Miami Everglades: Airboat Tour, Wildlife Show, and Roundtrip Bus

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BIG Everglades Experience with Transportation
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From $54.90

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  • 4 hours
  • Offered in: English


Explore the Everglades during a scenic airboat ride that includes the chance to see local wildlife like alligators. Take off down the canal and enjoy opportunities to photograph wildlife in their natural habitat including soft-shelled turtles, birds, and both large and small alligators. Learn how these reptiles live in the swamps and the recovery they've made from the endangered species list.
  • Explore the Everglades by airboat adventure
  • See alligators up close in the Everglades
  • Learn about alligators from your guide
  • Keep your eyes peeled for other wildlife

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Airboat Ride
  • Bus Transfer to Everglades National Park

    Meeting And Pickup

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    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect


    4 hours Admission Ticket Free

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of your chosen departure time.
    • The journey to the Everglades Holiday Park takes between 45-60 minutes. Total tour duration is approximately 4 hours.
    • Please inform us in advance if you have accessibility requirements (e.g. if you are a wheelchair user) so we are able to make arrangements to accommodate you comfortably.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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    Q:How far away is the Everglades from Miami?

    A:The Everglades Natural Park is approximately 50 mins. drive away from Miami in each direction.

    Mar 2021

    Q:Will I have the opportunity to take photos with an alligator during the Big Bus Everglades Experience?

    A:Yes! At the end of your tour, you will have the opportunity to hold and have your picture taken with a real baby alligator.

    Mar 2021

    Q:Will I have any free time in the Everglades during the Big Bus Everglades Experience?

    A:Yes - You will have some free time to eat, explore the souvenir shop, or relax by the water before boarding the bus back to Miami.

    Mar 2021

    Q:Where does the Big Bus Everglades Experience depart from?

    A:The Everglades Experience tour departs at 1:00 pm from Miami Beach (Soundscape Park, Washington Ave & 17th St), or at 1:30 pm from Downtown Miami (Bayside Marketplace). Please arrive 15 minutes in advance of your chosen departure time.

    Mar 2021

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    It was a great experience. Taking up 2 hours of transfer and 3 hours of programmes and some waiting around. Overall was a great value for money. This is not the Everglades National Park though.


