The Gulf Coast visitor center is located on the western boundary of Everglades National Park.

This vast wilderness includes both freshwater and saltwater environments, in their respective areas.

What to Expect on our Tours

The Gulf Coast section of Everglades National Park is an excellent spot for wildlife viewing, boat tours, kayak and canoe rentals, and other natural excursions.

This section of the park is also home to the Anhinga Trail, which provides natural observation opportunities in a hardwood hammock ecosystem.

Ten Thousand Islands Boat Tour

Boat cruises through Ten Thousand Islands traverse through saltwater, as opposed to freshwater environments in other parts of the Everglades.

Guests are treated to guided narration from a trained guide, usually an expert in biology, ecology or other naturalist specialty.

Guests often see dolphins, manatees and a variety of birds, including Bald Eagles, Roseate Spoonbills and many other species.

This tour runs for approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, and departs from Marco Island.

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Mangrove Tours

Our mangrove tour options explore the Everglades’ endless tunnels of mangroves. 

Many species of wildlife can be seen, including alligators, a wide variety of birds, bobcats, small mammals and many more.

Mangroves are intricate, fascinating ecosystems and our guides are able to identify and explain many fascinating natural facts and phenomenon. 

Mangrove tours typically last for 90 to 120 minutes.

Florida’s southwest coast, including the Florida Everglades and Ten Thousand Islands region, are amazing places to explore.

There are many options for exploration, including with a guided tour, or on a self-guided adventure with rented watercraft.

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Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Canoe rentals are available for those who wish to explore on a self-guided adventure. 

Canoe rentals are available in 2-hour, 4-hour and full-day increments.

Canoe and kayak rentals are also available for multi-day excursions. Shuttle services are available if needed.

Please contact us for canoe and kayak rental information

Group Tours

We offer a variety of group tours, and can accommodate a wide variety of needs. 

Please contact us for our availability and to discuss group tour offerings.

Note: Not every tour is well-suited for large groups. Availability will vary.

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Everglades National Park Boat Tours