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Everglades Airboat Safari

Miami Beach, United States

From $29.00

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  • 5 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Explore Everglades National Park on a thrilling airboat ride through the Everglades. On this half-day adventure, ride under the mangrove tunnels and through marsh grass, and see wildlife such as alligators, turtles, deer, and birds in their natural habitat. After the boat ride, enjoy some free time to explore the various alligator exhibits.
  • Half-day airboat and alligator adventure
  • Take an airboat through Everglades National Park

What's Included

  • Transportation to the Everglades
  • Park Entrance
  • Airboat Ride
  • Airboat Tour
  • Free time to walk and explore Exhibits
  • Free time for lunch at the park
  • Food and drinks unless otherwise specified
  • Gratuities
  • Please note: The Everglades are not a zoo with guaranteed animal appearances in nature

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 305 Lincoln Rd
    305 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA

    Meeting Point: 305 Lincoln Road Miami Beach, Fl 33139

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Miami Double Decker

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Everglades National Park

2 hours 20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is comfortable
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 500 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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Q:What is the departure point for the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:The tour group meets at 305 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

May 2022

Q:Is there parking near the departure point for the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:Parking is available half a block north of Lincoln Road on James Ave. Parking rates apply and may vary. You may also wish to take a ride-share service such as Uber or Lyft.

May 2022

Q:How early should I arrive for the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your selected departure time in order to check in and avoid missing the bus!

May 2022

Q:What should I wear during the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:Casual, comfortable attire is best. Please wear comfortable shoes! Please avoid tank tops, cut-offs or short shorts.

May 2022

Q:How long is the actual airboat ride?

A:The cruise is approximately 40 minutes long. You will also have some free time to explore the exhibits, wildlife shows, and alligator habitats in Everglades Park.

May 2022

Q:Is the Everglades Airboat Safari handicap accessible?

A:Due to restrictions on the airboat, this tour is not wheelchair accessible. It is also not recommended for anyone with back or neck problems.

May 2022

Q:Can I participate in the Everglades Airboat Safari if I am pregnant?

A:This tour is not recommended for pregnant guests.

May 2022

Q:Can I bring my small child with me on the Everglades Airboat Safari?

A:For safety reasons, this tour is for guests ages 3 and up.

May 2022

Q:Can I bring a service animal with me on the Everglades Airboat Safari?

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

May 2022

Q:Will I have an opportunity to hold an alligator during the Everglades Airboat Safari?

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!

