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Miami: Everglades National Park Airboat Tour & Wildlife Show

1. Miami: Everglades National Park Airboat Tour & Wildlife Show

Discover the Everglades National Park, a diverse landscape providing crucial habitats for numerous rare and endangered species. Take an airboat ride, and view alligators, turtles, and even the elusive Florida panther.  After paying the park admission fee, immerse yourself in swampland often referred to as the River of Grass. The park known as such because of the endless prairies of sawgrass that rise three to ten feet above the surface of the water. Encounter lush vegetation of the Everglades which also includes mangroves, cypress, palms, pines, and hardwood hammocks (small islands). The sawgrass is often so dense that travel is only possible through natural water passages. Ride on an airboat, which is designed to operate well in shallow water and marshlands. Propelled by an aircraft-type propeller and powered by either an aircraft or automotive engine, have a fast and fun journey. Complete your visit with a wildlife and alligator show. Get up close with these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat.

From Miami: Everglades Airboat, Wildlife Show & Bus Transfer

2. From Miami: Everglades Airboat, Wildlife Show & Bus Transfer

Start your journey from the vibrant city of Miami and prepare yourself for an adventure that will take you into the heart of Florida's rich wildlife. This journey begins with a comfortable ride on the Big Bus motorcoach, a 50-minute journey that will transport you to the edge of the Everglades, the gateway to Florida's untamed wilderness. At Everglades Holiday Park, you’ll experience a wonderland of native flora and fauna. Here, we'll board an airboat that will take us on a 45-minute ride into the heart of the Everglades. Before you embark on your exciting exploration, take a moment to remember the day with a free group photo. As we glide across the waters, our expert guide will help us locate and identify diverse species of wildlife. From alligators lurking beneath the surface to soft-shelled turtles basking in the sun, and a variety of bird species soaring above us, this airboat safari promises a memorable encounter with the Everglades' rich biodiversity. Next, you’ll attend an educational wildlife show that will introduce you to the traditional handling techniques of the Seminole people. During this captivating show, you’ll gain a new appreciation for alligators, fascinating creatures that were once on the brink of extinction but have since experienced an incredible comeback. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about these reptiles, their behaviors, and their significant role in the ecosystem. As the day of exploration draws to a close, we'll board the bus for our return journey to Miami, carrying with us unforgettable memories of our wildlife adventure. This unique experience, filled with the thrill of discovery and the beauty of nature, will undoubtedly be the highlight of your stay in Florida.

Everglades: Sawgrass Park Day Time Airboat Tour & Exhibits

3. Everglades: Sawgrass Park Day Time Airboat Tour & Exhibits

Embark on a real adventure with an airboat tour of the Florida Everglades and entry to the alligator and reptile exhibit. Explore this fascinating natural wonder, hear the history of the Seminole people, and learn about the wildlife you sport from your captain. Board your airboat and glide out into the Everglades. As you cruise, listen to fascinating historical and ecological facts from your captain. Listen to tales of how the Native American Seminole people and panthers once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Keep an eye out for rare and endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water, through grassy rivers, and over the tropical marsh. After your airboat tour, head into the alligator and reptile exhibit. Get up close to a baby alligator and touch its unique skin and learn about these formidable predators.

Miami: Everglades Safari Park Airboat Tour

4. Miami: Everglades Safari Park Airboat Tour

Discover the flora and fauna of Everglades Safari Park while your captains navigate through the pristine waters of the national park on an airboat tour. Get to know this unique landscape up close with a guide. Enjoy wildlife shows, exhibits, an observation platform, and a jungle trail boardwalk. Begin your airboat journey deep into nature's mysterious wilderness. Relax as you pass through an intricate River of Grass system. Learn about the wetlands from your guide as you maneuver through this secretly preserved jungle and its inhabitants. Experience breathtaking panoramic views as you glide along the park with stops on levees along the way. Be on the lookout for alligators, turtles, deers, wild hogs, and raccoons. Encounter native flora and other exotic wildlife in the Everglades' lush vegetation and tranquility. After your 40-minute airboat ride, take a closer look at some of the animals that call the Florida Everglades home during an interactive Wildlife Nature Show. You can also explore the winding Jungle Trail on foot, view the observation deck, and see other park exhibits.

