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Royal Palm Visitor Center Tours and Tickets

If you have only an hour to stop and visit in the Everglades, the Royal Palm Visitor Center is the ideal location to stop, stretch your legs and get your bearings. Royal Palm State Park originally started as Paradise Key but was set aside as a state park to avoid development in 1916. After several years and almost double the acreage being donated (bringing the grand total to 4,000 acres, Royal Palm was dedicated as a state park in 1921.

As an access point to two of the most popular trails in the Everglades, the Anhinga Trail and the Gumbo Limbo Trail, a visit to the Royal Palm Visitor Center allows guests to experience two distinct ecosystems of the Everglades, the saw grass marsh prairie on the Anhinga and the hardwood hammock on the Gumbo Limbo, in a short amount of time.

Strolling along either of these trails will allow visitors to see a variety of wildlife including alligators and, at the right time of year, nesting anhingas. The Royal Palm Visitor Center provides maps and brochures detailing the surrounding areas, as well as serves as a starting point for the guided tours led daily by park rangers. While a guided tour is not mandatory for exploring the area, the information shared by the knowledgeable rangers is invaluable.

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Daily 8am - 4:15pm
4 miles West of Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center On Rte. 9336, Everglades National Park
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Manatees and Mangrove Tunnels Small Group Kayak Tour

Manatees and Mangrove Tunnels Small Group Kayak Tour

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Without question, this tour route is the most unique kayak tour in the area and offers guests with the greatest opportunity to spot bucket list wildlife while visiting the Everglades area. This tour launches from a permit only launch site within the 10,000 Islands Wildlife Refuge. This route requires proper planning and expert knowledge due to the fluctuating tides. No other company is capable or willing to take the time needed for this type of planning. Guests will start their paddle through the salt marsh, a popular feeding zone for numerous long-legged wading birds and river otters. 30 minutes in guests will notice a change in habitat, transitioning into Mangroves, indicating a change in salinity and elevation. This is where you will enter one of the best Mangrove Tunnels in the county. After numerous mangrove tunnels, creeks and ponds and hopefully tons of wildlife guests will then empty out into a manatee safe zone the Faka-union Canal. Year Round expert kayak guides included!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private or Small Group Motorboat Eco Tour of the Everglades

Private or Small Group Motorboat Eco Tour of the Everglades

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Explore the Everglades and discover the stunning range of animals living in this unique ecosystem on this intimate tour. On this small-group tour, thereÔÇÖs no need to clamber over the heads and shoulders of other tourists to catch a glimpse of this shallow-water areaÔÇÖs native residents ÔÇô including fish, birds, sea turtles, manatees, and maybe even bottlenose dolphins. Disembark on an isolated island during the tour and enjoy the serenity of this unique nature tour.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Everglades Experience and Miami Hop on Hop off Bus Tour

Everglades Experience and Miami Hop on Hop off Bus Tour

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Everglades Holiday Park is in the Heart of the Everglades and home to 2 very RARE albino Alligators. Also includes is a 2 day Hop on Hop off Bus tour provided by Big Bus Tours and a Millionaire's Row Boat Cruise. You will get your Bus Ticket once you redeem you Everglades Experiences.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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What are Royal Palm Visitor Center hours of operation?
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Royal Palm Visitor Center hours of operation: Daily 8am - 4:15pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Royal Palm Visitor Center tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Royal Palm Visitor Center can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Royal Palm Visitor Center 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Royal Palm Visitor Center costs USD 80.10. Guided Royal Palm Visitor Center tours start around USD 80.10 per person.
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