Everglades Tours – The best Vacation Activity
Everglades Tours in Fort Lauderdale
Port Everglades, the United States’ third busiest cruise port is in Fort Lauderdale. One of the most popular Everglades tours from Fort Lauderdale, FL is an airboat 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.
What to Expect During a Tour
An Everglades airboat 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 by a ranger, spot wildlife on a safari, paddle through the “river of grass”.
As you spot white pelicans and American crocodiles, also visit the historic Nike Hercules missile base. You may also hike on The Anhinga Trail. Get a birds-eye view of the area from Shark Valley’s open-air vehicles.
The warm winters in the area attract a lot of 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 of the swamp 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. For booking an airboat tour call or email us today for a reservation. Remember to book in advance, especially during the winter season.