Enjoy A Florida Adventure @ Everglades Holiday Park (Airboat Tours, Alligator Wrestling & More)

 I wrote this post on behalf of Everglades Holiday Park and their PR Company.  Mama to 5 Blessings received admission tickets to Everglades Holiday Park in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.    



Everglades Holiday Park


I am a native Floridian. Never living anywhere  other than Florida. There is so much to see and to do.  My new favorite place to go is The Everglades Holiday Park.  There is no other place like.  The views are stunning and tranquil, the wildlife is amazing and the experience is spectacular!


Our family got to go on an airboat ride in the Florida Everglades yes all seven of us including the baby who enjoyed it too!  We boarded an airboat.   These unique watercrafts have a covered passenger compartment which means that you can enjoy the airboat rides in any weather. Plus, you won’t get sunburned!  Not only will you not get sunburned but Everglades Holiday Park put’s safety first by putting little ones in life vests and making sure that everyone is in the boat securely. 


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Once everyone was in it was time to start our hour long adventure!   Our highly-trained tour guides pilot took our watercraft over the sawgrass out into remote sections of the Everglades, all while explaining to you what we were seeing. Once we got moving I was  in awe of the views.  

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I was amazed how they have special places they took us which are known to be frequented by the gators. Once there, the engines are cut so as not to disturb the animals. Then the alligators and other wildlife begin to appear.  Sure we have seen alligators  before at the zoo and aquarium but this was much different, we were close to them in their surroundings!  We must have seen five in all and they didn’t just come up for air and then hide under the waters they were visible swimming around on the tops of the water! 

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The guide pilot knew just were to take us.  I saw birds that I have never seen before such as the beautifully colored Common Moorhen Bird.  Our guide had a small bag of popcorn which he threw near the birds so that they would come close to our airboat for all to see. The Common Moorhen Bird walked on the lilypads eating the popcorn! 

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Along the tour we saw other wildlife such as herons,  fish and vultures.   

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Not only was the wildlife amazing but the greenery, trees and plants were like none I have ever seen in my 40 years. 

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I did not want to get off the airboat, I wanted to stay and keep enjoying the ride and the views but it was time to get back on dry land.  On land we watched Ashley from Animal Planets Gator Boys Alligator Wrestling Show.  Ashley did some pretty amazing moves!  Did you know that Everglades Holiday Park is where they do the actual filing of the Gator Boys show?  


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 After this amazing alligator show we enjoyed the rest of the Holiday Everglades Park grounds where we are enjoyed other wildlife.  

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Our family saw things that we have never seen before, experiences we have never had before.  It was a time our family will never forget! If you are going to South Florida in the future I highly recommend that you add Everglades Holiday Park on your list of places to go! You will not be disappointed! 


Everglades Holiday Park


Airboat Tours are offered seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Tours are 60 minutes in length, departing every 20 minutes. Prices are $23.00 for adults and children 3 to 11 years are $11.50.  


 I wrote this post on behalf of Everglades Holiday Park and their PR Company.  Mama to 5 Blessings received admission tickets to Everglades Holiday Park in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.    


Mama to 5 Blessings is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.  




  1. Looks like you had a blast! I don’t know how they do that alligator wrestling!

  2. This is the coolest thing I have ever seen. I want to plan a trip to Florida now to share this experience with my kids

  3. So cool. The views are amazing. I love how this is both fun and educational at the same time. The kids can learn so much about wildlife and their habitats.

  4. What a fun adventure!!! I loved the photos =) I’d love to take my boy to this park. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have been to Florida in the Kissimmee area twice and loved it. I haven’t been to Everglades Holiday Park but I want to take the family there. I love airboat rides!

  6. What an amazing adventure. That looks like a really fun place to visit!

  7. Oh, my! My kids would flip for a chance to go there and see the aligators. It would be a fun experience for the whole family.

  8. That looks like such a cool place to take the whole family. I am blown away by your pictures!

  9. There are 2 things that I have always wanted to do…see the Everglades and ride on an air boat! Your photos are awesome. I am glad that I can live vicariously through others with posts like this!!

  10. Lisa J. Jones says:

    Looks Like You All Had Fun I’m So Going To Take The Kids There Thank You!

  11. I saw this, I wanted to take the boychild. Sounds like you had a blast.

  12. This looks like an amazing way to spend a day, We never did so this while there last, and I totally regret it. Heck, I want to live there too, so much to see and do – I love Florida!!!

  13. My two boys would be in heaven! They love this kind of stuff.

  14. What an adveture! I’ve always wanted to go on an airboat- every time I see on ein a movie I think it’s the coolest thing!

