We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Gulf Coast Visitor Center

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Rte. 29, Everglades City, FL
Phone Number: 2396953311
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 166 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Excellent small visitor centre

The centre is quite small so one has a few exhibits, but these are very interesting, excellent and informative. The staff are very helpful and gave us excellent advice on places... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
loiriston
,
scotland
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 137: English reviews
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
49 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were thrilled by the good promotion of wildlife in the 10 thousand islands park, were just in time for the boat to leave and so we enjoyed a 1.5 hr sea trip with dolphins, sea elefants, many fish and birds. Great tour

Helpful?
Thank msi2014
Allendale, New Jersey
Level Contributor
223 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some educational displays, NPS souveniers. Larger commercial souvenier shop downstairs. And restrooms, of course.

Helpful?
Thank Theresa C
Petaluma, California
Level Contributor
84 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to get some info on the boat tours. We were unfortunately rained out. The tropical storm was on the horizon and ruined our time. The ranger on duty was very helpful and friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Bryan G
scotland
Level Contributor
139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

The centre is quite small so one has a few exhibits, but these are very interesting, excellent and informative. The staff are very helpful and gave us excellent advice on places to visit, also free!

Helpful?
Thank loiriston
San Juan Capistrano, California, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Excellent crews, very well informed and well worth the money and time. Really gives a great understanding of the Everglades in this area of Florida.

Helpful?
Thank Stephanie R
Hockessin, Delaware
Level Contributor
115 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

7 miles on US 29S off US Route 41is a quick introduction to the Everglades NP. Primarily functions as a launch dock for boat tours of 10000 Islands and Everglades NP. Has a small visitor center, clean restrooms and minimal snacks. Worth the trip for NP buffs. Highly recommend the Boat Tour that we took.

Helpful?
1 Thank TNF_12
Maldon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
142 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The centre is worth a visit to get your knowledge up to-date of the area and its ecology. The boat trip from the centre is worth it to see the islands and their life. You will also usually see dolphins. We hires an open canoe from the centre the next day and had a very enjoyable trip along the coast,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paul A
Everglades City, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

From here you can take a tour of the Mangroves, or take a trip out to the GULF. you will see BIRD, Dolphins, and if your lucky maybe a SEA TURTLE.

Helpful?
Thank denisesteinhauer
Cissna Park, IL
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Make a 30 minute stop here as you visit the everglades. There is a one room museum that talks about the ecology of the area and the wildlife. Downstairs has a gift shop with the usual "my parents were here and I got a t-shirt" stuff, but they also have detailed maps of the area. Don't know the cost, but... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rick D
Erie, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Husband and I did both tours. While it was pricey, this was our once in a life time trip to Everglades so it we went for it. Really enjoyed the Mangrove tour. We did see a dolphin and various birds in addition to the mangroves which are cool. We had rain for 80% of the 10,000 Island tour and because... More 

Helpful?
Thank blzfan

Travelers who viewed Gulf Coast Visitor Center also viewed

Everglades City, Southwest Gulf Coast
Everglades City, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Everglades City, Southwest Gulf Coast
Everglades City, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Gulf Coast Visitor Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gulf Coast Visitor Center and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
phila
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Gulf Coast Visitor Center staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?