Miami

Everglades Airboat Safari Adventure with Transportation

Miami, USA
Everglades Airboat Safari

From $29.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Everglades National Park on a thrilling airboat ride through the Everglades. On this half-day adventure, ride under the mangrove tunnels and through marsh grass, and see wildlife such as alligators, turtles, deer, and birds in their natural habitat. After the boat ride, enjoy some free time to explore the various alligator exhibits.
  • Take an airboat ride through Everglades National Park
  • Get free time to walk the park independently and view its exhibits
  • A guide knows the best routes to take through the swamp for safety
  • Entry cost to the Everglades National Park is included with this tour

What's Included

  • Transportation to the Everglades
  • Park Entrance
  • Airboat Ride
  • Airboat Tour
  • Free time to walk and explore Exhibits
  • Free time for lunch at the park
  • Food and drinks unless otherwise specified
  • Gratuities
  • Please note: The Everglades are not a zoo with guaranteed animal appearances in nature

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • 305 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

    Meeting Point: 305 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, FL 33139 (30 minutes prior)

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet at the designated Miami Beach spot 15 minutes before your booked time for this Everglades National Park airboat tour.

Once you check in, a guide gets you into an airboat as soon as possible. Your guide knows the area well and drives your airboat though Everglades National Park, ensuring a safe ride. See wildlife such as alligators, turtles, and deer in their natural habitat as you go.

Keep cruising under mangrove tunnels and through marsh grass as your guide tells you all about the Everglades ecosystem, making this airboat safari ideal for nature lovers.

This Florida Everglades airboat tour ends back at the meeting location.

Miami Double Decker

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Everglades National Park

2 hours 20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is comfortable
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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:What is the departure point for the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:The tour group meets at 305 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

May 2022

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:Parking is available half a block north of Lincoln Road on James Ave. Parking rates apply and may vary. You may also wish to take a ride-share service such as Uber or Lyft.

May 2022

Q:How early should I arrive for the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your selected departure time in order to check in and avoid missing the bus!

May 2022

Q:What should I wear during the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:Casual, comfortable attire is best. Please wear comfortable shoes! Please avoid tank tops, cut-offs or short shorts.

May 2022

Q:How long is the actual airboat ride?

A:The cruise is approximately 40 minutes long. You will also have some free time to explore the exhibits, wildlife shows, and alligator habitats in Everglades Park.

May 2022

Q:Is the Everglades Airboat Safari handicap accessible?

A:Due to restrictions on the airboat, this tour is not wheelchair accessible. It is also not recommended for anyone with back or neck problems.

May 2022

Q:Can I participate in the Everglades Airboat Safari if I am pregnant?

A:This tour is not recommended for pregnant guests.

May 2022

Q:Can I bring my small child with me on the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:For safety reasons, this tour is for guests ages 3 and up.

May 2022

Q:Can I bring a service animal with me on the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:As the alligators may swim directly up to the side of the airboat, animals of any kind are not allowed onboard.

May 2022

Q:Will I have an opportunity to hold an alligator during the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:Everglades Park hosts 15-30 minute educational alligator shows throughout the day. Depending on availability and timing, you may have the opportunity to hold an alligator and pose for photos!

May 2022

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LilahO
The Everglades Airboat Safari was memorable & magical. Captain Mike was informative & funny. The speaker who introduced us to Cannibal & his wife was engaging! Finally, the gentleman who allowed us to pet Pickles the baby gator, was very patient & had a great sense of humor. Overall I felt very welcome & this safari was the highlight of my trip. Thank you 😊

