Chokoloskee has several options to make your weekend getaway as adventurous as possible!
Chokoloskee is a world class fishing destination… and for good reason, the fishing is fantastic! The vast variety of fish species here attracts visitors from all over the globe. Some favorites include Red Drum, Snook, Tarpon, Pompano, Grouper, Snapper, Permit, Seatrout and Cobia.
Crabbing is another favorite park activity with many guests chasing the delicious blue claw crabs that are native to the area.
Shark Fishing is a thrilling activity that takes place most nights right from our docks.
Our boat ramp is always free for park residents and renters, with boat slips available for a modest fee.
You can purchase Florida fishing licenses on line at www.myfwc.com
Florida saltwater fishing information, including regulations, size charts and seasons can be found at https://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/
Chokoloskee Island is a village at the end of the road on the west shore of the Gulf Coast, that directly borders the boundaries of Everglades National Park (https://www.nps.gov/ever/index.htm) and 10,000 Island National Wildlife Refuge (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/ten_thousand_islands/). Both parks provide amazing opportunities to view to local wildlife and plants.
Hunting, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and birdwatching are all popular activities that can be enjoyed in the parks.
Shark Valley Visitor Center (https://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/svdirections.htm) which is about an hour east of Chokoloskee offers tram rides, guided tours and a paved bike path to explore.
Try and catch a glimpse of the protected Florida Panther at the Big Cypress Reserve https://www.nps.gov/bicy/index.htm. The freshwater swamp is a critical part of the Everglades eco-system.
Everglades city is located just over the bridge, 3 miles north of Chokoloskee. It’s home to several attractions, restaurants and activities.
Check out the local Museum of the Everglades for a showcase of the history of the Everglades Region (https://www.florida-everglades.com/evercty/museum.htm)
The Gulf Coast Visitor Center serves as the gateway for exploring the Ten Thousand Islands and its maze of mangrove islands and waterways that extends to Flamingo and Florida Bay (https://www.nps.gov/ever/planyourvisit/gcdirections.htm)
Airboat tours are an exciting and fast paced way to get a look at the natural scenery. Everglades City has several options including the original Everglades City Tours (https://www.evergladescity-airboattours.com/)
Everglades area tours offer more natural alternatives, including walking, kayaking, and canoe based experiences (https://www.evergladesareatours.com/).