Shark Valley Visitor Center offers an opportunity to explore America's marshlands using a paved road, a limestone trail, and a boardwalk. Take a self-guided tour through the sawgrass slough and tropical hardwood forests. As a part of Everglades National Park, the 24 km (15 mi) trail winds through alligator territory and is also home to turtles, deer, and other wildlife. Halfway along the path, climb the observation tower to view the valley's panorama. You'll find bicycles for rent and tram tours available at the site as well. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Everglades National Park fast, fun, and easy.
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Nous avons fait le tour en vélo, il faisait très chaud mais en juillet nous nous y attendions. Le tour est sympa mais sans ombre, nous avons quand même vu qq alligators. Par contre, l accueil est dépl... more »We cycled around, it was very hot but in July we expected it. The tour is nice but without shade, we still saw qq alligators. On the other hand, the welcome is deplorable, neither hello nor thank you, we lingered qq seconds in front of the bike rental company, which earned us a: what are you waiting for? Very aggressive, in fact we were waiting for our son... They should not forget that it is tourism that sustains the parks.
We took the tram tour with Carmen & Ricky. Carmen was an excellent tour guide with a wealth of knowledge about the area, animals, & plants. We saw everything we were hoping to see & the view from towe... more »
I can absolutely recommend going there. This might be one of the rare spots without an "alligator show". Alligators and also crocodiles can be seen in their natural habit. You can either take a trolley or do the bike tour. I was there in December with family. We saw several alligators laying around right next to us and one crocodile. No need to be scared though ;) Definitely do a guided tour to get some insights.
This is the place to go. I dont really understand the fascination with wrestling live alligators for show or putting on tourist tours for people to mistreat wildlife. Going to this place made me appreciate nature and give the animals the respect they deserved. The bike rides are easy and there are no hills, but be prepared for the heat and exposure! We were, but we only planned to bike out for 20 minutes and then come back so we could catch a tram tour. I'm not very active and I hate over working myself but this was perfect and we got to see the entire park area without overheating. The rangers and tour guides are kind and very helpful. Make sure to bring cash to either donate or use in the shops. This place deserves every penny because it goes back to helping the center stay awesome. Thanks for the great vacation experience! TL;DR - Great "tourist" attraction without getting scammed into a tourist trap. Very environmentally and wildlife friendly.
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