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Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat

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  • 9 hours 30 minutes to 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the real Everglades with a master naturalist on this full-day adventure. Enjoy a Ten Thousand Islands boat tour to spot birds, manatees, and dolphins; and a master-naturalist-led dry nature hike in Big Cypress National Preserve. Also included are a 1-hour airboat ride far from land into the River of Grass; a visit to a Native tree island village only accessible via boat; time at a historical trading post, and lunch.
  • Full-day Everglades cruise, hike, and airboat tour with master naturalist
  • 1-hour airboat ride into River of Grass to see alligators and more up-close
  • 1-hour cruise in Ten Thousand Islands to spot manatees, dolphins, and birds
  • Visit a Native tree island village and historical trading post
  • Includes wildlife-spotting experiences in Big Cypress; plus delicious lunch

What's Included

  • Delicious local lunch, including vegetarian and gluten free options
  • Snacks, fresh fruit, soft drinks, water, and sparkling water
  • Hotel/Port pickup and drop-off or designated meeting points
  • Drop off at airports in time for flight home
  • Free luggage storage
  • master naturalist guide
  • sunscreen, insect repellent, ponchos and binoculars for guest use
  • Wild Lime eco-canteens as our gift
  • National Park maps to keep
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

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

  • Miami, Miami, FL, USA

    IF YOU DO NOT REQUIRE HOTEL PICK UP, Please call us at 954-673-6647 to arrange a convenient meeting spot. If you are meeting us out there, the meeting time will be 8:30 a.m.

Pickup Details

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Departure Time

7:30 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 store your luggage on the van throughout the tour! 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. You can also easily do this tour if coming from the West Coast of Florida (Marco Island, Fort Myers and Naples). 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 make other arrangements 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 ready prior to that pick up window.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are also available for lunch
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 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 Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat?

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 Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat?

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 Everglades National Park Biologist Led Adventure: Cruise, Hike + Airboat?

