Everglades Holiday Park

About Us

Welcome to Everglades Holiday Park, your premier destination for airboat tours in the heart of the Everglades National Park. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, nature enthusiast, or simply looking to explore one of the world’s most unique natural environments, our park offers an array of experiences tailored to delight every visitor.

Our Airboat
Tour Captains

Have you ever dreamed of diving deep into the wild heart of the Everglades? Here at Everglades Holiday Park, our team of airboat tour captains comprises remarkable individuals, skilled in navigating the complex waterways and lush marshes of this world-renowned protected wilderness.

Our captains are more than just guides—they are passionate ambassadors of the Everglades’ ‘River of Grass.’ They combine expert navigation skills with engaging storytelling, bringing the magic of the Everglades to life with each tour.

Our experienced captains know precisely where to steer

to provide you with front-row seats to encounter famous American alligators, diverse wildlife, rare endemic flora, and the pristine corners of the Everglades that many only dream of experiencing. Here are a few of our distinguished captains:

Captain Michael K.

has been with us for over six years, known for his lively character and deep knowledge of the Everglades’ ecosystems.

Captain Timothy
"Tim" Van Fossen

offers a laid-back, witty presence on his tours, enhancing the experience with his humor and expertise.

Captain Gustavo Lopez

a former US Park Ranger, brings a wealth of outdoor survival skills and a cowboy spirit to his tours.

Captain Eric
"Babyface" Snowden

combines his passion for the Everglades with a fun, engaging tour style, making every trip memorable.

Captain James
“Jimbo” Egan

keeps the atmosphere light and enjoyable, ensuring a pleasant tour experience for all.

Our Tours

We offer a variety of airboat tour options to suit every preference and group size:

  • Everglades Airboat Tours: Our standard tours are perfect for first-time visitors looking to get a comprehensive overview of the Everglades.
  • Everglades VIP Tour: For those seeking a more intimate and exclusive experience, our VIP tours offer smaller groups and additional insights.
  • Private Airboat Tours: Tailor your adventure with a private tour, ideal for families or special occasions. A private airboat tour typically consists of a 45-60 minute tour with an experienced captain explaining the landscape.
  • Group Airboat Tours: Organizing an outing for a larger group? Our group tours provide an entertaining and educational experience that’s perfect for team-building or family reunions.
  • Shore Excursions: Short on time? Our shore excursions are designed to fit the schedules of cruise passengers looking for a quick adventure into the wilderness.

At Everglades Holiday Park, we are dedicated to providing an unforgettable Everglades experience. Our captains are ready to welcome you aboard for an adventure that’s as educational as it is exhilarating. Whether you’re visiting Florida for vacation, looking for a unique day trip, or trying to instill a love of nature in your children, our tours offer something for everyone.

Park Attractions at Everglades Holiday Park

Animal Encounters

Step into a world of awe-inspiring wildlife experiences at Everglades Holiday Park. Here, guests have the unique opportunity to engage with the majestic creatures of the Everglades up close. Our animal encounters are a must-see attraction, offering educational and thrilling experiences for all ages.

Live Gator Shows:

Witness the power and mystique of Florida’s most famous reptile at our live gator shows. Hosted by the skilled handlers of the “Gator Boys Alligator Rescue” team, as seen on Animal Planet, these shows delve into the habits and habitats of alligators, emphasizing both entertainment and education.

Photosession with a
Live Baby Alligator:

Witness the power and mystique of Florida’s most famous reptile at our live gator shows. Hosted by the skilled handlers of the “Gator Boys Alligator Rescue” team, as seen on Animal Planet, these shows delve into the habits and habitats of alligators, emphasizing both entertainment and education.

Gator Boys Alligator Rescue:

This rescue facility is dedicated to ongoing conservation efforts and the safety of the Florida Everglades’ wildlife. The team is known for their dedication to rescue nuisance alligators from residential areas and public boat ramps, bringing them back to the park where they are cared for and can live out their lives safely.

Park Attractions at Everglades Holiday Park

Everglades Holiday Park isn’t just about airboat rides and alligator shows. We offer a variety of recreational activities that make for a fun-filled day in the great outdoors:


With access to some of the best fishing spots in South Florida, anglers can enjoy casting lines in our abundant waters. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced fisher, the park’s serene environment provides a perfect backdrop for a day of fishing.

Picnic Areas:

Spend time with family and friends in our designated picnic areas. These spots offer a great way to relax and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you, making for a perfect break between adventures.

Gift Shop:

Don’t forget to stop by our gift shop, where you can find unique souvenirs to remember your visit. From educational books about the wetlands to fun and quirky alligator-themed gifts, there’s something for everyone.

Ongoing Renovation and Preservation Efforts

As part of our commitment to providing an exceptional visitor experience and aiding in the preservation of the unique Everglades ecosystem, Everglades Holiday Park unveiled a major renovation project aimed at enhancing our facilities and expanding our educational outreach.

These improvements are designed to enrich each visitor’s experience while highlighting the importance of preservation and conservation in maintaining the health and beauty of the only Everglades in the world.

Our park is more than just a recreational park ground; it is a gateway to understanding and appreciating the critical ongoing conservation efforts that protect and sustain the native wildlife and their habitats.

Everglades Holiday Park continues to be a leader in environmental education and a premiere destination for those looking to experience the real Florida Everglades.

Park Hours and Location

Located at:

21940 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33332

Park Hours:

Open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Visit Everglades Holiday Park for a journey deep into the heart of the Everglades, where adventure and conservation meet.

Whether you’re here for an airboat tour, to partake in a gator show, or simply to enjoy the beauty of the Florida Everglades, your visit contributes to the ongoing conservation efforts that keep this unique ecosystem thriving for generations to come.

Visit Us Today!

  • Address: 21940 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33332
  • Park Info & Reservations: 954-434-8111
  • Animal Encounters & VIP Tour Pick-up: 954-434-8113
  • Store Hours: Open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Join us at Everglades Holiday Park for a journey into the wild, where adventure and the beauty of nature await at every turn. Subscribe for news and deals, or contact us to book your Everglades adventure today!