Ivanka Trump got well and truly stuck in to Florida life this weekend when she took her kids to visit an alligator park, where the family enjoyed an airboat tour of the Everglades in the hopes of spotting some toothy reptiles.
The 39-year-old former First Daughter and her husband Jared Kushner, 40, were pictured enjoying an afternoon out with their three children at the Everglades Holiday Park on Sunday, with exclusive photos showing the family-of-five hopping aboard an airboat that then whisked them around the wetlands – which are home to thousands of alligators.
As well as the hour-long airboat tours, the park – which is located about an hour’s drive from the family’s new luxury Miami apartment – also offers visitors the chance to get a bit more up close and personal with some reptiles during a live alligator presentation, which takes place in its ‘world-famous’ gator pit.
Family day out: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner took their three children on a trip to an alligator park on Sunday
Keep a lookout! The former First Daughter and her husband have spent the past week scoping out their new neighborhood – but ventured further afield on the weekend to visit the Everglades Holiday Park, which is about an hour from their Miami home
All aboard! Ivanka, 39, Jared, 40, and their kids, who were joined by two Secret Service agents, enjoyed an airboat tour of the wetlands, during which guests are promised close encounters with all kinds of wildlife, including gators and snakes
Keep your eyes peeled! The Kushner clan all donned protective cloth face masks for the excursion, during which they were seen whipping around the Everglades on a private boat, which can reach speeds of up to 60 miles an hour
What can you see? Ivanka sat perched behind her daughter during the boat trip
Ivanka put on a very demure display for her gator-spotting expedition, wearing a mid-length blue shirt dress that was tied at the waist, along with a simple pair of lace-up boat shoes, and a straw visor. Her husband Jared, 40, also shielded himself against the Florida sun with a baseball cap, which he paired with a simple blue T-shirt, a pair of dark grey shorts, and black sneakers.
All three children were dressed for the warm Florida weather, with nine-year-old Arabella wearing shorts and a tank top, while her brothers donned sweatpants and T-shirts.
The whole family masked up in protective cloth face coverings, and Jared was seen toting around a bright blue backpack, no doubt filled with essentials for their big day out.
Accompanying them on the trip were two burly Secret Service agents, who kept a close watch over the family as they walked around the park, before joining them for their airboat tour across the wetlands.
Ivanka et al appear to have booked a private boat tour, with images showing the family-of-five enjoying the run of their own airboat, with their two Secret Service guards sitting just behind the family.
No doubt the alligator park tour was high on their list of must-do’s however – with the tourist attraction describing itself as one of the ‘top’ spots for visitors and locals alike.
‘Located in sunny South Florida just outside of Fort Lauderdale and Miami, our South Florida alligator park is a top attraction for locals and visitors alike, perfect for kids and adults of all ages,’ the website states.
Is that the one? Nine-year-old Arabella pointed out their airboat before they climbed aboard
Protective: Ivanka was seen holding onto the hand of her youngest child, four-year-old Theodore, as the group made their way to the airboat
Keeping it casual: Jared and the kids went for very low-key ensembles, however Ivanka opted for a slightly more demure look that included a wide-brimmed straw visor
Mom and son: The former First Daughter held onto her son, no doubt anxious to ensure he didn’t get too close to the edge of the dock as they walked down to the board their boat
What’s that? Arabella, nine, was seen pointing out something interesting to her family, while holding on to a pair of ear plugs, which are given out to guests to block out the noise of the boat’s loud engine
Busy bees: The alligator park trip came at the end of a busy week for the family-of-five, who have been scoping out their new neighborhood, enjoying trips to the beach, and a visit to a local ice cream store
Take your pick! Visitors to the park also have the chance to book animal encounters, during which they can get up close and personal with baby gators, as well as skunks, pigs, snakes, and raccoons
‘Climb aboard one of our state-of-the-art vessels for an unforgettable Everglades airboat ride, then experience a live alligator presentation featuring the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue Team in our world-famous Gator Pit! With miles of wetlands before you, you’ll journey deep into the Everglades, zipping across the “River of Grass” at top speeds, with an expert tour guide leading the way.’
The description continues by promising guests the opportunity to ‘lock eyes with an American alligator and snap amazing pictures’ while coming ‘face-to-face with some of the Everglades’ most unusual and exciting animals’.
Everglades Holiday Park offers a range of experiences for budding wildlife explorers, from airboat tours to animal encounters, during which guests can snap photos with an albino alligator, and get the chance to meet skunks, raccoons, snakes, tortoises, and pigs.
Earlier in the day, the family was seen leaving Arte Surfside, the exclusive Miami building where they are currently renting an apartment.
