Everglades Tour

Everglades Airboat Tour named The River of Grass Airboat Ride

,Everglades Tour and Airboat Tour

Named by author Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the “River Of Grass” is America’s Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness ecosystem in the United States. They are the only Everglades in our world!   Described by many as a swamp or wetlands, but actually, it is a very large slow-moving river.  A natural region of tropical wetlands, freshwater marshes, bogs, hardwood hammocks and river of grass in the state of Florida. Enjoy everglades tour and other nature airboat tours in this diverse ecosystem between the Southwest gulf coast, Naples, Everglades City area and the Southeast coast of Florida near Miami, Ft. Lauderdale area is well over 2 million acres.  Take an exhilarating River Of Grass Florida Everglades tour for groups or private tour to see a gator among other animals and unique flora during your airboat ride. The Everglades National Park, the Big Cypress National Preserve and Fransic S. Taylor Wildlife Management Areas all help make this vast Animal Sanctuary, a fragile eco-system, and a gem to be seen in person.

The Everglades and Big Cypress are home to some of the rarest and unique species of our world. During your airboat adventure, we will take you to see animals like the American alligator and the American crocodile that coexist here in their natural habitat. The Everglades National Park contains the largest mangrove ecosystem in the western hemisphere, the largest continuous stand of sawgrass prairies and the most significant breeding ground for wading birds in North America.  A true national treasure, the Everglades is a World Heritage site, an International Biosphere Reserve and a Wetland of International Importance. How you see this magical paradise matters to Team ROG!

Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management area is the northern and central core of the Everglades. The 671,831 acres is buffering the Everglades National Park and the Big Cypress National Preserve. Here you will find an extensive network of canals and levees that were constructed to help control flooding and water supply that we will show you on one of our boat tours including our semi-private tour guide airboat eco-tour.  Today, the Francis Taylor Wildlife management areas are wonderful for air boating and wildlife viewing of our unique Everglades animals, alligators, and exotic birds, including many types of herons, egrets, and raptors.

Swamps A common misconception is in the image of the Everglades “swamps”. They are not waist-deep in rotting muck and stagnant water… In reality, The Big Cypress Swamps located in the heart of the Everglades sits on a bedrock of limestone, where the freshwater flows clean and clear. This fresh swamp water empties into the mangrove estuaries of the Ten Thousand Islands located within Everglades National Park that you can view on one of our full-day or half-day boat tours. Nurseries filled with sea-life are created from the mixture of freshwater and saltwater along Florida’s southwest coast. A wonderful place for our unique Everglades animals cool off and hydrate.

Mangrove forests of the Everglades National Park are the largest in the continental United States. There are three types of mangroves in South Florida, the red mangrove, most common in the Everglades, the black mangrove and the white mangrove. The mangrove most commonly seen in coastal areas, it is a saltwater tolerant tree. The ‘glades have a truly diverse array of tropical and temperate plants, including over 35 species of orchids, including the elusive ghost orchid and 14 amazing species of Bromeliads. Florida nature tours and alligator cove airboat nature tours with The River Of Grass Adventures explore mangrove habitat during the cooler months of the year.

Everglades Animals like bears (yes, bears!), alligators, roseate spoonbills, whitetail deer, otters, purple gallinules, egrets, herons, and the endangered and elusive Florida panthers also call the Everglades & Big Cypress National Preserve home. Just a few more reasons why this is a great place for nature tours and alligator cove airboat nature tours. 

Water in the Everglades swamps was historically a rain-driven system.  The wet and dry seasons are critical to the overall health of the swamp. During the rainy season of summer, water fills the prairies and cypress strands. When the rainfall is sparse during almost half of the year, water begins to vanish.  As the water levels drop, pools of remaining water fill up with fish and a host of water-dependent creatures, including the alligator. The Everglades animals and wildlife either adapt to the extreme seasonal changes of wet and dry, migrate or perishes. The endangered woodstork is especially dependent on the distinct wet and dry seasons of the Everglades. Seeing this endangered bird helps one to access the health of the Everglades swamp.​

Today, the South Florida Water Management District – working with state, local and federal partners play a very important role in our Everglades water. They are committed to restoring, protecting and revitalizing the Everglades.

The River of Grass Everglades

There really is no better way to explore the Everglades than riding on a small Airboat ~

We’ll take you deeper into the vast Everglades “river of grass”, Guaranteed! 

The River Of Grass Adventures