How to Spot Wildlife in the Everglades
From alligators to otters to birds, the Everglades National Park offers great opportunities to spot and even interact with wildlife. Explore by boat, kayak, or on foot to learn from the experts and see as much as possible. Here are a few ways to do so.
- Visit theReptile Exhibitat the Sawgrass Recreation Park to see native and exotic wildlife, including rare tortoises, iguanas, snakes, alligators, and peacocks.
*Paddle a kayakthrough a mangrove forest to get safe close-up views of herons, ducks, alligators, ducks, otters, and more.
Listen to anexpert naturalist or biologistto learn about the animals in the Everglades.
Take anature walkin Big Cypress National Preserve.
*Swim or snorkelwith manatees while on a boat cruise along the Crystal River.
- Explore theHomosassa Springs Wildlife State Parkwith a park ranger looking for bears, panthers, alligators, and hippos.