The couple signed a one-year lease on their condominium in the property, which is one of the city’s most coveted oceanfront buildings, the Wall Street Journal reported last month.
It is unclear how much Ivanka and Jared are paying for the condo, but it’s safe to say the luxury property didn’t come cheap.
Arte is one of the most expensive complexes in the Surfside neighborhood, with an average rental price of nearly $47,000 per month. Its penthouse sold for $33million to an unnamed private equity executive from New York last month.
On the move: The family are seen aboard their airboat – which they appear to have reserved for a private tour. Trips around the wetlands last for around an hour, and guests are promise the chance to spot gators, snakes, and other wildlife
Keeping busy? Ivanka was seen scrolling through her phone at certain points during the tour, while her children and husband enjoyed the view of their surroundings
Hop in! The family was welcomed aboard the boat by its captain (pictured in grey) who chatted to the group before they left the dock
Nice to meet you: Jared appeared to greet their captain with a pat on the arm
Keeping watch: Ivanka et al were closely followed by two plain-clothed Secret Service agents who kept a close eye on the family throughout their trip
Off they go: Jared held on to seven-year-old Joseph’s hand as they strolled through the park, while Theo held on to his mom, and eldest child Arabella strolled behind them
Matchy matchy: Ivanka and her daughter donned coordinating pale blue for their big day out
Quite a trip: The park is located around an hour’s drive from the family’s new home – which is located in one of the most sought-after oceanfront buildings in Miami
Getting to know you: Ivanka appears eager to acclimate her children to Florida life, and the group have been seen enjoying a host of activities over the past few days
The Kushner family are said to be using the large, unfurnished unit as a temporary home while they build a more permanent one on a two-acre plot they purchased on Indian Creek Island – also known as the ‘Billionaire Bunker’ – for $31.8 million late last year.
Their trip to the alligator park came at the end of a packed week, which saw the family scoping out their new neighborhood with a trip to the beach near their sprawling oceanfront apartment, and a visit to a local ice cream store, where Arabella, nine, Joseph, seven, and Theodore, four, were all seen enjoying sweet treats after school.
Ivanka took some time to kick back and relax after her busy week – and was seen lounging on the balcony outside her lavish new home on Monday morning, one day after enjoying her alligator park excursion.
The mother-of-three was pictured kicking off her week with some fresh air on the sprawling balcony, lying back on a cushioned sun lounger while she scrolled through her phone and took a quick call.
As well as taking some time to herself in the early morning, Ivanka also took the chance to bond with her son Joseph, seven, over breakfast before he headed off to school.
The mother and son were seen sitting at a dining table outside on the balcony where the youngster enjoyed his morning meal while seated alongside his mom.
Scenic! The family had to stroll past a construction site while making their way into the alligator park
Work in progress: The alligator park currently seems to be undergoing construction
Supplies: Ivanka was seen carrying a large blue backpack, which may well have been filled with supplies for the day
Heading out: Earlier in the day, the family was pictured leaving Arte Surfside, the exclusive oceanfront building where they are currently living
Chic and simple: Ivanka donned a blue calf-length dress with a woven visor and slip-on shoes for the outing on Sunday
Joseph was seen dressed in the same school uniform that he wore last week when he and his older sister Arabella, nine, and younger brother Theo, four, were pictured picking up ice cream with their mother after a day of classes at their new Hebrew school.
At one point the doting youngster was seen holding his mother’s hand in a touching display of affection before heading off to school for the day.
Ivanka appears to have quickly adapted to life in the Sunshine State, swapping the tailored suits and dresses she wore in D.C. in favor of a casual red-and-blue striped sun dress and a pair of dark sunglasses.
The dress featured a thigh-high slit on one side, and it looked as though the former First Daughter was wearing a bathing suit underneath it – perhaps in anticipation of a trip to the beach later on in the day.
Luckily for Ivanka and her family, they don’t have far to travel in order to reach the ocean, which lies just a stone’s throw from their condo, which is located in exclusive oceanfront building Arte Surfside.
While life has no doubt been something of roller coaster for the family over the past few weeks in the wake of Donald Trump’s election loss and departure from the White House, it seems as though Ivanka, Jared, and their three children, having quickly settled into Miami life.
