canoe tour in florida everglades gulf coast

Canoes are an excellent way to explore the Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands, and other natural areas in Florida’s southwest gulf coast! Canoes and kayaks are very well-suited to exploring Florida’s waterways.  Both have served a significant role in Florida’s history; they’ve been used in Florida waters for thousands of years, and they’re still used today. … Read more


mangroves in florida

Mangroves are a group native trees and shrubs that grow in marine environments. Mangrove are salt-tolerant and are typically found in saltwater or brackish water. Mangroves are abundant in warm coastal regions and are commonly found in coastal areas in Florida, and other places around the world.  Importance of Mangroves Mangroves play an important role … Read more

Ten Thousand Islands

aerial view of mangrove tree islands in ten thousand islands in florida everglades, near marco island and everglades national park.

The region known as “Ten Thousand Islands” is a chain of small islands and mangrove islets.  Location The Ten Thousand Islands region is located in southwest Florida, along Florida’s southern Gulf of Mexico coast. The Ten Thousand Island region stretches across the boundaries of two counties, including both Collier County and Monroe County. Parts of … Read more

Everglades National Park

everglades national park entrance, florida

Everglades National Park is one of the largest and most important national parks in the U.S. Everglades National Park covers more than 1.5 million acres of delicate wetlands and natural wilderness. Its borders cover most of the southern Florida Peninsula. Amazingly, the boundaries of Everglades National Park stretch from near the Atlantic Ocean all the … Read more

Everglades National Park Boat Tours