A wonderful way to have a wilderness fishing vacation for a couple of days or a week is to escape to Flamingo, or the Ten Thousand Islands area of the Florida Everglades.

This isolated tip of the Florida Peninsula is one of the truly uncharted wilderness areas left in the country, a primeval place that time forgot and man has not yet paved over.

There are no roads; only the 99 mile long Wilderness Waterway, plus countless other miles of bays, bends, creeks, coves and inlets that have exotic names like Lostman's River, Alligator Bay, Shark Point, Graveyard Creek and Gunboat Island. This strange world of half land, half water is still the home of the alligator, and the crocodile, the almost extinct Florida Panther, deer, feral hogs and raccoons with birds in unimaginable numbers and denizens large and small, innocent and threatening. But most of all, it is the home of some of the finest fishing in the world; of line- busting snook, redfish, trout and giant tarpon in quantities to boggle the eye and the imagination.

You may start this wilderness adventure via a trip aboard The Floating Luxury Lodge, La Casa Marquesas, with Blue Moon Expeditions. And if you want to fish the areas near Everglades City or Chokoloskee or the Flamingo Shark River area, including Whitewater Bay, they do it all at various times of the year. Living on board the Marquesas eliminates the long uncomfortable boat rides to and from some of the prime fishing grounds. So here is an opportunity to join me on any number of these Blue Moon Expeditions to a variety of outstanding fishing spots.

Contact Blue Moon Expeditions by email at info@bluemoonexpeditions.com or by phone at 1-800-518-9124 or 1-305-849-8254.