island Beach — no kayaking experience necessary. And take a boat ride through some of the most remote areas of the park. It’s the ultimate Everglades experience rolled into one unique, half-day adventure.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

Searching for an exceptional way to explore the Florida Everglades? Discover the exotic beauty of the Everglades’ mangrove forest on a kayaking eco-tour. Spend 3.5 hours winding through sleepy creeks and under mangrove canopies, getting up-close views of resident herons, alligators, ducks, otters and more. With an expert guide, learn kayaking technique and enjoy exploring this unusual wetlands setting.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Everglades National Park Expedition

Discover the beauty and diversity of Everglades National Park on an exciting wildlife boat tour from Fort Myers! In a small group, you’ll travel deep into the sleepy wetlands of the Everglades’ Ten Thousand Islands to learn about rare local flora and spot native animals. Spend 3.5 hours with an expert guide, learning about the unique ecosystem and snapping photos of alligators, sea turtles, manatees, native birds and more.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Wild Florida

Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades from Orlando on this guided, 2-hour, behind-the-scenes adventure at the Wild Florida Airboats and Wildlife Park. This Viator exclusive tour provides an insider’s glimpse into some of the 200 different native and exotic animals. Learn fascinating facts about the animals — what and how to feed them, how they live, the habitats they live in and much more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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