Winter is the dry season in the Everglades, meaning less mosquitos, less humidity and less water throughout the ecosystem. It’s also much less heat.
A perfect time to go canoeing and see a lot of wildlife: great blue herons, red shouldered hawks, snowy egrets and my everglades favorite, ospreys. In addition to alligator and manatees.
My son-in-law and I did a total of 6.5 miles up to Coot Bay and back from Flamingo and were on the water exploring for 3 hours. We had a 4-hour rental so this was near perfect timing.
We got to explore a little of Coot Bay and some mangroves inlets: