Anclote Village Marina

Florida Wildlife

Featured Areas

Florida’s Gulf Coast is home to diverse ecosystems, teeming with an incredible array of wildlife. As you plan your trip to the area, try to fit one of these wonders into your itinerary:

Palmetto Scrubs

These seemingly barren landscapes play a vital role in the ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for gopher tortoises, rabbits, white-tailed deer, and even a glimpse of native snakes as they slither through the undergrowth.

Mangrove forests

Where the freshwater meets the Gulf, these remarkable ecosystems thrive. Mangrove trees, with their distinctive “aerial knees,” provide vital habitat for over 200 species of fish, 181 species of birds, 24 reptiles and amphibians, and 18 mammals. Crabs, oysters, and other fascinating creatures also flourish amidst the tangled roots.

Cypress Swamps

Step back in time as you explore these mystical wetlands. Cypress swamps are home to the iconic Florida alligator, sharing their watery domain with a variety of other reptiles, amphibians, and a wealth of aquatic birds. The crystal-clear freshwater harbors a variety of fish, making it a haven for both nature lovers and anglers.

The Open Gulf

Venture offshore and discover the incredible diversity of marine life. The Gulf of Mexico is home to a dazzling array of fish, from tiny baitfish to prized catches like snapper and other sport fish. Keep your eyes peeled for playful dolphins, majestic sharks, and even migrating whales!

Don’t forget to check fishing regulations with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission before casting your line.

Ready to Witness the Spectacle?

Anclote Village Marina is your launching pad for an unforgettable wildlife adventure. Call us at 727-937-9737 to discuss renting a boat and exploring these crucial ecosystems of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Pack your sense of adventure and get ready to create lasting memories amidst the wonders of Florida’s wildlife!