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Welcome to Everglades-City-Florida.com- Your premier online guide to Everglades City Florida Showcasing hundreds of exciting attractions throughout the south west Gulf Coast area of Florida including the neighboring communities of Naples, Chokoloskee, and Marco Island.
Everglades City
Everglades City is a mile long mangrove island with crab houses, shops, restaurants, motels, marinas, museums, an airport, canoe & kayak guided adventures, aerotours, boat tours, airboat rides, canoe/kayak/bicycle rentals and nice walking paths.
It is known as 'the fishing and stone crab capital of Southwest Florida' and is one end of the Wilderness Waterway, the Everglades backcountry route linking Everglades City to Flamingo.

Within minutes by powerboat from Everglades City you can visit a secluded beach or explore a mangrove tunnel. Spend the day canoeing, kayaking, biking, or hiking in the Everglades National Park or surrounding areas.
Activities in the area include:
Airboat Tour through the Everglades
Pontoon Boat ride through the 10,000 islands
Everglades National Park Boat Tour
Tram Ride through the Everglades
Swamp Buggy Tour through a Cypress Forest
Alligator Farm Tour
Tour of The Museum of the Everglades
Native Indian Village tour


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The Everglades Wilderness Waterway extends 99 miles between Everglades City to the West and Flamingo to the East where the vast saw grass marsh of the Everglades meets the sea . An unspoiled realm of mangroves, hidden coves, and isles with sandy beaches abounds with wildlife. This remote wilderness waterway is yours to explore. Back Country Marina provides day trips or overnight trips utilizing the camp sites along the Everglades Wilderness Waterway.

Everglades City Attractions
We invite you to take a virtual tour of some of our most popular travel
destinations in Everglades City including the Everglades City Museum and the Gulf Coast Visitor Center.
The Everglades City Museum is located at 105 Broadway Ave. West The Collier County Museum's branch facility in Everglades City provides visitors with an in-depth look at over 2,000 years of human history in Southwest Florida's unique "River of Grass". Museum of the Everglades offers a unique look back at Collier County's development in the early 1920's. Permanent exhibits feature Barron G. Collier's successful transformation of a pioneer village into a modern 1920's town and his fulfillment of a promise to complete the road (the Tamiami Trail) that would open the area to tourism and development. Florida Archaeology Day at the museum and Old Florida Festival at the Everglades Museum are a celebration of 6000 years of South Florida history . Please phone
941-695-0008 for more information.

The Historical Everglades City Rod and Gun Club is built on the original structure of the first permanent white settler who founded Everglades City in 1864. The club has been a gathering place for hunting and fishing enthusiasts - many of them famous. The Rod & Gun Club is still run as a lodge and restaurant today. The club has hosted international dignitaries, celebrities and several U.S. presidents including : Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Hoover and Nixon; John Wayne, Chuck Conners, Burl Ives, Ernest Hemingway, Mick Jagger and Burt Reynolds.

The Gulf Coast Visitor Center Information Center, Everglades City
The Gulf Coast Visitor Center is located in Everglades City, in the northwest corner of the park. The visitor center has natural history exhibits, and information, and issues backcountry permits and park passes. It is open daily from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm November to April, and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. May to November. Gulf Coast is the gateway for exploring the Ten Thousand Islands, a maze of mangrove islands and waterways that extends south to Flamingo and Florida Bay.
A 1 hour 45 minute narrated boat trip provides an overall description of this saltwater ecosystem. Canoes may be rented to explore Chokoloskee Bay and the Turner River. For the more adventurous, the 99 mile (159 km) Wilderness Waterway, accessible by canoe, kayak, or small motorboat, winds through the mangrove islands all the way to Flamingo. Please phone: 239-695-4731 for more information.

Jungle Erv's Alligator Park, Everglades City Visit the alligator park for tales from the Gator Man. Attraction type: Park; Wildlife park
Everglades City is surrounded by several scenic parks, including Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve, Collier-Seminole State Park, and Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve.