May 2022

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A cool experience if you just wanna ride on a airboat through the Everglades.
426 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Terrified on Bus
Kristine_H, Mar 2023
Airboat was awesome, bud charter was a joke Dropped us off in downtown Miami to transfer to another bus, driver was rude and demanded tips, drove 80 mph on interstate! Very unsafe and unprofessional! Do not do this
Fun safari with an unreliable bus
Emil_S, Mar 2023
Boatride was incredibly fun, saw one small alligator, but usually you’ll see more. Exhibits were cool and the alligator presentation/ baby gator petting was nice. Bus to the everglades was more than an hour late due to traffick, so we had to wait for it, and then at the everglades our boat trip was theerefore cut in half.
Corey_G, Mar 2023
Beautiful views, knowledgeable guides, but ride wasn't quite long enough. I would have loved to stay out longer.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Slowest bus ride in the world - 7.5 hours trip for 30Min boat ride
Deepika_A, Mar 2023
The trip was a horrible experience- the actual boat ride was only 20 mins long but they took us on a super slow bus ride for 6 hours and the bus stopped on the way back - overall our trip took 7.5 hours and our cars got towed because they said the Trip would take 4 hours and we paid for 5 hours of parking.
ruthbuzzy, Mar 2023
The trip was very reasonably priced and the staff were very pleasant and helpful, and we were able to see alligators which was the whole reason for the trip
Travel time was very inefficient.
Janet_K, Mar 2023
The trip was billed as a 4 hour trip. The Everglades itself was approximately 90 minutes long. It took over an hour to get back and forth each way and there was no mention of the extensive travel in the trip write up. I would suggest to anyone else that they go to the airboat spot on their own and save a lot of time traveling thru Miami (which has terrible traffic problems).
1 traveler found this review helpful
Well worth a half day out
Wendy_E, Mar 2023
A great experience travelling by airboat and we were lucky enough to see 2 alligators swimming alongside too
1 traveler found this review helpful
Missed the bus
Jon_K, Mar 2023
I couldn’t park close and missed the bus Make sure to leave super early as I got caught in terrible traffic
Aligators tours
Liana_L, Mar 2023
It was nice experience. Thank you. I would recommend this tour. Friendly staff and helpful guide. Enjoyed!
Animal Cruelty
sboylepizzol, Mar 2023
Captive 10 foot alligators held in enclosure the size of a king sized bed. Their desperation and misery were palpable. Everyone at event was horrified and talked about it during entire ride back. Animal cruelty. Harsh and unforgivable. The spokesperson said it doesn’t matter because Florida has two million alligators and some are even farm raised for meat and leather. Then she sat on them. Awful experience. Kids were upset and adults disgusted. Bus driver plastered bus with mandatory tipping amounts and held front seats for cash only payments. Collected his cut from gift shop and spoke on mic ad nauseum about gratuities being part of all tour guides and bus drivers salaries. It’s 4 hours better spent doing something else. Anything else.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Missed Everglades Airboat safari
antero_j, Mar 2023
We were late for the bus for the Everglades tour and the bus left by the time we found the point of departure. Ijust after 5 minutes.We couldn’t do the next available trip since we had another scheduled tour.. We tried to change the schedule of the other tour but was not possible. I understand that we couldn’t get a refund .. but I wonder if we can do an Everglades tour from Fort Lauderdale using the unused tickets ? We will be in Fort Lauderdale by noon on March 14, that is if there are any that you operate from there? I would greatly appreciate your indulgence . Thank you , Antero Jimeno
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great half day look around the everglades
James_H, Mar 2023
Great tour. Everything that was listed in the posting was accurate. The bus picked us up as said at the correct location. There were no additional fees on top of the $29, which pleasantly surprised me. The facility was small but very functional and there were plenty of fan boats to take everyone around. Great tour!
Our tour guide was...
Broedy_G, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was amazing (forgot his name) he had winged hair out of his hat and was shorter I think it started with G but I could be wrong, he found us two gators a teenager and a 10-15 year old one and explained everything! You guys are awesome!
Bucketlist item checked
Robert_D, Mar 2023
We saw a few alligators and some birds…the Star of the show was the environment itself. So different than any other place I’ve ever been.
Affordable and fun
Graham_C, Mar 2023
Affordable and a lot of fun. Would reccomend for anyone travelling on a budget or staying in Miami for some time
They provide ear plugs on...
Kendall_H, Mar 2023
They provide ear plugs on the drive to the airboat. Wasn't as loud as I thought it would be. We saw 3 alligators! Captain Mike was amazing!
Norma_P, Mar 2023
We were a bit disappointed by the fact that since we were in the Everglades, we were expecting to see Pythons and Alligators. We did not see a single thing. Not what we expected.
3 travelers found this review helpful
Great Adventure
Fredrika_J, Mar 2023
Different experience! Had lots of fun! I thought we would see alligators and snakes but we didn’t. Overall, it was good
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic as aviator had always been
Richard_C, Mar 2023
Trip was fantastic one of the few times the experience and the price were both fantastic. Saw and learned a great deal. Keep up the good work
Amazing quick experience
Simone_R, Mar 2023
Visiting the everglades was a dream coming true for me. The tour was beautiful, although short. The trip to the park from South Beach takes about an hour, we get there and are directed to the boat really quick, the tour is about 30 minutes, and then we watched a great presentation about alligators. It all just seemed very quick, and you don't have time at all to walk in the park. But I guess if the boat tour is all you want, it's a great experience!


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