SW Florida Paradise Coast Cities
Welcome to Everglades City, Florida. Everglades City was the former country seat and this historic city with a colorful past is now a popular Paradise Coast Florida visitor destination due to the city’s unique attractions, wildlife, kayaking, and charter fishing tours.
Everglades City is located on the mouth of the Barron River, on Chokoloskee Bay – an area famous for sport fishing, and other Everglades adventures.
Everglades City and Chokoloskee are the real Florida, the climate is warmer than most parts of the state. The mangrove-lined shoreline provides shelter and food for native species.
Everglades City is known as the Gateway to the 10,000 Islands. West of the shore islands, collectively called the 10,000 islands is Mexico.
Everglades City is the home to the Gulf Coast Visitor Center for Everglades National Park. Everglades City campgrounds offer affordable campsites and area hotel lodging is available for approximately $150 or more nightly.
Everglades City Hall
102 Copeland Ave N.
Everglades City, FL 34139
Ph: 239- 695-3781
City Hall Hours • Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
City Clerk – 239-695-4558
City Bookkeeper – 239-695-0837
City Maintenance Supervisor – 239-340-4003
Floodplain Manager – 239-695-3514
Water Billing Department – 239-695-3781
Water & Sewer Emergency – 239-340-4003
* Please call the City Clerk for information on doing business within the city limits, political campaign signs and rental of the city park for events.
History of Everglades City
For thousands of years, the original people living in this area were Native Americans of the Glades culture which eventually became the Calusa tribe. According to legend Native Americans planted potatoes on the banks of the Barron River. In 1892, a post office with the town name “Everglade” was opened. George W. Storter, Jr. became the principal landowner in the area and he operated what become “Everglade Rod and Gun Club”. Everglades Rod and Gun Club has been visited by several US Presidents, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and many other notables and celebrities including the Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. In 1960, Hurricane Donna hit Everglades hard and the region was damaged by wind and flooding.
Visiting Everglades City
This is an amazing place to visit, kayak, fish, photograph wildlife, and explore southwest Florida. A kayak adventure through the Everglades is an unforgettable experience. Local attractions include Eco-Tours by motorized boat, Everglades Air Boat tours, and guided walks through the Everglades are available by the US Forest Service and Everglades National Park.
Everglades City Fishing Charters, currently leaving from Everglades Bait and Tackle, Everglades City, FL | 239-253-9926
Experience the wonder of the 10,000 islands of SWFL. Fish the protected bays and rivers of the Islands and Everglades National Park. Fish among the mysteries of wrecks, hard bottom reefs, and offshore towers. Seek some of the most exciting game fish that call the Florida Everglades Home.
Everglades City Fishing Charters - Everglades City, FL
Official Everglades City Website: https://www.cityofeverglades.org
PARADISE COAST ATTRACTIONS
Avi's Water Sports Jet Ski Adventure Tours, Caxambas Park, 909 Collier Ct., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-777-9873
Avi's is a family-owned business that offers some of the most exciting dolphin jet ski tours and jet ski rental adventures on Marco Island. You are invited to take an exciting journey with Avi "The Dolphin Whisperer" and take home a complimentary flash drive of photos from your adventure. Bring the family and make lasting memories. Contact us to book your dolphin Jet Ski tour.
Avi's Water Sports & Jet Ski Adventure Tours - Marco Island, FL
Sunshine Tours and Fishing Charters, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL | 239-642-5415
Sunshine Tours. Fish the 10,000 islands, the best in Off Shore, Back Water, and Near Coastal Fishing Charters. We know where the fish are. Also offering Marco Island Shelling Trips, and Sightseeing aboard one of our four fishing boats. Since 1984, Sunshine Tours has provided unsurpassed fishing charters, and on-the-water experiences for locals and visitors alike. Shared and private charters available. Contact us to book your Marco Island fishing charter.
Sunshine Tours & Charters - Marco Island, FL
Marco Island Princess / Sunshine Tours, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island FL 34145 | 239-642-5415
The Marco Island Princess is a 90' luxury yacht offering daily Sightseeing, Lunch and Sunset Dinner Cruises. All of our delicious meals are prepared fresh on board for your enjoyment. Our professional and friendly crew will attend to your every need. Two full service cash bars serving up all of your favorite drinks! Also available for Weddings and Private Charters. Marco Island's most unique dining experience!
Visit The Marco Island Princess - Marco Island, FL
Island Bike Shops (2 Locations) 1095 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-394-8400 & 4342 Thomasson Dr., Naples, FL 34112 | 239-732-8400
At Island Bike Shops we make your visit fun. Reserve your rental online. Check our selection of bicycle rentals, electric bikes, motor scooters, trailers, and more. Naples Bicycle Tours provides a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to experience the diversity of Southwest Florida. Our large or small group bicycle tours can accommodate all cycling levels as we personally escort you through Naples, Historic Old Naples, Marco Island, or the Natural Everglades.
Visit Island Bike Shops - Marco Island & Naples
Naples Bicycle Tours, Naples, FL 34113 | 239-580-7960
Naples Bicycle Tours provides a unique opportunity for visitors and residents to experience the natural Florida Everglades, up close and personal. Connect with nature on this 3-hour historic & ecotour in the heart of the Glades. All tours include everything needed for the adventure: custom-fit cycle, helmet, drinks, snacks, and a certified FL naturalist guide.
Naples Bicycle Tours - Naples, FL
Go Cats On The Water - Port Of The Islands, Naples, FL | 239-748-4099
Marco and Naples Most Exciting Boat Tour. Explore the backwater and mangroves for an unforgettable adventure in Southwest Florida. Everglades Backwater Sightseeing Eco-Tours in our safe, and easy to drive boats. Choose a 75 minute or a 3 hour tour. Our custom Go-Cat boats are fun for all ages and can easily be operated by both younger adults and seniors.
GoCatsOnTheWater.com - Naples, FL
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