Miami

Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise

Miami, USA
Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure with Biscayne Bay Cruise
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades and cruise along Biscayne Bay on this guided, half-day adventure from Miami. This exciting, 6-hour combo tour includes a narrated airboat ride through the unique ecosystem of the Everglades. Enjoy the scenery and look for Florida’s abundant wildlife, especially alligators. After the airboat ride, walk a jungle trail and enjoy an alligator show at Everglades National Park. Then return to Miami and cruise the crystal clear waters of Biscayne Bay. See the sun-splashed Miami skyline, Miami Beach and more.
  • 30-minute Everglades airboat ride
  • Enjoy an alligator show and demonstration with time to wander through a jungle walking trail
  • See the fabulous Miami skyline by boat
  • Cruise around Fisher Island, Star Island and more on your Biscayne Bay Cruise
  • Enjoy the fully narrated, bilingual sightseeing cruise

What's Included

  • Everglades airboat tour
  • Biscayne Bay boat cruise
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Wildlife exhibit
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bayside Marketplace
    401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA

    Meeting point by the 10 Flags located at Bayside Marketplace (401 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami)

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

After meeting in Miami , it’s off to one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth — the Florida Everglades — for an exciting airboat adventure.

On this guided, 30-minute excursion through the Everglades, skim along the grassy water while listening to fun facts and learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem from the experienced captain. Look for a variety of wildlife, like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds in their natural habitat, an exciting and unspoiled wilderness. After the airboat ride, spend a couple hours at Everglades National Park. Walk along a jungle trail filled with crocodile exhibits, see an alligator wildlife show and more.

Then return to Miami for a 90-minute cruise along beautiful Biscayne Bay. Enjoy the view of Miami’s sun-splashed skyline, plus Fisher Island, Miami Beach, the Port of Miami's cruise ship and cargo districts and much more. Check out the high-rise hotels and condos plus the spectacular multi-million-dollar ocean front homes that line Miami Beach. And don’t forget to look down into the crystal clear water for the exotic marine life, like manatees, dolphins, manta rays and more.

Take a seat on the outer deck with a panoramic view or head downstairs to the enclosed, air-conditioned cabin. Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails and snacks are available for purchase on board the boat.

Everglades Holiday Park

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Bayside Marketplace

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Star Island (Pass By)

Hibiscus Island (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age is 2 years old. Child must sit on parents lap and there are no seat belts
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 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 Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise?

A:This tour offers pickup from most Miami Beach & Downtown Miami Hotels.

Jun 2021

Q:Can I book the Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Biscayne Bay Cruise if I do not yet know where I will be staying in Miami?

A:Yes - Simply select "I will select my pickup location later" when confirming your reservation. Be sure to contact the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to let them know where to pick you up once you've confirmed your hotel.

Jun 2021

Q:What time should I expect to be picked up at my hotel for the Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Biscayne Bay Cruise?

A:Pickups are typically between 8:20 am and 10:20 am. Please be sure to confirm directly with the local tour operator to confirm your exact pickup details.

Jun 2021

Q:How do I confirm my exact pickup details for the Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise?

A:Please contact the local operator directly at the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to arrange meeting/pickup details.

Jun 2021

Q:How long does the airboat ride last?

A:Your experienced air-boat captain/guide will narrate a thirty-minute ride as you glide through the Everglades wilderness.

Jun 2021

Q:Will I have extra time to explore the Everglades during the Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise?

A:After the airboat ride, you can watch the alligator wildlife show with plenty of time to experience the jungle walking trail filled with crocodile exhibits. You can also visit a restaurant where you can taste a bit of alligator and gift shop.

Jun 2021

Q:How long is the Biscayne Bay Cruise?

A:The Biscayne Bay Cruise lasts approximately 1.5 hours. During this cruise, you will see the city skyline, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and the Port of Miami’s cruise ship and cargo districts along with the homes of many of the rich and famous!

Jun 2021

Q:Is there air-conditioning or shaded seating on the Biscayne Bay Cruise?

A:Yes - All vessels have plenty of seating both inside and out. Lower salons are enclosed, air-conditioned, and have full facilities. Upper decks are open-air with partial awnings.

Jun 2021

Q:Are there restrooms available during the Biscayne Bay Cruise?

A:Yes, facilities are available on board.

Jun 2021

Q:Are food/drinks available during the Biscayne Bay Cruise?

A:Yes - Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks are available for purchase onboard.

Jun 2021

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vagyoczkyl
Perfect trip well organised. Very friendly team driver was great. Comfy bus. Perfect boat trip. Highly recommended l

