Posted by admin | Posted on 09-16-2008
Below you will find a series of messages about the Little Shark River. This very interesting, but sometimes very buggy anchorage lies well south of Everglades City, and a short hop north of Cape Sable. It is one of the most backwater cruising possibilities in all of Florida. Just don't try anchoring here on a still, summer night. The little guys will come out, pick your boat up, and consume it in the nearby marsh!
Will be cruising from Marathon up to Little Shark and hope to see some real Everglades wildlife and do some exploring.
How far in from the river entrance does one have to go to get the Everglades experience.?
Will be in our 43 ft Hatteras DC.
Thanks for any info.
You can go up five or six miles, we have a five foot draft boat. There is plenty water, but anchor in the middle to allow the tide.
Danny and Kris Fletcher
We've had our former Sanderling into the Little Shark River 8 miles. Definitely into the Everglades, but it wasn't what we expected it would be, however, it was fascinating, nonetheless!
For the money, the best overall experience came at Flamingo, Florida, where we took a 2 hour tour on a pontoon boat into the same Everglades. Saw a different aspect of the Everglades than we saw on the Little Shark River – much more like what we had expected.
Keep in mind, different land areas of the Everglades are at different elevations and therefore have totally different flora and fauna. Even a foot of elevation difference can change things quite dramatically.
Bob McLeran and Judy Young
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