As the largest tropical wilderness, the third largest national park in the lower 48 states, and covering over 1.5 million acres, the Florida Everglades ranks as the Sunshine State’s most diversely adventurous natural attraction. There’s no better time than now, and no better way to take in the mysteries of the largest mangrove ecosystem in the western hemisphere than on a tour with Everglades Adventure!
The Everglades is home to many threatened or protected species. We have our fingers crossed as mating season kicks into high gear that some of these rare friends will multiply! Florida panthers, American crocodiles, Green Turtles, Hawksbill Turtles, Leatherback and Loggerhead Turtles and Eastern Indigo Snakes, two threatened swallowtail butterfly species– just to name a few! The Everglades provides a safe haven to more than 350 species of birds, 300 species of fresh and saltwater fish, 40 species of mammals and 50 species of reptiles.
Each day brings a new variety of wildlife to observe and delight about, and we take an entire day to check it all out with our amazing tours. We tread carefully to protect and preserve this wildlife sanctuary, of which only about 20% of the original Everglades remains today. Since the turn of the 20th century, around 93% of the wading bird population has vanished. Now, most of South Florida’s wildlife depends on the remainder of the Everglades for a safe place to call home.
To give our guests an opportunity to truly appreciate the wildlife likely seen on your adventure with Everglades Adventure, we’ll take you through an interactive animal experience where you can get up close and as personal as you dare with our not so furry friends ~ the alligators, snakes and tortoises! It’s an experience that will be talked about for years and years to come, that’s a certainty!
Let’s appreciate Southwest Florida together with our wildlife neighbors in the Everglades ~ check us out here or give us a call today at: 239.405.2060.