Everglades National Park

A World Heritage Site – SW Florida Vacation Adventure

everglades national park vacationsWelcome to the Everglades – a remarkable region of southwest Florida. More than one and a half million acres of land under the management of the US National Park Service makes Everglades National Park one of the most popular visitor attractions in Florida. This park is unlike any other park in the world and provides a unique eco-system of tropical wetlands –  a “river of grass” that the Seminole Indians called Okeechobee. As a result of environmental circumstances, Everglades National Park is the place to observe an amazing variety of wildlife, natural beauty, and serene scenery of this tropical paradise.

With mild temperatures all year long, more than a million visitors annually visit Everglades National Park from all over the world.

Everglades Activities

The vast wilderness of Everglades National Park offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails, kayaking, fishing charters, eco boat tours, watercraft rentals, nature walks, camping, and wildlife tours.

Everglades Wildlife

A visit to Everglades National Park provides an opportunity to view unique and seldom seen wildlife in their natural environment. A Florida Everglades adventure tour, air-boat tour, sightseeing, fishing, or guided eco boat tours may include a chance to witness alligators, eagles, osprey, dolphin, manatee, and hundreds of other wildlife species that live here in the Florida Everglades.

Florida’s Sea of Grass

Much of the Everglades is shallow water wetlands covered by sawgrass. Many of the species found here are protected. Be sure to observe wildlife rules and regulations. Thank you for helping to preserve and protect this important resource for future generations. Inquire about Everglades National Park vacation services or add your Florida guide or business services, contact us. Thank you for visiting Paradise Coast Living.

Thing To Do in Everglades National Park

Outgoing Charters Captain Jesse Hill
Outgoing Charters - Captain Jesse Hill, Everglades City, Chokoloskee, Port of the Islands, FL | 239-825-6283
At Outgoing Charters the customer comes first. Whether it's family fun or hardcore fishing, Captain Jesse Hill is a 4th generation native guide who will cater to your specific wants and needs. Light tackle, back country fishing in Everglades National Park and the 10,000 Islands. Fish for redfish, snook and more. You'll enjoy a comfortable boat with quality gear. Captain Jesse's ultimate goal is to exceed your expectations.
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Double R's Fishing and Tour Company
Double R's Fishing & Tours Co. - 25000 Tamiami Trail East - Port of the Islands, Naples, FL 34114-9602 | 239-642-9779
View Southwest Florida Wildlife. Take an Everglades Shelling Trip & Boat Tour to see manatees, alligators, dolphins, and turtles. Watch many species of rare and endangered tropical birds - including the Ibis, Egret, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Pelican, and the American Bald Eagle. An unforgettable experience and one of Southwest Florida's Top-Rated Attractions.
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Dolphin Explorer Eco Tours, Marco Island Florida Attraction
Dolphin Study Eco Tours and Cruise, 951 Bald Eagle Drive Marco Island, FL 34145 | 239-642-6899

Get to know our local dolphins on a Marco Island dolphin cruise. The 10,000 Islands Dolphin Project is a long-term study of the abundance, distribution, movement, association patterns, and behavior of bottlenose dolphins of Southwest Florida. Join us.
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Black Pearl Pirate Excurions Marco Island FL
Black Pearl Pirate Tours, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island, Florida 34145 | 239-404-5422
Welcome aboard! Black Pearl Pirate Ship Cruises - Marco Island Private Charters, Sunset Cruises, Interactive Adventures. Join the fun on the Gulf of Mexico and let your pirate out with the whole family. We offer a variety of fantastic boating experiences in Marco Island, FL, including interactive pirate-themed tours, sunset cruises, and even private charters for birthdays, weddings, business, or any other event you may have. Join us for an Awesome Adventure on the water.
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Sunshine Tours Marco Island
Sunshine Tours and Charters, Rose Marina, 951 Bald Eagle Dr., Marco Island FL | 239-642-5415
Sunshine Tours offers the best in Offshore, Back Country and Near Coastal Fishing, Island Shelling and Sightseeing aboard one of our four fishing boats. Since 1984, Sunshine Tours has provided unsurpassed on-the-water experiences for locals and visitors alike. Shared and private charters available.
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Island Hopper Boat Rentals and Tours
Island Hopper Boat Rentals and Tours, 525 Newport Dr., Naples, FL 34114 | 239-961-2473
Guided boat tours leaving Port of the Islands Marina, Naples, Florida Touring the Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands area. Rent a pontoon for a full day of fun. Whitehorse Key is a great place to beach your boat and find amazing shells. Walk the island, explore the 10,000 islands, and enjoy a great view of the Gulf of Mexico. Look for manatee, dolphin, alligators and everything the Everglades has to offer. See the 10,000 islands up close.
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Marco Island Princess Sightseeing Tours
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. enjoy delicious meals, two cash bars and a great view. Also available for Weddings and Private Charters. Marco Island's most unique dining experience!
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Captain Phil DeVille Fishing Charters
Capt. Phil DeVille – 10,000 Islands Backwaters - Everglades National Park Fishing Tours, Port of the Islands, Naples, FL | 239-293-5480
Share Captain Phil's passion for the Ten Thousand Islands - Florida Everglades charter fishing trips. Fish for Snook, Red Fish, Trout, Snapper, Flounder and more from a 17' Mitzi Skiff Flats Boatfish. Over 15 varieties of edible fish and great sport fishing. Up to 189 species of birds may be seen in a single trip. View alligators, crocodiles, osprey, eagles, dolphin, and manatee.
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Everglades National Park – Park Milestones

  • Everglades National Park Authorized May. 10, 1934
  • Established December 6, 1947 at a ceremony in Everglades City by President Harry S. Truman
  • Designated World Heritage Site October 26, 1976
  • Everglades Expansion Act – Added 109,500 acres to the park December 13, 1989
  • Chekika State Park donated by  the State of Florida October 1, 1991
  • Omni Bus Public Land Management Act added 600 acres to the park June 11, 2010

Everglades National Park information courtesy https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/news/parkstatistics.htm

Seminole Charley Everglades National Park historic photograph courtesy US Government Archives

Everglades Seminole Charley Historic Everglades Photograph


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