Experience All Alligator Alley Has to Offer
With lots of wildlife to encounter and plenty of opportunities for an up-close experience with the alligators, we have put together recommendations for your next trip to Alligator Alley.
The park is close to a mile long, so wear comfortable shoes and allow yourself at least one to two hours to explore. Our alligators grow in size and age the further down the path you go.
Live feedings tend to be crowded – especially in the summer – so get to the bleachers early to pick out a good spot.
Save some of the alligator food (chow) for the swamp – there are alligators you can feed both in the water and on land. Bring your chow containers back when you visit again for a discounted, refill price.
Bring extra cash because some of our outside exhibits (i.e. drink machine, diggers, etc.) don’t take cards.
The warmer the weather, the more activity you will see. If you’re planning to come in the cooler months, choose a day when the sun is out – our alligators will be basking in it.
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In addition to recommendations, we thought we’d answer some of our most asked questions.
When did Alligator Alley open and how many alligators do you have now?
Alligator Alley opened in 2004 and, yes, the swamp is all natural. All of our alligators are rescued and transported from unnatural areas to us at the farm which has been designed to give them a natural environment. We now have over 600 alligators including the babies – none of which we process for meat or hide.
Is Captain Crunch the biggest alligator at the swamp?
While Captain Crunch is our most famous alligator, he is not the biggest. The Colonel is the biggest, but only by a few inches. All our adult alligators have access to the whole swamp and will move around, so The Colonel and Crunch may not always be visible.
What’s the diet like for the alligators at Alligator Alley?
The alligator chow we sell is made specifically for alligators and is healthy for them. During our feeding shows, we mainly feed feral pig. It is all donated to us and it’s our way of helping with the feral pig population problem.
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Alligator Alley FAQs – A Day in the Life on the Farm
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View our hours and pricing to start planning your trip. For more information, or if you have questions about visiting Alligator Alley, call us at 251-946-2483.
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