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Well balanced activity as the transport to and from are under an hour; the airboat ride was loud but smooth; the gator presentation and hands-on experience very educational; and the "zoo" part had enough variation to hold my interest. Backed up with a retail and cafe outlet.
It was just like in the movies!!
Pick up from the hotel and the ride to the Everglades gave you a chance to see sights far out of the down town and beach area. Our driver gave a good narrative of sights along the way.
Unfortunately, we did the trip on a cool day - the reason we were given for seeing very few crocs! The airboat trip was good and it was interesting to see the everglades landscape
felt a little rushed. only saw a couple gators during the airboat ride. overall, tour guide was very funny and the ride was smooth!
This was a good tour. The timing was good. I don't think the tour guide was over ally good though his English was hard to understand
Excellent taste of the everglades. Pick up and
drop off were as expected.
The air boat ride was fun. I was surprised how fast it went and how smooth the ride was. We saw plenty of gators laying in the sun and swimming around. We did have to wait in line for the boat for about 40 minutes (the first 3 groups went out and we had to wait for the boats to come back for the next groups to be herded on). The driver was very informative about the area. Afterward we went to the show which was pretty much the same info we got from the boat ride, but the guy was funny. We didn't have time left to go to the "zoo" or whatever it was behind the show area or try any food. There's a little gift shop too that's somewhat reasonably priced.
All in all I liked this tour, but I knocked off a star for the hotel pickup. I received a phone call that the pick up would be between 8:30 and 8:40 and to be downstairs at 8:15 just in case. At 8 that morning I got a phone call from the concierge that the bus was waiting for us. We were planned to be down there 15 minutes later so we weren't even ready. We got down there at about 8:15 and the bus had already left. Luckily the concierge was able to call the company (Admiral Tours) and find out where we could meet the bus. So we had to take a $15 cab ride to the mall to catch them. The bus driver wasn't the nicest person and just showed me his paper with 8:00am written by our hotel. Miscommunication, I guess...
The trip was great - 35 minute airboat ride was the highlight. The facilities at the safari park were old, restaurant was shabby and the toilets were some of the worst we've seen. We chose to eat after the trip as a result. Apart from that a great experience.
Worth doing if you want an Everglades airboat trip but don't count on seeing too many gators/crocs whilst out on the boat. I've been on the same trip twice in 3 weeks and saw two crocs each time very near to where the airboat sets off and returns. Well organised trip with an informative driver on the bus that picks you up from the hotel and drops you back after. The Gator park is about 30 mins out of town, well run and organised. Airboat is fun but just not too much wildlife! Take insect repellant!
It started on the wrong foot, no indication at the pick-up site, nobody what I was talking about... But the adventure itself was really nice
Jose E B
The tour was entertaining, the coach very comfortable, the tour conductor very helpful and knowledgeable. However, the complimentary pick-up from the hotel would not have worked if the concierge at the hotel had not helped us, and we were not even staying at the hotel. If he had not called the phone provided, we would have lost our tour, and our money. You need to get the facts right: Gray Line was not the tour conductor, it was Admiral. I always use Viator whenever I travel abroad, and this is the first time I had a problem with your tour.
Everglades Airboat Ride, Florida