Local Attractions – Everglades City, FL and Beyond

While Everglades Isle Resort and its famous Lighthouse Club™ offer a wide variety of amenities right on site, there’s also plenty to do outside of the resort. 

Nature Tours and Hikes

Embark on a luxurious adventure through the pristine waters of the Everglades and the 10,000 Islands with Captain Joshua Lewis of Lewis Island Excursions. Departing from Everglades Isle Marina, you’ll travel in style on a 27 ft. pontoon boat, taking in the breathtaking beauty of the area as you explore.

If you’re looking for a bit of land-based adventure, head to Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Here, you can hike the Big Cypress Bend Boardwalk, canoe down the East River, or take a scenic drive along Janes Memorial Drive. With so much natural beauty to discover, you’re sure to find something that speaks to your inner adventurer.

Of course, no trip to the area would be complete without a visit to the Everglades National Park. Covering a massive 1.5 million acres, the park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Its diverse landscape includes wetlands, mangrove forests, and sawgrass prairies, all home to a wide range of plant and animal species. Keep your eyes peeled for American alligators, Florida panthers, and West Indian manatees as you explore the park’s many hiking trails, waterways, and birdwatching spots. And be sure to stop by the Everglades National Park Gulf Coast Visitor Center for all the information you need to make the most of your visit.

Golfing and Fishing

Looking for an exciting adventure right in your own backyard? Look no further than Everglades Isle Marina, home to some of the world’s best fishing charters. With departures right from the marina, you can enjoy a day out on the water with experienced guides who know all the best spots to catch the big one.

But fishing isn’t the only thing to do in the area. If you’re up for a round of golf, you’re in luck – the municipal Eagle Lakes Golf Club is just a 30-minute drive away from Everglades Isle. And there are plenty of other nearby courses to choose from, including The Rookery at Marco, Links of Naples, and TPC Treviso Bay.

For a taste of history, be sure to check out the Everglades Rod & Gun Club. This legendary lodge and restaurant has been around since the late 19th century and was once a private hunting and fishing club. Today, it offers comfortable accommodations, delicious dining options, and guided excursions for fishing and hunting enthusiasts. Come and experience the rich history of this incredible club, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Shopping and Dining

Enjoy light-fare dining options and a full-service bar right on site at The Lighthouse Club™. No need to venture far from your resort to indulge in delicious food and drinks.

If you’re looking to expand your culinary horizons, head over to nearby Everglades City. Known as the stone crab capital of the world, this charming town is famous for its thriving seafood industry. Satisfy your appetite with mouthwatering dishes from local favorites like The Diving Pelican, Hole in the Wall Pizza, or Camellia Street Grill.

For even more dining and shopping options, take a short drive to the neighboring towns of Marco Island and Naples. Discover the upscale boutiques and galleries on 5th Avenue South or treat yourself to a delicious meal at Marco Prime Steak & Seafood. With so many incredible options nearby, you’re sure to find something to satisfy all your cravings.

Everglades City

Discover the charming and historic town of Everglades City, where Old Florida comes to life. Here are just a few of our favorite spots to check out:

Step back in time at the Museum of the Everglades, where you’ll learn how Barron Collier transformed a frontier town into the region’s first county seat. Explore exhibits and artifacts that bring the area’s rich history to life, and get a sense of what life was like in this unique part of Florida.

For a more daring adventure, head to the Ernest Hamilton Observation Tower. Climb 108 steps to the highest point in Everglades City, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the area. This is not for the faint of heart, but it’s definitely worth the climb!

Local Staples

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just need to stock up on supplies for your trip, Everglades City has you covered. Here are some of the best spots to find everything you need:

Stop by the Glades Haven General Store for snacks, fishing supplies, liquor, and clothing featuring Everglades City themes. It’s the perfect spot to pick up all the essentials before you hit the water.

If you’re in need of more specialized supplies, head to Win-Car Inc Gifts and Hardware. Here, you’ll find everything from marine and RV supplies to hardware and tools.

For groceries and fresh seafood, check out the Right Choice Supermarket and Triad Seafood Market & Café, respectively. Both spots offer a wide selection of high-quality products, so you can cook up a delicious meal after a long day of fishing or exploring.