Everglades National Park is a 1.5 million acre wetland preserve on the southern coast of Florida where freshwater meets salt water and whose tropical and subtropical habitat offers one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. Often referred to as a “slow moving river”, the Everglades are a network of wetlands and forests originating in Lake Okeechobee, fed by the Kissimmee River, and flows .025 miles per day into Florida Bay.
Your group of 6 or less will choose to stay dockside aboard your 42’ houseboat or captain it yourselves while exploring the exotic scenery and wildlife such as the West Indian manatee, the endangered Leatherback turtle and Florida panther, Blue herring, White tailed deer, Bobcat, Gray fox, American alligator and crocodile (the only region in the world where the two species coexist) and hundreds of species of birds, fish, reptiles and mammals.
Your charming houseboat will make you feel right at home offering queen and full size beds (models vary) a complete galley, air conditioning and your linens and towels (generator can be rented for additional fee). Anchoring is done in open water before nightfall, and suggested areas for safe anchoring will be given. Weather is warm year round making it a perfect getaway if you are ready to get out of your colder winter surroundings.
A staff member will pilot you from the marina through Buttonwood Canal, as this is a narrow stretch difficult for some that will lead to open water. Just over 3 miles from the marina,…
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