Living the high life! On Monday, Ivanka took some time to relax while lounging on the balcony of her luxurious new home
Cool and casual: In place of the tailored suits and smart dresses she wore in D.C., the 39-year-old opted for a red-and-blue striped sun dress and a pair of glamorous sunglasses
Quick chat: Ivanka had two books in her lap, however she took a break from reading in order to take a call on her phone
Something funny? The former First Daughter smiled at something on her phone as she scrolled through it while lying back on the cushioned chair
Mother-son bonding: Ivanka was also seen eating breakfast with her son Joseph, who was dressed in his school uniform, ready to head to class
Quality time: Ivanka and her seven-year-olds on appeared engrossed in conversation, with the little boy happily chatting as he enjoyed his breakfast
The couple were seen for the first time in Florida last week in images obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, which showed the family scoping out their new surroundings with a trip to the beach, and a visit to a local ice cream store not far from Arabella and Joseph’s new school.
One set of photos taken last week captured Ivanka and Jared playing on the beach with their sons Theodore, four and Joseph, seven.
While the boys reveled in the sand, Ivanka and Jared lounged on beach chairs, shielding themselves from the sun with hats and long sleeves.
Jared appeared engrossed in his cellphone while Ivanka flipped through a book, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom.
Ivanka paired her sheer, striped sundress with woven visor and broad smile as she walked along the shore and Jared took a phone call.
Another set of photos showed Ivanka and Jared taking their kids out for ice cream.
Each of the children, Theodore, Joseph and nine-year-old Arabella, appeared to be dressed in school uniforms with baby blue polo shirts and navy hoodies.
Ivanka matched her children in a baby blue sweater, cream-colored skirt and pink tie-dye mask that she pulled down to devour an ice cream cone.
While a lot has changed for the Kushners, some things – like Ivanka’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle – have stayed the same.
Family fun: On Sunday, DailyMail.com published exclusive images of Ivanka and her family enjoying their first week in Florida
Fun in the sun! Ivanka beamed as she watched her four-year-old son Theodore play in the sand near the Kushner’s new home in Miami
Taking it easy: Jared appeared engrossed in his cellphone while Ivanka flipped through a book, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
Sweet treat: On Wednesday, Ivanka took her three children – Arabella, nine, Joseph, seven, and Theodore, four – out for an ice cream after school
Yummy: The children are attending a Hebrew school in the Miami area and were all seen wearing their new uniforms, while their mother wore a cream skirt and blue cardigan
The former first daughter was photographed out for a run with her dog Winter on Wednesday morning, with a security detail trailing behind her.
She kept a low profile with an all-black ensemble and baseball cap, with a white mask around her wrist.
The family broke cover from their condo again on Sunday, stepping out of side door and into a white SUV.
Ivanka donned a blue calf-length dress with her trusty woven visor, while Jared wore a white long-sleeve tee, cargo shorts and black tennis shoes with a backpack slung over his back.
The Javanka sightings last week came as a new report revealed that the couple saw their personal income drop more than 20 percent during former President Donald Trump‘s final year in office.
The couple reported between $23.8million to $120million in income for 2020 in their financial disclosure forms as White House advisers.
That total marks a $36million decrease on the up to $156million the couple reported for the same period a year earlier, according to Bloomberg.
Officials are only required to disclose the value of their assets and their non-governmental income in broad ranges.
But while still extremely wealthy, the disclosure suggests that Ivanka and Jared have lost ground economically as a result of their controversial roles in Trump’s administration during his tumultuous final months in office.
The couple has also been impacted financially by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as they both have extensive holdings in businesses – such as hotels – which have been hard hit over the last 11 months.
Ivanka and Jared signed a one-year lease on a condominium in one of Miami’s most coveted oceanfront buildings, Arte Surfside (pictured), the Wall Street Journal reported last month
Future: The couple are expected to use the condo while they build a more permanent home on a two-acre plot they purchased on ‘Billionaire Bunker’ for $31.8million late last year
Ivanka, Jared and their children are seen leaving Washington, D.C., before Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20
Backlash: A truck with a message for Ivanka and her supporters was seen driving around her new hometown in Miami on Wednesday
It had a photo of Ivanka’s face with the word ‘UNAMERICAN’ over her eyes as well as the message ‘Ivanka called Capitol terrorists patriots’, referencing her tweet about January 6 riots
Neither Ivanka, 39, nor Jared, 40, took a salary during their time as advisers to former President Trump.
In 2017, shortly after joining the White House staff, they reported an income of as much as $195million – $75million more than the couple disclosed this year. That initial disclosure, however, covered a longer period of time than 2020’s.
As for overall assets, the couple’s figures increased only a small amount, if at all, over the last four years – a period of time in which the stock market climbed more than 60 percent.
In their most recent disclosure, Javanka listed assets worth between $206million and $803million.
Comparatively, in 2017 they listed a figure between $241million and $741million, and in 2019 disclosed assets valued between $203million and $783million.
Both heirs to family real-state empires, Jared and Ivanka also have extensive holdings in businesses which have been hard hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which may account for their financial shortcomings.