Everglades Safari Park was established in 1968 within the Florida Everglades National Park. Over the years it has grown to become so popular that it receives million of visitors from all over the world. It was named “Best Escape Miami 2014” by the Miami New Times during its annual “Best Of” awards. It is open from 9am to 5pm daily. Everglades Safari Park offers a variety of family activities as listed below:
Air boat ride
Everglades Safari Park has a fleet of air boats that can accommodate couples, families and groups of people. It organizes private air boat rides of between 40 minutes to 2 hours. Professional tour guides take visitors through the watery grasslands of Everglades National Park where they get to experience exotic wildlife and native flora and fauna. Through the journey various animal species can be spotted such as wild hogs, deer, turtles, alligators, bald eagles and raccoons. They are also sunset tours that enable visitors to enjoy romantic sunset skies. Air Boat Tours depart every 25 minutes. The final airboat departure is at 4:00 pm daily. No prior reservations required for General Tours.
Alligators are a key species in the Everglades ecosystem. Alligator shows enable visitors to discover alligators and familiarize themselves with how these endangered species are preserved. Crocodiles and other exotic creatures are also spotted basking in the sun or swimming in the waters.
Whether on foot or by bike rides, jungle trails to the alligator farm or through the wilderness provide a spectacular view of reptiles, birds, flora and fauna. Photography is allowed so you can save up the memories in your camera. An observation platform provides a magnificent view of the park and the Everglades while on the jungle trail.
Eco-Adventure tours are also available as well as tours on small private airboats. All tours include an airboat ride, alligator wild life show, and a walking trail with exhibits. Tour prices vary by package. Private Tours do require a reservation. Check for availability.
When it comes to food, Picnic Time Restaurant and Catering has a fine wooden dock for dining. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes suitable for the whole family. So after a jungle trail or air boat rides, visitors step in this restaurant for food and refreshments. In addition, the restaurant offers outside catering for parties such as children birthdays on its private grounds. There is also a gift shop within Everglades Safari Park where you can buy gifts and souvenirs.
Enjoy your day at Everglades Safari park and remember to hold and take pictures with Snappy the Alligator before you go!