Florida Everglades
Holiday Park - FAQs

Welcome to the Florida Everglades Holiday Park! We offer extensive tours of the everglades national park. Here we’ve gathered some frequently asked questions to help you prepare for an unforgettable airboat tour in the heart of the Everglades.

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! We encourage families to bring children of all ages. Children under 3 ride free, and our airboats are covered to protect all passengers from the elements. It’s a wonderful way to introduce your little ones to the wonders of nature.

Each airboat ride lasts 60 minutes. This full hour on the water lets you deeply explore the Everglades’ unique ecosystem, giving you ample time to enjoy the scenery and spot wildlife.

Safety is our priority. Our licensed airboat captain are experienced and our boats are state-of-the-art, ensuring a safe and comfortable experience for visitors of all ages.

Our Alligator Presentation, featuring the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue, runs between 15-25 minutes. The show is educational and fun, offering insights and safe interactions with our rescued alligators.

No, the alligators in our shows are rescued animals that are given a safe home. Our presentations are designed to be educational and engaging without compromising the welfare of the alligators.

Yes, after our gator show, guests have the opportunity to hold a baby alligator (safely taped for everyone’s protection) and take photos. It’s a memorable way to feel the power of these incredible animals up close.

Our park is ideally located in South Florida, providing easy access to a wealth of attractions and natural beauty. Here are some highlights:


  • Gulf Coast Visitor Center: These are gateways to exploring the diverse ecosystems and wildlife of the Everglades. The Gulf Coast Visitor Center offers boat tours and is the starting point for numerous waterway adventures.
  • Shark Valley Entrance and Coe Visitor Center Bookstore: The Shark Valley entrance provides access to a panoramic loop trail where visitors can bike or walk to observe wildlife in their natural habitat. The Coe Visitor Center features educational materials, maps, and books for a deeper understanding of the area’s history and ecology.

  • Flamingo Marina Store and Tamiami Trail: Stop by the Flamingo Marina Store for supplies, or explore the scenic Tamiami Trail for a drive through the Everglades’ wilderness areas, where you can spot a variety of birds and wild animals.

  • Wildlife and Nature Trails: Our location offers numerous trails for hiking and birdwatching. Dive into the environment of swamps and waterways where you can see alligators, turtles, and rare species in their natural settings.

  • Campgrounds and Rest Areas: For those looking to extend their visit, nearby campgrounds provide facilities in serene settings, ideal for those who wish to wake up to the sounds of nature. Well-maintained grounds and ample parking lots ensure a comfortable stay.

  • Safety and Regulations: Remember that feeding or disturbing wildlife is a criminal offense. Always maintain a safe distance, especially in wilderness areas where wild animals are present. Use of personal boat engines must comply with local regulations to protect the environment, including specific rules about hunting and the use of aircraft engines.

  • Amenities and Convenience: Our park and its vicinity offer convenience with accessible snack foods, beverages, and picnic areas. Enjoy a day filled with adventure and relaxation, knowing that every need can be met from food to rest.

VIP Tour Questions

Yes, reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance for our VIP transportation service.

You can pay the driver using a credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, and Discover.

We offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off services from hotels in Broward, Miami, and Palm Beach counties.

Yes, our vehicles are equipped to safely store your luggage during the tour.

Additional Everglades Tour Information

Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and enjoy the maintained picnic areas within the park.

Pets are not allowed on the airboats for safety reasons, but they are allowed in certain areas of the park if kept at a safe distance from the wildlife and on a leash.

Airboats can be loud, so we provide ear protection for all our guests to ensure a comfortable experience.

Fishing is allowed in designated areas. Please check with the park staff for locations and any required permits.

The park is open daily. We recommend checking our website or calling ahead for specific hours and the time of the last airboat tour.


Whether you’re coming for a thrilling airboat ride or a peaceful day of wildlife viewing, Everglades Holiday Park is the perfect gateway to experience the beauty and excitement of the Everglades.