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1-Hour Air boat Ride and Nature Walk with Naturalist in Everglades National Park

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes to 6 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore the Everglades National Park with a naturalist guide, including an airboat ride and a nature walk, on this half-day tour. Learn about the area ecosystems and view alligators and local birdlife. On the smaller air boat, travel way out far from land and become immersed in the culture and remote beauty of the Native way of life, including a stop to a Native tree island village or two. A narrated scenic drive led by the master naturalist and round-trip transportation from your hotel or the port in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami included.
  • Combination Everglades tour in just a half day
  • Led by a naturalist guide
  • Take an airboat ride across the River of Grass
  • One nature walk to learn about the ecosystem
  • Round-trip transportation from Ft. Lauderdale or Miami hotels or cruise port

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Air boat fees
  • Water
  • Wild Lime eco-canteens to keep
  • All activities
  • Sunscreen for guest use
  • Insect repellent
  • Experienced naturalist guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation and luggage storage
  • Small-group, personalized experience
  • National Park maps to keep
  • Ponchos
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, 500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194, USA

    The best place to park at this location is in the large parking lot on the north side of the casino. It is free and safe to park. We will be pulling up along the curb on the north side of the casino. This location is not be confused with the Miccosukee Village.

Pickup Details

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Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

We pick up at hotels and vacation rentals and other locations in many Miami, Hollywood, and Ft. Lauderdale areas and neighborhoods. We also pick up from Port Miami ---- We can drop off at Port Miami and Port Everglades. We can drop off at Miami Airport and Ft. Lauderdale Airport. We can provide a convenient meet up location for anyone coming from outside our pick up areas, including those coming from the Keys, Homestead, and other south Miami-Dade County locations. This tour is also great for those coming from Fort Myers, Naples, and Marco Island! We can provide a convenient meet up location for those coming from north or west of our pick up range in Ft. Lauderdale. For shared tours, we may not be able to pick up north of Sunrise Blvd. or west of I-95 in Ft. Lauderdale. We provide free luggage stowage. Some guests may decide to be dropped off at the airport, cruise port, or at a different location or hotel at the conclusion of the tour. There is no extra charge for this service, as long as it is within our transportation zone. We assume that guests will be returning to the same pick up or meet up location at the end of the tour unless they arrange these details with us ahead of time. We are usually able to provide a broader range of transportation for private tours. The standard pick up time is about 7:15 or 7:30 a.m. However, we will message you the afternoon before the tour to provide you with the exact pick up time. This time will typically be a 10 minute window of time. Please be sure to be ready prior to that pick up window.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only with 1 paying adult
  • A tour can be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Covid-19 procedures: We will be limiting the number of people to 10 or 11 per vehicle. We will be vigorously cleaning and wiping down everything in each vehicle after after every tour and following CDC guidelines for many other procedures as well. We will provide hand sanitizer and sanitizer wipes for guests as they enter the vehicle and will be requiring a mask to be worn by everyone for the transportation part of our tours.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during 1-Hour Air boat Ride and Nature Walk with Naturalist in Everglades National Park?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during 1-Hour Air boat Ride and Nature Walk with Naturalist in Everglades National Park?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1-Hour Air boat Ride and Nature Walk with Naturalist in Everglades National Park?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Needless to say, I highly recommend this tour if you're a nature lover and want to experience more than a cheap and quick air-boat ride from the competitors.
I understand December is a great time to catch a glimpse of gators.
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the guys driving the boat...
Keith_W, May 2022
the guys driving the boat and the entire staff were amazingly friendly and were quite informative of the land
Response from Host, May 2022
Many thanks for leaving us a review. Glad you liked it! Means a lot.
Fun and interesting activity
Kittie_B, May 2022
The airboat ride was so enjoyable! Lindsey was upbeat, very funny and took a sincere interest in all of us. Learned a lot , laughed alot and would do it again.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thanks for letting us know you really enjoyed it. We really enjoyed seeing and doing it all with you!
Small group of 13 was...
Gina_R, May 2022
Small group of 13 was perfect size. Tour guide Lyndsey was hilarious. She’ll find you the pig frogs every time. Elvis the airboat pilot was also great.
Response from Host, May 2022
So glad you loved the tour. Lindsay and all of us love what we're doing. Thanks for coming!
An underwhelming experience
Elina_L, Apr 2022
Tour guide was friendly and well educated about the Everglades and animals surrounding the area plus stories of native Americans. The boat ride was probably the highlight of the tour but nothing amazing. We saw maybe 3 or 4 Alligators and kept on circling around them fully disturbing them and making them swim away. The nature trail walk was ok but didn’t see much. Would spend 20 minutes looking at a turtle and birds- not that fascinating. An alligator walked past us through the trail which was exciting. The tour included pick up and drop off option but the day before we were told that they couldn’t pick us up from the Wynwood area. So we had to spend another 60 dollars on transportation. They told us they would pay for our Uber back to our hotel but that was only 19’dollars so didn’t really make a difference.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Sorry you weren't overwhelmingly impressed by the whole experience, which is our goal. We would like to mention here though that, for the record, we offered to pay for both of your Uber fares, which weren't $60 in total, but as you know, were closer to about $40. This part of your review where you say you were left to pay these fees is terribly misleading, as you know, since you failed to mention that we told you we would pay for them, and you indicated that you received that message. Because you had to wait a few minutes for the morning pick up, as a courtesy, we offered to pay for all fares, which we would not normally do since you were not in one of our established pickup zones. As for the wildlife, it has been rather incredible lately actually, so we regret you feel you didn't see enough. If you wanted to see more, we might suggest going to a zoo. But the beauty is that it's in the wild. So, like on the air boat trip, where even if there were no alligators (you said you saw three!), many would find it incredibly beautiful, to be out in the River of Grass, the shallowest and widest river in the world. We do appreciate you coming out there with us nonetheless.
