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The Ultimate Everglades Airboat, Wildlife Show and Transfer

Miami, USA
Everglades Airboat Tour with Transport from Miami
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From $46.55

$49.00 Save $2.45

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

  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Capture the wild spirit of the Florida Everglades with this excursion from Miami. Zoom over the 'River of Grass' on an open-air, flat-bottomed vessel while your guide talks about the complex swamp ecosystem. Wander the farm's jungle trails and see gators in their natural habitat. Upgrade for a longer airboat ride and photo opportunity, too.
  • Airboat ride through the Florida Everglades
  • Explore the Everglades on an airboat, navigated by your guide
  • Learn about the ecosystem of the Everglades as you cruise
  • Upgrade to add a wildlife show and photo opportunity to your tour

What's Included

  • guided airboat tour with a local park ranger
  • round trip transportation from select starting points
  • leisure to explore Everglades park, restrooms, gift shop and snack bar
  • brief educational wildlife presentation if tour option selected
  • photo opportunity if tour option selected
  • pick-up and transportation from locations other than the selected starting point
  • The Everglades are not a zoo with guaranteed animal appearances in nature

Meeting and Pickup

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

If you’ve chosen the tour, including the wildlife show, you’ll first visit the Everglades Alligator Farm for a guided talk about Everglades wildlife.

Next, hop aboard the airboat, the flat-bottomed boats powered by propellors that are used to navigate the shallow waterways of the Everglades. After a safety briefing, it’s time to power up the boat and zoom off into the national park. Hold on tight as you pick up speed, skid around corners, and glide through the wetlands, then keep your eyes peeled for alligators and other wildlife as the boat slows down to let you take photos.

After a thrilling 20-, 40-, or 60-minute airboat ride (depending on the option selected), return to the starting point where your tour ends.

Everglades

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Everglades National Park (Pass By)

Everglades Holiday Park

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Everglades National Park (Pass By)

Everglades Wildlife Management Area (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Pick up times may vary from the start time depending on your selected pick up location. Look out for a message prior to the tour with the exact pick up time window and location
  • Please note that while our boat ranger will make every effort to look out for alligators in the wild, the Everglades are not a zoo with guaranteed animal appearances. Animal appearances depend on various factors such as weather, time of year, breeding season, luck etc. Any animals that you see in captivity in the sanctuary are injured or orphaned rescue animals that would otherwise not survive in the wild. Therefore they are kept in the sanctuary. As per US government regulations these animals are taken care of in Florida wide sanctuaries to educate the public. The welfare of the animals is properly controlled and regulated by the State of Florida. Thank you for your understanding.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 49 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.

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Chelsea_O
The staff was excellent, personable, friendly, relaxed, and our guide had a great sense of humor. It was super fun and an experience none of us will forget!

