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Everglades National Park: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show

1. Everglades National Park: Airboat Tour and 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: Half-Day Everglades Airboat Ride & Wildlife Show

2. From Miami: Half-Day Everglades Airboat Ride & Wildlife Show

Set off on a guided trip from Miami to discover Florida’s wildlife. Enter Everglades Holiday Park to enjoy a 45-minute airboat ride and an educational wildlife show. Benefit from skip-the-ticket-line entry and receive a free photo of your group. Head to the airboat to begin your guided cruise through the Everglades. Keep watch for native wildlife as your experienced guide will point out alligators, soft-shelled turtles, and birds in their natural habitat.  Next, see a wildlife show and get up close with alligators. Learn how these reptiles — who were once nearly hunted to extinction — made a dramatic recovery in numbers. Even take a photo with a baby alligator at the end of the show.  Board the bus to return to Miami.

Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

3. Everglades National Park: Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour

The Everglades area is home to a vast and varied ecosystem containing the largest mangrove forest in North America. The unique Everglades lakes, surrounded by mangroves, are refuges and nursery grounds for herons, egrets, stilts, ducks, wood storks, spoonbills, alligators, otters, and a variety of cute little fish. The Everglades National Park Mangrove Tunnel Kayak Eco-Tour takes you inside the unique mangrove ecosystem in a stable "sit-on-top" kayak (no previous experience required). Weave through the interconnecting, narrow lakes and flowing tidal creeks. Float through tunnels in the mangrove forest, created by the dense mangrove growth up the edges and even over the tops of the interlocking creeks and narrow lakes. The mangrove tunnels make for a surreal and mystical experience with the sunlight shimmering through the canopy, the stillness of the forest vegetation and the sounds of the forest itself. Enjoy learning a wealth of information on the colorful local history of Everglades National Park and its wonderful wildlife and flora.

Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

4. 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.

Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

5. Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

Embark on a real adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades and view this fascinating natural wonder from a unique perspective. Your tour will be guided by an experienced captain. During the tour, you'll listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Also, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. On this tour, feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest. All airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the alligator and eeptile exhibit, where you can get up close to a baby alligator and touch its unique skin.

Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

6. Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

Discover Shingle Creek in Central Florida on a 1.5-hour airboat tour into the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. 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, 8-12 passenger stadium seating boat for unobstructed views of the diverse wildlife and plant life. 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.

Miami: Open Top Bus Tour & Optional Cruise & Everglades Show

7. Miami: Open Top Bus Tour & Optional Cruise & Everglades Show

Hop on and off during this Miami sightseeing bus tour and enjoy panoramic views of the Art Deco District and South Beach. Discover iconic locations like Wynwood and Lincoln Road and visit the best of Miami’s landmarks for as little or as long as you like.  Upgrade your experience with a 90-minute Biscayne Bay Cruise and enjoy the view of the city skyline. Cruise past Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and the Port of Miami cruise ships and cargo districts. Spot the homes of Miami's rich and famous from the open-air upper deck or enclosed lower deck of your boat. Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks are available for purchase onboard.  Choose the deluxe option to also discover the Florida Everglades with its rich wildlife of exotic birds, snakes, fish, and turtles. Enjoy a wildlife show with an opportunity to hold a baby alligator. Then take an airboat ride along the River of Grass. The City Loop (Red) will take you through diverse and unique areas of Upper Miami. Travel through Midtown with its newly developed shopping, dining and living areas before making your way through the streets of Wynwood, famous for its street graffiti art and building murals. Then check out Little Havana to experience a taste of Cuba. Buses run throughout the day at 30-minute intervals. Personal pre-recorded commentary is also available on all buses in your choice of 6 languages.

