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  • 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

  • Kissimmee: 1-Hour Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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.

  • Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

    6. 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!

  • Everglades National Park: Sea Kayaking Tour

    7. Everglades National Park: Sea Kayaking Tour

    Explore Everglades National Park by kayak on a guided nature tour of Florida’s famous wetlands. Enjoy a tailored tour by your expert naturalist guide, who will optimize your kayak trip to ensure you get the best experience on any given day. Paddle out into the waters and through the mangroves to reach some of the most beautiful and remote areas, and encounter a wide variety of wildlife. Let your guide’s commentary highlight the best of the wildlife in front of you on your kayaking adventure. Keep your eyes peeled for manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, or maybe some bald eagles, ospreys, herons, egrets, and roseate spoonbills, to name just a few.

  • Everglades Eco Adventure: 2-Hour Sawgrass Recreation Park

    8. Everglades Eco Adventure: 2-Hour Sawgrass Recreation Park

    Explore the beautiful Everglades and discover the variety of wildlife in the area. Start your adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades. Your tour will be guided by experienced captains who will tell you tales during the tour of how the Seminole and the Florida panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. You will also catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. Your adventure will include a visit to the Exotic Wildlife exhibit, which strives to educate and enlighten the public about endangered species such as the Florida panther, leopards, wolves, and even some surprise smaller mammals. A separate organization brings a variety of animals to the park each day to visit and the handlers are happy to answer any questions about these gentle animals. Take a walk on the wild side back in time with an original dinosaur – the Florida a...

    Captain Disco, was awesome! Very knowledgeable, and a great advocate for Florida alligators. A must do, while vacationing.

  • Orlando: 90-Minute Airboat Everglades Adventure Tour

    9. 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.

  • From Miami: Everglades Park Airboat Ride & Wildlife Show

    10. From Miami: Everglades Park Airboat Ride & Wildlife Show

    On this 3.5-hour tour you will visit the beautiful Everglades and discover the diverse wildlife in the area. Enjoy an airboat ride guided by experts in the area. Encounter the fascinating wildlife as you glide through the waters of the Everglades, an exclusive paradise for animal species. Enjoy an entertaining wildlife show and learn all about the various animals in the park. You will also have the opportunity to try the unique fried alligator tail sandwich. With daily departures in both the morning and the afternoon, this tour is the ideal day out for the whole family.

    Our airboat captain Dillon was an awesome character. He really made the ride fun and informative! Thank you!

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What people are saying about Everglades City

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,786 reviews

Dan was a great tour guide. We saw several dolphins, a manatee, and lots of birds. Dan explained the ecosystem of the area and new all the mangroves and his way around and through them like the expert he was. I highly recommend this tour.

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.

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

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

The guide was very informative and knew the area!!