Reptile and Fish Ecosystems in the Everglades (Northeast)

The ecosystems of the Florida Everglades are home to a number of common and unique reptile species. One of the best ways to view the diverse plant life is on an airboat tour. A private airboat tour can be customized to your interests whether, it’s searching for endangered species, bowfishing to reduce the number of invasive fish, or just floating down the river of sawgrass.

There are many ways to view the area wildlife, such as hiking or kayaking. While exploring, remember to be respectful of the animals and maintain a safe distance. This is for your protection as well as theirs, as the Everglades is home to many federally protected species.

Reptiles of the Everglades

Alligators and crocodiles both live in the Everglades, though without an expert it might not be possible to determine which one you see. Alligators are currently more abundant in the Everglades. Though they were hunted severely in the past, their numbers are climbing.There are also a large amount of turtles, snakes and lizards that can be seen in the Everglades. Some of these turtles and snakes, like the eastern indigo snake, banded water snake, and soft shell turtle call the Everglades home.

Fish of the Everglades

Nearly 300 different species of fish are known to inhabit the freshwater marshes and marine coastline of the Everglades. Fishing is one of the most popular activities on a Florida vacation. If traditional fishing is not your cup of tea, consider the sport of bowfishing. Our private airboat company provides the equipment and expertise needed to hunt invasive species of fish in the Everglades, including blue tilapia, and navigate the beautiful waters at nighttime.

Come explore the reptiles and fish of the Everglades’ waters with Captain Bill, our experienced airboat tour guide licensed through the USCG. As you cruise through your Everglades tour in Fort Lauderdale, Captain Bill will share his vast knowledge of local animal life with you. Experience this unforgettable journey through the Everglades with Cypress Outdoor Adventure. Call us at 954-260-1096, or book your Everglades adventure online.