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3 - 4 hours Everglades Tour from Miami

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  • 3 to 7 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
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  • Offered in: English


Escape to the wilderness of Everglades on this most of the time 3-4 hour small-group adventure from Miami. This exciting nature tour includes a narrated airboat ride through the unique ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. Enjoy the scenery, learn about the history and flora, and look for Florida’s abundant wildlife, like alligators, crocodiles, birds, fish, exotic snakes and more.  The total 3-4 hour duration of this tour begins upon hotel pick-up.
  • Escape to the Florida Everglades from Miami
  • See wildlife up close in their natural environment
  • Fun for the entire family
  • Most of the time small groups for a more personalized experience
  • Sometimes you can choose from other departure times throughout the day

What's Included

  • All taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Airboat ride
  • Transport by air-conditioned, most of the times, with van, in rare occasions with bus
  • Gratuities

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Pickup details

We normally pick up from hotels along the City of Miami Beach (not Surfside, Bal Harbor, Sunny Isles) on Collins Avenue (by default from 45 street all way to 1 street, and sometimes from 71street down) and Miami Downtown at Holiday Inn Port of Miami. Sometimes, when possible and as a courtesy, from different hotels and other areas. Please inquiry with us for more details about pick up locations and the possibility of pick up from other areas. Wait for the transportation outside the Hotel , by the entrance. Because we pick up from different locations, the departure time could be immediate or after over one hour from the first pick up. The pick up time most of the times is between 7:30 to 10:00 am. We could have a different time as well or an afternoon departure if the morning is full. Please contact us for pick up times and locations. Normally we give the time and pick up location the day before in the afternoon. Total duration of the tour most of the times is 3-5 hours. In some occasions , when we use a bus, it is 5-7 hours. The airboat ride and alligator show is always in English. The driver on the way to the park will illustrate in their language, other than English, the facts about the everglades and assist them at the park.

What To Expect


1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Some vehicles don't require sitting on the lap. Some vehicles require infants sitting on the lap if there is no seat available.
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  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:What language is the Everglades Tour from Miami offered in?

A:This tour is offered in English, French, Italian, and Spanish.

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Q:What if my hotel is not on the pickup list?

A:Please select the hotel nearest to you for pickup. After confirmation, you may contact the local operator who will provide the most convenient pickup location.

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Q:How long is the actual airboat ride?

A:The airboat ride is approximately 30-45 minutes long. You will also have some free time to explore the exhibits, wildlife shows and alligator habitats in Everglades Park.

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Q:How long is the alligator show on the Everglades tour from Miami? Will I be able to hold an alligator?

A:Everglades Park hosts 15–30-minute educational alligator shows throughout the day. Depending on availability and timing, you may have the opportunity to hold an alligator and pose for photos!

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Q:Will I see other wildlife besides alligators on the Everglades tour from Miami?

A:Absolutely! The Everglades are beautiful, with exotic birds, plants, and animals everywhere; so you never know what you will encounter!

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Q:Will I get wet during the Airboat ride?

A:There is minimal splashing on an airboat, so you will only get wet if you visit on a rainy day!

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Q:How safe is the Everglades Airboat ride?

A:All airboat captains are certified by the U.S. Coast Guard and exceptionally skilled in navigating the designated routes. The airboats have comfortable seating and are very safe.

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Q:Can I bring a pet or service animal with me on the Everglades Tour from Miami?

A:As the alligators may swim directly up to the side of the airboat, animals of any kind are not allowed onboard.

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Q:Is covered seating available during the Airboat ride?

A:In order to maximize the view, all airboats have open-air seating. This is the best way to truly experience the majesty of Everglades National Park while traversing the pristine waters and exploring the unique ecosphere so many wonderful plants and animals call home.

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Q:How fast does the airboat go?

A:Airboats can be very fast, with some modified boats reaching speeds in excess of 130 mph, however, you will not exceed speeds of 35 to 40 mph while visiting the Everglades.