  15. That’s a great way to introduce nature and wildlife to our kids. It makes them more appreciate of their surrounding and it’s such a good way to incorporate education with family bonding such as your trip to the Everglades.

    Wow! I can’t believe how close you all where to one of the most feared predator – alligators. It gave me the chills. Good snaps too!

  16. Looks like you had a lot of fun! We used to go to Okeefenokee Swamp every so often but this looks even cooler.

  17. You know I have two uncles and a sister in Florida yet I have never been to the everglades… this sounds like so much fun. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Sounds like a great day

  18. Looks amazing. We only live about a half hour from here and we have never done this before. I was always afraid the kids okay me would freak out but it looks beautiful!

  19. I’d love to visit Everglades Holiday Park. I love the Everglades in general. It’s so beautiful there, and this park looks like there’s no shortage of things to experience.

  20. Wow, this seems like an amazing park to visit in Florida… great review!

  21. I’m not a fan of the alligators, but I have always wanted to see the Everglades! It’s so beautiful there!

  22. We were planning a visit when we were in FL in February but didn’t have the time! Hopefully when we go down in the fall we can make it! Looks so fun!

  23. So pretty, those are some amazing photos. I’ve never been to the Everglades, it looks very beautiful.

  24. Awesome pictures! Looks like you had a blast!

  25. A native huh?? What a fun place to grow up and to raise a family. I would like to take my kids here…especially after watching the alligator shows on the nature channels, they would dig it!

  26. Airboats are sooooo fun! I’ve never been in a covered one before, but that probably helps with the spray. I love how close they’re able to get to the wildlife!

  27. If I ever visit Florida, I need to make sure we make a stop at the Everglades Holiday Park! Sounds like such an interesting place!

  28. We took the kids on an Everglades air boat tour a few years ago and we had a blast. There is a whole lot more than theme parks to Florida.

  29. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    My inlaws did the airboat tour a couple years ago and loved it. I am afraid of water but I bet it is a great way to spend some time in Florida.

  30. Such amazing pictures! Look at the sass of the baby Peacock! So cute!!
    I wish we had cool places closer to where we are. What a great trip!

  31. Fun AND educational! That’s right up my alley. The kids would LOVE that!

  32. Seriously—this looks like sooooooooooooooooooo much fun!!! wish we were closer–but this is on our list for sure–my son loves alligators and this would be perfect for him! thanks for sharing!

  33. I totally want to check this place out!

  34. That looks like an awesome excursion. I love unique, almost tourist-trap things like this.

  35. Christine says:

    Wow scary gators!

  36. That looks like so much fun. It is on my to do list

  37. Looks like a grand time. I love finding these hidden gems in my area:) I love that you got to see a ton of wildlife up close.

  38. OMGOSH! I’m jealous, I’ve always always wanted to go on one of those rides. Such an amazing long lasting memory for your boys as well.

  39. This looks like an interesting place to visit. My daughter would be over the moon happy going there, she loves stuff like this!!

  40. Sounds amazing, next time we go to Florida, we need to try it!

  41. How fun… I think I need to take my Kids there.. we are in Florida 15 years now but have never made it to the Air-boat tours… Soooo have to do that it totally looks like a blast for the entire family.. and WOW..look at that Alligator… Good thing I haven’t meet one face to face …..I would have screamed and ran the other way..LOL

  42. That’s a stunning view, we’ve only been to South beach but the Everglades sounds like a fun place to visit with the family. Totally worth considering on our next trip to FL.

  43. How cool! I love gators. Thanks so much for sharing these awesome pictures! We went on the swamp tour in New Orleans once and got close to them. So awesome!

  44. This looks like a blast! My kids would love this!

  45. katrina g says:

    wow, looks like you had a great time

  46. I love Everglade boat tours. The wildlife and the thrill of seeing a gator is always fun.

  47. Oh MY! I have always wanted to go on one of these adventures. We really need to take a vacay to Florida!

  48. We just went about two months ago! We only saw an alligator or two on our trip, but it was still SO fun.

  49. I have lived in Florida on two separate occasions, and somehow have never made it to the Everglades. We need to visit sometime, though; it looks exciting and very pretty!

  50. This looks super fun. I’d do this next time we visit FL if we have more time!

  51. Looks like you all had a great time! I really like these photos.

  52. this looks like so much fun.

  53. You guys look like you had a great time! What a great way to connect with nature and the kiddos!

  54. OMG!! This is a real adventure holiday… looks like u all had lots of fun watching alligators so close.. Wow

  55. Cynthia R says:

    I thnk the everglades is such a beautiful wildly scary place, alligators are so fascinating too. I would love to experience this.

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