Miami: Open-Top Bus Tour, Biscayne Bay Cruise, & Everglades

5. Miami: Open-Top Bus Tour, Biscayne Bay Cruise, & Everglades

Get ready to explore the colorful and dynamic city of Miami with our comprehensive 3-part tour package. This package is your ticket to experience it all from the richly diverse wildlife of the Florida Everglades to the grand mansions that line the shores of Miami Beach. Single Loop Miami Tour by Open-top Bus Dive into the heart of Miami for a city tour in the sunshine of an open-top double decker. We'll guide you around the city's major landmarks, including the vibrant Wynwood neighborhood, Little Havana, the iconic Miami Beach, and the historic Art Deco District. During the tour, you'll see the best of the city with plenty of insights on local hotspots and Miami must-do's. Plus, we’ll share the fascinating backstory of Magic City, giving you unique insights into its history and culture. Biscayne Bay Cruise through Millionaire's Row Relax with a sightseeing cruise on the azure waters of Biscayne Bay. From the deck, you'll have a great view of the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and the aptly named "Millionaire's Row". This is where the who's who of Hollywood, politics, sports, and business have their luxury homes. Seeing these extravagant estates from the water is an experience in itself. Enjoy the sun-drenched views from the top deck or from below with an onboard bar. Everglades Experience Take an exhilarating airboat ride through the untamed wilderness of the Everglades with an expert guide. Witness a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat. You'll see everything from alligators to exotic birds. Then, enjoy an exciting wildlife show and have the opportunity to hold a baby alligator. It's a thrilling experience that will leave you with unforgettable memories. And don't worry, we take care of your transportation to and from Everglades Holiday Park. Take advantage of flexible scheduling to enjoy these experiences on separate days, according to your own schedule. This way, you can ensure that you have ample time to absorb the beauty and excitement of each part of the tour. Two departure points available: 8.30 AM and 2:00 PM for departure from Miami Beach (Soundscape Park), or 9:00 AM and 2.30 PM to depart from Downtown Miami (Bayside Marketplace).

Kissimmee: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Optional Meal

6. Kissimmee: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Optional Meal

Welcome to our enchanted 32-acre park, where wildlife adventures await around every corner. Explore the lighted brick pathways that wind along the beautiful lake, surrounded by nature's wonders. Get up-close and personal with Florida's favorite native reptile on an airboat adventure. Immerse yourself in the vibrant beauty of native butterflies, wildlife, and plants in Lily's Butterfly Garden. Embark on a mining adventure as you sift through buckets of soil, uncovering semi-precious gems, fossils, and crystals. Witness our living history museum and learn from descendants of the Jororo Tribe, “The Forgotten Tribe of Florida” and discover a primitive way of living at our authentic Native American Village. Wrap up your visit with a delicious lakeside meal at Boggy Bottoms Barbeque. Join us and escape to nature! Lily's Butterfly Garden & Loreli's Critters Explore Florida's captivating critters amidst a tapestry of butterflies. Witness the mesmerizing antics of wood ducks, turtles, frogs, and the regal Bob White quail. Be enveloped in serenity, embraced by 17 butterfly species and admire the kaleidoscope of colors, sounds, and aromas as butterflies dance and pollinate. At Lilys Butterfly Garden & Lorelei's Critter Collection, discover the tranquility of natural Florida. Fossil & Gemstone Mining Discover real gems and rare fossils in our 70-foot mining trough - it's 'finders keepers'! Roll up your sleeves, grab your tools, and start your adventure. Uncover hidden treasures, from emeralds and rubies to fossils of all kinds. A thrilling adventure awaits for all ages! Native American Village Exclusive to Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures! Embark on an adventurous journey through our living history museum. Discover the ancestral way of living of the Jororo Tribe, "The Forgotten Tribe of Florida" at our Native American Village. Witness the traditional Native family's survival in the swamps and learn about genuine artifacts, hunting techniques, hand-made creations and more. Book a private demonstration with Little Big Mountain. Additional fee required. One family at a time, please. Boggy Bottom Barbeque Get ready for an epic barbeque adventure at Boggy Bottom Barbeque! Our lakeside seating immerses you in nature's beauty. Indulge in Orlando's finest barbeque – ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and more! Craving a classic cheeseburger? We've got you covered. Our menu also features mouthwatering appetizers and sides like fried pickles and brisket baked beans. Satisfy your cravings with our irresistible offerings.

