Visiting the Everglades During the Wet Season

evergladesWe’re amid the wet season right now in Florida and the Everglades; the season runs through November and started in May.

Before heading out into the Park, you should be prepared in knowing what to expect of the Everglades during this wet season.

  • Average temperatures can be as high at 90 degrees.
  • Humidity can be over 90 percent.
  • Heat index can be over 100 degrees.
  • Every day, you can expect an afternoon thunderstorm. These storms usually pass by quickly.
  • Weather can be unpredictable (more than usual) because of the torrential rain and thunderstorms – it’s hard to say when they’ll arrive and for how long.
  • It’s hard to see wildlife this time of year because of the wetter conditions, higher water levels, and high temperatures.
  • Insects are in high numbers, including mosquitoes, so it’s best you come equipped with bug spray or clothing to minimize the amount of exposed skin.
  • There are less tours during the wet season.
  • Some facilities and areas may be closed or partially closed during this season.
  • Less people make the Park easier to explore and it is quieter.

Explore the Everglades by Airboat

Come out and explore the Everglades during the wet season. Come during the morning to avoid the rain storms! Come prepared with bug spray, hats, sunglasses, and water, so you can have a comfortable trip. Unfortunately, you may not see as much wildlife as you would during the dry season, but they’re still plenty of creatures around. Also, you don’t have to deal with big crowds during the wet season, and you can explore the park with more peace of mind.

Whether it’s the wet or dry season, airboats are out on the water! Come enjoy a fun trip out on the water exploring the Everglades. Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours is open 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To book an airboat trip in the Everglades, call Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours at 239-695-3377 or click Everglades airboat tour page.