Many visitors don’t that Fort Lauderdale is a vibrant, bustling city that is home to hundreds of thousands of people. But it’s also adjacent to one of the largest untouched, unspoiled wilderness areas in the world that is home to just as many alligators, osprey, panthers, and other wildlife.
But Fort Lauderdale is also adjacent to one of the largest untouched, unspoiled wilderness areas in the world that is home to just as many alligators, osprey, panthers, and other wildlife.
The Florida Everglades cover thousands of square miles are made up a fragile ecosystem of swamps, grasslands, and other natural areas.
Everglades Airboat Tours – Communing with Nature
The best way to see the Everglades — in fact, the only way if you want to get deep into the wilderness area — is by airboat. These fast-moving vessels cruise just above the surface to provide close access to some of the national park’s most remote areas — all while leaving behind little or no trace that can affect the fragile ecosystem.
Everglades airboat tours give you the ability to see areas you could never see on your own … at least not safely. You can view thousands of alligators, more types of waterfowl and birds that are collected anywhere else, and even rare orchids that have never been seen outside the Everglades, all from the comfort of your padded seat.
Everglades Airboat Tours — Where to Begin
Given its proximity to the Everglades, Fort Lauderdale offers a variety of airboat tour options.
Perhaps the best place to start your adventure is at the Everglades Holiday Park, on 21940 Griffin Road, in Fort Lauderdale. There you can watch educational alligators shows before starting your Everglades airboat tour.
If the park looks familiar to you, it could be because Animal Planet’s hit TV series “Gator Boys” is filmed there.