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This journey brings you an astounding collection of creatures, from alligators to tropical birds. And you can absorb top-ranked beaches and the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay which offers a backdrop for a cosmopolitan metropolis, just pulsing with rhythms.

Visitors can explore great year round weather from Miami with Florida’s untamed Everglade’s ecosystem which is unlike any other on earth. A peerless and wondrous environment, the Florida Everglades and Biscayne National Parks draw approximately 1.5 million visitors each year to explore Florida’s breathtaking wilderness.

Covering 607,000 hectares Everglades National Park is the third largest in the lower 48 states of the U.S. National Parks system. Made up of sawgrass prairies, mangrove swamps, subtropical jungle and the warm waters of Florida Bay, this UNESCO World Heritage Site and its seemingly endless grassy waters are home to a rare community of plants and endangered animals.

Visitors can see wildlife year-round, with the best viewings taking place January through April, and the fall / autumn season.

Visitors to the park can enjoy self-guided or ranger-led tours and activities – such as walks, canoe trips and slough slogs — from the Main Visitor Center at the Park’s southeastern entrance, or journey deeper into the Everglades for a more extensive experience in the Florida wilderness.

Alligators, Everglades, and Biscayne Bay day trip from Miami

And, the combination of fresh, salt and brackish waters makes Florida Bay the only place on earth where freshwater alligators and rare saltwater American crocodiles co-exist together, occasionally venturing into each other’s territories. Visitors have even been known to catch a rare glimpse of these creatures sunning together on a bank!

For those who long for more solitude, backcountry camping in the park is an unforgettable experience. Visitors traveling along the 99-mile Wilderness Waterway can paddle all day without seeing another soul, and spend the night camping out on remote chickees — raised platform campsites accessible only by water.

Permits and reservations are required, but advance notice of only 24 hours is necessary. Permits can be obtained in person the day before or the day visitors’ trips begin.

For those looking for shorter adventures, the park offers miles of shorter canoe trips and hiking trails. Many of the quarter-mile (400 meters) boardwalks located just off the main park road are easy to venture, offering beautiful views. Biking is a great way to see the park as well, with the best opportunities taking place along the Snake Bight Trail

For travelers who need an even quicker walk on the wild side, there are many natural opportunities even closer to civilization, from canoeing down a quiet waterway and jet skiing on Biscayne Bay to biking along peaceful back roads and hiking to a pond where wading birds gather.

A rarity among national parks, Biscayne National Park is primarily aquatic. Of its 173,000 acres (70011 hectares), 95 percent are underwater. Teeming with sea life and plants, the park encompasses the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay, the longest stretch of mangrove forest left on Florida’s east coast, living coral reefs and 40 of the northernmost Florida Keys. Getting out on the water is the key to discovering the wonders of Biscayne National Park.

Here, cameras click not for divas and movie stars, but for loveable manatees and sea turtles, amazing alligators or the more than 350 species of birds and glorious sunsets over the Everglades, which were nicknamed the “River of Grass” by Marjorie Stoneman Douglas in her famous 1947 book.

Visit Everglades National Park or Biscayne National Park for further information regarding the below listed immersive tours and many more. Please note that they are subject to change. All tours are booked through Viator who is a TripAdvisor company and independent from Out There Global. They are a leading destination tours and activities provider, featuring thousands of in destination travel activities in more than 2,000 destinations worldwide.

Miami National Everglades Park Tour

Looking for some serious gator action? Gator Park is the premier airboat tour in the Florida Everglades to spy these fierce reptiles. Airboat rides depart every few minutes, so your Everglades experience begins the moment you arrive. They also offer private airboat tours for a more up close and personal look at the alligators.

The Everglades National Park is known for its vast wildlife, many of whom you’ll meet on your airboat tour. From endangered birds (you won’t find anywhere else) to small creatures that live among these wild alligators, you’ll see Florida as few people do.

Everglades & Flamingo Inshore Fishing Trip

Experience and explore Everglades National park and backwaters of Flamingo on this private fishing charter. Enjoy fishing one of the most pristine areas in the world, with a unique ecosystem found nowhere else. 

Everglades Sunset Photography Workshop & Tour

This 3-hour sunset photography tour is designed to master your photography skills during sunrise hours and also to awaken your creative process.

Everglades VIP Tour 

As part of your swamp tour, score an up-close look at wetland reptiles when you visit an alligator wildlife program, and wander through jungle trails filled with crocodilian exhibits before you return to your airboat. Explore the Florida Everglades as you glide across the ‘River of Grass’ on an hour-long airboat tour with the most knowledgeable Gladesmen in South Florida. Follow the sights and sounds of the Everglades’ majestic landscape with an exciting alligator show presented by the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team from the hit Animal Planet television series.

