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Summertime Thunderstorms In The Everglades

Afternoon thunderstorms are a common occurrence in the Everglades, particularly during the wet season, which typically runs from May to October. These thunderstorms are a result of the region’s subtropical climate, abundant moisture, and the interaction of warm, humid air with the surrounding landscape. The Everglades’ flat topography and extensive waterways play a role in…

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June 22, 2023

Will we see alligators when we visit the Everglades?

While alligators are indeed present in the Everglades, finding them in the wild can sometimes be a challenge. Here are a few reasons why it may be difficult to spot alligators in their natural habitat within the Everglades: Camouflage and Stealth: Alligators are masters of camouflage, blending seamlessly into their surroundings. Their dark coloration and…

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June 15, 2023

Top 6 Things to do in the Everglades | 2019

A visit to the Everglades is a life changing experience. The area covers over 2,400 square feet in the southernmost part of Florida, and is the home to a very unique ecosystem. While it is wetlands, there are still a multitude of things to do in the area that will assist in getting you the…

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February 5, 2019

The Best Way to Encounter Alligators

When vacationing in Florida, most are drawn to the Everglades. It is a serene, peaceful environment with some very large creatures lurking below the water’s surface. One thing that tourists want to see on their trip to Florida is an alligator in its natural habitat, and the best way to do it is on a…

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August 3, 2018

The Reviews Are In: Everglades Airboat Tours Are A Hit!

Ask anyone who’s visited Sawgrass Recreation Park recently and they will say things like, “Sawgrass Recreation Park has a fantastic airboat ride tour. The staff is super friendly and the wildlife is awesome. When you come across an alligator, the guides make it a point to steer the boat near it, so you have an…

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July 16, 2018

What Restaurants Are Near Everglades Tours?

When you spend the day touring different areas, you are sure to work up an appetite. Especially if you’re coming off a cruise ship from Port Everglades – you want to make sure you get something to eat!  Well, If you are looking for a great place to eat near the Everglades Tours, look no…

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June 28, 2018

11+ Best Ft Lauderdale Tours & Shore Excursions (Port Everglades)

If we’re honest, we’re a bit biased, the only shore excursion (or day excursion) you really need is Everglades Tours, but hey, there are some alternatives that are pretty good choices too, you know, for when you are back in town a 2nd time.   So here are the 11 Best Ft Lauderdale tours and shore…

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May 18, 2018

Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Shore Excursions FAQ

Whether you’re traveling on a cruise or stopping by the Port Everglades, one shore excursion that is sure to excite is a trip to the Sawgrass Recreation Park.   On a cruise in particular, time is very limited, knowing the answers of common questions can help you decide on your next shore excursion.    So here’s…

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April 20, 2018

4 Reasons Visiting Sawgrass Recreation Park is a Must

When visiting Florida or learning about the area that you call home, going to Sawgrass Recreation Park is a must! The staff is incredible, as they are both knowledgeable and personable. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! They are happy to answer them in order to help you learn about the incredible atmosphere of the Everglades and its importance. In addition to hosting many different animals and being the prime water source for those in the Florida area, the Everglades is a great place to learn about nature and how animals and vegetation react in their natural environments. 1.  Different Airboat Tours For Your Schedule There are different tours available around the clock for you to learn about the creatures that call Florida home, so you can learn about them while actually seeing them up close. For those that are…

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April 5, 2018

What You Need To Know About Airboat Adventures

Sawgrass Recreation Park is a fantastic place to see many different types of animals and vegetation in Weston, Florida. The inhabitants of the Everglades will surely give you a show, and you will be fascinated by what you will encounter. The wildlife is incredible to view in their natural habitats. It is much different than…

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March 22, 2018

Protecting and Preserving the Everglades

The Everglades is a vast area of land that spreads over one and a half million acres; all the way from Orlando to the Florida Keys. For most people living in Florida, it is the main water source. Additionally, it is home to over 65 rare species of animals! The Everglades is a vital resource for those living in Florida, as well as many different animals. Every year, the Everglades is faced with many challenges. Fires, droughts, hurricanes, flooding, and other natural occurrences are regular threats. Although unavoidable, the danger remains to the ecosystem. In addition to natural threats, those living in the area also pose a risk due to their influence on global warming. There are many ways for each individual to do their part in helping to save and stabilize the Everglades. It starts with things as simple…

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January 7, 2018

Eco Productions At Sawgrass Recreation Park

Sawgrass Recreation Park has teamed up with three area hotels, the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa, the Hyatt Place Ft. Lauderdale Airport South, and the Hyatt Summerfield Suites Ft. Lauderdale Airport South to provide filming accessibility for eco-friendly productions. Opened in 1971, Sawgrass Recreation Park provides Airboat Everglades Tours through Florida’s most unique treasure, the Everglades. At Sawgrass Recreation Park, a glimpse of the subtropical ecosystem can be seen on Airboat Everglades Tours that glide across the miles of “the river of grass,” and bring guests close to native wildlife, many of which are endangered. On land, Sawgrass Recreation Park has an array of alligators, crocodiles, and native animals that live in the Everglades. A partner with the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission, many of the animals are brought to the park for adoption. Sawgrass Recreation Park has hosted a number…

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April 18, 2017