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Alligator breaches the water looking for food in the Everglades

If You Love the Outdoors…

...You’ll love Everglades City! With local events and festivals, lush nature trails, and legendary fishing and hunting, there’s something here for everyone.

Hunting & Fishing Trips in Everglades City

With so many things to do in Everglades City, our local experts and friendly staff can recommend the best attractions tailored to your passions. Whether you’re seeking a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor adventure, wanting to soak in some “Old Florida” culture and history, or experience a fun-filled family vacation, Everglades City’s Glades Haven is the perfect place to start.

Outdoor Adventures

Everglades City is known for its fishing and hunting adventures. Encounter the famous Florida Alligator, do some backcountry fishing in the mangroves or tackle the Gulf for larger game like shark and cobia. Glades Haven offers a variety of fishing and hunting packages perfect for the beginners and experienced adventurers, alike.

If fishing or hunting isn’t your passion, no worries! Any water-lover will enjoy exploring the beautiful 10,000 Islands by boat or kayak. Visit our full-service Marina for information on rentals and recommendations on the best local spots.

Rather stay on land? Biking and hiking are also excellent ways to experience the natural beauty of the Everglades up close. Extensive scenic trails run through the Everglades National Park, Marco Island, Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park and Big Cypress National Preserve. Check out our Area Guide for more information and ask our knowledgeable staff for additional recommendations.

Local Events

Every February, Everglades City shines a little brighter during peak festival season. Do as the locals do and come visit us for these festive annual celebrations:

  • Everglades Seafood Festival
    For over 40 years, people have flocked to Everglades City every February to enjoy fresh, local seafood and live music.
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival
    This festival to honor the life of local environmental activist, Marjory Stoneman, has been going strong for over 10 years.
  • Clyde & Nikki Butcher’s Swamp Walks
    For a truly unique Everglades experience, join locals Clyde and Nikki Butcher on one of their famous Swamp Walks through Big Cypress National Preserve, running every October through February. Clyde is known as the “Ansel Adams of the Everglades” for his legendary black and white nature photography and his work can be found year-round in the Big Cypress Gallery.
Everglades City boat rentals

Kayaking is one of the best things to do in the Everglades