Miami: Original Everglades Airboat Tour & Alligator Exhibit

7. Miami: Original Everglades Airboat Tour & Alligator Exhibit

Stop by Coopertown Everglades, Airboat Tour’s and visit the Home of the original airboat tours since 1945. You can visit with big man our 14 foot alligator and watch out animal show under an authentic Indian cheekie. Then we will depart on a guided Airboat Tour by one of our guides. Our tours last 40 to 45 minutes where we will head out into the wide open sawgrass prairies and you will see why they call this the River of Grass. Then we will head into a trail through two hardwood hammocks when we will stop at a few alligator holes and talk about the all the different wildlife, flora and fauna we will see along the way .

From Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

8. From Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

Benefit from pickup at your hotel or other location in the Greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami-Dade County area, and then travel by brand new sprinter-style vehicle to Everglades National Park. Appreciate the natural beauty of the area, and learn about its ecological importance. Join a naturalist guide on a walk in Everglades National Park and learn about the different ecosystems of the park. Walk through a tropical hardwood hammock to admire the mature trees and beautiful plants and wildlife. Then, drive to the launch site of your 1-hour airboat ride, and glide through the grasses to see wild alligators up close in their natural environment. Visit an historic Miccosukee Indian village, exclusive to the airboat company, and learn about their special customs and way of life. Head back to your hotel at the end of your exhilarating airboat tour, better acquainted with the real Florida.

Orlando: Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

9. Orlando: Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

Discover the beginning of the Florida Everglades on a 1.5-hour airboat tour. Travel back in time to the days before urban development and the theme parks of Orlando encroached on the Florida swamps. Go to the site where the largest living estuary in the world starts from a little creek, and capture the splendor of nature on your camera. Hear stories about the Native Americans and early settlers who carved their trails into the swamps. Travel by state-of-the-art, 10-12 passenger stadium seating boat for unobstructed views of the diverse wildlife and plant life. Our boats do not have tops on them, so we can take you places others can't go. Venture into a natural, living environment of lush vegetation, and glide through swamp marsh and wet prairie land. Venture into the thick vegetation, looking for endangered American Bald Eagles, all sizes of American Alligator, and the many other species of wildlife that inhabit the largest sub-tropical eco-system in the continental United States.

Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

10. Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

Travel back in time to the days before over-development and theme parks, and experience the unspoiled swamps of Florida on a thrilling airboat ride. Departing from Kissimmee, discover the largest living estuary in the world at Shingle Creek, where the splendor of nature offers a more authentic Florida experience. As you speed through the swamps, your captain will tell stories of the American Indians and history of the early settlers who carved their trails into the swamps of Central Florida. The state-of-the-art boats allow unobstructed views for all passengers, and the diversity of wildlife and plant life will keep your eyes and camera busy. Feel the subtropical climate that promotes lush vegetation and provides natural habitats for a variety of species as you explore swamp marsh and wet prairie.

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4.3
(6,923 reviews)

great to see animals in their natural habitat. bring a jacket, sunglasses - they won't fly away in the wind but they will be necessary - close your mouth because bugs are everywhere. beautiful, trust the guide who knows exactly where to go to find gators and take the hour-long tour because you wish it would never end.

It's great for eSIM-enabled cell phones. I had no problems unlocking it. I had a normal SIM card in my German cell phone and have now also activated the eSIM for vacation in America. Works great. Thanks

We all loved the variety of the day and feel like we were immersed in the Everglades. The guides were full of great information. We highly recommend this experience.

Our guide was amazing. He went beyond to make sure we had a great experience! Thank you Captain Scott!

Awesome airboat ride! Great guided tour very knowledgeable guide