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A bit too hectic at the...
Samuel_R, Mar 2024
A bit too hectic at the holiday park and a better restaurant as well as childrens playground to spread the crowds out would have been great. Also a bit more information on the wetland ecology/birdlife etc would be great. OverLl though a great and worthwhile tour
Memorable
Edmund_G, Mar 2024
Had difficult time with Island Queen staff at their ticket booth accepting the ticket provided by Graylines bus driver. Had to get their supervisor help. Evidently name not listed under Graylines. Listed under KWE Key West Express. Bus was late so had to get 4 pm cruise since 3pm cruise full and closed. The cruise was good when finally left. Best part of the combo tour was the airboat at Everglades. Difficult to order food art Everglades park since was overcrowded with long waits and had to be back on bus at specific time.
Memorable
Edmund_G, Mar 2024
Had difficult time with Island Queen staff to accept bay cruise ticket. Had to get supervisor help. Evidently not listed under Graylines. Listed under KWE Key West Express.
Nice day , nice trip in Miami
Georgeta_M, Mar 2024
Worth visiting Miami: Everglades airboat tours interesting, nice and knowledge people Gator Boy: Paul Bedard from Alligator Show was awesome, kick off our adventure, very scary and loving show Island Queen bilingual sightseeing cruise along scenic Biscayne Bay – thing to do in Miami magic experience , very relaxing and unforgettable vacation with our guide DJ
Nightmare to Everglades!
Marluce_A, Feb 2024
The trip was cancelled after we were waiting for 1/2 an hour for the bus. They gave an excuse for the 9.30 group and for the 10 o’clock that the bus was broken and due to a marathon on this weekend! First, there was not a marathon. Viator, you have to choose better the companies you partner with. Gray Line is not a reliable company and liars!
Great day
Monika_S, Feb 2024
Uncomplicated booking via Viator. Pick-up location well marked. Ride in an older bus, but okay. Good information about destination, meeting point etc. Stay in the Everglades was fantastic, great boat guide with lots of information and great enthusiasm for his job. Alligator show was so-so, the animal husbandry of the various animals in the mini zoo not worth supporting. Photo with baby alligator with taped snout was offered - terrible! The return journey was pleasant. Unfortunately, we were the last ones on the boat (although we went straight away) and therefore didn't have a seat on the upper deck. What a pity! Nice boat trip, a little less talking from the guide would have been more pleasant. All in all a great day.
Brilliant trip all round :)
Chris_B, Feb 2024
Loved the airboat ride and seeing the wildlife and a wild alligator in the grass ! Fantastic alligator presentation and a great Bay boat trip to end our day !
A great combined tour
Katharina_V, Jan 2024
We had a nice tour to the Everglades and in the Biscayne Bay. The tour goes to the Everglades Holiday Park (!), which is quite touristic but probably the best way to see the Everglades if you dont have a car. Our boat driver was very enthusiastic and made sure everyone felt good and had a good view on the wildlife. The bus driver came directly to us to explain where we had to go for the cruise in Biscayne Bay, which we really appreciated. The cruise was very nice with great views on the bay and Miami. We can really recommend the combined tour. Its a long day but everything worked out as planned :)
Good all round
Terry_C, Jan 2024
Very enjoyable, good fun. The driver of the airboat was knowledgeable and friendly We got to see a Gator!! The boat trip round Miami was very good too.
A great trip for my daughter
XiaoY_Z, Jan 2024
The Everglades Adventure trip is great, not only the Airboat, but also the alligator show, and my daughter loves to hold the alligator and touch a snake.
Poorly executed
Aubrey_B, Nov 2023
The tour operator was terrible and the tour was poorly timed and no one informed us of what we were doing or where to be. Then we were yelled at and not allowed to finish our experience. Then we were misdirected and almost missed the 2nd experience
Great experience!
Nichola_S, Nov 2023
A great experience, a little chaotic when we got to the Everglades Park as our coach driver spoke very little English so we weren’t sure on what we had to do. Boat tour was great and the guide was funny, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. A must see your!!
Fun Fun Fun
Deanna_P, Sep 2023
We had a great time seen 8 alligators! They were great hosts! Need more woman's bathrooms would be my only request.
Good value but needs helping hand
Mark_G, Jul 2023
Really good combination tour but would help to have a friendly face/POC to direct you from one activity to another. The two activities are managed by different companies and we had a bit of investigating to find the cruise line. Older and less experienced travellers might get confused.
Great experience
Toshua_H, Jun 2023
Had a wonderful trip to Everglades and cruise Biscayne Bay and Millionaire Row. Saw 3 different gators and numerous birds. Millionaire row was beautiful and tour was informative
Overpriced
Madeline_D, May 2023
Not very well organised, we were not given much information about the day. The bus driver could have been a little more informative on the way there about what to expect. We only saw one alligator and very little other wildlife. The after show was ok but found the request for gratuity rude as we had payed a lot for our tickets. We were told to return to the same location we started at to collect out Biscayne Bay tickets after the swamp board tour. The boys at that stand had no idea, they sent us to another stand who also had no idea and sent us to a third stand. They were a bit unsure but eventually found us on the computer. Overall it was a little over priced.
Long wait before bus pick...
LetiziaT_M, Feb 2023
Long wait before bus pick up,long wait before ac tivities standing in sun,very dissapointed n could not do the second half of the activety I paid for due that it took so long and lots of time waisted,not really knowing where to go,not good,sorry.
The gator show was...
Ryan_N, Feb 2023
The gator show was entertaining and the air boat tour was good. Could use a little better instruction as to what to expect when you get off of the bus. Once everyone figured out that we needed to wait a bit then it went well.
Don't waste your money.
Timothy_S, Jan 2023
Went on Everglades tour to see alligators, saw one baby alligator. After that went to Miami Boat tour of skyline, star island, Fisher island. All in all a terrible tour. Dent waste your money.
Great day in the Everglades
samlomax, Sep 2022
Fantastic day out so well organised can’t recommend this trip enough All the tour guides were informative and friendly Thank you for great memories 🐊
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