Everglades City

Everglades City

Historic sites to swamp tours

Everglades City

The pure Florida of bygone days still exists in the Everglades region. Everglades City, the western gateway to Everglades National Park, is known as the "Stone Crab Capital of the World." Feast on the beloved crustacean's claws at rustic seafood houses and restaurants during stone crab season, October 15 through May 15.

Everglades City and nearby Chokoloskee Island give visitors a glimpse into Southwest Florida's past, with museums and small-town charm. They are favorite launch locations for boaters, anglers and paddlers exploring the Everglades Wilderness Waterway and Paradise Coast Blueway within the extensive Ten Thousand Islands coastal mangrove estuary. Aside from the famous Everglades National Park, notable parks and preserves in the area include the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Big Cypress National Preserve, the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Picayune Strand State Forest, Collier-Seminole State Park and nearby Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.

Signature events in Everglades City include the annual Everglades Seafood Festival in early February and Calusa Days in March at Everglades National Park's Gulf Coast Visitor Center.

Population (2017): 443
Per capita income (2016): $27,666
Median household income (2016): $47,159
Median home value (2016): $253,800

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Shurr Adventures Kayaking

32016 Tamiami Trail East
Everglades City, FL 34139

Guided kayaking half-day, full-day and multi-day trips with a professional naturalist. Come explore the beauty of the Everglades in a small group!

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Guided mangrove tunnel kayak trip

Hope Fishing Adventures

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Everglades City, FL 34139

HOPE Fishing Adventures is located in the Ten Thousand Islands and Everglades National Park. We target all saltwater inshore fish including Tarpon, Sn...

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Everglades Area Tours

238 Mamie St.
Chokoloskee, FL 34138

Fun, educational eco-experiences for the entire family. The only Silver Level Certified firm by Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism in the area....

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Everglades Adventures

107 Camellia St. (for GPS units, use 603 Collier Ave.; destination will be on the right)
Everglades City, FL 34139

Paddle with a naturalist guide on an unforgettable journey into the amazing Florida Everglades. Glide through sun-dappled mangrove tunnels while spott...

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Majestic egrets are common in the Everglades.

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