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Everglades: Sawgrass Park Day Time Airboat Tour & Exhibits

1. Everglades: Sawgrass Park Day Time Airboat Tour & Exhibits

Embark on a real adventure with an airboat tour of the Florida Everglades and entry to the alligator and reptile exhibit. Explore this fascinating natural wonder, hear the history of the Seminole people, and learn about the wildlife you sport from your captain. Board your airboat and glide out into the Everglades. As you cruise, listen to fascinating historical and ecological facts from your captain. Listen to tales of how the Native American Seminole people and panthers once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Keep an eye out for rare and endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water, through grassy rivers, and over the tropical marsh. After your airboat tour, head into the alligator and reptile exhibit. Get up close to a baby alligator and touch its unique skin and learn about these formidable predators.

Everglades Eco Adventure: 2-Hour Sawgrass Recreation Park

2. 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. Visit the reptile, exotic wildlife, and "swamp" yard exhibits. 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 alligator. The reptile exhibit features dozens of species both native and exotic to Florida. Along with the friendly turtles and iguanas, you can learn about Cannibal – the 1,000-pound alligator. The handlers are happy to demonstrate how these animals live and survive in the wild. There is also a variety of monitors and rescued exotic snakes, and you will also have the chance to hold a baby alligator.

From Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

3. From Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

Benefit from pickup at your hotel or other location in the Greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami-Dade County area, and then travel by brand new sprinter-style vehicle to Everglades National Park. Appreciate the natural beauty of the area, and learn about its ecological importance. Join a naturalist guide on a walk in Everglades National Park and learn about the different ecosystems of the park. Walk through a tropical hardwood hammock to admire the mature trees and beautiful plants and wildlife. Then, drive to the launch site of your 1-hour airboat ride, and glide through the grasses to see wild alligators up close in their natural environment. Visit an historic Miccosukee Indian village, exclusive to the airboat company, and learn about their special customs and way of life. Head back to your hotel at the end of your exhilarating airboat tour, better acquainted with the real Florida.

Everglades Day Safari from Fort Lauderdale

4. Everglades Day Safari from Fort Lauderdale

Explore the subtropical wilderness of the Everglades on an Everglades Day Safari. The safari includes narrated transportation from Fort Lauderdale to the four main ecosystems of the Everglades. Once in the Everglades board an airboat and glide across the "River-of-Grass" through the shallow waters of the sawgrass prairies. Returning to dry land, embark on a wildlife drive into Big Cypress National Preserve where we explore the ancient cypress swamps of the Everglades backcountry searching for alligators, turtles, and birds. Stroll through Big Cypress and see bromeliads, orchids, coco plums, and a wide variety of flora that make up the marshes and swamps of the wilderness. During the afternoon break you will enjoy an excellent lunch at a waterside restaurant in the heart of the Everglades. Selections range from grilled shrimp, blackened Mahi, fried chicken sandwiches, and burgers to salads. Finally, take a relaxing scenic boat ride into the mangrove forest of Everglades National Park. The cruise navigates the shallow, mangrove-lined waters of the 10,000 Islands looking for manatees, sea turtles, dolphins, osprey and a variety of other marine life thrive here.

Sawgrass Park: Private 1-Hour Airboat Adventure Tour

5. Sawgrass Park: Private 1-Hour Airboat Adventure Tour

Embark on a 60-minute airboat tour of the Everglades and get to see all the wildlife, flora, and fauna of this incredible ecosystem. During this tour, which is guided by an experienced Everglades captain, listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in the lush Everglades wilderness. Learn a wealth of other facts and information about the region. As well as catching a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the water, all airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the Alligator and Reptile exhibit where you can catch educational presentations and even get up close to a baby alligator and touch its unique skin. Choose how you would like to experience the Everglades. The Day Time tour explores this unique ecosystem in full daylight, perfect for getting clear views of the diverse wildlife. The Night Tour travels the dark river to seek out the sights and sounds of various creatures including the nocturnal alligator, distinguishable only by its glowing red eyes.

