Why Taking an Everglades Tour is a Must for Tourists and Locals

November 4, 2020

Nothing says Florida living more than taking an Everglades tour. Whether it is your first time visiting the area or you have been here for years, an Everglades tour is a can’t miss experience.

At Gator Park, our professional guides can showcase a side of the Everglades you have never experienced before!

Known for being the only remaining subtropical wilderness, the area is home to over 1.5 million acres of marshes, forest, wetlands, and hammocks but, what makes the Everglades even more special is the incredible number of animals that you can see on your tour!

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Within this swampy region over 360 animals have been spotted on both the land and in the water. Tourists and locals visiting to see the unique wildlife or to enjoy a fishing trip will be amazed at seeing:

  • Alligators
  • Crocodiles
  • Otters
  • Deer 
  • Panthers
  • Fox
  • And many other animals

While the ambiance of the area may draw visitors, two of its inhabitants drive up the thrill of the experience.  Did you know that the Everglades is the only area that crocodiles and alligators live together? 

This special ecosystem provides a water supply to the animals that allow them to coexist including the freshwater source for alligators and the brackish water for crocodiles.

You are more likely to spot an alligator versus a crocodile as the freshwater makes it easy for alligators to glide across the water.  Crocodiles tend to hide underneath the water but are known to hide in grass or near sandy areas. The easiest way to distinguish alligators from crocodiles is by looking at their jawline and snout shape. Alligators have rounded, wide, u-shaped snouts, while crocodiles have long, pointed, v-shaped snouts. The upper and lower jaws of a crocodile are the same size, whereas alligators have a wide upper jaw that allows for their teeth to remain hidden in their mouth.

An Everglades tour is not all alligators and swampland though; the area also offers tourists and locals a unique blend of picturesque landscapes and stunning beautiful birds like the Bald Eagle, Wild Turkey, and Great Blue Herons.

What Season to Visit 

When visiting the Everglades, there are only two seasons, each with its unique climate distinction. 

From December – April, birds become more visible due to the dry season. With water temperatures decreasing, birds can feed on the local fish. 

From May – November, temperatures are typically in the 90s with the heat index even higher at times with frequent storms. Many of the birds and mammals seek shelter from the hot sun and rainstorms during the summer – but you’ll still likely to catch a glimpse of an alligator or crocodile.

Come Take an Everglades Tour

A visit to the Everglades offers a wide range of fun-filled activities; there is no shortage of ways to reconnect with nature while visiting. 

Boasting an astoundingly diverse collection of both exotic and indigenous wildlife, the Everglades offer an out of this world experience. It doesn’t matter if you are marking off an item on your vacation checklist or looking for something new to experience in your home state, now is the perfect time to book your Everglades Adventure with Gator Park.

Book now by calling us at 800-559-2205 or purchase tour tickets online now!

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