For our final edition of Destination Gulf Coast of the season, we decided we would head down to Summerdale for some gator action, as we visited Alligator Alley and the charismatic owner, Wes Moore. There is no doubt that Wes is a character as he gave us a tour of the facility, he explained that “The farm itself is 160 acres. The alligators have a little over 23 acres off Springfield Cypress fault. We’ve got right at 2000 feet of boardwalk that goes out through our fault, so it’s a way we can get people up close and personal with alligators.” Up and close with the alligators is exactly what we got when we joined Wes to feed his gators.

One of the more amazing things about our trip to Alligator Alley was the fact that despite there being over 200 adult alligators in Alligator Alley, Wes knows the names of every single alligator in the park! They’re basically like his pets, as he talks to each one, calling them to come eat and telling them to back away whenever they get too close or aggressive. If you want something fun to do outdoors where you get to learn more about nature, I would definitely recommend paying a visit to Alligator Alley!