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Everglades Holiday Park Airboat Tour
Pictures of alligators, birds and an Iguana from an airboat tour at Everglades Holiday Park in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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Parking Lot & Docks
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Airboat Tour Returning
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Common Moorhen Bird

The Everglades Holiday Park is located in Broward County just south of Weston on Highway U.S. 27. The address is 21940 Griffin Rd. Ft. Lauderdale FL 3332 and they can be reached by phone at 954-434-8111 or 1-800-226-2244.

We had previously gone on the Loxahatchee Everglades Airboat Ride up in Boca Raton. Since you see something new on every trip to the Florida Everglades, we decided to try out the tours at this park about 30 miles south of Palm Beach.

The price of admission for adults is $21 and $11 for children. That includes the hour long airboat tour and also a "Live Gator Show".

On the park's website you can find discount coupons for $3 off an adult ticket, $2 off a child's ticket, and $5 off a power boat rental.

The park is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 9am to 5pm with air boat rides departing every 20 minutes.

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Boat Docks & Pier
Besides the air boat tours the Everglades Holiday Park also features 100 RV (recreational vehicle) spaces and 36 tent sites. For the convenience of anyone camping out or just visiting the park there are showers, restrooms, a laundry room with washers & dryers, ice, groceries, a bait shop and a small general store. If you'd like to catch some fish, the park can also provide you with the necessary fishing licenses, which are required by law.
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Everglades Holiday Park
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Store, Tours & Rentals
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If you have your RV or tent set up at Everglades Holiday Park, I'd recommend you also check out a few of the other area attractions such as the Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise, the Milten E. Thompson County Park, the Weston Regional Park, the Chapel Trail Nature Preserve and Markham Park & Range.
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Water Treatment Plant
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1.5 Million Acres of Swamp
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Airboat Wake
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We were lucky enough to see a handful of American Alligators, some soft shell turtles, a brief glimpse of an American Crocodile and a sleepy green Iguana resting in a tree. I'm hoping that one day we'll see one of the endangered Florida Panthers but I guess that's very unlikely on an air boat ride.
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Fishing Boat
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Osprey Bird Flying
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In this subtropical wilderness wetlands there are 100's of species of birds. A few of the most notable avian varieties include the Red-Bellied Woodpecker, the Cormorant, the Limpkin, the Anhina, the Barn Swallow, the American Kestrel Falcon, the Red Shouldered Hawk, the Mottled Duck, the Purple Gallinule, the Stilt, the Tri-Colored Heron, the Eastern Pheobe, the Black Crowned Night Heron, the Great Egret, the Brown Pelican, the Eastern Blue Bird, the Roseate Spoonbill, the Avocet and the Belted Kingfisher. On this trip we saw a few Osprey, White Isis, Black Vultures and a colorful Peacock.

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Red Bill & Yellow Tip
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Black Vultures
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Vulture Spreading Wings
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Vulture Wing Close Up
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Tree Full of Vultures
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Osprey In Tree
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One person who made a monumental change in the public's opinion of this "swamp" land was Marjory Stoneman Douglas who wrote a book titled "The Everglades - River of Grass" in 1947. A high school in Parkland Florida was named after her which was just one of many honors she received in her life's career as an environmental activist.
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Alligator Head Peeking
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Small Female Gator
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Obviously the fauna is the main attraction on an air boat ride through the Florida Everglades but there is also a very eclectic collection of plant life. Most of the region is covered in Saw-Grass but there are also Red Mangrove trees, Black Mangroves, Bald Cypress trees, Gumbo Limbo ("Tourist Trees"), Royal Palm, Dwarf Cypress trees, the Brazilian Pepper, Spanish Moss, the Strangler Fig, Ferns, Spatterdock (yellow pond lily), tropical hardwood hammocks and various wildflowers.
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To watch a short movie from this ride on the Everglades Holiday Park's airboat tour click on the link below. The clip is encoded in the Windows Media (WMV) format, runs about 2 minutes long and has a file size of 15.6 megabytes (MB).

Everglades Holiday Park Airboat Tour Video - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Small Bird
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