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COMMON EVERGLADES GAME FISH


Snook

Tarpon

Redfish
Description: distinct lateral line; high, divided dorsal fin; sloping forehead; large mouth, protruding lower jaw; grows much larger than other snooks; pelvic fin yellow. Where found: from central Florida and South Texas south, usually INSHORE in coastal and brackish waters, along mangrove shorelines, seawalls, and bridges; also on reefs and pilings nearshore.
Size: most catches 5 to 8 pounds. *Florida Record: 44 lbs., 3 ozs.
Description: last ray of dorsal fin extended into long filament; one dorsal fin; back dark blue to green or greenish black, shading into bright silver on the sides; may be brownish gold in estuarien waters; huge scales; mouth large and points upward.
Where found: primarily INSHORE fish, although adult fish spawn OFFSHORE where the ribbon-like larval stage of the fish can be found. Size: most angler catchs 40 to 50 pounds. *Florida Record: 243 lbs.
Description: chin without barbels; copper bronze body, lighter shade in clear waters; one to many spots at base of tail (rarely no spots); mouth horizontal and openng downward; scales large. Where found: juveniles are an INSHORE fish, migrating out of the estuaries at about 30 inches (4 years) and joining the spawning population OFFSHORE.
Size: one of 27 inches weighs about 8 pounds. *Florida Record: 51 lbs., 8 ozs.

Permit


Sea Trout




Bonefish
Description: color gray, dark or iridescent blue above, shading to silvery sides, in dark waters showing golden tints around breast; small permit have teeth on tongue (none on pompano); no scutes; dorsal fin insertion directly above that of the anal fin; 17 to 21 soft anal rays.
Where found: OFFSHORE on wrecks and debris, INSHORE on grass flats, sand flats, and in channels; most abundant in south Florida, with smaller specimens from every coastal county.
Size:
common to 25 pounds. *Florida Record: 51 lbs., 8 ozs.
Description: dark gray or green above, with sky blue tinges shading to silvery and white below; numerous distinct round black spots on back, extending to the dorsal fins and tail; black margin on posterior of tail; no barbels; no scales on the soft dorsal fin; one or two prominent canine teeth usually present at tip of upper jaw.
Where found: INSHORE and/or NEARSHORE over grass, sand and sandy bottoms; move into slow-moving or still, deep waters in cold weather. Size: common to 4 pounds on west coast, larger on east coast. *Florida Record: 15 lbs., 6 ozs.
Description: silvery color with bluish or greenish back; slender, round body; snout long, conical, aiming downward and overhanging lower jaw; dark streaks between scales on upper half of body and faint crossbands extending down to lateral line; extremities of dorsal and caudal fins shaded with black. Similar Fish: ladyfish, Elops saurus
Where found: primarily INSHORE fish inhabiting shallows of the Florida Keys; found in shallows often less than 1 foot deep, usually over lush grass flats, occasionally over white sand. Size: 3 to 5 pounds. *Florida Record: 15 lbs., 6 ozs.


Jack
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Black Drum


Grouper
Description: color bluish-green to greenish-gold back and silvery or yellowish belly; soft dorsal and anal fins almost identical in size; prominent black spot on operculum (gill cover); black spot at the base of each pectoral fin; no scales on throat.
Where found: common in both INSHORE waters and the open sea.
Size: usually 3 to 5 pounds. *Florida Record: 51 lbs
Description: high arched back; 10 to 14 pairs of chin barbels; gray or black colored body in adults; young have 4 to 6 vertical bars; has cobblestone-like teeth capable of crushing oysters; scales large.
Where found: INSHORE fish common to bays and lagoons; bottom dweller often found around oyster beds; also OFFSHORE.
Size
: common to 30 pounds. *Florida Record: 93 lbs.
Description: olive or gray body coloration with black blotches and brassy spots; gently rounded preopercle. Similar Fish: gag M. microlepis; yellowfin grouper, M. venenosa.
Where found: OFFSHORE species; adults associated with rocky bottoms, reef, and drop off walls in water over 60 feet deep; young may occur INSHORE in shallow water.
Size: common to 40 pounds, may attain weights exceeding 100 pounds.

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Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park has been designated a World Heritage Site, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a Wetland of International Importance.

Established in 1947, the Everglades National Park covers 4,000 sq mi in southern Florida extending from Lake Okeechobee southward to Florida Bay. Federal Land comprises 1,398,617.13 acres, Non-Federal Land - 461.13 with the gross total area acres of 1,399,078.26. The Everglades is a unique ecosystem and is completely dependant upon water flow, making it one of the largest and most productive estuaries in the world. The Everglades support more than 350 species of birds and over 1,000 species of plants.
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Ten Thousand Islands , Florida
The Ten Thousand Islands is the coastal area in the Everglades National Park where mangrove islands and shallow creeks make a wilderness maze. Some of the islands are land masses called keys but many are clumps of mangrove trees rising out of coral reefs, oyster beds, and sandy shoals. The area lies southeast of Naples and northwest of the Everglades National Park.

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