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Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami

Miami, USA
Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport
  • 5 hours 45 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades on this guided, half-day adventure from Miami. This exciting nature tour includes a narrated airboat ride through the unique ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. Enjoy the scenery and look for Florida’s abundant wildlife, like alligators, crocodiles, exotic snakes and more.
  • Airboat ride through the Florida Everglades
  • Wander along a jungle walking trail
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • Everglades Airboat Ride
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Gray Line Miami Offers pickups at over 200 hotels in the Miami Beach and Downtown Miami areas, if your hotel is not listed please enter it manually and call us to confirm pickup time The 9.00am start time is based on the beginning of the pickup route, each hotel has it's own pickup time. Please call us to confirm the exact timing for your location. Hotel Pickups are outside by the main entrance between 9 am and 10.15am

What To Expect

After a morning hotel pickup in the Miami area, it’s off to one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth—the Florida Everglades, a 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of Florida—for an exciting airboat adventure and nature tour.

On this guided 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. It’s wet, it’s wild and it’s loads of fun.

This tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Miami.

Miami

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Everglades Holiday Park

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pick-up transportation is mandatory. Unfortunately travelers cannot drive to the park, though one can drive to the last pickup location at Bayside Marketplace and leave their car parked to get on the transportation there if desired
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Post COVID-19 Policy- Miami- Dade County has lifted the mandatory mask mandate, therefore we will be only recommending customers to wear their face mask as they choose to; along with this, capacities are no longer mandatory.
  • 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 Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami?

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

Jun 2021

Q:Can I book the Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami 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:Approximately what time should I expect to be picked up at my hotel for the Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport?

A:Pickups are typically between 8:15 am and 10:15 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 Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami?

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 with Transport from Miami?

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

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Janet_S
Our guide was really good. He was funny and informative. This was our first time to see the Everglades. We saw the beauty of the Everglades. We saw birds and alligators.