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Couldn't have asked for a...
Bashar_S, Mar 2023
Couldn't have asked for a better experience. On time pickup, clean, comfortable sprinter van; Antoine was an amazing driver, he shared important facts and details about the everglades and park. The airboat ride was awesome, guide was great, saw gators, exotic birds, tons of unique wildlife. The show at the park was also on point, just a great experience overall. Highly recommend.
Ever enjoying the Everglades
Heather_F, Mar 2023
Antoine was a very nice guide. He picked us up right on time and we went quickly to the Everglades. He informed us of many facts about the park on the drive there, which made the drive seem so quick. It was a beautiful day, and though we only saw one alligator (it is nature after all, you cannot be guaranteed them), it was a fun experience on the boat and wonderful to see the famous park. We also got back at 1 in the afternoon which was awesome because I could enjoy the rest of the afternoon in Miami. If you choose to go, try to aim for a very sunny day; there is a greater chance of seeing alligators when it is extremely sunny and hot out because they like to sunbathe.
Everglades Experience
Martha_B, Mar 2023
The boat experience was fantastic, I loved the experience. I'm not interested nor do I agree with using animals for "tricks".
1 traveler found this review helpful
Brilliant excursion
Richard_R, Mar 2023
Antoine was a fantastic tour guide. Very informative and made everyone feel welcome. It also felt like he went over and abi e
Did not expect a covered boat.
Vincent_G, Mar 2023
Did not like being put in a covered boat. If you were seated in the middle of the bench, your view of the Everglades would be obstructed by others. Btw, bring a ton of money. Everyone is on the take when it comes to tipping.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for taking our tour. The boats covered are very much appreciated when it rains. Being the weather very unpredictable in Florida, it is common to get wet during the airboat ride. In that case you would have had an opposite opinion. As all the tourist attractions in the world, tips are always expected. It is not a fee. It is always at your discretion. Our transportation driver/guide never asks for a tip though. It is a pity you didn’t see the bright side of the entire activity.
Would do it all again
Deb_A, Mar 2023
Although an early start it is well worth it to avoid the crowds that visit the park. The pick up was on time and efficient. Great commentary on the way to the park from our driver who was first class. The trip through the Everglades was with an experienced guide who took the time to turn the airboat around so that all on board could see the gators, birds or item of interest.
Our boat operator Kat was...
Vicki_K, Mar 2023
Our boat operator Kat was really good and we really enjoyed the experience. We only had to wait about 10 minutes for our ride. We actually saw a few alligators despite the cooler weather.
Air boat is good, the show not so much.
Jude_S, Mar 2023
It’s a good tour, but way way too commercial. I would have liked more time on the water. The alligator show is just ok - it brings the rating down. It’s clear after repeating the same script a thousand times he’s memorized it, and he is more like an actor. Plus the relentless request for tips grows old fast.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Just to be clear. All of the shared Airboat tours in the area are about 30-40 minutes. This one is instead 1 hour. There are longer rides available, but only in a private basis. Being much more pricey. The show is about learning the alligators. It is tested to be liked by the majority of people. We are sorry it was not well appreciated. As all the tourist attractions in the world, tips are always welcomed and never coerced. It is just at your discretion. We thank you very much for taking our tour.
Everglades Holiday Park experience
Michelle_T, Mar 2023
Our guide/driver Antoine was prompt, engaging and knowledgeable. He kept the group on track and explained everything in advance. We also enjoyed the alligator show with Kevin (on Tuesdays & Thursdays only). Overall a fantastic experience.
Just be aware that's not...
Gabriel_M, Mar 2023
Just be aware that's not sure to see aligators/crocodiles during the tour because they're in a natural environment (they'll decide whether show up or not). I won't recommend the tour if you care about animals. The boats seems very invasive (engine sound), a final show with a guy showing "fun stuff" with an aligator's jaw, a "mini zoo" including the chance to get pictures with a baby aligator.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Of course in the wild the alligators show up when they decide. Just because it is not a zoo, we cannot control it. But we can assure that most of times you will see alligators in the wild. It is rare not to see them. As for the educational show, all the alligators in the cage are rescued animals. They would not survive in the wild. And they take a good care of them at the park. Your participation helps save them with your own contribution. We thank you for taking park of the tour also for your precious contribution to sustain their livelihood.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic tour!! Antoine is the best!!!
Shivam_P, Mar 2023
The tour was fantastic. The crew is very friendly and accommodating. The airboat tour is one hour long, and most other places it is only 30 minutes so that was a plus. The alligator show at the end was awesome to watch and very entertaining. Our driver, Antoine was so amazing. He made it feel like he was our older brother, took care of everything and even went out of his way to do things for us. Made the drive there and back very enjoyable and he is very knowledgeable about all things related to alligators. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a good time at the Everglades.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth it!
Kelly_C, Mar 2023
Trip went very smoothly! We got told a pickup spot in donwtown miami and a time to be there. Driver (Mas) was right on time, and had our names and # down on a sheet (so I know it was legit lol). Boat ride was about an hour, and the alligator show was really fun. There wasn't much free time, but there wasn't really anything else to do at the park. Pick up was at 8 am, we got back about 12:30 pm. Would recommend!
Interesting to see crocodiles live
Ulf_M, Mar 2023
A very informative guide in the car who get us there and interesting to see the crocodiles live in their inviroments.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Terrific Tour
Tara_J, Mar 2023
This experience was tremendously fun! The everglades were not as I expected which is funny how your perceptions are molded by television. Our tour guide was super nice and gave a very good historical narrative.
the french driver (forgot...
Michael_B, Mar 2023
the french driver (forgot the name) was awesome! but like too touristy for me with the show… and around like 1000 people.
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Antoine was a...
Dora_B, Mar 2023
Antoine was a knowledgeable , funny & kind tour guide. The pickup and drop off were organized in a timely manner and we had no technical difficulties to and back from the park. The tour even includes a complimentary picture with a baby rescue alligator. 10/10 would recommend
Not to be missed Everglades Tour!
Leslie_O, Mar 2023
Our driver, Anton (sp), was excellent! Full of local information and a good drive in Miami traffic!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun time!
barbara_f, Mar 2023
Really cool special experience seeing the park and alligator show! Wouid have been good to know approx how long the ride to and from was from Miami beach but overall great experience!
Great Experience
Ilma_R, Mar 2023
Antoine our tour guide was very friendly and super knowledgeable. He made sure to take care of the group and took the time to explain every step of the trip.
Antoine did a fantastic job! Recommend!
Grant_S, Mar 2023
Antoine was great! He did a fantastic job from start to finish. He gives some history/facts during the drive to the park and made sure the whole group was taken care of and first in line for everything. He really went above and beyond. We had an enjoyable experience and got to see several gators! Would definitely recommend booking a tour with this group - such a good time!


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