Miami: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 5 Attractions

6. Miami: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 5 Attractions

The Miami Explorer Pass offers a selection of many must-see South Florida attractions, museums, and tours to enjoy at a single, low prepaid price. Save as much as 50% compared to buying separate attraction tickets. Simply show your QR-coded pass on your phone (or print it at home) at any attraction or tour for immediate entry. Choose to visit the Seaquarium or hop on a Big Bus Miami tour for the day. You might choose an Everglades Tour from Miami or a South Beach Duck Tour. Plus, there are many more possibilities to choose from in Miami, Key West, and Fort Lauderdale. Activities, attractions, and tours included with the Miami Explorer Pass (choice of 2, 3, 4, or 5): • Hop-on Hop-off Big Bus Miami: 1-Day All Loops Tour • Miami Seaquarium • Duck Tours South Beach • Lion Country Safari • Island Queen Millionaire's Row Sightseeing Cruise • Bike and Roll: Full-Day Bike Rental • Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures • Everglades Alligator Farm and Airboat • The Official Art Deco Walking Tour • Little Havana Audio-Guided Walking Tour • Zoo Miami • Fort Lauderdale Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkeling Option • Gator Park Airboat Tour • Big Bus Miami: Night Tour • Wynwood Outer Walls Audio-Guided Tour • Sawgrass Recreation Park Everglades Airboat Adventures • Key Largo Glass Bottom Boat Cruise • Conch Tour Train • Island Safari Bike Rental • ARTECHOUSE Miami • Sunset Watersports Key West Snorkel Dip and Sip • Sunset Watersports Key West 2-Hour Kayak Rental • Sunset Watersports Paddle Board Rental • Salsa Night! Lessons, Mojitos, Music & Dancing • Key West Aquarium • Truman Little White House • Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go.

The Everglades: 1-Hour Airboat Night Tour

7. The Everglades: 1-Hour Airboat Night Tour

Join the action at Sawgrass on this thrilling 60-minute night-time airboat ride deep into The Everglades. Experience the nocturnal side of this vibrant ecosystem. You will board a powerful airboat deep in the night to seek out Florida's legendary reptile, the American Alligator. Sneak through The Everglades as you experience the thrill of this eco-system's abundant wildlife and explore the sights and sounds of nocturnal giants. Discover the mysteries of this rich river as you search for the telltale red glow from the eyes of these amazing predators. Slide over the sawgrass and cattails at an excess of 35 miles per hour and take in the wonderful array of flora and fauna.

Fort Lauderdale/Sunny Isles: Day Trip to Key West+Activities

8. Fort Lauderdale/Sunny Isles: Day Trip to Key West+Activities

Start your day on an air-conditioned bus from Sunny Isles to Key West with a 4-hour drive. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous 31 Caribbean Islands along the drive known as the Florida Keys. Cross 43 bridges as you travel through the Keys to Key West. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Key West is the most southern point of the USA and only 90 miles from Cuba. Once you arrive in Key West, get 6 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace, stroll the artistic streets, or relax at outdoor cafes and restaurants. Upgrade your day trip by choosing an option that includes one of the following inclusions: - Hop-on Hop-off Conch Train All-Day Ticket. This 70-minute narrated tour around Key West is one of Florida’s Top attractions, covers over 100 points of interest, and includes 4 Hop-on Hop-off stops around town. - A 3-Hour snorkeling adventure at North America’s only living coral reef. Travel on a state-of-the-art Catamaran, receive professional instruction, use top-of-the-line snorkel gear, and enjoy an open bar on the way back (including sodas beer, wine, champagne, margaritas, well-mixed drinks)  - A 2-Hour cruise on a glass-bottom boat where you can witness the wonders of North America’s only living coral reef, maybe spotting sea turtles and rays. Fun for all the family, you also get great views of Key West from the sea. - A 12-15 minute parasail off the coast of Key West on a 1-Hour parasailing adventure. Enjoy the tropical vibe of the Keys as you are helped into your parasail harness, before being slowly raised in the air, until you are flying high above Key West. Make your way back from Key West to Sunny Isles at 5:00 PM.

