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Everglades Fan Boat Ride!

Everglades Fan Boat Ride!

We choose our Everglades fan boat ride by looking through the on-line reviews, and we were very happy with the experience at Sawgrass recreation area. If you do a similar web search, you’ll notice that there are fan boat tours all over the “Alligator Alley” area. Sawgrass was closer to where we were staying – just 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale – and the admission included a wildlife area for the kids to explore after the ride. Our fan-boat Captain,…

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Shark Valley Tram Tour

Shark Valley Tram Tour

The Shark Valley Tram Tour was a great way to see the Everglades! This open-air 2 hour tour went through the heart of the River of Grass and stops at a 45-foot high observation tower where the view seems endless across the flat grassy plains. Richard, our tour guide, and Eric, our driver, were a great duo. Richard would tell us stories, point out the many birds nestled in the grass. And Eric had a keen eye for the alligators,…

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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park is one of the most unique landscapes you will ever see. At over 1.5 million acres, it is home to the American Alligator and American Crocodile (only place they coexist), along with hundreds of bird species, turtles, manatees, and even the rare and elusive black panther! Aptly nicknamed the “River of Grass”, this park is actually a slow moving river that flows south from Lake Okeechobee at depths of up to 3 feet and nearly 112 miles…

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