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Miami and the Keys Explorer Pass
"You have 30 days from the first use of your Miami and the Keys Explorer Pass to enjoy your choice of three four or five attractions and activities (depending on the option you purchase) all for one low price.There are more than 30 popular options you can choose from in and around Miami South Beach Fort Lauderdale and Key West and all are listed in your complimentary pocket guidebook to make it easy for you to decide what interests you most. Redemption is easy and allows you to avoid wasting time in ticket lines — once you've received your pass just swipe it at designated ticketing areas.Choose from the following attractions: Miami Seaquarium Jungle Island Big Bus Miami 48-hour pass South Beach duck tour CityView trolley Key West
From $85.00
 
Shark Valley Everglades Guided Tram Tour
"After arriving at the park at your chosen time you will board the tram for a 2-hour tour through the Shark Valley section of Everglades National Park. Led by park trained naturalists your guides will give you insight into the ecosystem as a whole and will also help point out some of the hidden aspects which help to make this a world renown wetlands. The open vehicles allows you to view wildlife within the Sawgrass prairies on either a 45-foot high observation deck gives you an opportunity to enjoy the tranquil vistas of the Everglades extending outward 20-miles in all directions. A gradual ramp provides easy access to the observation tower deck and every part of the ramp and deck provide chances to view something different.Please note: National Park entrance fees of $20 per person are not included in the tour price."""
From $24.00
 
All Day Standup Paddleboard and Single or Double Seat Kayak Rental
"Come in our front door and paddle right out back.  We have a full range of single and two seat kayaks as well as paddleboards.  Get a lesson if you need one.  We specialize in first timers and the beginning paddler.  For more experienced paddlers we can help you pick a longer route that is sure to make your trip memorable.  Nearby we have 2 routes to choose from.  There is the small deserted island in the ocean or the hidden lagoon jungle trip.  Both are about 2 hours long and can be combined wit"""Rent a Standup Paddleboard Single or Double Seat Kayak on your own for the day.  Grab a friend and go out to discover our unique mangrove estuary.  See wildlife and discover a deserted island.  Fun for all ages."title=Highlights&1=Choice+of+several+departures+throughout+the+day&2=Close+encounter+with+wildlife&3=Excellent+value+for+money&4=Get+up-close+to+native+wildlife&5=See+the+underwater+world+without+getting+wet
From $30.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Everglades National Park

Coopertown's Airboats

Not far from the Shark Valley visitor centre are several airboat operators. We chose Coopertown airboats and were very happy. The guide, Mark, did a great job, and at the end we got a chance to hold...
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krotz
May 11, 2008

Big Cypress Part 2

We spent three days in Big Cypress with our camper. On the first day we drove along US highway 41, stopped at the visitor center, then at Clyde Butcher’s Photography Studio. He is sometimes called the...
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KimberlyAnn
May 24, 2006

Exploring Big Cypress National Preserve

Big Cypress borders the western edge of Everglades National Park, and encompasses 2,400 square miles of south Florida. This area is a major source of water for the fragile Everglades and the...
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KimberlyAnn
Feb 17, 2006

Alligator nesting

These partially hidden areas are used by alligators for nesting. Here, alligators can lay their eggs and protect their young from predators. You'll find these areas along the Shark Valley Road. Signs...
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goingsolo
Mar 24, 2005

Long Pine Key

After passing Royal Palm and the Gumbo Limbo trail, you'll see a turnoff for Long Pine Key. There is a small lake here, some picnic areas and an RV campground. A few short unmarked trails lead out...
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goingsolo
Feb 27, 2005

Everglades Holiday Park

Everglades Holiday Park is located off US 27 and Griffin Road, north of Everglades National Park. The park offers airboat tours into the Everglades as well as boat rental for those who want to explore...
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goingsolo
Jul 26, 2004
 
 
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Salt Water Trees

These trees are not exactly mangroves, but they thrive in the brackish waters of the coastline. Every day the tides sweep in and out sometimes covering the soil with salt water and other times leaving...
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zrim
Mar 06, 2004

Daddy is arriving

(sequel of the prior picture)I arrive my son. Where is the man who disturbs you ?He is French. He is like us : a frogs eater.My wife said : Look at the old piece of tyre on the road.(To be continued) ...
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GUYON
Nov 20, 2003

Shark Valley

Off US 41 (often known as the Tamiami Trail), and about 30 miles from Miami or 50 miles from the Everglade’s main visitor center (Coe Visitor Center) you will find Shark Valley. Although not located...
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KimberlyAnn
Apr 14, 2003

Canoeing along Halfway Creek

Canoeing in the Everglades is a rewarding experience. Sure, it's a little more work than cruising through on a boat, but you get closer to nature this way. Since we were three people, Katrin and I...
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worldtrekker
Jan 31, 2003

Bicycle or walk into the Everglades

Most people coming to the Shark Valley Visitor Center will take the tram tour along this 15 mile trail. The tour lasts 2 hours and there's informative commentary along the way. I chose not to do the...
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worldtrekker
Jan 31, 2003

Though there are numerous...

Though there are numerous kayak/canoe ciruits of varying lengths, the Wilderness Waterway offers a great backcountry opportunity. The ninety-nine mile trip goes from Everglades City to Flamingo and...
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richiecdisc
Oct 04, 2002

Baby gator

Mom, dadCome quick. The foreign man is looking at me. I'm affraid.Why he repeats : porte-monnaie. I don't understand.To be continued on the following tip.
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GUYON
Jan 01, 2009

Solution holes

Solution holes are caused by erosion of the limestone surface, mostly due to rain. They appear as large holes in the ground, and provide shelter for tiny creatures from heat or predators.
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goingsolo
Mar 24, 2005

Top Hotels in Everglades National Park

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310 Collier Ave., Everglades City, Florida, 34139, United States
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Everglades National Park Main Road, Florida, United States
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1 Flamingo Lodge Highway, Everglades National Park,
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200 Riverside Drive, Box 190, Everglades City, Florida, 34139, United States
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201 West Broadway, Everglades City, Florida, 34139, United States
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Top Things to Do in Everglades National Park

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Anhinga Trail

Driving from Key West to catch our plane in Ft. Lauderdale, we had approximately 1 hour to spend at the Everglades National Park. After getting our Passport to Your National Parks book stamped, we...
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Shark Valley

A good way to experience this part of the park is by the tram tour. You can also bike or hike the 15 mile route. Cost for the tram tour was $17.25 for adults and $10.75 for kids (as of April 2010). If...
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Top 5 Everglades National Park Writers

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Basaic

"Basaic Everglades National Park Page"
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grandmaR

"Okefenokee's River of Grass"
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mrclay2000

"Among the lushest national parks in the system"
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doug48

"everglades national park"
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KimberlyAnn

"Everglades National Park by Kimberlyann"
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