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

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Traveler Tips

It's really a trip worth doing with a guide that can describe this ecosystem.
If you are looking for a small, sustainable tour far away from the masses of tourists - this it it!
I will highly recommend taking this tour I came back home loving the Everglades.
288 reviews
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Amazing trip
herminio_C, Jun 2022
The tour guide we had was amazing she was very professional The water bottles were pretty cool She always made sure we had snacks and drinks and that we maintained hydrated. This was an amazing tour. The only think we didnt like was that we had to take an uber to another hotel but on the way back she book us an uber ride back to our hotel that was very nice of her.
Amazing trip. Stacey was fabulous.
Marcus_D, Jun 2022
Stacey our guide was amazing. Extremely knowledgable and stuck the right balance with commentary and was also very friendly and accommodating. The day wouldn’t have been the same without her. The information helped us to understand the Everglades and how important the ecosystem is. Amazing trip thank you Stacey.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A great informative trip!
Terry_P, Jun 2022
Great well organised trip. This trip was packed full of things to do and we left the area feeling like we had experienced and learnt a lot. Our highlight was the boat trip around 10 thousand islands. Great guide, really informative, would highly recommend.
Family fun in the Everglades
Samuel_G, Jun 2022
We loved our tour with our guide Lindsey. She was friendly,knowledgeable, and kept the group engaged and interested in the days activities. The van was comfortable , as we drove to a few different locations throughout the day. The boats were clean and in good condition. Even though it was a long day, there were varying places so the time passed quickly. We saw alligators, dolphins, manatees & varied fish and birds. The boat captains were “local boys” who knew the waters and area well . The lunch was simple and tasty at a food truck on the waterfront. Drinks and snacks are provided as well.We even were provided rain capes for a bit of rain we encountered during our day. We had two young boys in our group who had fun being apart of the tour engaged and accommodated by Lindsey,our guide. Bring cash to tip the guide and the boat captains. Tipping was not clear on the website or mentioned by the guide.That would be nice if there was more clarification about that .
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thanks a lot for mentioning so much about the day. We are happy you liked so much of it! Thanks for making a mention of the tipping. We will work on making that and a few other things more clear. Really enjoyed spending the day out there with you!
This was a really...
Mary_R, May 2022
This was a really interesting day. My favorite parts were the airboat ride and the walk through the Cypress park. Our tour guide, Lindsay, was extremely knowledgeable about the Everglades.
Response from Host, May 2022
So cool. We love being out there with people like you, who enjoy it all as much as we do. Thank you!
Totally worth it!
Ievgeniia_R, May 2022
Amazing trip! We had Stacey as our guide, she was very friendly and knowledgeable! It’s one of a kind experience and way better than I expected. Local food, local culture, customized stops and inside knowledge, get on this tour if it’s available, since it depends on a weather condition. Worth every penny and don’t forget to bring cash for tips! Overall amazing experience, thank you!!! Lara and Alex:)
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you Lara and Alex, for coming out there with us! And for taking a moment to leave this very nice review. It means a lot. Thanks too for mentioning your guide. She is awesome, we agree. We hope to see you again one day!
Tim_A, May 2022
This was a really well put together tour that was thoroughly enjoyable. Our tour guide was charismatic and very well informed. All in all an excellent tour that felt perfect in all ways. 100% recommend.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you a bunch for leaving such an enthusiastic review! We really appreciate the opportunity to spend the day out in nature with you.
Amazing way to experience this natural wonder!
karenanzalone, Apr 2022
What a lovely way to experience the Everglades. Darren was a knowledgeable, patient and conscientious guide. The 10,000 island boat ride to the edge of the Gulf was in such sharp contrast to the marshland of the air boat ride. This tour allows you to experience all the microclimates of the Everglades. I did not appreciate that until this tour. In the van ride Darren really explained the five microclimates and allowed us to experience the beauty of this National Park. Don’t miss this!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for letting us know you liked some of the learning aspects of the tour, involving the different ecosystems that make up the vast Everglades as a whole. All of our guides are trained naturalists. And it's our passion to enjoy the wildlife and ecosystems with like minded people like you. Thanks for coming out there with us!
Fantastic tour, a million gators, and silly dolphins!
Robert_A, Apr 2022
My husband and three children aged 13 and 11 had a marvelous time yesterday w Darren on the full day tour! From the airboat, a delicious lunch, another boat tour where the dolphins surfed on our waves, many cool stops along the way, and a beautiful nature hike, as well: the entire day was just fantastic! Darren was a great, knowledgeable and funny tour guide. The fact that he studied ecology and biology lent additional depth to the info he shared. This is my second tour booked w Viator, the first was in Normandy, France and we have had such great memories from each. Highly recommend!!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
We're thrilled we could live up to your expecations with Viator tours. We love showing people the remote spaces of the real Everglades. Thanks for mentioning your guide Darren, and for coming out there with us!
Lyndsy was a great...
Kevin_B, Apr 2022
Lyndsy was a great guides. All aspects of tour were rich in culture and information. Variety of experiences kept it interesting.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for letting us know how your guide did. Thank you for coming on our tour!
Everglades excursion
atlangel41, Apr 2022
We saw tons of alligators. We saw sawfish. It was fun watching dolphins follow us and play/jump in the boats wake. We saw 1 manatee at a distance so didn't get a good look. Lots of birds, turtles, etc... Our guide, Lindsay, was great. Very knowledgeable. The airboat ride was not very exciting, slow. Seatbelts would be needed to go faster, but we thought the airboat ride would be more exciting than it was. The Indian village was okay. Lunch was good. Plenty of drinks and snacks.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Wow, you saw a lot, it sounds like. Sawtooth fish too! That's amazing. They are critically endangered. Glad you appreciated all the wildlife that was witnessed. We are an eco tour company, so that makes us feel great. We don't strive to have super fast airboats necessarily, because our goal is to get out there to witness the wildlife and wonder of the true "River of Grass," as you did. And especially when the water levels are low, as they are right now due to being at the end of the dry season, we can't guarantee a super fast ride, for safety considerations. Thanks for coming out there with us.
`good day out
Andrew_B, Apr 2022
The best part was the visit to the indian village and airboat ride and the boat ride at the old general store museum, then seeing the alligators in the canal.I thought the guide was very good also the airboat operator and the boat captain.It was disappointing to miss out on the hike but it was not possible because of a thunderstorm. I enjoyed the day but I was expecting a more in depth nature experience.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thanks for coming out there with us. We appreciate your views, but we can't control the weather. If there is a lot of lightening and heavy thunderstorms (which can be unpredictable for when they come in), we can't conduct a nature walk. That just wouldn't be safe, I hope you realize. Safety is always our first priority. We feel like we did as best as we could under the circumstances. Of coruse there will be a bit less "nature" or "wildlife" in a torrential downpour. Thanks for your understanding.
Great way to see the local area's ecosystem
Jimit_S, Apr 2022
Great guide. The trip was definitely packed with all sorts of sites and adventures. Highly recommend. Wasn't bored at all.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Great! We try to pack it all in. So glad we got to experience the day with you! Thank you for coming out there with us.
Great trip
David_A, Apr 2022
Our guide Lindsay was great, very friendly and knowledgeable, she's also a good driver. Our favorite part of the trip was the speedboat trip in the 10,000 islands, it was really cool, a dolphin swam along side our boat for a while. Unforgettable. It's a really really long day, we were picked up at 7:30 a.m. and got home around 6 pm but totally worth it.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
We try to pack a lot in. We don't cut any corners. We want you to see it all. Really thrilled that you had an amazing time. We hope to see you again on another adventure!
Beautiful day in the glades
Beth_S, Mar 2022
The team was fantastic. My husband was sick so we had to reschedule the morning of and they were so accommodating. The day itself was well organized and the staff was knowledgeable and fun. Saw a ton and the lunch was great. My favorite part was the cruise through the 10,000 islands.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thanks for coming out there with us! We really appreciate you leaving us a review as well. Hope to see you again!
Wonderful Tour
Indy_D, Mar 2022
What a great tour. Our guide was knowledgeable and our boat tour was wonderful. We saw all kinds of animals including dolphins. Highly recommend!!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Great. So glad you loved the overall experience. Hope to see you again one day.
Amazing tour- fantastic...
Angelo_M, Mar 2022
Amazing tour- fantastic all around! Knowledgeable staff and great service. We would definitely recommend to others.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Truly means a lot that you took a moment to let us know how we did. We really appreciate being able to spend time out in nature with you. Thank you.
Best day trip ever
Gary_G, Mar 2022
Our guide Darren was the most knowledgeable and friendly person. The full day was so very interesting and informative and such fun. Would definitely recommend this trip, worth every penny!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you so very much for taking a moment to leave us this great review. It truly means a lot too that you mentioned your guide. We think he is pretty awesome too! Thanks for coming out there with us!
Peter_L, Mar 2022
Lindsey was amazing. Each stop brought new understandings. The wildlife was fantastic: alligators, dolphins, various avian and fish species. This tour was everything I hoped for and more.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
We are very appreciative of you taking the time to leave us this most kind review. Who knows, perhaps we can do it again on another adventure one day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome :)
Anna_B, Mar 2022
I highly recommend this! It was amazing and unforgettable. The guide was very knowledgeable and the airboat was awesome! Everyone was so friendly and really tried to make your trip remarkable.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
No, you are awesome, for so kindly taking a moment to let us know how we did. We enjoy our jobs, especially because it allows us to spend time out in nature with people like you.


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