Everglades City
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Our most recommended Everglades City Day Trips

  • Everglades National Park: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show

    1. Everglades National Park: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show

    Discover the Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It is a diverse landscape providing crucial habitats for numerous rare and endangered species. It is considered the premier location to view a variety of reptiles, including the American alligator, birds, turtles, deer, wild boars, and even the elusive Florida panther.  The swampland is often referred to as the River of Grass because it creates endless prairies of sawgrass that rise three to ten feet above the surface of the water. The sawgrass is often so dense that travel is only possible through natural water passages. The lush vegetation of the Everglades also includes mangrove, cypress, palms, pines, and hardwood hammocks (small islands).  Ride on an airboat, which is designed to operate well in shallow water and marshlands. Propelled by an aircraft-type propeller and powered by either an...

    Great value, very informative guides with wonderful sense of humor. Made it very fun.

  • From Miami: Half-Day Everglades Airboat Ride & Wildlife Show

    2. From Miami: Half-Day Everglades Airboat Ride & Wildlife Show

    Set off on a guided trip from Miami to discover Florida’s wildlife. Skip the ticket lines to enter Everglades Holiday Park, where you’ll enjoy a 45-minute airboat ride and an educational wildlife show. 

    Start your experience at the meeting point in Miami Beach, where you’ll board the bus to travel to Everglades Holiday Park. Benefit from skip-the-ticket-line entry and receive a free photo of your group.

    Head to the airboat to begin your guided cruise through the Everglades. Navigate through the waters and keep watch for native wildlife. Your experienced guide will point out alligators, soft-shelled turtles, and birds in their natural habitat. 

    Next up is a wildlife show, where you can see some alligators up-close. Learn how these reptiles — who were once nearly hunted to extinction — made a dramatic recov...

    Omg this was the best ever our captain on the boat Was of the best here and along with kevin the alligator guy best show ever

  • Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

    3. Orlando: Wildlife Watching Everglades Airboat Ride

    The Central Florida Everglades are natural wonders, best explored with locals who know their backwaters. The beautiful landscape and expert guidance of your captain will make this tour a trip that you'll never forget. Guests on our Scenic Nature Tour explore narrow water trails engulfed in the brush of the Central Florida Everglades. On this tour you'll stop periodically, hoping to spot Florida's state reptile, the American Alligator, in its natural setting. Witness rare and endangered birds swooping effortlessly through the skies as the sunshine warms your body and the wind whips through your hair. Other wildlife abounds throughout the trip. This tour is perfect for groups and families looking to explore and learn about the unexpected side of Central Florida. A longer trip on our Detailed Nature Tour of 1-hour increases the number of encounters with Florida's wildlife, especially the ...

    Tour guide was amazing! Lots of personality and very funny! He was also very knowledgeable about his sh$t! I would definitely recommend this experience to any and everyone! And yes we saw a few gators as well, it was awesome And the restaurant had great food also! All around great experience

  • Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

    4. Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

    Travel back in time to the days before over-development and theme parks, and experience the unspoiled swamps of Florida on a thrilling airboat ride. Departing from Kissimmee, discover the largest living estuary in the world at Shingle Creek, where the splendor of nature offers a more authentic Florida experience. As you speed through the swamps, your captain will tell stories of the American Indians and history of the early settlers who carved their trails into the swamps of Central Florida. The state-of-the-art boats allow unobstructed views for all passengers, and the diversity of wildlife and plant life will keep your eyes and camera busy. Feel the subtropical climate that promotes lush vegetation and provides natural habitats for a variety of species as you explore swamp marsh and wet prairie.

    Scott was a little "rough" around the edges, but ended up being pretty good. Got to see a momma gator and her kids! It was nice.

  • Everglades: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show

    5. Everglades: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show

    Located just 50 minutes west of Miami, head to the Everglades National Park, one of the largest national parks in the USA and the largest tropical wetlands in the world. Learn more about the 120 different species of native trees here, the 300 different species of birds, 30 species of snakes and other inhabitants including the black bear, fox, and Florida panther. Experience the highlight of the Everglades, which is seeing alligators in the wild. On this tour, you can encounter the alligators during the airboat ride as well as during the wildlife show. Florida is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles live side by side.

    The tour itself is excellent, and the tour guide is both funny and very informative. We didn't see any alligator or other species. Just not our luck that day.

  • From Miami: Everglades National Park Day Trip with Airboat Ride, Wildlife Show & Transfer

    6. From Miami: Everglades National Park Day Trip with Airboat Ride, Wildlife Show & Transfer

    Get picked up from your accommodation and journey to the beautiful Everglades. When you arrive, your day on this fascinating park really begins. Discover the diverse wildlife in the area such as birds, snakes, and bears. Encounter the fascinating wildlife and curious plants as you glide through the waters of the Everglades, an exclusive paradise for animal species. Next, enjoy an airboat ride guided by experts who will detail the amazing history of this national park. Round off the day by watching an entertaining wildlife show. With daily departures in both the morning and the afternoon, this tour is the ideal day out for the whole family.

