Remembering Troy Humphreys

All of us at Captain Jack’s were saddened to learn that Troy Humphreys passed away in January 2019. Troy was a 42-year-old father, husband, commercial fisherman, builder, Captain Jack’s airboat captain, Wooten’s alligator handler, and all-around hard worker. He was a family man, now survived by his wife and seven children. We had the pleasure of working with Troy for …

Everglades Tiger

Everglades Tigers: Boris and Daisy

You might not associate tigers with the Everglades, and you’d be right—they’re not native to the Florida grasslands. But our animal sanctuary is home to Boris and Daisy, two Siberian tigers who have lived there for decades. The next time you stop by the Everglades for an airboat tour, you’ll no doubt want to see some alligators and Florida panthers. …

Everglades Ecosystems

Everglades: Ponds, Sloughs, Prairies, Marshes, Swamps, and Hammocks

We in the Florida Everglades have many different names for what outsiders might refer to as simply “a swamp.” Each ecosystem’s uniqueness starts with the the water and level type of vegetation. Here are several common ones: Pond – Deeper water, less vegetation. Slough (pronounced “slew”) – Free-flowing channels of water, about 3 feet (0.9 meters) deeper than sawgrass marshes. …