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Miami: Everglades Safari Park Airboat Tour and Park Entrance

1. Miami: Everglades Safari Park Airboat Tour and Park Entrance

Discover the flora and fauna of Everglades Safari Park while your captains navigate through the pristine waters of the national park on an airboat tour. Get to know this unique landscape up close with a guide. Enjoy wildlife shows, exhibits, an observation platform, and a jungle trail boardwalk. Begin your airboat journey deep into nature's mysterious wilderness. Relax as you pass through an intricate River of Grass system. Learn about the wetlands from your guide as you maneuver through this secretly preserved jungle and its inhabitants. Experience breathtaking panoramic views as you glide along the park with stops on levees along the way. Be on the lookout for alligators, turtles, deers, wild hogs, and raccoons. Encounter native flora and other exotic wildlife in the Everglades' lush vegetation and tranquility. After your 40-minute airboat ride, take a closer look at some of the animals that call the Florida Everglades home during an interactive Wildlife Nature Show. You can also explore the winding Jungle Trail on foot, view the observation deck, and see other park exhibits.

Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

2. Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

Travel back in time to the days before over-development and theme parks, and experience the unspoiled swamps of Florida on a thrilling airboat ride. Departing from Kissimmee, discover the largest living estuary in the world at Shingle Creek, where the splendor of nature offers a more authentic Florida experience. As you speed through the swamps, your captain will tell stories of the American Indians and history of the early settlers who carved their trails into the swamps of Central Florida. The state-of-the-art boats allow unobstructed views for all passengers, and the diversity of wildlife and plant life will keep your eyes and camera busy. Feel the subtropical climate that promotes lush vegetation and provides natural habitats for a variety of species as you explore swamp marsh and wet prairie.

Miami: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

3. Miami: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Hop on and off during this Miami sightseeing bus tour and enjoy panoramic views of the Art Deco District and South Beach. Discover iconic locations like Wynwood and Lincoln Road and visit the best of Miami’s landmarks for as little or as long as you like.  The City Loop (Red) will take you through diverse and unique areas of Upper Miami. Travel through Midtown with its newly developed shopping, dining and living areas before making your way through the streets of Wynwood, famous for its street graffiti art and building murals. Then check out Little Havana to experience a taste of Cuba. Buses pick up and drop off at 30-minute intervals. Hear the history and life of the city through expert digital commentary in 6 languages. Upgrade your experience with a 90-minute Biscayne Bay Cruise past Millionaire's Row and the city skyline. Cruise past Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and the Port of Miami cruise ships and cargo districts. Spot the homes of Miami's rich and famous from the open-air upper deck or enclosed lower deck of your boat. Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks are available for purchase onboard.  Choose the Deluxe option to also discover the Everglades National Park with its rich wildlife of exotic birds, snakes, fish, and turtles. Enjoy a 4-hour tour with a wildlife show with an opportunity to hold a baby alligator. Then take an airboat ride along the River of Grass. For Deluxe Option Everglades Pick-Up: Select 8.30am & 2:00pm for pick up from Stop #2 in Miami Beach (Soundscape Park, 1680 Washington Ave) Select 9.00am & 2:30pm for pick up from Stop #1 in Downtown Miami (Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd)

Wildlife Show & Everglades Motorboat Ride with Hotel Pickup

4. Wildlife Show & Everglades Motorboat Ride with Hotel Pickup

Experience an unforgettable 4-hour motorboat ride and wildlife show in the Everglades, the largest subtropical nature reserve in the United States. Begin your tour by motorboat, traveling deep into the Everglades where you'll see alligators, crocodiles, tropical birds, snakes, and tortoises. Learn valuable information about the ecosystem and unique flora and fauna of the Everglades. Hear first hand about the culture of the native Americans and how they survived in this region. Your guide will also entertain you with plenty of weird and astounding facts about this unique national park! With the duration of an hour and a speed of 100 km per hour this is the longest and fastest boat ride in south Florida. See a wildlife show with the 'Gator Boys', famous from Animal Planet! If you're courageous enough, you can even hold a baby alligator in your arms for a souvenir photo.

Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

5. Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

Discover Shingle Creek in Central Florida on a 1.5-hour airboat tour into the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Travel back in time to the days before urban development and the theme parks of Orlando encroached on the Florida swamps. Go to the site where the largest living estuary in the world starts from a little creek, and capture the splendor of nature on your camera. Hear stories about the Native Americans and early settlers who carved their trails into the swamps. Travel by state-of-the-art, 8-12 passenger stadium seating boat for unobstructed views of the diverse wildlife and plant life. Venture into a natural, living environment of lush vegetation, and glide through swamp marsh and wet prairie land. Venture into the thick vegetation, looking for endangered American Bald Eagles, all sizes of American Alligator, and the many other species of wildlife that inhabit the largest sub-tropical eco-system in the continental United States.

From Naples: 10,000 Islands Boat Trip and Everglades Walk

6. From Naples: 10,000 Islands Boat Trip and Everglades Walk

Discover the natural wonders of the Everglades National Park and the Ten Thousand Islands on a boat tour from Naples, Florida. Visit a historic fishing community, see Cape Romano, and go on a guided walk with a biologist. Enjoy included entry tickets, snacks, and drinks. Following pickup, meet your captain and guide and set off to the Everglades National Park. Along the cruise, witness the area’s vast array of bird species, including the roseate spoonbill, white pelican, and shorebirds. On board, enjoy snacks, water, and soft drinks. Get off on a remote island to explore while listening to the lore of the Old Everglades from your multi-generational captain guide. This is your chance to possibly see dolphins jumping out of the water, manatees, endangered sawtooth fish, and more. Stop at a historic trading post, go on a narrated scenic drive, and get time to grab lunch or a slice of homemade key lime pie if you would like (cost not included). Afterward, join a nature walk led by a master naturalist or a biologist. Embark on an immersive walk along a linear strand in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Learn more about the incredible Everglades ecosystem from your guide.