Miami: Everglades, City Bus Tour, and Biscayne Bay Cruise

8. Miami: Everglades, City Bus Tour, and Biscayne Bay Cruise

Enjoy this 3-part Miami tour to make sure you catch all the must-sees of this vibrant city. From an airboat ride in the Everglades to a city tour of Miami, and a boat cruise of “Millionaire’s Row”, you’ll cover many bases on this combo tour.  First, you’ll discover the Florida Everglades with its rich wildlife of exotic birds, snakes, fish, and turtles. Enjoy a wildlife show with an opportunity to hold a baby alligator. Then, take an airboat ride along the “River of Grass”. Next, you’ll discover the city of Miami. This tour hits all the major spots, such as Wynwood, Miami Beach, and the Art Deco District. See movie stars’ and millionaires’ mansions, and hear stories of love, passion, betrayal, and even murder. Finally, take a cruise of Biscayne Bay. This sightseeing tour takes in the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and Biscayne Bay, passing by the must-see “Millionaire’s Row”, a luxurious stretch of real estate – home to wealthy elite movie stars, politicians, famous sports figures, and business leaders. You will be provided with a schedule of departures for each experience when you arrive. The tours can be taken on different days based on the schedule provided, and you have 3 days to experience all the activities.

Miami: Half-Day Small Group Tour with Boat Cruise

9. Miami: Half-Day Small Group Tour with Boat Cruise

Join a local guide and discover the highlights of Miami. Take in the Magic City and its most vibrant neighborhoods on a narrated drive in an air-conditioned Mercedes Metris van. After, unwind aboard a cruise on Biscayne Bay. After being greeted at your downtown hotel, set off on your fully guided tour. Make your first stop in the lively neighborhood of Little Havana and experience Miami's Cuban heart. Hear about the area's central role in Miami's social, cultural, and political landscape from your guide. Take a cruise on the scenic Biscayne Bay. During the cruise, admire views of the spectacular coastal sites including the Miami skyline, Port of Miami, Fisher Island, and “Millionaire’s Row.” Back on solid ground, continue to explore the sights of Miami on a narrated drive. Pass multiple points of interest such as the Art Deco District, where you can admire over 800 Art Deco buildings, and Miami Beach. Enjoy the views of the palm-lined beach's white sand before returning to your hotel for drop-off.

From Miami: Best of Florida Combo Tour

10. From Miami: Best of Florida Combo Tour

Get to all the best spots of Florida with a combination tour ticket. Explore the bustling city of Miami for half a day. Then, get to the Everglades National Park to catch sight of an Alligator and ride an Airboat. Finally, a day in Key West is just what you need to relax and soak up some sun. Jump on your round transport from Miami and take advantage of the combination ticket. First up, explore all the highlights Miami has to offer in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach for half a day. Witness the Latin flavors and sounds of Little Havana, explore downtown's waterfront bars and shops, and learn the intriguing history and diverse culture of this unique place. Next, head to the Everglades National Park and learn all about this special ecosystem. Enjoy an airboat tour through the wetlands and try to catch a glimpse of Alligators in their natural environment. Listen to an educational wildlife presentation and discover the lives of alligators, turtles, and wildlife that live in the Everglades. Love being in nature for half the day, with many opportunities to capture photos. After two amazing tours, spend the day relaxing on a full-day tour to Key West. Take in the stunning scenes as you drive across the famous Overseas Highway and the Seven-Mile Bridge. Once there, explore the island's beaches, shops, and restaurants at your own pace, and soak in the sun.

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What people are saying about Everglades City

Something I have always wanted to do and was not disappointed. Our family of five from Grandpa, Grandma, son, daughter and granddaughter all enjoyed our 90 minute tour! Well worth the experience.

Great guide, Scott. Knowledgeable and showed us several gators including babies. Saw lots of birds and he had drinks. Will go again when I come back to Florida and will definitely ask for Scott.

It was fun, entertaining, and educational. The tour operator was friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the trip as a family

Chris is the guy to ask for. He is very knowledge, humor and care. He also recommends other, off the beaten path, sites to see.

We had an amazing experience! Would definitely do it again! Saw lots of Alligators and wildlife!