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Get To Know Our Exotic Neighbors

Nature lovers can tour the Everglades by boat, airboat or bicycle tour. These jaunts are sure to include sightings of local alligators, exotic birds and vegetation that can only be found in our neck of the mangroves.

In addition, many local parks offer great opportunities to learn about our area, including: 

Another phenomenal experience is a Dolphin Study Eco-Tour and Cruise offered by The Dolphin Explorer. National Geographic editor Keith Bellows calls this experience one of the “100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life.” You’ll cruise the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of bottlenose dolphins and explore the subtropical estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. To learn more, visit or call 239-642-6899.