Everglades Tour from Fort Lauderdale
Port Everglades, the United States’ third busiest cruise port is in Fort Lauderdale. One of the most popular tours from Fort Lauderdale, FL is the Everglades tour. This exciting tour will take you into South Florida’s tropical wetlands that cover an area of 1.5 million acres with abundant flora and fauna and varied biodiversity.
The magnificent subtropical wilderness of Florida’s Everglades features several ecosystems, such as saw grass marshland, freshwater slough, mangrove, coastal lowland, tropical hammock, marl prairie, pineland, marine, cypress, and estuarine.
An Everglades tour from Fort Lauderdale encompasses spotting exotic birds and getting up close with alligators while paddling through the saw grass prairies and mangrove forests.
Besides airboating, a tour of the third-largest national park in the US also offers activities like hiking, canoeing, biking, boating, and kayaking. Slosh through the swamps accompanied with a ranger, spot wildlife on a safari, paddle through the “river of grass” as you spot white pelicans and American crocodiles, visit the historic Nike Hercules missile base, hike on The Anhinga Trail, or get a birds-eye view of the area from Shark Valley’s open-air vehicles.
The tour attracts millions of tourists every year, it’s especially crowded during the cooler seasons of fall, winter, and spring, which lasts from October to May as outdoor activities are enjoyed more at this time. The warm winters in the area attract a lot wading birds and their predators. The warmer season is also a good time for an Everglades tour. However, the warmer wet season also means frequent flooding and bugs. Bringing plenty of insect repellent on this tour is a must.
A tour to the swampy wetland from Fort Lauderdale is one of the best things you can experience while visiting the Fort Lauderdale area. Bring a smile, some sunscreen and a camera to capture the beauty of the Florida Everglades.