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Great experience!
Oumaima_B, Apr 2024
It was the first time for me and my family in Miami. We couldn’t leave this city and not go to everglades. It was a discovery and fun for my little one and my parents too. Too bad we didn’t have enough time to have lunch and relax.
Family day out to see Everglades
Arun_K, Apr 2024
Please help to reduce the air boat sound so we can actually see the crocodiles and alligators in the wild. Morning will be better more chances to spot
Great day out
Synia_T, Apr 2024
Had a great and unique experience. Didn’t see many gators but going around on the boat was still thrilling enough.
Makin memories
Kim_E, Apr 2024
It was something I never thought I would do. The guide was very knowledgeable and funny. once we got off the boat the alligator education was excellent. it was nice to see humans actually care.
Great family outing
Regina_M, Apr 2024
Seeing live alligators was awesome. The kids enjoyed petting the baby gator. Awesome airboat trip. Fast and daring.
Average
Milica_K, Apr 2024
We only saw two aligatores, I expected more. Guide was very nice. Airboat ride is noisy and windy, but that is expected.
Avoid at all costs!
william_j, Apr 2024
Total waste of time. Saw one alligator. Were told to check in half hour prior to your. We did, then told have to wait an hour. Had to pay gratuities to bus driver at 4 bucks, in cash only on check in. No where was this mentioned. Bus driver then asked for tips at end.. Total waste of four hours by a crap tour company, oh and the bonus was air conditioning worked on only half the bus and was hot as hell. Avoid at all costs!
Everglades
Penny_W, Apr 2024
We had a really good time really enjoyed the trip. The only improvement I could see would time management spent half an hour waiting on the bus, spent half an hour waiting to board the fan boats. Otherwise terrific.
We had a great time!...
Aparna_M, Apr 2024
We had a great time! The entire family enjoyed the airboat ride as well as the drive to the Everglades.
Fun little excursion!
Tammy_R, Mar 2024
The Cannibal presentation was fantastic! Our airboat ride was fun as well. Even with all the wind, our guide rocked it!
Adventure fun
Nicole_G, Mar 2024
Captain Jack was the best.great end to senior trip. Would go again. Loved every minute of it. The experience was fun for all ages
Maybe ok if you’re staying in Miami Beach… read all reviews
Josh_N, Mar 2024
Full disclosure: we did not actually go on this tour, but we did pay for it and expensive parking in order to do this tour, so please to read this as a comment on the tour itself, because I don’t know if it’s actually any good. Please read other reviews to determine that. First the company that runs this is Miami Double Decker (it’s hard to find this information on Viator) check out the reviews for this tour over on other reputable sites known for Advising Trips. Second: if you’re doing this trip from anywhere other than Miami, just stop. It’s not worth it. Drive directly to Everglades and enjoy the park that way. It’s going to me a 90 minute bus ride each way if you take the tour. Time is money on vacation. You’re locking 3 hours of your day into travel. Third: parking is a problem. Uber there if that makes sense. You’re going to spend $35-60 parking near the pick up place. Fourth: no public restrooms in the facility. This was a problem for my kids. Fifth: a general lack of helpfulness from the staff. It feels shady. They get you in the door and once they have your money you’re locked in. There are other, likely better options for an airboat tour in that area. Seeing the park on your own is probably best anyway if that’s an option. Many of the other reviews I have seen on other sites seem to indicate that this tour doesn’t spend any time in an actual national park at all, but a park near Everglades. I can’t speak to this because we chose to skip the tour because of all of the things I mentioned above. It was better for us to eat the cost of the tour and the parking than to tolerate any of the things I mentioned.
Everyone was informative...
Erica_S, Mar 2024
Everyone was informative and kind with good humor. Smoothly run. Enjoyed it. Thank you. A little info on the Everglades would have been appreciated. Alligators were explained knowledgeably but nothing on the Everglades. Missed that.
Terrible experience
Gary_Z, Mar 2024
Never ended up able to go on the boat. We waited 1 hour for the bus which was running late and bye then the kids couldn’t wait any longer plus we had an appointment after the trip that we had to make so had to leave. Can we get a refund from you, we asked at the building and they said we would have to talk to you.
Okay
Destructo_Q, Mar 2024
The bus was at least 1 1/2 hours late and not what I expected. I thought it would be more to see and do. They could add more to the area to see.
Exhilarating
Kathi_T, Mar 2024
Loved riding in the airboat and tour guide was amazing. It was beautiful day. didn’t realize how loud it would be, more so in the back.
Not worth the money
Angela_O, Mar 2024
Way too short. Besides the bus ride the actual boat ride was a half hour. Not worth the money that you pay. Plus it would be nice to have more than a half hour to look at the exhibits.
Enjoyable ride in the everglades swamp
Percy_T, Mar 2024
We had an experienced and friendly boat captain. Totally recomend the ride on the everglades swamp. The guy at the aligator show had us entertained while giving facts about the aligators living jn the everglades.
Awesome experience fun...
Julie_K, Mar 2024
Awesome experience fun time's we had a great time with the alligators wish we had time for tacos tour should be longer
Great Everglade experience
melita_p, Mar 2024
It was so nice and the weather is just beautiful 87° and boat ride is smooth we saw a lot of Alligator .we are close to them
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