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Everglades 30 to 60 min Airboat with or without transportation

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Miami Beach, United States
Everglades 30 to 60 min Airboat with or without transportation

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icon1 to 5 hours  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Capture the wild spirit of the Florida Everglades with this excursion from Miami. Zoom over the 'River of Grass' on an open-air, flat-bottomed vessel while your guide talks about the complex swamp ecosystem. Wander the farm's jungle trails and see gators in their natural habitat. Round-trip transportation from Miami hotels is included if option is selected.
  • Airboat ride through the Florida Everglades
  • Explore the Everglades on an airboat, an open-air vessel operated by an engine and aircraft propeller
  • Learn about the ecosystem of the Everglades from your guide
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30-60 min Airboat ride options with English speaking park ranger/guide depending on option selected
hotel pick-up & drop-off included from select hotels if option selected
see a variety of animals including gators in their natural habitat
round trip transportation included if option is selected
leisure to explore Everglades park, restrooms, gift shop and snack bar
pick-up from locations other than Collins Ave south of 65th Street or 340 Biscayne Boulevard
pick-up and transportation for tour option without pick-up
Everglades eco-tax $ 5 per person payable at entrance
The Everglades are not a zoo with guaranteed animal appearances in nature

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This activity will end right where it started.Pick-up is offered from any Miami Beach location along Collins Avenue between 6st and 75th Street ( 600 to 7500 Collins Avenue) or Holiday Inn, 340 Biscayne Boulevard, Downtown Miami. Pickup times vary depending on your pick up location provided with your booking. You will receive an email with a 15 minute pick up time window for your location. AM TOUR DEPARTURES Mid Miami Beach 7500-2800 Collins Avenue ca. 8.45 to 9.10 AM South Miami Beach 2700 to 600 Collins Avenue ca. 9.10 to 9.50 AM Downtown Miami 340 Biscayne Boulevard ca. 10.15 AM PM TOUR DEPARTURES Mid Miami Beach 7500-2800 Collins Avenue ca. 12.45 to 1.10 PM South Miami Beach 2700 to 600 Collins Avenue ca. 1.10 to 1.50 PM Downtown Miami 340 Biscayne Boulevard ca. 2.15 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • total tour duration includes pick-ups and might vary depending on option selected and traffic
  • if you selected tour option without pick-up you are responsible for transportation to the Everglades
  • minimum child age is 1 year
  • hotel pick up times may vary depending on location and traffic situation
  • all tour options include leisure time to explore nature and wildlife trails, restrooms, gift shop and snack bar
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Everglades are not a zoo with guaranteed animal appearances in nature
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • OPERATED BY US2U
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.

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  • "Either go early in the day, or another time of year to see the Alligators in the wild." See review
  • "Great van service and pick up and drop off at the end." See review

