Basics About the Everglades National Park

everglades national parkReady to visit the beautiful Everglades National Park? There’s so much to see and do here! We highly recommend exploring this National Park and, of course, going on a private airboat tour with us at Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours.

For this article, we wanted to share with you some basics about the Park:

  • The Park was established on December 6, 1947
  • It is 1,542,526 acres
  • About 1 million people visit the Park each year.
  • The Park has three visitor centers: Ernest F. Coe, Flamingo, Shark Valley, Gulf Coast
  • It costs $25 for you to enter with a vehicle and $8 per person to enter
  • It is the third largest national park in the lower states
  • The main purpose of the Park is to preserve wilderness
  • It is the nation’s slowest, widest river that is 60 miles wide
  • The water moves at about 2.5 miles per day
  • The Seminole people called the area “River of Grass”
  • You can explore the entire Everglades’ coast by water vessels
  • You can enter the Park by land through Flamingo, Shark Valley or Gulf Coast.
  • The dry season, which is between December and March is when most guided tours, programs and park concessions are available. This is also the best time to see wading birds.

Want explore a national treasure? Jump on an Everglades airboat tour for a chance to see wildlife and other beautiful sights. An airboat ride is the best way to get around the Everglades/

For a private, guided tour through Everglades, book an airboat tour with Captain Mitch’s Airboat Tours.

To book an airboat ride, call  800-368-0065  or visit our Private Everglades Airboat Tours page. We are open seven days a week 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. If paying by cash, adults cost $40 (plus tax) and children 12 and under cost $20 (plus tax. If paying by credit card, adults cost $45 (plus tax) and children cost $25 (plus tax).