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Florida Everglades - Activities and Attractions

Everglades Area Tours

 

Address:
238 Mamie Street
PO Box 824
Chokoloskee Island, FL
34138

Phone:
239-695-3633


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

 

Address:

Everglades, Florida

Phone:
239-695-4626
Email:
captrodney@centurylink.net


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

 

Address:

Everglades, Florida

Phone:
239-695-3633


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

 

Address:
525 Newport Drive
Naples Florida
34114

Phone:
239-642-8818


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!

Speedy's Airboat Tours

 

Address:
621 Begonia Street
Everglades City, FL
33929

Phone:
239-695-4448


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

 

Address:
52388 Tamiami Trail
Ochopee, FL

Phone:
239-695-2426


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

Camping
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

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

Shelling
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