Miami: Everglades Full-Day Tour with 2 Boat Trips and Lunch

7. Miami: Everglades Full-Day Tour with 2 Boat Trips and Lunch

Benefit from pickup at a pre-arranged location, and then travel in comfort to Everglades National Park. Climb aboard a boat on arrival to take a 1-hour cruise through the pristine freshwaters. Look for native bird and animal species in their natural environment, including roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, manatees, and dolphins.  Then, travel to the heart of the Everglades by airboat, and enjoy an exclusive visit to a Native American tree island village only accessible from the water. Hear how the Miccosukee have survived in the harsh environment, and go for a hike in Big Cypress National Preserve or Everglades National Park. Feast on a delicious lunch of local produce, discover an historic trading post, see the smallest post office in the US, and visit the art gallery of a famous local artist. Get dropped off at your hotel, the airport, or cruise port to end your amazing experience. 

Naples, FL: Manatee, Dolphin, & 10,000 Islands Sunset Cruise

8. Naples, FL: Manatee, Dolphin, & 10,000 Islands Sunset Cruise

Enjoy a magical sunset cruise in Florida. Visit Everglades National Park, a World Heritage Site, and admire the hundreds of animal species, including turtles, alligators, and many beautiful birds. Meet your guide at the Port of the Islands Marina to begin your cruise. Jump aboard the cruise, relax and enjoy the calming waters as you head through the Everglades to the 10,000 islands to watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico waters. Love mother nature and animals? Well, this is the perfect place for you. Relax, unwind, and enjoy a night watching the sun go down; if you're lucky, you will see the manatees up close and personal.

Everglades Day Safari from Fort Lauderdale

9. Everglades Day Safari from Fort Lauderdale

Explore the subtropical wilderness of the Everglades on an Everglades Day Safari. The safari includes narrated transportation from Fort Lauderdale to the four main ecosystems of the Everglades. Tours depart from the Galleria Mall (2414 East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale) at 7:15am or Flamingo Gardens Botanical Gardens (3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie) at 7:45am. Once in the Everglades, board an airboat and glide across the "River-of-Grass" through the shallow waters of the sawgrass prairies. Returning to dry land, embark on a wildlife drive into Big Cypress National Preserve where we explore the ancient cypress swamps of the Everglades backcountry searching for alligators, turtles, and birds. Stroll through Big Cypress and see bromeliads, orchids, coco plums, and a wide variety of flora that make up the marshes and swamps of the wilderness. During the afternoon break you will enjoy an excellent lunch at a waterside restaurant in the heart of the Everglades. Selections range from grilled shrimp, blackened Mahi, fried chicken sandwiches, and burgers to salads. Finally, take a relaxing scenic boat ride into the mangrove forest of Everglades National Park. The cruise navigates the shallow, mangrove-lined waters of the 10,000 Islands looking for manatees, sea turtles, dolphins, osprey and a variety of other marine life thrive here.

Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Adventure Package

10. Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Adventure Package

Enjoy Sawgrass Recreation Park's diverse activities and take advantage of its exciting package while saving some dollars. Explore Florida's Everglades and see the park's numerous reptile exhibits to learn about the history of this remarkable treasure. Available all season long, experience the spirit-renewing airboat tour and glide across the river to come face-to-face with the native wildlife, including alligators, turtles, snakes, frogs, and much more. Explore the park's exhibit areas featuring over 50 reptiles that have been adopted and rescued. Take a walk on the wild side back in time when you meet an original dinosaur, the Florida Alligator. Make sure you bring your camera to capture the “Meet a Baby Alligator” experience. Depending on the packet you choose, enjoy a $15 credit to grab a bite to eat at the Gator Grill, where you can enjoy mozzarella sticks, mac and cheese bites, fries, burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, and even some famous gator tacos. Before leaving grab your photo souvenir keychain and your choice of a souvenir t-shirt or hat to bring back home a memory you will never forget.

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based on 749 reviews

It was a cold and rainy day, but we still had a great time and saw lots of animals and birds. Julio, our guide, was very knowledgeable, accommodating and caring! The boat guides were fantastic as well and made sure we all had a chance to observe the animals - we saw a lot of dolphins, as well as white and brown pelicans, and even saw a spoonbill.

Scott was so real, funny, and engaging! My son was the only kid in the group (12 yrs) and he made sure the tour was educational, but in a “fun” way. We saw several alligators, but the boat ride alone was worth the cost. One of our favorite Florida experiences!!!

Guides were awesome and extremely knowledgeable. Super fun and they know how to keep you entertained very well with jokes and knowledgeable information about the Everglades at the same time.

Amazing experience to see what is a real signature of Florida, Everglades. I had so much fun with my kids. Boats are too noise though, we could have had even more fun with good earmuffs.

This was such a fun time thing to do! I forgot our tour person name, but he was so amazing, funny and made the tour Experince worth it!