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Things to Do in the Everglades

Welcome to the Everglades, one of the most captivating landscapes in the world. At Wild Florida, you can access this unique environment, encounter iconic animals, learn about the rich ecosystem, and immerse yourself in a variety of outdoor activities. Whether you're an avid nature lover, an adventure seeker, or simply looking to escape into the beauty of untouched wilderness, there are more than enough things to do in the Everglades.

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Traverse the Unknown on an airboat tour

Explore the Everglades in the most Florida way by taking a breathtaking airboat ride. Airboats were designed to glide over the Everglades' shallow waters and can even maneuver through dense vegetation and narrow waterways. This means airboat captains can take you to remote parts of the swamp untouched by any human activity during your boat tour.

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Wild Florida’s airboat adventures are a thrilling journey where you get to see Florida’s beautiful landscapes up close and personal. Not only is it an exhilarating experience to feel the rush of the Everglades’ wind in your hair, but you also learn about what makes this slow-moving river so special. Our experienced airboat captains share fascinating facts about the Everglades’ ecosystem and history, making the ride both exciting and educational.

Experience the Real Florida Through Wildlife Encounters

Listen to the sound of insects buzzing and distant birds calling out to one another. You might even hear the low bellow of an alligator echoing through the swamp. A visit to the Everglades is a visit to the natural world where every green corner is teeming with life. With well over 2,000 species of plants and animals that call this habitat home, you will spot an incredible array of animals in the Everglades. 

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Each airboat ride through the Everglades offers unique animal encounters since no two journeys are ever the same. The water levels, weather conditions, and time of year all contribute to the ever-changing landscape. With such a dynamic ecosystem, each trip to the Everglades is a fresh experience with new wildlife and scenery to experience. Ask our team for the best time to visit and increase your chances of seeing your favorite Everglades animal

Snap Stunning Photos of the Environment

The Everglades is a paradise for experienced photographers or those just looking for memorable photos. From sunrise to sunset, the light in the Everglades creates breathtaking scenes that are perfect for photography. Whether you're using a professional camera or your smartphone, the natural beauty of the Everglades will inspire you to capture every moment.

Here at Wild Florida, you can embark on guided airboat tours designed to take you to the most picturesque spots in the Everglades. Our guides know the best times and locations for capturing the perfect shot, whether it’s a view across the marshes or an alligator emerging from the water. Our tours provide an excellent opportunity to hone your photography skills while experiencing the magic of the Everglades.

Relax by the Waters

Spanning across the state, the Everglades has countless spots where you can unwind and soak in the serene environment. Several Florida parks provide picnic areas, boardwalks, and observation decks right on the edge of this vast ecosystem. Enjoy the gentle rustling of the reeds, the distant calls of birds, and the tranquil flow of water as you take a break from your adventures.
At Wild Florida, we prioritize your comfort and enjoyment by providing several relaxing areas. After an exciting airboat ride, head over to our shaded Gator Pavilion along the shore of Cypress Lake. Here, you can unwind while enjoying the scenic views and spot local wildlife. You can even grab slushies, snacks, or a full meal from our on-site restaurant, The Chomp House Grill. With plenty of seating and picturesque surroundings, the Gator Pavilion is the perfect spot to relax and reflect on your Everglades adventure.


With plenty to do, there is no shortage of fun when visiting the Everglades. Whether you're looking for a riveting experience or a laid-back adventure, Florida’s stunning ecosystem has something for everyone to enjoy. Wild Florida’s airboat rides offer the perfect journey into the ‘river of grass,’ with experienced airboat captains leading as your tour guide through the headwaters of the Everglades. Your airboat ticket includes free entry to the Wild Florida Gator Park, where you can continue your adventure and see Everglades animals up close. With Wild Florida, your Everglades trip is just the beginning of a day of unforgettable fun!