Reviews

3.5
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227 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-4
Alligators up close in the wild!! Be prepared for generous tipping….
Peter_B
, May 2022
The airboat ride was amazing. We were able to see so many gators one of the which came very close to the boat!!! The Everglades are at an all time low water level so we were unable to go on the rapid rise routes. The airboat pilot (Jimbo) was amazing. Very knowledgeable and would turn the boat round in order for all passengers to get a close look at the gators. We were worried that there would be too many people On the airboat in order to all see the alligators but this wasn’t the case at all. The show was very good and the alligator wrangler was funny and informative. All I would say is to take plenty of tipping money as you are expected to tip the coach driver; the airboat pilot and the alligator show person and all in between. It is a little confusing and does add on to the price considerably so bear this in mind.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thanks for your awesome review, Peter ! Always at your service ! Vincent
star-3
Not very great
Kanchan_M
, Apr 2022
The trip is OK when you have ample of time in Miami. If its a 3-5 days trip you better spend it elsewhere. The trip had a 30 sec view of an alligator and that is it.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Ms. Kanchan Mishra: Thank you so much for your valuable feedback, we are sorry not all of our gators came out to see you. Keep in mind that this experience is not a zoo, animal sightings are very common but not guaranteed. We invite you to experience our longer 60 minute airboat tour in the future for a more in depth Everglades experience. Best regards, Vincent
star-1
Horrible customer service
James_L
, Apr 2022
Viator asks if I enjoyed the experience. No, I didn't. I booked the experience with hotel pick up. I was outside my hotel at the given time. The tour company called to tell me to be there, and I was already there. There was no pickup at my hotel. I called the tour company and was disconnected FOUR TIMES. Then, they had the nerve to send me an email saying they were sorry *I* missed the bus, and they would not offer a refund. *I* was outside my hotel for over 20 minutes attempting to hey picked up, and calling, and being ignored and hung up on. Nearly 24 hours later, and I still only got that one email. They have my number, they could have called. If I could leave zero stars, I would.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Mr. James Laveck, We are so sorry you missed the entire tour because you were late and fully understand your frustration. The pick up time had been clearly communicated to you in advance and our entire group of 19 guests waited for over 8 minutes patiently for you but you failed to show up. We understand plans can change while on vacation, hopefully you will be able to enjoy the Everglades on your next Florida vacation. Best regards, Vincent Guest Relations Manager
star-5
My hubby loved it
Farroll_H
, Apr 2022
We had a great time coming from cali and being able to see the gators and different birds was awesome. Now if you come expecting to see a million gators not not happening but you will see enough to make it exciting
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you very much for your 5 star review! We invite you to join our more in depth 60 minute tour on your next visit. Best regards, Vincent
star-5
Fun morning trip!
Caroline_R
, Apr 2022
Tour guide stopped to give some education during the tour then there was an awesome education show at the end back at the center with baby alligator, snake on display. Kids loved and had their pics taken with baby alligator
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you, Caroline, we are so happy you enjoyed the 60 minute Airboat and Gator Experience. Please tell your friends and family about us. Best regards, Vincent
star-1
Worst experience of my life
Hieu_N
, Apr 2022
We were never pick up from our hotel at all we text many many messages no return text at all no explanation whatsoever
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Hieu Nguyen: We are so sorry you were late and missed our fun tour despite our text message reconfirmation of the pick up time and meeting point. Our entire group waited for you for over 12 minutes. Hopefully you will be able to join our Everglades tour on your next Florida vacation. Always at your service ! Viincent
star-5
Great tour guide with Captain Rocky
Leon_G
, Apr 2022
Great tour guide with Captain Rocky and informative, things I did not know about the Everglades And felt very comfortable in the boat and on the tour
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Leon for your 5star review about your 60 minute Airboat tour ! Best regards, Vincent
star-1
Not as promised. “See...
Genene_S
, Mar 2022
Not as promised. “See gators in natural habitat”. No gators! Open air boats with small group in picture! Nope. 40 person mostly closed in boat with front window you couldn’t see through. No “leisure time on nature trails”. Grungy equipment all around. Could not hear nature show due to incredibly loud boat noise. Bus operator was nice! Otherwise I would have given no stars if I could!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Genene Sullivan, we are so sorry the tour did not meet your expectations and that you didn't get to see too many gators. We invite you to experience our longer 60 minute morning Everglades tour for a more in depth Airboat tour when the wild animals are usually more active due to cooler temperatures. Again, thank you for your valuable feedback. Always at your service ! Vincent
star-5
Highlight of my Miami trip
Eric_M
, Mar 2022
The fanboat was great, saw some really great everglades wildlife, and the show was very enjoyable. The bus trip was long but that was expected, and it even waited longer to make sure everyone caught the show.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hi Eric: Thank you very much for your awesome review, we are glad you enjoyed our 60 minute Everglades Experience. Always at your service! Vincent
star-4
Plan plenty of time if transported
JANET_W
, Mar 2022
The bus ride over took about 2 1/2 hours from our hotel, which we were not anticipating, but allowed for a great bus tour of Miami. (Our hotel was not of their usual stops) Cost for five adults was pricy considering actual Everglades tour was less than an hour of the 5 hour time spent for this, but we were able to see some wildlife (vultures, other birds, three gators) on the tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Janet, Thank you very much for your fantastic review, we are glad you enjoyed the Everglades tour and the wildlife. Always at your service ! Vincent Guest Relations Manager

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