Everglades National Park
The park is the only subtropical wilderness in the U.S. It contains temperate and tropical plant communities, as well as marine and estuarine environments. Take a boat trip from the Gulf Coast Visitor Center to see dolphins, birds and other wildlife. Boat tours (for a fee) depart every hour. A wide range of free ranger-led activities take place December through April, including canoe trips, bike tours, nature walks, saltwater fishing seminars and more.
Going boating in Everglades National Park? New requirements in 2019 for vessels:
1) Entrance pass required in park waters. Get your pass at an entrance station or online at YourPassNow.com:
$55 annual pass $30 for 7-day vessel/vehicle pass $15 for 7-day paddle-craft or individual Or use an America the Beautiful Pass: Senior, Military, Volunteer, or Access (for those with permanent disabilities)
2) Free Boater Education Course requirement starting Summer 2019. Early access and more information available now at go.nps.gov/evergladesboating. Computer access and assistance available at Gulf Coast Visitor Center.