October 2018 – Things are looking up for the start of season in Flamingo this year. There’s a new concessionaire (Guest Services) in charge of the campground, the marina store, houseboat rentals, back-country boat tours and more. Check out what’s new on the company’s website and stay tuned for updates (like the news release below from the company)… Guest Services is planning to build 40 eco-tents on Florida Bay, 24 rental cabins and a park restaurant for fine dining. Add in a new Visitor Center (work is underway on a multi-million dollar renovation supported by SFNPT) and there’s no reason NOT to spend some quality time in this former fishing village on Florida Bay.
FLAMINGO, Fla. – With the change of the season, Flamingo Everglades adds more outdoor recreational activities for the public. These include
Daily and special boat tours;
a fully-stocked Marina Store w/ food court
newly-opened campgrounds and RV sites
and houseboat, pontoon, kayak, and bike rentals.
Soon coming …….. new eco-tent and cabins rentals
The Flamingo Everglades’ daily narrated boat tours are back for those who love to sight-see on the water. This one-of-a-kind wilderness experience on a single or double-decker tour boat is the perfect opportunity to get up close with the magnificent manatees, crocodiles, birds, and other wildlife found throughout the marina. There are also backcountry boat tours every Friday-Sunday at 1 pm and 3 pm to give a more in-depth look into nature.
“The guided boat tours allow guests to learn more about the great wonders found in the Florida Bay while seeing it in-person,” says Ken Kroll, general manager at Flamingo Everglades. “It is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy.”
Houseboats are now available for rent with reservation dates starting in November 2018. The 42-foot houseboats sleep a maximum of six people with all the necessities and modern amenities. On board, these houseboats have two staterooms, gas oven/range, and gas-electric refrigerator with a freezer, microwave, and more. Eight-passenger fishing pontoons, single and double kayaks, canoes, and bikes are also available to rent. Bikes are available for a minimum of two hours, and there are a variety of bike-friendly trails to explore.
“Riding on a boat, kayak, canoe, or bike with friends and family in the Everglades gives a whole new perspective of the environment,” says Kroll. “The beautiful landscape and exotic wildlife offer a scenic route that helps guests disconnect from the busyness of life.”
The Flamingo Everglades also has two on-site campgrounds that are now open for the season. These sites accommodate tents and RVs; however, eco-tents and cabins are soon going to be available for rent.
“There is no better way to experience the Everglades than spending a night under the stars at one of its many campsites,” says Kroll. “Now with the available eco-tents and cabins, everyone and anyone can join in on the fun.”
After a day of boating, biking, and camping, the Marina Store is open from 8 am to 5 pm for all food and beverage needs.
“Being the fully stocked store on the property,” says Kroll, “we have a variety of foods to satisfy anyone’s cravings and any other supplies you may need to enhance your stay.”
Flamingo Everglades is ready for guests to enjoy the updated outdoor recreation amenities in the upcoming season.
“We love our customers and want them to enjoy our beautiful campgrounds, phenomenal views, and excellent water activities in the best ways possible.”
Since 1917, Guest Services has worked tirelessly to earn our reputation as the premier hospitality management company in the United States. We are proud to provide a wide range of customized hospitality management solutions for clients involved in dining services, resorts and hotels, state and national parks, senior living communities, unique retail outlets, special events, condominium management, and fresh produce distribution.
Today, we stand at the forefront of the hospitality management industry, providing the highest quality food, lodging and leisure services for our valued clients and guests. Guest Services is proud to serve more than 35 million guests annually at over 350 properties nationwide.