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Things to do in Homestead

Our most recommended things to do in Homestead

Everglades: Birding, Wildlife, and Photography Expedition

1. Everglades: Birding, Wildlife, and Photography Expedition

Take a leisurely ride through the Everglades National Park's 10,000-island ecosystem, where you will enjoy perfect photo opportunities of birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Stop on an uninhabited barrier island, where your Florida certified Master Naturalist guide will take you on an walk and help you discover even more photo opportunities of this impressive environment. Your guide will be on the hunt for birds and wildlife of all types — roseate spoonbills, osprey, ibis, great blue herons, tri-color herons, snowy egrets, shore birds, and bald eagles as well as other animals like dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, and other saltwater creatures. The boat, limited to 6 passengers with comfortable seating, is a large, stable platform for birding and photography. There's even space for a camera tripod, so feel free to bring large telephoto lenses. The Everglades Birding, Wildlife, and Photo Expedition is essentially a 2-part adventure. First, it is a boat exploration of the 10,000 islands, where you will learn about the Everglades ecosystem, its history, and rich culture. Here you are likely to encounter dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and a plethora of different birds. On the second part, your guide will beach the boat and take you on an stroll along one of the Everglades National Park's many uninhabited barrier islands. See the unique ecosystem up close and nab more photo opportunities.

Everglades: 2 Hour Private Guided Walk

2. Everglades: 2 Hour Private Guided Walk

Whether on the highlands or the wetlands of The Big Cypress National Preserve or Everglades National Park, being one with nature is the most adventurous tour one will ever take in the Florida Everglades. This vastly preserved eco-system will surprise even the most educated biologist/naturalist visiting.  This walking tour will keep you in awe as you venture through the umbrellaed cool water, cross-grass, rock, cypress trees, vegetation, Spanish moss and fern trails. This North American “Amazon” will have you seeing breath taking views of beautiful and exotic flowers, trees and animal life found nowhere else in the world. From the exclusive panther to the wood knocking red cockaded woodpecker to the rare red fox squirrel. The Cypress is filled with living organism and fascinating living organism.  So step out of the city and go for a adventure walk ! 

Homestead: Guided Manatee Snorkeling Tour in Kings Bay

3. Homestead: Guided Manatee Snorkeling Tour in Kings Bay

Discover the joy of swimming with the Florida manatee, a subspecies of the West Indian manatee on this guided riverboat tour. Choose from a tour option with or without a tasty breakfast. Enjoy drinks like coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and bottled water on your day trip.  Be picked up from your accommodation in Homestead and relax on the transfer to the riverboat. Hop on board and cruise out to where the manatees are most active. Listen to a tutorial on passive observation and how to get the best experience during the tour. Use the changing facilities to put on the included wetsuit, mask, and snorkel. Get into the water for some face-to-face interaction with manatees. Have help from your guides to ensure you have the best chance of interacting with these gentle giants. Take home some memories with help from you in-water guide who be taking videos and pictures of your manatee experience, which are available for purchase once you return to the dive shop.

Homestead: Sunset Cruise, Buffet Dinner, and Drinks

4. Homestead: Sunset Cruise, Buffet Dinner, and Drinks

Expereince a top Key West attraction with this sunset cruise day trip. Travel from your accommodation in Homestead to the comfortable boat by air-conditioned bus and savor a delicious buffet with unlimited well drinks, draft beer, wine, and soft drinks. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Homestead and relax on the transfer in a climate-controlled bus. Hop aboard a spacious ship and partake in the fresh flavors of a tropical-themed buffet. Sip margaritas, rum runners, wine, or beer. Relax with someone you love as you watch the sun dip below the horizon over the stunning landscapes of Key West. Take in views of the sea, the waterfront, and the sky's warm glow. Live music provides a festive atmosphere. Treat yourself to a premium drink at the cash bar. Return to the bus and transfer back to your hotel at the end of your sunset experience.

Homestead: Little Havana Day Trip with Food & Drinks

5. Homestead: Little Havana Day Trip with Food & Drinks

Explore the highlights of Miami’s Little Havana district on this day trip with bus transfers from Homestead. Savor authentic Cuban flavors during your guided walking tour like a refreshing mojito and a tasty empanada (dumpling). Go for a stroll on the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame and enjoy the atmosphere in Domino Park.  Hop aboard a spacious and air-conditioned bus and relax on the drive to the colorful Little Havana neighborhood in Miami. Begin your guided walking our of this Cuban district and learn about its fascinating history and culture. Stop along the way at some of the best family-owned and operated Cuban restaurants in the area. Sample local cuisine, like guava pastries, chicken plantain cups, croquetas (breaded and fried treat), and flan ice cream. Meet some local artists, watch skilled Cuban cigar rollers, and listen to traditional Cuban music. See tops sights as you tour a cigar factory, visit Domino Park, and walk down Cuban Memorial Blvd. Pass by the iconic Tower Theater, the Ball & Chain music venue, and the Cubaocho Museum and Performing Arts Center. Return to your accommodation in Homestead at the end of your invigorating day trip. 

