As Florida is popular for its picturesque and sunshine-filled coastline, you will also find its landscape mesmerizing because of memorable encounters with the wildlife. For outdoor adventures and attractions in national parks, you can experience close interactions with a family-friendly wildlife environment. You can go for amazing rides on air boats through the Everglades, take a Florida wildlife tour of bird watching with Sanibel’s wildlife refuge, or play with friendly dolphins in the Keys. From manatees to alligators, here are some of the encounters that you can experience in Florida Wildlife Tours.
Lowry Park Zoo
This park expands over 60 acres and is in Tampa, where you’ll find numerous exotic species. You will be able to see animals from tigers to manatees, monkeys, African elephants, orangutans, rhinos, and koalas.
Visitors love to interact with these wildlife animals. In this zoo, people are most attracted to touching stingrays and feeding giraffes with feeding plateau. You can also feed playful goats and walk around the park to find natural habitats. On your trip, you will find many educational shows for family and friends as well.
Swim with Manatees
During every winter in Homosassa Springs and Crystal River, Florida turns into a capital area for manatees. For spring-fed waters and warm environment, these giants visit the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge throughout the season. This is the only place in the U.S. where you can swim with them.
National Wildlife Refuge in Merritt Island
This island offers you a stay in natural surroundings. Its location is near Orlando at a less than an hour drive. You can have a Florida wildlife tour in this area where sea turtles lay eggs and manatees graze peacefully. During different times of the year, you will find other animals, such as bobcats, bald eagles, alligators, etc.
Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key
This research center is located in the Florida Keys on the Grassy Key. It is a non-profit educational facility. It is ideal if you are interested in observing and interacting with dolphins and want to know how they live in their natural habitat.
In this facility, you can interact with dolphins and learn how this research center helps them. You will also gain information on how you can contribute towards caring for marine mammals through educational presentations and sessions. This will be a treat for you and your family.
Ride a Swamp Buggy Through Babcock Ranch
If you are ready to get up and personal with Florida’s wildlife its time you get on a Babcock Ranch Eco-Tour. Our most popular is the Swamp Buggy tour where you get to explore Babcock Ranch Preserve wetlands and farm.
You will experience a lifetime’s worth of excitement on this Florida wildlife tour. Our visitors always get to see a wide variety of animals, including alligators, burrowing owls and Red-cockaded woodpecker.
Experience all this amazing wildlife, book your tour today!