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Everglades Airboat Rides and Tours

By Viator, November 2017

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Touring the Everglades by airboat is one of the best ways to see the largest subtropical wilderness in the US. Half-day tours and full-day trips combining other nearby sites are available from several cities in south Florida. Here's what to know.

Highlights
  • You’ll spot wildlife such as alligators, fish, turtles, manatees, dolphins, and wading birds from the airboat.
  • Choose a tour that allows for time to watch manatees at play in Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and then observe a manatee-feeding session.
  • It’s possible to get out of the boat and stroll along a jungle walking trail.
  • Some tours offer the chance to to learn about alligators during a live show and demonstration.
  • Combine an airboat safari with a visit to the Kennedy Space Center and tour NASA’s launch headquarters.
  • Kick off a day-long tour with a tour of Miami and cruise on Biscayne Bay before heading to the Everglades for your airboat safari.

Things to Know
  • Wear insect repellent and plenty of sunscreen. The mosquitoes tend to stay away while the boat’s moving, but they will find you when it stops.
  • Airboats sit low in the water, so it's possible that you may get wet—dress accordingly.
  • Depending on the tour, hotel pickup and drop-off may be available for Miami, Miami Beach, Naples, Orlando, Fort Myers, or Fort Lauderdale. Confirm departure points before booking.
  • Half-day tours typically run two to six hours, while full-day tours last from nine to 12 hours.

Tours & Tickets

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Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure with Biscayne Bay Cruise, Miami, null
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Miami Everglades Airboat Adventure with Biscayne Bay Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 276 Reviews

Visit the Everglades National Park and Biscayne Bay Boat Tour all in one day!

Location: Miami, Florida
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure, Everglades National Park, ... 
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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure

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For a truly special Florida Everglades airboat tour, splash out on a private airboat ride at Sawgrass Recreation Park. You’ll see Florida gators and other ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.69
Kennedy Space Center and Everglades Airboat Safari from Orlando, Orlando, Airboat Tours
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Kennedy Space Center and Everglades Airboat Safari from Orlando

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Experience the spills and thrills of space travel plus the wild beauty of the Everglades on this fun-filled combo day trip from Orlando! Discover Florida’s ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.99
Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area, Fort Myers, ... 
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area

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Spend a full day exploring the wilderness of the Everglades on this adventure from the Greater Fort Myers/Naples area. With your naturalist guide, take an ...  Read more

Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $159.00
Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling and Everglades Airboat Tour, Orlando, Eco Tours
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Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling and Everglades Airboat Tour

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On this tour from Orlando, take a narrated boat cruise on the Crystal River to snorkel and swim in an area known to be a manatee habitat. Then, take an ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.99
Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride, Miami, Nature ... 
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Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride

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Enjoy the full Miami, Florida experience with three tours in one day!  Take a sightseeing open top double decker tour through the city and explore ...  Read more

Location: Miami Beach, Florida
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.99
Everglades Family Adventure Tour from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area, Fort Myers, City Tours
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Everglades Family Adventure Tour from Greater Fort Myers/Naples Area

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Enjoy a fun, educational adventure that’s perfect for the whole family on this half-day Everglades tour from the Greater Fort Myers/Naples area. Learn about ...  Read more

Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Wild Florida Admission with Optional Lunch, Orlando, Eco Tours
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Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Wild Florida Admission with Optional Lunch

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Explore the natural side of Florida and experience its peaceful beauty on an adventure through the Florida Everglades. This ultimate Florida experience ...  Read more

Location: Orlando, Florida
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

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Miami Super Saver: Everglades Airboat Adventure and Miami City Tour, Miami, Eco Tours
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Miami Super Saver: Everglades Airboat Adventure and Miami City Tour

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Combine two of Miami's most popular tours and save! With this Miami Super Saver tour, visit the Florida Everglades and see the sights of the city. In the ...  Read more

Location: Miami, Florida
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Airboat Tours
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip from Ft Lauderdale

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Explore the wilderness of the Everglades on a full day adventure from Ft Lauderdale. With your naturalist guide, take a thrilling airboat tour in Everglades ...  Read more

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $159.00

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