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Not what we expected
Lea_L, Apr 2024
Attention the tour doesn´t include "Wander along a jungle walking trail" !!! We booked this tour because of this quote and at the end we had just the Airboat ride. We tried to get some money back because we were dissatisfied but after the refund request they didnt respond at all. We do not recommend this tour!!!
The airboat tour was...
Sarah_W, Apr 2024
The airboat tour was great, the guide was very informative and professional. We got to see a few alligators and she cool birds and wildlife.
Rethink the bus part
Melanie_T, Apr 2024
The tour itself was amazing. Captain Chaos was the best and we saw four gators Would I opt for the bus ride there? not if you are staying mid beach. We were one of first pickups so were in the bus for 1.5 hours before we finally got in the road to the park. We would recommend meeting bus at bayside market and get on there. Spend some time looking around first. We UBERED from the first hotel stop going home and got home in 20 instead of 1.25hrs. If we stayed in bus it would have been a 9am to 430pm day
Nice but …
Elie_B, Mar 2024
The experience was ok the airboat was nice and refreshing we managed to see wild gators so we were happy The show was not a show and slightly stupid tbh For the price you get what you get but guys !!! please fight for your paycheck instead of continuously asking for tips and tips 110$ for two persons for 1h30min experience don’t expect us to give another 10/20$ for each person we are meeting at the park. To conclude its nice but don’t expect something incredible !!
Fun Day Out
Alexis_G, Mar 2024
The alligator show was amazing, the host was funny and informational. And the gators were adorable! The airboat guide was great in taking us around the Everglades. Lines weren’t too long and wait time was reasonable. Food was perfect!
Very disappointed
Michele_K, Mar 2024
The pickup location changed compared to what we booked. The bus ride was very cold, we had to ask several times to turn down the air con. No sight of a single alligator during the tour. Too many boats. Not a single place to have a hot beverage Dropped off at a different location than pick up.
The Everglades are Beautiful
Janet_S, Mar 2024
Our guide was really good. He was funny and informative. This was our first time to see the Everglades. We saw the beauty of the Everglades. We saw birds and alligators.
We originally booked the...
Steven_W, Feb 2024
We originally booked the tour with pick up at our hotel then we informed that we would have to go to 1601 Biscayne Blvd which cdt me an extra $75 from the JE Marriott that was very disappointing and time vonsuming
Everglades tour
Rachal_S, Feb 2024
Well organised, scenery was amazing the only thing was the confirmation email was somewhat confusing! Make sure you read the confirmation email for your pickup point!
Never again
Marvin_G, Jan 2024
My airboat adventure was canceled. I received multiple information in relation to our pickup point. I was also asked to enter my pickup point. I was willing to walk to the location even after the driver was late. The driver left and I reported this to an associate and was greeted with unprofessionalism and rudeness.
Worst experience I've had on a vacation
Amy_P, Dec 2023
The experience I had was horrendous. We were told we would be on the bus for around 45 minutes this morning on the way to our Everglades Airboat Experience. As you can see from the attached photo, we were driven far west into Florida, nowhere near the place where we were ultimately taken. Our pickup was supposed to be at 9:50 and we were picked up late (I had to call the tour operator to make sure he was coming) but were then dropped off at the experience at around 12:45. We were on the bus for 2 hours and 45 minutes for what was supposed to be a 45 minute ride. Whenever we asked the 'guide' on the bus, we were told various lies about the timing of when we would get to our destination. We were also told by the guide when he did manage to speak to us (I only know his name but am omiting it here, because I asked and he never offered this information and he rarely communicated with us unless I went to the front of the bus to ask him a question) a variety of reasons why we were delayed and he mentioned traffic which I later learned from the driver who brought us back may have been an accident they were trying to get around but it seemed like no GPS was used to get around this situation. As you can see by the attached Life 360 photo my husband took as he tracked our whereabouts, the route taken due west wasn't a solution for getting around this accident. At one point, the driver, who did not speak, must have realized that we were going the wrong way and he proceeded to make an illegal 180 degree turn on a 2-lane road in the Coach bus (one lane in each direction). There was also a time when the driver abruptly slowed down, which was very unsafe as we all slammed forward. (Unrelated but unsanitary - the toilet lid and seat were in the back of the bus behind seats - outside of the bathroom). After being mislead over and over about why we were off course, and when we would end up at our destination, all of the passengers asked to be taken back to our pickup points in Miami and skip the Everglades experience. We were refused and told we were not in charge. One of my fellow passengers called the police on the driver and guide. We all feared that we were being kidnapped. We even pulled over at the side of the road once while the driver and the guide communicated with each other, in the middle of nowhere. There was little to no communication from either of them and we did not know where we were heading. We had passed multiple other Everglades experiences but did not go to any of them and ended up at one that was not where we were expecting to be - near Fort Lauderdale. Sorry this is so long, but the experience was terrifying. I was alone with 4 kids. We were supposed to be a group of 7 with 2 more adults who weren't feeling well, but there were only 5 of us in our group on this trip. The kids were scared and some were crying and the guide, did NOTHING to assure us that he or the driver were taking us to either the correct Everglades experience or back to Miami, where we started. Another passenger even started having a screaming match with Ariel when it appeared he was refusing to bring us back home. We all felt extremely unsafe the entire ride there once we figured out we were off course. We met another bus driver when we got to the Everglades experience and he assured us he would drive us back to our hotel which is why we stayed, but we were so shaken up after the bus ride that no one even wanted to do any of the Everglades experiences. This was HORRENDOUS and caused us to return 2 3/4 hours late to our hotel and prevented us from doing anything else we had planned to do. It ruined our day. We were outside at 9:45 for a 9:50 pickup that did happen a little late but didn't get back home until 4:45 when we were told the day would be ending by 2.
Wrong place and unsafe booking
Zhu_K, Dec 2023
Unsafe booking: We booked the trip on 9am and arrived in Miami in the early morning, and before that we could not set a pick up place, causing they moved our trip to afternoon. We called to dispute and finally got the morning tickets. Delayed departure: 10am but not 9am. Wrong destination: The itinerary was to Everglades Safari park, but actually they brought us to Everglades Holiday park.
Total Florida experience
Homaira_N, Dec 2023
I loved the prompt and organized hotel pick up. The airboat was fabulous! The alligator park and pictures were awesome. Our guide marquis was great!
Bus ride back was a...
Philip_B, Dec 2023
Bus ride back was a disaster! Driver did not inform me of thr proper drop off.Ended up on the other side of city.Had to use umber to get back to my car Sad story !
Alligators under glass
Vandy_F, Nov 2023
This tour is a factory. That would be ok if you saw alligators but you didn’t. It took almost 2 hours of bumbling along, first in a 10 person van where everyone was sitting on top of each other and than in a bus with a broken bathroom and too much air conditioning to get to a place where they had hundreds of people wandering around unable to figure out where they were supposed to be. When we got on the air boat it was a 45 minute ride with a really nice boat driver, Gus, who did what her could to make the best of it. The alligator show was OK, again the guy who did the show was fun and it was a consolation that we got to lay eyes on an alligator albeit one in an enclosure. They did give us the picture they took in the beginning for free. They didn’t try to make a buck on that. In the end we took a 45 dollar Uber ride home rather than spend another 2 hours on buses.
We didn't get what we ordered and payd for. Bus broke down on the way back resulting in 1h 45m later return.
Nanna_P, Nov 2023
We reserved an airboat tour plus a jungle walk. The airboat tour was great, but afterwards it was only possible to go to the alligator show, Wich we were not interested in and not what we ordered. No jungle walk. On the way back from the Everglades, the bus broke down and we waitet for 1 hour and 45 minutes for a new one to arrive. The bus driver gave no information what so ever during that time. Really bad experience overall.
We were able to see...
Franchesca_E, Sep 2023
We were able to see around 6 alligators during the tour at Everglades , they also have an exhibition of the alligators after you are done. Our only complain was the transport , the driver was not into the mode of driving people around, was not clear when speaking , it came late to pick us.
Great getaway and affordable!
Lori_C, Sep 2023
Really beautiful phenomenon! Cool wildlife. And....tour is worth seeing and enjoyed the show afterwards
not worth it
Aurelia_M, Sep 2023
-Pick up by bus: if you don't ask by email what time they will pick you up at your hotel, no message will be sent to you. -Bus ride is for different "adventures" so it takes a long time for a short ride. Plus, the driver's accent was so strong we couldn't undertsand what he was saying. -Once arrived, you are rushed to the airboat so good luck if you need to use the restrooms beforehand: there are 2 for a bunch of tourists with kids. -On the airboat: VERY noisy; which can not be good for wildlife. we regret cautioning this disturbance to wildlife. -The guide on the airboat: Eventhough he was trying to be helpful, we couldn't understand ANY of his comments during the boat ride, the microphone was just making him inaudible. Too bad, I wish I had learnt a thing or two about the park and the wildflife there. -Overall, we paid way too much for a long bus ride, a short visit to a minuscule portion of the park, on a polluting boat = not pleasant. -I would recommend visiting the park the old fashion way (which we did years ago): walking it. Or finding an eco-friendly boat accomodating a smaller setting.
Too touristic, just a...
Mariya_H, Aug 2023
Too touristic, just a tour on airboat and the show with aligators, not a place to have a walk or bicycle ride in real nature. Plus the clim was broken on the bus for the back trip to Miami
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