  • Miami: Big Bus Combo — Everglades, City Tour, and Bay Cruise

    7. Miami: Big Bus Combo — Everglades, City Tour, and Bay Cruise

    Enjoy this 3-part Miami tour to make sure you catch all the must-sees of this vibrant city. From an airboat ride in the Everglades to a city tour of Miami, and a boat cruise of “Millionaire’s Row”, you’ll cover many bases on this combo tour. 

    First, you’ll discover the Florida Everglades with its rich wildlife of exotic birds, snakes, fish, and turtles. Enjoy a wildlife show with an opportunity to hold a baby alligator. Then, take an airboat ride along the “River of Grass”.

    Next, you’ll discover the city of Miami. This tour hits all the major spots such as Wynwood, Miami Beach, and the Art Deco District. See movie stars’ and millionaires’ mansions, and hear stories of love, passion, betrayal, and even murder.

    Finally, take a cruise of Biscayne Bay. This sightseeing tour takes in the Port of Miami, F...

    Overall was good. Really enjoyed the Everglades tour. Would suggest some earplugs for those with sensitive hearing. Loud when going at high speed. Transfer from bus to boat rental was a little stressful. The instructions did not mention needing printed receipt for boat tour from bus personnel first. Hurried down to make reservations and then had to come back for receipt and go back again. We were not the only ones. Bus tour nice, relaxing, nothing exciting but did see a lot of the city. Boat tour was good. Nice trip, pleasant guide. Suggest bringing drinks/snacks if doing all 3 in 1 day like we did.

  • Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

    8. Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

    Embark on a real adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades and view this fascinating natural wonder from a unique perspective. Your tour will be guided by an experienced captain. During the tour, you'll listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Also, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. On this tour, feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest. And don't forget, all airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the exhibit areas, where you can see a wealth of local and exotic wildlife.

    We saw a male alligator on our tour and it came right up beside our boat! What an experience for all ages!

  • Florida Everglades Small Group Adventure Tour

    9. Florida Everglades Small Group Adventure Tour

    Benefit from pickup at a pre-arranged location, and then travel in comfort to Everglades National Park. Climb aboard a boat on arrival to take a 1-hour cruise through the pristine freshwaters. Look for native bird and animal species in their natural environment, including roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, manatees, and dolphins.  Then, travel to the heart of the Everglades by airboat, and enjoy an exclusive visit to a Native American tree island village only accessible from the water. Hear how the Miccosukee have survived in the harsh environment, and go for a hike in Big Cypress National Preserve or Everglades National Park. Feast on a delicious lunch of local produce, discover an historic trading post, see the smallest post office in the US, and visit the art gallery of a famous local artist. Get dropped off at your hotel, the airport, or cruise port to end your amazing experience....

    Very knowledgeable guide. Great variety of activities. You will experience the Everglades, not just go to the Everglades!

  • Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

    10. Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

    Discover Shingle Creek in Central Florida on a 1.5-hour airboat tour into the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Travel back in time to the days before urban development and the theme parks of Orlando encroached on the Florida swamps. Go to the site where the largest living estuary in the world starts from a little creek, and capture the splendor of nature on your camera. Hear stories about the Native Americans and early settlers who carved their trails into the swamps. Travel by state-of-the-art, 8-12 passenger stadium seating boat for unobstructed views of the diverse wildlife and plant life. Venture into a natural, living environment of lush vegetation, and glide through swamp marsh and wet prairie land. Venture into the thick vegetation, looking for endangered American Bald Eagles, all sizes of American Alligator, and the many other species of wildlife that inhabit the largest s...

    Pretty straight forward: gator spotting on an airboat in the Everglades. Fun for all ages. Captain Scott isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I thought he was great. He was gruff, to the point, sarcastic, extremely knowledgeable, and blunt. A perfect airboat captain.

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What people are saying about Everglades City

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,912 reviews

The boat ride was great, as was our guide, Dan. The wildlife sow with Tom was very informative and funny. Clean place, great customer service, would highly recommend.

Captain Chris was an exceptional guide. Answered all questions and was very informative. Knew where the alligators were making sure we could see them.

Scott was a little "rough" around the edges, but ended up being pretty good. Got to see a momma gator and her kids! It was nice.

Great value, very informative guides with wonderful sense of humor. Made it very fun.

The guide was very informative and knew the area!!