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Everglades Airboat Adventure - with transport from/to Miami or drive yourself

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Miami Beach, United States
Everglades Airboat Adventure - with transport from/to Miami or drive yourself

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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
round trip transportation from select starting points
see a variety of animals including gators in their natural habitat
round trip transportation from select starting points included if option is selected
leisure to explore Everglades park, restrooms, gift shop and snack bar
pick-up from select starting points
pick-up and transportation for tour option without pick-up
National Park fee of $ 5 per person is not included and 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 times vary depending on your selected starting point. Please look out for an email 12 hours prior to your tour with a pick up time window specific to your selected starting point provided in your reservation. Travel times to the Everglades depend on your starting point, the traffic and may therefore vary between 45-85 minutes. MORNING DEPARTURES TIMES 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 305 Lincoln Road ca. 9.30 AM AFTERNOON DEPARTURES TIMES 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 305 Lincoln Road ca. 1.30 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
  • Pick up times may vary from the start time depending on your selected hotels location. Look out for an email prior to the tour with the exact pick up time window and location
  • Animal sightings cannot be guaranteed in the wild as the Everglades are not a theme park or zoo
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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

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star-5
Great trip
Jacqueline_S
, Aug 2022
Gators, great staff, beautiful view, boat. Very personable boat driver. He made our day. The views were beautiful. The price was good and the bus pick up option was worth it.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your 5star review, it was our pleasure welcoming you on our tour. Best regards, Vincent
star-5
SUPER FUN
Chelsea_O
, Jul 2022
The staff was excellent, personable, friendly, relaxed, and our guide had a great sense of humor. It was super fun and an experience none of us will forget!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Chelsea: We are glad you enjoyed the tour, thank you very much for your 5-star review. Best regards, Vincent
star-2
Meh
Noni_K
, Jul 2022
Not what I was expecting for the price. Staff was amazing, but the bus had little to no ac and the airboat ride was less than impressive.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Noni, We are happy our staff made you feel welcome, we are sorry the Everglades airboat ride did not meet your personal expectations. We recommend our longer 60 minute morning tour for a more intimate and in depth experience of the Everglades. Thank you for your valuable feedback. Best regards, Vincent
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
The airboat tour was...
Gina_P
, Jul 2022
The airboat tour was great fun, however be prepared for the hot weather when walking around the park and taking pictures.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Gina: Thank you so much for your 5-star review. You are absolutely right about the summer months being hot and humid in Florida. We highly recommend our early morning tour for more comfortable temperatures and more wildlife sightings. Best regards, Vincent
star-5
Fun Time
Shirlena_B
, Jul 2022
The air was great and watching the animals was a good experience for me. We loved taking pictures and enjoying the ride.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your 5star review,Shirlena! Please tell your family and friends about our friendly alligators and please come visit us again. Thank you for choosing US2U Travel. Best regards, Vincent
star-3
Buyer beware. This isn’t a trip to the Everglades national park.
Mark_S
, Jul 2022
We ordered a 60 minute ride. When we got there all of us got a 30 minute right. I was also under the impression I was going to a National park and not just a tourist trap.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Mr. Mark Schaerrer, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback. Upon reviewing your booking we are happy to confirm that you did in fact select the Everglades tour option, not the Everglades National Park option. Everglades National Park is a limited area that protects the southern 20 percent of the Everglades in Florida. The remaining 80% of the area are not a part of the official National park. We do in fact offer tour option to both the official National Park and the remaining area of the Everglades. Best regards, Vincent
star-5
Worth it
Jason_H
, Jul 2022
We got to see two gators on the ride. The boat captain was very good. Funny and informative about the everglades. The show was fine. The people who work there all were incredibly friendly.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Jason: Thanks for your awesome review. Best regards, Vincent
star-1
Don’t Waste Your Time
Gordon_S
, Jul 2022
Sucks actually was really boring … did the same tour in New Orleans and it was awesome they feed the alligators marshmallows so it was a lot better this one sucked
