Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park
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  • TikiTownTraveler
    Virginia Beach, Virginia157 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went in the wet season... you'll see more in dry season
    We signed up for a tour at the visitors office. We were the only ones on the tour and the biologist/tour guide was terrific. We didn't see any alligators or flamingos, saw a small fish or two and a large number of grasshoppers. The place was covered. Enjoyed the tour.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Ana Maria Ramos
    San Francisco, California11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My experience couldn't be better. As a first timer, I really enjoyed every second.If you love nature then this is a must
    The place is amazing and the staff too. We had a show first and the guy was insanely fun. Then we went to get our group photo and a solo photo with a baby alligator. Remember to bring the flyer that days two free photis $20 value in order to get your two free photos. Otherwise, you might get one for free or pay for it. Then we went to our tour with the amazing CAPTAIN! BABY DACE He definitely made our tour fun, unique and educational. Our tour was on July 11th 2023 and we booked with Big Bus company.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Debra M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Trip!!!!
    Was told the encounters were excellent. I was not disappointed!! We got to see gators, snakes, even a bearded dragon. My family had such a great time. Victor was so patient with my kids and the pictures are a true keepsake. My kids were not the simplest to work with, but Vincent took the time to make them feel not only comfortable, but special. Thanks so much Vincent!!!
    Visited August 2023
    Written 12 August 2023
  • wisewonderer1223
    Bristol, United Kingdom489 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved spotting the gators!
    We drove up from The Keys through the everglades to our last holiday rental villa at Cape Coral for the last 10 days of our 3 week holiday. There are many different habitats with different wildlife..of course the alligators are never far! Just lovely.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 September 2023
  • Greg G
    Austin, Texas498 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting Everglades experience
    This is a good 1-2 day adventure. We did an air boat ride on the morning and then visited the Ernest F Coe visitors center, the Flamingo visitors center and walked Anhingas and Gumbo Limbo trail at Royal Palm. Mohagany hammock also a good stroll.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Aaron G
    Los Angeles, California345 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go, but the iconic Everglades imagery you see on TV & online is actually in Big Cypruss National Preserve to the north
    Make no mistake: The Everglades are amazing. But if you go, you'll see that the Everglades themselves extend well outside of Everglades National Park. While it's great that so much of the Everglades are federally protected, we found that the really amazing stuff - the airboat tours, the mangrove tunnels, the wildlife, was actually in the Big Cypruss National Preserve to the north of the national park. The National Park itself is fine, especially if you have kids, but there was nothing we saw on the tram tour that we didn't see on the much more extensive airboat and kayak tours we took up in Big Cypruss Preserve.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 February 2024
  • Faune Cavins Schmeelk
    Albuquerque, New Mexico11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Beauty
    Even more beautiful than I could have imagined. It is not a worthless swamp land by any means! The water is clear, birds such as the Purple Gallinule, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, Osprey and Snail Kite are all here. There are also Manatees, alligators and crocodiles. The trails are pretty short (one mile or less), but are all unique.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 March 2024
  • Melissacof
    Hertford, North Carolina28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing ecosystems!
    To appreciate this National Park, you have to have an understanding about the incredible ecosystems in the Everglades. Do some reading ahead of your visit, and make sure to avail yourself of the park rangers and naturalists for interesting and informative experiences. The Shark Valley tram tour and Flamingo Adventures boat tour were both excellent.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 April 2024
  • lmorgan138
    Dayton, Ohio351 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very Nice Drive
    I had been through the top of the Everglades years ago. This time I went down to the southern part of the park all the way to the Flamingo Visitor Center. We didn't really see any alligators but we did get an entertaining show of the pelicans swooping into the bay trying to catch fish. We also saw beautiful birds on some of the lakes. It was a nice drive down. Chalk another national park off my list!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 April 2024
  • JDSoui
    Tampa, Florida6,583 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenery and Wildlife All Around
    Had an enjoyable day at the park with scenic views. The drive in from the west (from Naples) at sunrise on highway 41 was amazing. The highway runs on the north side of the park offering a great view while driving. There are various locations to hike and stop if one desires. There are walks to view different parts of the park with wonderful views. There was wildlife on the side of the road from turtles to alligators. At different stops there were Osprey and different types of flamingos. Overall a fabulous time at the park and will plan on visiting again.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 April 2024
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JDSoui
Tampa, FL6,583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Had an enjoyable day at the park with scenic views. The drive in from the west (from Naples) at sunrise on highway 41 was amazing. The highway runs on the north side of the park offering a great view while driving.