Seeing baby alligators...
Kieran_W, Apr 2022
Seeing baby alligators and the wildlife throughout the tour. Ben and Elijah were great tour guides..
Response from Host, Apr 2022
So kind. Thank you so very much.
Leant everything I needed to know about Everglades.
Promod_L, Apr 2022
I got a real good education about Everglades from our guide Ben who is a experienced naturalist and explained us about various aspects of Everglades’ ecologies and explanations on various species that exists in Everglades.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Very kind of you to leave us this review! We really enjoyed spending the day with you!
Great guides learned a...
Ryan_I, Mar 2022
Great guides learned a lot and had a wonderful time. The airboat was awesome and we saw a lot of gators
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Super. So glad you liked it. We enjoyed seeing it all with you.
Highly recommended
PRIYANKA_L, Mar 2022
Very nice experience of taking walk with guide and watching alligators and guide was very good to share us about stories of that area. Then airboat ride was to see alligator and chilling.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for going on our tour, and for taking a moment to leave us this nice review. Means a lot.
The guides were friendly....
Jake_M, Mar 2022
The guides were friendly. Our "naturalist" was a literature major on spring break. Didn't know a lot of answers to questions. The guide on the airboat was great. The airboat ride was way to short and spent too much time on the island. Our hiking group was too big and got spread too far out. Definitely not worth the price.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Your young guide knows a ton about the Everglades, more than many naturalists we have come across out in the Everglades, and has been leading wet walks and other experiences out there - hundreds of them - for a long time. Sometimes, one has to look beyond the age and other demographics that may not comport with what one may have been expecting. We stand behind his naturalist experience, despite his age. We appreciate the feedback, and we appreciate you coming out there with us. But to be honest, we think the others really enjoyed the authentic experience on the island - with the Native women cooking their food for everyone (which doesn't happen often), out in the "River of Grass," which is why we took the extra time there. We regret that you did not enjoy that. Every once in a while though, we can spot someone from the very beginning that is going to be difficult to please, no matter what. We tried. We'll just leave it at that. Thanks for joining us.
Swamp thing
Zafar_A, Mar 2022
The tour was very eye opening. Learned so much about the everglades and saw many native fauna and floral of the area.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Great. fantastic. We've obviously been out there thousands of times, but each time we still learn things too. Hope to see you again one day!
Our Trip
Denise_V, Mar 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable. We had a great time. The Everglades are a very special place that need protection.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
You are right. It needs a lot of protection, from a host of different threats. But we believe going out there and enjoying and learning about it with people like you is one small step hopefully in building support for conserving this one of a kind wilderness. Thanks for joining us!
Knowledge of tour guide....
JaniceS_A, Feb 2022
Knowledge of tour guide. Also the air boat ride was awesome. We appreciated being picked up at our hotel.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for coming on our tour.
Quick dip experience into the Everglades
Michele_C, Feb 2022
If you only have a morning but want a feel for the Everglades this is perfect. You get more to see than you ever imagined in such a short time.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
We do try to pack in as much of the "real Everglades" as we can in the part day tour. We avoid the touristy stuff to do what's real. So glad you appreciated that. So glad you chose our tour. Thank you.
Wildlife
Thea_P, Feb 2022
Getting to see the wild life up close was amazing. Our guides were knowledgeable and pointed out interesting things as we saw them.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you for your kind words. Thanks for coming out there with us!
Amazing and unforgettable!
Benjamin_K, Feb 2022
We saw a lot of alligators and the nature around is very beautiful. Our guide Ben was very friendly and informative and makes sure you're having a good time. For experiencing the real Everglades I highly recommend going on this tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Many thanks for taking a moment to leave us this great review. We sincerely appreciate the opportunity to spend the day in nature with you.
It’s a blast.
FalkAlexander_W, Feb 2022
It was a blast. You guys made our day. Everything on the highest quality level. If possible we would rate it with 6 stars. Amazing guide, amazing tour, happy customers :)
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Amazing! We are humbled by your kind words. Thank you so very much for spending the day in nature with us! We hope to see you again!
Worth every penny
Maya_B, Jan 2022
Darren was incredibly knowledgeable and quick to point out all of the flora and fauna. The shuttle was on time and convenient, picked me up very close to my hotel. I appreciated that Wild Lime supports the local Miccosukee tribe. Robert was full of Everglades life knowledge and quick to share a story or two. My only complaint? I should have taken the longer tour…so much to see!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Ahh, there's always next time. Please let us know if you come back one day. We can give you some tips to explore on your own, or you can come out with us for the full day if you want! Thank you for coming out there with us and for leaving us this wonderful review.
It was a really nice trip...
Kelly_M, Jan 2022
It was a really nice trip all around. Our guide Darren was awesome. I definitely recommend this tour! Thanks so much!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you so very much for taking a moment to leave us this review. It really means a lot. We hope to see you again one day!
Fantastic trip! Lindsay...
Douglas_J, Jan 2022
Fantastic trip! Lindsay was amazing and is the ultimate tour guide! We even got to see a python that the Park Service eliminated ! The air boat ride was awesome and the Interaction between Elvis and Mama the alligator was magical. Highly recommend this tour for all ages!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. We like Lindsay too! Isn't she great? Thanks for mentioning how exciting the day turned out to be. We really appreciate being able to share in these moments with you.
Seeing the wildlife in...
Mairah_K, Dec 2021
Seeing the wildlife in the everglades on the walk was enjoyable and so was the airboat ride . Learned alot about alligators
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for coming out there with us!
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