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    Never showed up to pick us up:(
    Sarah_A, Feb 2024
    Never showed up to pick our family up basically ruined an entire day of our vacation. Would not recommend this company. You can’t even contact them. The phone number is from out of the country and Vítor doesn’t do much to help but give you a refund on what you paid however, that doesn’t make up for the loss of the entire day planned that we had on our vacation Shame on Viator the companies they sell tickets for.
    A complete disappointment
    Andrew_S, Feb 2024
    This trip was a total shambles.Told to be at the meet point 15mins before pickup time at 2pm.The bus finally arrived at 3.30pm!!!Took 2hours to get to the there for a 20min. boat ride and a 20 min show spent about 1 hour at park.This tour is a total rip off Viator should be ashamed of selling this trip.Ive used Viator for 10 years but never again after this shambolic trip.
    Too commercial, not much "everglade park" experience.
    Susan_S, Feb 2024
    I would not recommend it as it was very commercial not at all what I expected from a trip to the "everglades". Also it was not well planned out. Waiting and then rushed equally. The air boat ride was fun but except for the scenery not much else to see. I would recommend a true Everglade Park experience rather than this.
    Alex_R, Feb 2024
    Wasn’t able to attend this as was unwell on the day. Tried to contact the tour operator 3 times throughout the day about whether I could reschedule but nobody replied.
    Kristin_G, Jan 2024
    Horrible! The bus was not marked at all. I messaged the tour operator at 8:15 asking what bus we were supposed to take. Never heard anything back. Waited until 9 and still no response. Missed the entire event. Maybe mark the bus!
    Everglades Holiday Park, Good value for money if you like nature
    Gergely_F, Jan 2024
    It was a great experience. Taking up 2 hours of transfer and 3 hours of programmes and some waiting around. Overall was a great value for money. This is not the Everglades National Park though.
    Wrong information
    M_M, Jan 2024
    Viator shows incorrect pick up times - ordered 2.00h Bayside tickets. Then the lady told me 2.00h is only south beach pick up and 2.30h Bayside was full. Total mess. Aldo only 1 crocodile was seen.
    Misleading tour
    Heinrich_H, Dec 2023
    The tour seems unorganised and chaotic. The bus driver from Miami to the park spoke no English, so we were reliant on a fellow tourist to help guide us and tell us what to do. When you arrive at the park you stand around waiting uncertainly - we did for over 1.5 hours until you get on the airboat. The airboat is marketed as 1 hour but it was more like 45 mins. There are numerous other airboats on the river at the same time so it’s noisy and busy. The only thing that made up for this was the alligator show but that is not everyone’s cup of tea. All in all the tour was almost 6 hours long although it’s marketed as 4.
    4 hours in a bus for a 1 hour tour
    Bryan_K, Dec 2023
    Holiday park was fine. The bus transfer was unorganized and uninformative. Overall took 6 hours 4 hours of which was sitting in a bus.
    Sameer_P, Dec 2023
    It was terrible and our bus didn’t take us to the Everglades on time, we reached there around 5.15 instead of 3.30. Even the Everglades boat operator mentioned that it was the bus operator fault and due to that we were not able to even see the gators and that was the whole purpose. They even overbooked the bus and we had to wait for the second bus for more than 45 minutes. Overall absolutely horrible experience.
    The bus never showed up...
    Nikhil_M, Dec 2023
    The bus never showed up in the scheduled stop and place. They refunded the tickets but it waisted my time more than the money.
    Misleading location details caused us to miss the pickup
    Ritesh_P, Dec 2023
    Never book with Viator. Their app had incorrect information which caused us to miss the pick up and we had to spend extra to take own transport. No acknowledgement of the mistake and hassle caused. Worst booking. Better book with tour organizer directly.
    Amazing experience
    Sanrams, Dec 2023
    Awesome experience with friends and family at the Everglades. Seamless bus ride from city to Everglades and back included in the tour.
    Not worth the time and money
    Petru_M, Dec 2023
    Not worth the money, it was not an experience it was just a waste of time. There is nothing to see , no alegators and no show was just some alegators in a pool.
    Be careful, this is NOT a...
    Pei_Z, Dec 2023
    Be careful, this is NOT a trip to Everglades National Park. Deceptive trip information on aviator website saying “ bus transfer to and from Everglades National Park”
    Overall had a good time
    Hemachandar_N, Dec 2023
    It was a good boat ride. We were able to see only two alligators. This is in Everglades holiday park. Seemed a little smaller than the one on YouTube. I guess the main one should be Everglades Safari Park.
    Good boat ride and a show.
    Patrina_V, Dec 2023
    The fan boat ride and alligator show were both excellent and professionally done. The bus driver who took us to and from the Everglades National Park was rude the entire time to all of the passengers. You would think someone working for tips would be cordial but this guy was not. This is why I gave this experience a 3 instead of a 5.
    Worthless trip
    Thamizhchelvi_S, Dec 2023
    The bus ride was to be 45 mins to the Everglades. The bus arrived at 2:16 for pick up and we only reached the Everglades at 4:00pm. The bus ride was jerky and uncomfortable. There was nothing exceptional on the Everglades boat ride nor was the alligator show enjoyable. It was a waste of my money and time.
    I see you!
    Lorenzo_M, Dec 2023
    Seeing the wildlife and enjoying my first ride on a Airboat was an experience I won’t soon forget. Our tour was very luck, we got a chance to see an alligator!
    Bad experience
    Nathan_F, Nov 2023
    Was not able to find the meeting location and missed the bud attempted to get in touch with someone multiple times and got no response, wasted 400 and couldn’t get someone to call or message me back to at the least tell me they couldn’t help me

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