The Everglades National Park is the biggest subtropical region in America that is uninhabited. The area has threatened species like the American crocodile, Florida panther, and West Indian manatee. It has been named an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance, in honor of its worth to all the people on earth.
One-third of the park's total area is made up of the wide-open waterways of Florida Bay and the Ten Thousand Islands. The best way to observe some of the more distant areas of the park is by boat, kayak, or canoe. Each region has its own special characteristics and local areas to observe.
Navigating in the waters of the Everglades is for the experts. Difficult waterways go through banks of soft mud and seagrass, that keep the basins apart along shallow coasts in the Florida Bay. Other regions specifically in the Ten Thousand Islands, have many oyster reefs and sandbars. Safely exploring this locale requires the capability to know the waters, because some shallow places are unmarked. It is necessary to realize the boundaries of your boat as well knowing how to read nautical charts.
The weather in the Everglades is moderate and enjoyable from December all during April, though rare cold fronts may generate near freezing situations. Normal temperatures in winter are high 77°F and low 53°F. In the summers the weather is hot and humid, with temperatures around 90°F and humidity over 90%. Thunderstorms in the afternoon are normal with plenty of mosquitoes. The hurricane season in Florida is June through November, so be aware that hurricanes and tropical storms can occure in the region. Typical rainfall is 60 inches for the year. The rainy season runs from June through October.