Disclosure: As a member of the USFG Bloggers I received Complimentary tickets in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy)
I have lived in Florida for over 13 years but never really ventured into the Everglades. A few weeks ago when when my family and I were on vacation in Ft. Lauderdale, we had the opportunity to experience Everglades Holiday Park. If you are going to experience The Everglades, this is THEway to do it!
The Airboats are covered to keep you out of the Hot Florida Sun.....
Everglades Holiday Park is home to miles and miles of wetlands. The only way to really experience the "River of Grass" is with an Airboat Tour. Each Airboat has an expert guide who will explain the sights and sounds along the way and if you are lucky you will see gators! Airboats depart every 20 minutes and are approximately 60 minutes in length. We thought the tour was the perfect amount of time to see wildlife and to learn about The Everglades.
Our Airboat Guide showing us a plant and how it could be used for survival if necessary. The Airboat Guides are very knowledgeable!
Gorgeous! For as far as you can see......
Our first Gator Spotting!
I was amazed at the beautiful birds along the way as well!
This is the Purple Gallinule also known as the "Swamp Hen." Isn't it just beautiful?
After the Airboat Tour, we made our way over to the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue. Did you know that Everglades Holiday Park is home of the Gator Boys from Animal Planet? In the Alligator Rescue Show you will see exciting stunts, tricks and learn important information about the conservation and preservation efforts surrounding the American alligator and the wetlands they call home. I cannot believe some of the stunts that they do with the Alligators! They call it Alligator Wrestling!
Gator Boy Jimmy Riffle Doing his thing with the Gators!
My family and I had such an Awesome time! I highly recommend that if you are in the Ft. Lauderdale/Miami area you check out Everglades Holiday Park. It is an experience that you are sure to remember forever!
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