Fishing in the
Florida Everglades

Jon Boat Tours!

Discover world-class fishing in the unique ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. Our Jon boat rentals offer a straightforward way to navigate and fish these famous wetlands.

Pricing and Availability

Monday to Friday:

$75.00 plus tax for the first 5 hours

$20.00 plus tax for each additional hour

Weekends and Holidays:

$135.00 plus tax for the first 8 hours

$20.00 plus tax for each additional hour

Hours of Operation:

From first safe light until 5:00 PM daily.

Booking Information

Please call us at 954-434-8111 to reserve a Jon boat. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Note that there is a strict three-person maximum capacity per boat.

Jon Boat Features and Services

Our 14-foot Jon boats, equipped with 9.9 HP Yamaha engines, are perfect for both fishing and cruising through the “River of Grass”. Boats are regularly maintained and ready for the shallow water conditions typical of the Everglades.

Additional Details:

  • Must be 21 or older to rent.
  • Fishing poles and tackle can be rented on-site.
  • A valid driver’s license and fishing license are required.

On-Site Amenities

No need to bring supplies; our general store stocks food, beverages, snacks, and fishing necessities. The deli offers breakfast and lunch options, including local specialties like frog legs and alligator bites.

Why Choose the Everglades for Your Fishing Adventure?

Unique Backdrop for Angling

The Everglades National Park offers a spectacular setting for fishing, renowned for its opportunities to catch largemouth bass and other prized species. The landscape is teeming with life, allowing anglers to encounter rare wading birds, snakes, and alligators during their visit. Each fishing trip here becomes a thrilling journey into the heart of nature, where the unexpected is around every bend.

Guided Fishing Tours

For those unfamiliar with Everglades fishing or seeking expert guidance, our guided fishing tours are the perfect choice. Led by experienced captains, these tours provide enriching insights into the park’s unique ecosystem. Climb aboard and immerse yourself in a learning experience that highlights the diverse wildlife and rich history of this incredible region.

Rich Biodiversity

As a sanctuary for diverse wildlife and plant species, the Everglades creates a dynamic fishing environment like no other. The tranquil waters are home to native species such as alligators and flamingos, making every fishing excursion a chance for spectacular wildlife sightings.

Immersive Ecosystem

Known as the “River of Grass,” the Everglades’ extensive wetlands provide a serene and beautiful backdrop for your fishing adventures. This unique ecosystem offers peace and picturesque scenes that make fishing here both tranquil and visually stunning.

Family-Friendly Fishing

Our Jon boat rentals provide a safe and enjoyable way for families to connect with nature. It’s an educational and exciting opportunity for everyone to learn about environmental conservation while experiencing the thrill of spotting rare species in their natural habitats. You can also book one of our everglades airboat tours for a thrilling ride along the Everglades ecosystem!

Each private tour comes with a 60 minute airboat ride full of fun facts from our experienced captains and a chance to explore the gators of Everglades along with other animals like the flamingo. You can also take a picture with a live baby alligator at the end of our gator show that comes included with your airboat tour reservations.

Access to Secluded
Fishing Spots

Jon boats are specially designed for navigating the Everglades’ shallow and narrow channels, allowing you to access secluded areas teeming with fish. These tranquil spots are perfect for those seeking a peaceful escape from the busier waterways, offering a more intimate fishing experience.

Adventure Meets Relaxation

The experience of cruising through the Everglades in a Jon boat is the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. The boats’ stable and leisurely pace is ideal for exploring the vast landscapes of South Florida, providing a calm yet exciting adventure for anglers and nature lovers alike.

Fully Equipped for Fishing

Our fleet of Jon boats is fully equipped to meet your fishing needs. Features like flat bottoms for stability and quiet outboard motors make these boats ideal for both novice anglers and experienced fishermen, ensuring a productive and enjoyable day on the water. However, you’ll have to bring your own fishing gear. We only offer tackles and bait with our boats.

Comprehensive Amenities

We ensure that everything you need for a successful fishing day is readily available. From on-site fishing gear rentals to bait and snacks, our facilities are designed to cater to all your fishing trip necessities. This convenience lets you focus solely on the joy of fishing and exploring the Everglades.

Choosing the Everglades for your Jon boat fishing trip promises a unique combination of adventure, tranquility, and engagement with the wild, making it a rewarding and unforgettable experience. Whether you’re aiming to catch the big one or simply wish to spend a day surrounded by stunning natural scenery, the Everglades offers an ideal setting for both.

Plan Your Visit

Located just a short drive from downtown Fort Lauderdale, Everglades Holiday Park is not only a launch point for fishing but also an opportunity for an entire day of adventure. Our facilities include public boat ramps and are suitable for visitors bringing their own airboats or Jon boats.

Everglades fishing is an unforgettable experience, ideal for both seasoned anglers and those new to the sport. It’s a perfect way to combine fun, adventure, and education in one of the nation’s most remarkable national parks.

Everglades holiday park serves guests 7 days a week. So, feel free to visit us any day and we will make the necessary accommodation for you.

Contact us today to reserve your boat and start planning your Everglades fishing adventure!