Just had a brief visit to the Everglades, and wanted to recommend Speedy's Airboat ride. Very fun, well organized, great driver, we had a great time. Highly recommend it. No alligators (they said that the water is too saline this time of year) but they advised us to go 7 miles east on Highway 41 to HP Williams picnic area, and did we ever see alligators! They were everywhere on shore and swimming in the river, and we had very good views from the safe boardwalk. Then on to Shark Valley but alas we only had time for a short walk. Still very nice with tones of birds and of course more gators, right on the path.