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AWESOME
Steven_L, Mar 2024
The Everglades has been on my bucket list for a few years, and it didn’t disappoint, it was fantastic. The gator show was brilliant, and the airboat was awesome going through the Everglades & we spotted 2 gators too !
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Thanks, Steven, for your fantastic review, it was great having you on our 60 minute Airboat tour. Best regards, Vincent
It was a great boat ride...
Deana_F, Jan 2024
It was a great boat ride and we were able to touch a baby alligator 🐊 and take pictures with it!!!!!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Thanks for your awesome review, Deana ! Best regards, Vincent
Great experience
Lori_W, Nov 2023
Our captain did a great job pointing out things and getting us close to see everything. Everyone was friendly.
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Hi there Lori, Thank you so much for your 5 star review, we are glad you enjoyed our 60 minute Airboat tour of the Everglades so much. Best regards, Vincent
Fun ride
Tina_C, Sep 2023
Fabulous and fun. Comfortable transport and great tour guide. The boat captain was very knowledgeable
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Hi there Tina, Thank you so much for your fantastic 5 star review. We are glad you enjoyed our 60 minute morning tour with our gators. Best regards, Vincent
Got to see some grass
Julie_B, Aug 2023
Our bus was late to get to the Everglades and then was taken in a van with a driver who spoke no English. Our tour was cut very short due to severe weather , never saw the show or exhibits. I feel a partial refund should’ve been given. The driver of the bus that finally came to the Everglades was angry about his tips!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear Julie Bothell, Thank you so much for you valuable feedback. During Florida's rainy season we highly recommend our morning tour for lower temperatures and drye weather conditions. Best regards, Vincent
Everglades are worth the visit
Monica_F, Jul 2023
Loved the boat ride. It would have been great to have been out for longer. Would be great to see more action in the Alligator show
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Dear Monica: Thank you so much for your awesome review, I highly recommend our longer 60 minute Airboat tour for a more in depth experience of the National Park. Best regards, Vincent
Must do tour
Kristiyan_R, Jun 2023
As a Floridian it is a must do experience. We glided in the everglades and saw a few alligators and birds
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hi there, We love 5star reviews, thank you so much for your awesome feedback ! Best regards, Vincent
Nice
Georgia_G, Jun 2023
Was hoping we would of been in an open airboat instead of a covered 1, Captain BabyFave was awesome Enjoyed it
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hi there, We are glad you enjoyed the tour ! Best regards, Vincent
Aucun intérêt / don’t waste your money
Manon_B, May 2023
Tout simplement aucun intérêt. Vous allez voir des alligators, ils vous en parlent en traînant sans aller en chercher et nous n’en avons pas vu. You go there to see alligators, they tell you about them without looking for them so you end up not seeing one.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear Manon Bayard, We are very sorry you were not able to spot many animals on this rainy Tuesday. Please keep in mind that Everglades National Park is not a zoo or theme park, animal sighting can therefore not be guaranteed. I would highly recommend our 60 minute early morning tour when it is cooler for the best chance of wildlife encounters. Best regards, Vincent
Don’t bother
Gary_E, Apr 2023
Captain Rick on the boat was great. The time to pick up and drop was far too long for the one hour boat ride. We spent 4.5 hours on a bus. Standing in line whilst waiting for the boat ride in the hot sun without shade should not be permitted. The gator show was very underwhelming
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Mr. Gary Elsmore: Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the boat captain so much that you rated him with one star. We have related your comment to him. Florida enjoys tropical climate year round, sunshine along with traffic during high season are therefore to be expected. Sincerely, Vincent
Good experience!
Beth_G, Apr 2023
Airboat great. Driver very nice but a bit difficult to understand. Speaking slowly would help. Thank you!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Beth: Thank you for your fantastic review and valuable feedback, we have already addressed your concern with our driver. Best regards, Vincent
Disappointed by the experience
Elina_B, Apr 2023
We did an afternoon tour from Miami as a last minute idea. The set up (guides, driver, bus) were great and getting to the park went nice and smooth. The rest was below average. The gator show promised didn’t have any activity other than a guy going into the gator enclosure and giving a 5min speech from there. Animal enclosures in the park were small and smelly and moving people around felt very rushed and disorganised. The airboat ride was a complete waste of time. Even if you see gators in the wild you will basically only see their head peaking out of the water and can barely recognise it as a gator. The airboat driver was storming around the canals like mad trying to get gators out of their napping areas which definitely didn’t feel right. Don’t recommed.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Ms. Elina Buerkland, We are so sorry the nature of Everglades National Park did not meet your expectations. We highly recommend our extended morning 60 minute tour when it is still cool for more wildlife sightings. Best regards, Vincent
Boat ride you just see...
Armen_N, Feb 2023