There are various locations to hike and stop if one desires. There are walks to view different parts of the park with wonderful views. There was wildlife on the side of the road from turtles to alligators. At different stops there were Osprey and different types of flamingos.

Overall a fabulous time at the park and will plan on visiting again.
Written 23 April 2024
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lmorgan138
Dayton, OH351 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I had been through the top of the Everglades years ago. This time I went down to the southern part of the park all the way to the Flamingo Visitor Center. We didn't really see any alligators but we did get an entertaining show of the pelicans swooping into the bay trying to catch fish. We also saw beautiful birds on some of the lakes. It was a nice drive down. Chalk another national park off my list!
Written 16 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Melissacof
Hertford, NC28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
To appreciate this National Park, you have to have an understanding about the incredible ecosystems in the Everglades. Do some reading ahead of your visit, and make sure to avail yourself of the park rangers and naturalists for interesting and informative experiences. The Shark Valley tram tour and Flamingo Adventures boat tour were both excellent.
Written 13 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Faune Cavins Schmeelk
Albuquerque, NM11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Even more beautiful than I could have imagined. It is not a worthless swamp land by any means! The water is clear, birds such as the Purple Gallinule, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Great Blue Heron, Osprey and Snail Kite are all here. There are also Manatees, alligators and crocodiles. The trails are pretty short (one mile or less), but are all unique.
Written 6 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Aaron G
Los Angeles, CA345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Make no mistake: The Everglades are amazing. But if you go, you'll see that the Everglades themselves extend well outside of Everglades National Park. While it's great that so much of the Everglades are federally protected, we found that the really amazing stuff - the airboat tours, the mangrove tunnels, the wildlife, was actually in the Big Cypruss National Preserve to the north of the national park.

The National Park itself is fine, especially if you have kids, but there was nothing we saw on the tram tour that we didn't see on the much more extensive airboat and kayak tours we took up in Big Cypruss Preserve.
Written 19 February 2024
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Simon W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
I did the animal encounter Awesome time with my wife and son. Held an alligator, python, bearded dragon, and got great pictures too! Matt is the real MVP 🙌
Written 6 November 2023
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Greg G
Austin, TX498 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a good 1-2 day adventure. We did an air boat ride on the morning and then visited the Ernest F Coe visitors center, the Flamingo visitors center and walked Anhingas and Gumbo Limbo trail at Royal Palm. Mohagany hammock also a good stroll.
Written 26 October 2023
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Noemi E
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Airboat was ok, animals live in a huge place, BUT THEN they made a show where they keep alligators in a small place and the guy annoy (HE USE THIS WORD) them just for show, next stop was an HORRIBLE LAGER ZOO where they keep animals in WAY TOO SMALL CAGES, some of them have barely space to move
If we know they keep this poor animals in this condition we would never come

DON'T COME

EVERGLADES HOLIDAY PARK FREE YOUR ANIMALS
Written 25 September 2023
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wisewonderer1223
Bristol, UK489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We drove up from The Keys through the everglades to our last holiday rental villa at Cape Coral for the last 10 days of our 3 week holiday. There are many different habitats with different wildlife..of course the alligators are never far! Just lovely.
Written 9 September 2023
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Manningjen
Columbia, MD663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The Ranger led tram tour at the Shark Valley Visitor Center was excellent. Keep in mind that they only sell snacks (no restaurant) & dining options are few in the Everglades, so plan ahead.
Written 23 August 2023
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