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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 Warnings and Dangers in Everglades National Park

Permits Required

There is a canoe trail which will take you across from Flamingo to the western end of the Everglades. It takes 7 days to do this trip in a canoe. Permits are reqired to camp in the back country.The...
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grandmaR
Apr 04, 2011

Warning Signs

Please obey all warning signs. They are there for your safety and the safety and preservation of the wildlife. There are dangerous animals here like alligators, crocodiles, various snakes, spider and...
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Basaic
Jun 12, 2010

alligators

the everglades is home to alligators and the florida crocodile. give these reptiles a wide bearth when watching or photographing them. alligators can run very fast for short distances so keep your...
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doug48
Nov 07, 2008

insects

the everglades is the habitat of a number of types of biting insects. mosquitoes are the most annoying insect in the everglades. also you will encounter deer flies which produce a painful bite and "no...
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doug48
Nov 01, 2008

venomous snakes

the everglades is the habitat of the eastern coral snake, the florida cotton mouth, and the eastern diamond back rattler. the everglades is also home to scores of non venomous snakes. to be on the...
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doug48
Nov 01, 2008

Responsible air boat operators only

Air boats that are not operated by responsible operators can cause a lot of damage to the ecosystem. In the hands of the pros air boats have little impact.... You will need to make your own...
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smirnofforiginal
May 01, 2007
 
 
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Gators & Crocs

Alligators like freshwater but tend to avoid salty... enter crocodiles who love salty water!There are many gators but I think I'm pretty safe to say that they will pretty much not bother you... unless...
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smirnofforiginal
May 01, 2007

Poisonwood or Hog Gum (Metopium toxiferum)

Poisonwood is related to poison sumac and poison oak, all members of the cashew or sumac (Anacardiaceae) family. This example with the warning sign was along one ot the trails - probably the Mahogany...
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grandmaR
Oct 26, 2006

Flamingo Visitor Center

Due in part to the hurricanes in 2005, much of the area around Flamingo is in pretty bad shape. The dining/lodging/fuel stations were all closed, as was the trail to Eco Pond. The Visitor Center...
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PinkFloydActuary
Aug 27, 2006

Don't screw with the alligators

I couldn't believe they needed to post a sign like this. Who in their right mind wants to mess with the gators? Apparently, people do. Anyway, it should go without saying that generally, you shouldn't...
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PinkFloydActuary
Aug 26, 2006

Hurricane Damage

Due to 2005 Hurricanes (Katrina and Wilma), overnight Accommodations (Lodge & Cottages) are closed indefinitely. No date for resumption of services. Restaurants are also closed. The marina is...
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grandmaR
Aug 17, 2006

Phone Service in Flamingo

Basically, there isn't any phone service - even though the lodge says they have phones and voice mail it is a moot point.I took this picture of the campground shore from a tour boat because of the...
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grandmaR
Aug 01, 2006

Mosquitoes

These pesky biting insects can be a real nusance during certain times of the year. They are the worse in July and August with the time frame of May-October being the period when they are around in...
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roamer61
Mar 05, 2006

An odd species of roadkill

Be careful driving through the close area of the park. Unfortunately I had the not so great pleasure of seeing a dead alligator at the side of the road, hit by a car and it broke my heart. The...
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HotRodEtte
Jul 22, 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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