Florida Everglades FAQs

An airboat ride carrying excited kids speeds past the Everglades mangrove canopy

Explore the Florida Everglades

Are you planning your first trip to the Florida Everglades? If so, you probably have questions about the area. From the best time to visit, to the best places to stay to some little-known facts about Florida’s tropical wetlands, here are the most frequently asked questions about the Everglades and their answers.

What Are the Everglades?

The Everglades consists of tropical wetlands located in South Florida. The Everglades is the largest ecosystem of its kind anywhere in North America. The area’s tropical climate includes what’s known as a “dry season” and a “wet season.”

When’s the Best Time to Visit the Everglades?

The Everglades’ dry season runs from December through the end of April. Many people consider the dry season to be the best time to visit Florida’s tropical wetlands because the temperature is comfortable and biting insects are not a problem in most locations.

Where Are the Best Places to Stay in the Florida Everglades?

The Everglades has plenty of accommodations to choose from, including national and regional hotel chains and independently operated motels and inns. One popular destination is Everglades City, FL. Some of this city’s most popular lodging choices include the following properties:

  • Doubletree Suites by Hilton Naples
  • Inn on Fifth
  • Lovers Key Resort
  • Inn at Pelican Bay
  • Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

What Are a Few Little-Known Facts About the Everglades?

Here are three facts that aren’t known by everyone:

  • Even though the Everglades is normally said to be a swamp or wetland, it’s really a river that moves quite slowly.
  • Seventy-three threatened or endangered species inhabit the Everglades
  • The Everglades is the only place on earth where the American alligator and the American crocodile share the same turf and waters

Will I Be Able to Take an Alligator Airboat Ride in Florida?

Absolutely! When you arrive in the Everglades, visit one of Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours’ locations in Everglades City to take an alligator tour in Florida you’ll never forget!

A Letter From

Jungle Erv

Welcome to the
Florida Everglades!

I am Jungle Erv- son of the alligator man. My great-great-grandfather was a moonshiner and fisherman. My grandfather preached the Gospel to the Islanders. My mother traded deer meat with the Seminole Indians when she was a little girl. My father was the world famous alligator man. Why choose Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours? My grandchildren are 6th generation Gladesmen. Jungle Erv’s captains are all U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Get the BEST value with our FREE boardwalk and educational gator show. You do not need to sign a waiver to ride on Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours. Hope to see your smiling faces as we journey through the wild Everglades!