Sunny Florida – Tours of the Everglades
Double R’s FL Everglades Eco-Nature Tours – Port of the Islands Resort – FL Everglades
The Florida Everglades is the largest subtropical wilderness in the entire United States. This amazing region of South Florida consists of hundreds of acres of protected land. The Everglades is not really a “swamp” – as many people think. The Everglades is actually a slow-moving river. The rate of flow is about a quarter of a mile daily.
EVERGLADES WILDLIFE VIEWING
On our special 3 hour Everglades Eco-Tour our boat will take you an uninhabited island called White House Key. You’ll be able to get off the boat and see Everglades wildlife and do some shelling. You’re likely to see manatees, alligators, dolphins, and turtles, as well as many species of rare and endangered tropical birds on this Everglades Boat Tour.
Some of the tropical bird species of the Florida Everglades include the Ibis, Egret, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Pelican, and the American Bald Eagle. Our Eco-Tour is fully narrated by knowledgeable local Captains and our sight-seeing boats are stable, comfortable and USCG approved for 6 passengers per vessel. You’ll learn interesting facts about the history of the area and the unique wildlife you will encounter. We want our guests to feel comfortable, so we suggest you bring sandals or flip flops, cameras and polarized sunglasses. We provide bottled water but encourage you to bring any other snacks or beverages you would like. The Port of the Islands marina has a general store should you forget anything. Although we see manatee and wildlife 99% of the time, everything in nature is governed by the seasons and weather. Every month has its special wildlife and nature viewing opportunities, and sometimes you will be able to watch the same seasonal rituals for a period of weeks or months, such as ospreys nesting in old trees or man-made platforms or alligators sunning on the banks.
In Florida, wildlife and nature viewing requires subtlety, time and patience. While there are no guarantees animals and nature will abide by their normal internal clocks–millennium-old time schedules most of us still know little about although always fun to go look. And learn a little about these natural events and history of the area along the way. It’s never the wrong time to enjoy Florida on the water.
For our 3 Hour Florida Tour of the Everglades
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