Everglades National Park Journals

Boating through the Everglades

A June 2003 trip to Everglades National Park by hersplash

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Quote: For a change of pace, drive down to Everglade City and take an airboat ride. Both educational and thrilling, you can see live alligators and beautiful mangroves.

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Captain Doug's Everglades Tours Photo, Everglades City, Florida
My friend and I took an short afternoon ride from Naples and headed west to see what we could find. We stumbled upon Everglade City, where we went to Captain Doug’s Everglade Excursions. They are located 1 mile past the bridge on SR 29 in Everglades City, Florida. We first saw alligators in all different sizes in their own Alligator Park. The alligators are kept in pools of water and separated by size. The area is fenced off, although you can get pretty close to them. They aren't very active, except when they are fed marshmallows. You can see baby alligators or full-grown ones. We then went on an airboat ride through the Everglades. I didn’t know what to expect and actual...Read More

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Captain Doug's Everglades Tours
200 Collier Avenue
Everglades City, Florida 34139
(800) 282-9194