Full Day Kayak Adventure in the Everglades

Wet walks and cypress dome walks, paddle freshwater mangroves and saltwater Florida Bay.

Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco Tour

Follow your naturalist guide as you explore the vast and varied ecosystem and keep your eyes out for herons, egrets, ducks, spoonbills, alligators, otters and a variety of fish species. 

Miami Seaplane Tour with Everglades Airboat Adventure

Miami Seaplane Tours is your aerial gateway to South Florida’s National Parks. Travel back in time to encounter firsthand how Florida Native Americans used to live, as you tour through a Miccosukee Indian camp on airboat. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight to Miami, as the city transforms from the wild marshlands of the Everglades to the famous cityscapes of South Florida.

Everglades Swamp Walk with a Naturalist and Ten Thousand Islands Boat Tour

This swamp walk in this amazing ecosystem is a bucket list item and will change your life! Next, take a guided boat tour of the pristine 10,000 Islands in Everglades National Park with a multi-generational boat captain guide. You will have the opportunity to see an array of wildlife, like manatees and dolphins, roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, ospreys, and herons. You’ll also visit a historic trading post.

Full-Day Everglades Naturalist-Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike, and Airboat

See bird species: like roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, and ospreys. See manatees and dolphins up close. Go on a 1-hour nature hike with the naturalist in Fakahatchee Strand or the National Park, where you will immerse yourself in incredible wildlife and rare plants and orchids, under a canopy of huge trees. Hold onto your hat on an exhilarating 1-hour air boat ride. Finally visit a remote Native American tree island village one can only get to on this authentic experience. 

Everglades Walking Tour

Get ready for an Everglades adventure on this 90-minute walking tour of Florida’s Everglades. This tour is great for those who want to explore deeper, sloshing through the sloughs and cypress thickets.

Key Biscayne Bicycle Tour

Ride through downtown and the financial district first before taking a scenic ride on the Rickenbacker causeway which offers stunning views of Miami Beach. See some of the best beaches in Florida by biking ride down to Bills Baggs State Park. 

Sightseeing Cruise of Biscayne Bay

Admire the beauty of Miami’s coastline during an 80-minute sightseeing cruise on Biscayne Bay. See the downtown Miami skyline, opulent mansions, Venetian Islands, Port of Miami, and more. 

Biscayne Bay Jet Ski Tour

Experience an amazing day on the Miami waters with this unique Jet Ski tour. Your knowledgeable guide will point out unique and amazing sights only seen on this tour.

Biscayne Bay Night Fishing Charters

Experience and explore night time Biscayne Bay fishing while overlooking the Miami downtown skylights! Just minutes from downtown Miami, FL. view its beautiful blue water in the darkness. While experiencing the thrill of a chance to catch sea trout, snapper, snook, mackerel, grouper, jack crevalle, ladyfish and bluefish all while viewing Miami Heat arena.

Miami Parasailing Excursion in Biscayne Bay

Go parasailing off the coast of Miami for an exhilarating experience in this tropical paradise! As you float high above the waters of Biscayne Bay, get incredible views over Coconut Grove and the Miami skyline. 

Private Sailing Trip on Biscayne Bay

Set sail on a private 40-ft sailboat for 4 hours on Biscayne Bay with this charter from Miami. Choose from a morning, afternoon or evening sail and enjoy a great and relaxing time…See beautiful views of the Miami Skyline, Brickell, Key Biscayne and it’s mansions and the historical landmarks.

Book your tour and enjoy Florida!

Everglades National Park currently has a 4.5 out of 5 star TripAdvisor Review rating from over 1300 reviews.

UNESCO World Heritage Site – Everglades National Park is the largest designated sub-tropical wilderness reserve on the North American continent. To be included on the World Heritage List, sites must be of outstanding universal value and meet at least one out of ten selection criteria.

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    Tracy Burrows is the founder of the Out There Global platform featuring both cost effective and luxury best cultural vacation ideas & experiences from around the world. From Jan 2014 – Dec 2016 she managed the blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). She was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and a contributing writer at Sawubona Magazine (South African Airways inflight magazine), and Africa Geographic. Prior to her career she obtained a tourism research, and marketing degree, and also graduated from a 2 year ‘Management in Development Program’ in San Diego California. She also acquired a qualification in journalism and media and since it’s been all about culture, adventure and multi media! Her nourishment comes from all those who have impacted her, including: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey, and we hope you enjoy finding an immersive experience and the culture & adventure in the destination! Aside from Out There Global Magazine, Tracy has also run a Public Relations, and SEO business since 2010 for small business.


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