Boat ride you just see some birds and a few gators swimming around. At the show nothing really happens just a guy talking and sitting on a gator. A lot of logistics and time and money spent for not a lot in return.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Mr. Armen Nalband, Thank you for your feedback, we are so sorry the Everglades did not meet your expectations. We highly recommend our longer 60 minute Airboat tour for a more in depth experience. Best regards, Vincent
Ok! Kids would love it
Clara_P, Jan 2023
Afternoon boat ride (lame). We saw a couple of birds - no gators on the water. Back ant the park, the alligator exhibit was ok. The highlight was petting a baby gator 🐊
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Clara, We are a glad you enjoyed our tour, thanks for your excellent review. Best regards, Vincent
Disappointing talks
Frances_F, Jan 2023
We would have preferred if the guide and presenter explained the process importance of conservation and interdependent relationships between flora and fauna.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. Best regards, Vincent
Company needs bus maintenance!!!
Merrideth_H, Dec 2022
The bus ride was a nightmare.... Getting to the Park, the driver had no idea how to use climate control and keep his windshield clear. My seat was jammed in a reclined position and all seats were taken so I had no choice but to try and sit upright. Exhausting! On the way back the bus died--- DIED right on the Interstate...in traffic....can it get any more dangerous than that? He kept trying to get the bus to start and move and eventually, it died altogether and would not start. Already extremely delayed, we had no choice but to pay $34 to hire an Uber to get us back to the hotel. We paid for the pick-up and drop-off and did not have an acceptable transportation outcome.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Ms. Merrideth Herried, I would like to extend my sincere apologies for the mechanical issue we experienced on the day of your tour due to the severe cold weather in Florida. Our records indicate that we provided a brand new bus within 25 minutes to all of our guests. Please rest assured that safety is our number one priority. Thank you so much for your valuable feedback and again our sincere apologies for the mechanical issue. (BR-955664292) Sincerely, Vincent
Do yourself a favor and look for a different company instead
Monica_M, Dec 2022
One of the most expensive tours you can book and not worth the price. Had lots of issues with the booking. The purchase is through viator but the operator is a different company - got conflicting information, the operator was not answering the phone etc. The bus times communicated were incorrect but it waited for us, the driver was ok but the microphone on the bus was not working very well so we could not understand him, bus was old etc. The Everglades itself was nice, but I would recommend a different company.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Ms. Monica Mandache, We are so sorry you had a negative experience with Viator's customer service and booking process for your booking 961211002. Our records show that your last minute request to accommodate your son had been approved despite the tour being fully booked, we are therefore not sure what exactly led to your frustration with the Viator booking process. The exact meeting point and time had also been communicated to you through Viator as per our records. Thank you for your valuable feedback. Sincerely, Vincent
Trip was ok, saw a baby...
Jessica_N, Dec 2022
Trip was ok, saw a baby alligator and iguana. Purchasing through viator not worth it, $20 less at the venue. Drive was longer than the boat ride.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Ms. Jessica Nolasco, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback, we are glad you enjoyed the alligators and iguanas. We highly recommend our 60 minute morning tour for a more in depth Everglades experience. Best regards, Vincent
I DEMAND a refund.
Deborah_D, Nov 2022
We were given a pickup time of 10:10 to 10:25 outside the Holiday Inn in downtown Miami, told to look out for a blue bus. We were there from 10:12 to 10:40, watched a blue bus drive past us without stopping at about 10:20 and were told via Viator message that we had missed the tour. I tried contacting the operator (via Viator) and they claimed we were not at the pickup point. I DEMAND a refund.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Mrs. Deborah Dickson-Smith, We are so sorry you missed the tour because you arrived late at the starting point. Our entire group of 16 guests waited patiently for you for. Out of respect to fellow guests we kindly ask every guest to show up on time to avoid frustrating delays of the tour departure. Hopefully you will be able to join our popular Everglades National Park tour on your next visit. Best regards, Vincent
Terrible experience with a terrible company
Robin_Q, Oct 2022
I was so excited to visit the Everglades but finally it was another tourist trap. The company is terrible and only cares about your money. I was scheduled to go one day and they didn't wait for me, didn't want to refund so I had to change completely my plans and go another day. Which kind of company does that? Especially if you work in tourism. Luckily our guide was really nice and I felt bad for him to put so much energy for a company like that. I don't recommend
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Mr. Robin Quiniou, as mentioned on the phone with our customer service team we are very sorry you overslept and were late for the pick up despite clear email reconfirmation of your meeting point and time. Our entire group group waited patiently for you but you didn't show up. We rescheduled your tour out of courtesy to the next day despite you being late. Thank you for being considerate to your fellow travelers by being on time and 'bon retour au Canada' ! Best regards, Vincent
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