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Mr. Gordon Shine, We are sorry you didn‘t enjoy the beauty of Everglades National Park. We recommend our day trip to Disney World for your next Florida visit which is probably more to your liking. Thank you for valuable your feedback! Best regards, Vincent
star-1
Not recommended! Not an efficient trip and the alligator farm have very very few things to see. Waste of money
Rosemarie_B
, Jun 2022
There was no positive memory to write about. Bus was late 1.15 hours. And boat trip was cancelled. The bus made 3 stops hence further delaying the trip. Had we left on time and no other stops we would have missed the rain. Terrible terrible terrible. The air con in the bus didn’t work. Toilet didn’t have toilet paper. And the seat in front of my colleague’s is broken. The passenger was almost laying on my colleagues lap.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Rosemarie Bravin: Our sincere apologies for the bad weather you encountered and the inconveniences. During the summer months we highly recommend our morning tour in order to avoid the sometimes rainy afternoons in the Evergaldes. Your bus underwent a major overhaul yesterday and the air-conditioning has since been readjusted. Again our sincere apologies and thank you for taking the time to provide us with the important feedback. Best regards, Vincent
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Not what I expected
Christina_G
, Jun 2022
Not what I expected. Seen 2 alligators. Host was nice but not worth the money. I was a little disappointed
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Christina Graham, We are so sorry you didn't enjoy Everglades National Park, we are in fact a natural eco-system.Unlike in a zoo, animals are not displayed but rather live here in their natural habitat. Hopefully we will be able to change your mind about the Everglades on your next visit. Best regards, Vincent
star-5
New adventure 👍
Christian_V
, Jun 2022
People were very nice, it was well organized. The bus trip only lasted for 45 min and The nature was really beautiful.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Christia: We are glad you enjoyed your 60 minute Airboat Tour with the educational wild life show. Thank you so much for your kind words ! Best regards, Vincent
star-5
Best price and a great...
Joellen_K
, Jun 2022
Best price and a great place. Our captain and guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. Don’t forget to wear your sunscreen! ;)
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi, Thank you for your 5star review ! Best regards, Vincent
star-3
It’s a tourist ride through manmade canals in the Everglades , not a nature adventure, take note.
William_V
, Jun 2022
Fun one hour session once you get there but long bus ride. The bus driver was fun and engaging, but the Everglades itself was not as interesting because you only get to go on the manmade canals, understandably. This way you don’t actually damage the Everglades but you also don’t REALLY get to see the Everglades. Fun to spot some alligators (we saw 4) and birds though and learn about the eco-system a bit, but it did not meet my expectations of adventure and nature. It was quite touristy.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Mr. William Van Mossevelde, Thank you so much for your valuable feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our tour guide, the birds and of course the alligators. Since the Everglades are a protected nature reserve boats do in fact navigate through specific water ways and canals in order to preserve the nature. Thank you so much for taking note that we care deeply about our unique eco-system and environment ! For a more intimate Everglades experience we highly recommend our 60 minute early morning Everglades experience. Best regards, Vincent
star-4
Air Boat Ride.
Angela_J
, Jun 2022
Pick up was timely and the driver very friendly and helpful. The boat ride was great. The tour guide was knowledge and funny. The alligator show was entertaining. The length of the tour was just right. All together we had an awesome time. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for your awesome review, Angela ! Best regards, Vincent
star-5
Up close to nature
Angela_M
, May 2022
Great communication. All details regarding pick up were very clear and seamless. Excellent day and well worth it. Very organized Airboat was fantastic. Saw some amazing wild life, including a Burmese python and several alligators swimming or resting. Boat captain was entertaining and maneuvered boat for photos
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you, Angela, for your 5-star review. We are glad you enjoyed your Everglades tour with us! Best regards, Vincent
star-1
Awfulness
Diane_A
, May 2022
Don’t do it, we spend more time getting there and getting back, it was the Everbus instead of the everglades. Don't let the pictures fool you, we were in a covered boat.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Diane: We are so sorry for the heavy traffic during the holiday weekend. We understand how frustrating Miami traffic can be. We highly recommend our small group 60 minute morning tour for a more intimate tour with less traffic. Thank you for your valuable feedback. Always at your service ! Vincent
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

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