Homestead: Day Trip Miami for a Romantic Airplane Flight

6. Homestead: Day Trip Miami for a Romantic Airplane Flight

Sweep a special someone off their feet with this private airplane tour over Miami. Be picked up from your hotel in Homestead aboard a comfortable car and whisked away to the Miami Executive Airport. Toast your romance with the included non-alcoholic champagne. Choose from a tour option with or without a tasty breakfast. Relax on the transfer from your hotel in Homestead to the Miami Executive Airport. Put on your special airplane headphones so you can hear you pilot's commentary with ease. Expereince the rush of taking off in a small plane.  Take in views of suburban village of Pinecrest and Coral Gables with its famed Venetian pool. Admire the luxurious Coconut Grove neighborhood and see Fisher Island's South Point Park from above. View the barrier island where Key Biscayne is nestled and soar over South Miami.  Discover the sparkling Miami Beach shoreline and the gilded sands of Surfside Beach. Pass by Bal Harbor Beach for a stunning glimpse of Bal Harbor. Get a bird's-eye-view of Sunny Isles beach as the waves lap at its shore.  Enjoy views of the skyscrapers in downtown Miami and the country’s third-tallest skyline. Soak up vistas of the Biscayne Bay waterfront and spot the cruise ships in the Port of Miami. Go over the luxurious mansions at the Star, Palm and Venetian Islands.  Continue over the Vizcaya Museum, a historic Italian estate with breathtaking gardens. Reach Brickell City Center before returning to the airport and transferring back to your accommodation. 

Miami: Everglades National Park Hiking and Kayaking Day Trip

7. Miami: Everglades National Park Hiking and Kayaking Day Trip

Discover the Everglades National Park by land and by water on a full-day guided trip from Miami. Take a scenic hike and learn about the park from your naturalist guide, admire native wildlife as you kayak, and enjoy a picnic lunch. After being picked up from your hotel in Florida, meet your guide and begin your outdoor adventure. Embark on a guided hike in the Everglades National Park and explore three unique habitats. As you walk, your guide will provide information about the ecosystems native to the area. Next, take up your kayak for a two-hour kayaking tour. Navigate the winding waterways and admire diverse wildlife, including wading birds, alligators, crocodiles, manatees, turtles, fish, and dolphins. Then, stop for a picnic lunch with vegan and vegetarian choices. At the end of your tour of the Everglades National Park, sit back and relax on a smooth return transfer to your hotel in Florida.

Everglades: 1.5 Hour Group Swamp Walk

8. Everglades: 1.5 Hour Group Swamp Walk

Whether on the dry highlands or the low wetlands of The Big Cypress National Preserve or The Everglades National Park, being one with nature is the most adventurous tour one will ever take in the Florida Everglades. This vastly preserved eco-system will surprise even the most educated biologist/naturalist visiting. Your guide will keep you in awe as you venture through the umbrellaed cool water, cross-grass, rock, cypress trees, vegetation, Spanish moss and fern trails. This North American “Amazon” will have you seeing breath taking views of beautiful and exotic flowers, trees and animal life found nowhere else in the world. Seasonal water levels will require you to wear different attire. Be prepared to walk in thigh high waters or dry dust. Step out of the city and go for a mucky adventure walk!

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What people are saying about Homestead

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 29 reviews

The day was beautiful, and we decided that this type of tour was just what the three of us would enjoy, as we love nature, the water, and watching wildlife doing what comes natural to them. While gliding over the beautiful waters among the “10 thousand islands”, we saw herons, cormorants, osprey, plovers, great horned owl and others. Of course, excitement grew to laughter and awe seeing the bottlenose dolphins jumping and playing in our wake as our boat moved along the pristine waters of the Everglades. Our naturalist, “Captain Dan”, helped us to understand the rich history of the area, educate us about the mangroves, and provide insight to the various discoveries along our path. I think I can say with confidence that Dan shared his love and respect of the surroundings and enjoyed our time together as much as we did. Every experience is what you make it, and we had beautiful opportunities to make this experience one to remember.

Capt. Dan was a great guide with deep knowledge of the wildlife in the area and a willingness to share. He clearly knew some very good spots, even mid-day in a period where wildlife might be scarce. We certainly got our fill. In addition, his knowledge of local history and his perspective as a "northern emigree" made for some fun conversations on the boat between sites. Small group meant he had time for all of us. It was a wonderful morning out and we recommend it highly,

Excellent trip. Intimate exploration of Everglade islands and water. Exceeded our expectation. Knowledgeable, friendly folks.

Captain Dan was awesome. Fun, knowledgable, respectful of nature. We really enjoyed it!

Don, our guide, was very knowledgeable and passionate. He made the tour 5 stars