Orlando: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

9. Orlando: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

Discover the best of Orlando with this all-inclusive pass. Choose between a 2, 3, or 5-day pass, valid for a 2-week period, and get exploring. The more you see, the more you save. Enjoy popular attractions such as Kennedy Space Center and Legoland Florida. Explore surrounding area attractions in Tampa and Miami, perfect for a road trip. There's no need to choose your attractions before you buy the pass, you can pick and choose as you go. Rub shoulders with the celebrities at Madame Tussauds Orlando, take a spin at The Wheel at Icon Park, and more. Benefit from a digital pass and guide, which can be used on a mobile device or to print at home. Attractions include: • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex • LEGOLAND® Florida Resort • Fun Spot America Theme Park - 4 Ride Sampler • Madame Tussauds Orlando • WonderWorks All-Access Pass • SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando • The Wheel at ICON Park • Gatorland - The Alligator Capital of the World • The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show • Titanic - the Artifact Exhibition • Gray Line Orlando - City of Orlando Tour • Congo River Adventure Golf • Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour • American Police Hall of Fame • ZooTampa at Lowry Park • Boggy Creek Airboat Tour • Lion Country Safari • Miami Seaquarium • Duck Tours South Beach • Island Queen Millionaire's Row Sightseeing Cruise • Ft. Lauderdale Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkeling Trip • Big Bus Miami Hop on Hop off Tour • Gator Park Airboat Tour • Sawgrass Recreation Park Everglades Airboat Adventures • Gray Line Miami: Everglades Airboat Adventure Tour • Daytona International Speedway All Access Tour

Miami/Fort Lauderdale: Sightseeing Pass for 35+ Attractions

10. Miami/Fort Lauderdale: Sightseeing Pass for 35+ Attractions

Enjoy Miami and Fort Lauderdale with access to over 35 attractions, tours, and wild adventures all over the coastal heart of South Florida, including the best outdoor beach activities, downtown outings, and wildlife experiences in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West. With the option to select 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 attractions, take advantage of full admission to attractions, saving you up to 55% of total visitation costs and no fixed start date. Recommended for visitors with limited time for sightseeing who want to visit only a few of the most popular attractions. Visit South Beach for some well-deserved time to recline and tan, then dive into your choice of watersports, like kayaking, paddle-boarding, parasailing, and snorkeling. Travel with ease downtown on a Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour to check out Bayfront Park or Morningside Park. Plus, enjoy exclusive access to activities and discounts in luxurious Key West. With centuries of Spanish and Caribbean influences, the tropical delights of Latin America and Cuba are everywhere in Miami. Grab a Café Cubano, Cortadito, or a Mojito at authentic restaurants, then dance the night away at salsa clubs and beachside bars. Plus save with discounts to restaurants, bars, and retail stores. Don't let the NFL’s Miami Dolphins be your only exposure to Miami's vibrant wildlife! See Florida’s natural icons, like the opulent and pink residents of the Flamingo Gardens and meet the diverse marine specimens at the Miami Seaquarium. Step deep into the wild of the Everglades on the hunt for alligators, with one of many Air Boat tours. Attractions: • Miami Seaquarium • Everglades Holiday Park - Airboat Tour • Flamingo Gardens • Wild Florida • Key West Yoga Train • Sunrise PaddleBoards • Sunset Watersports • Federico Empire Boutique Cigar Factory Tour • FunDimension - Family Entertainment Center • Ripley's Believe It or Not! • Coral Springs Museum of Art • Fort Lauderdale Historical Society - Three Museum Tour • Zoo Miami • The Museum of Illusions Bus Tours + Boat Cruises: • Big Bus Classic Hop-on Hop-off Miami Tour Ticket - Beach and City Routes • Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour • Key West Day Trip - Amadeo Travel • Fiesta Cruises • Jungle Queen Sightseeing • Thriller Speedboat Ride Walking and Wheeled Tours: • Florida Revealed - Fort Lauderdale • Fort Lauderdale Historical Society • Little Havana Adventure • Picture Perfect Photo Tour • The Art Experience - Little Haiti Adventure • Wynwood Art Walk Tour • Bike and Roll - Hybrid Bike Rental • Segway Fort Lauderdale • Sobe Rides Art Deco Pedicab Tour • Sunset Watersports Bike Rental • Scavenger Hunts - Miami

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4.1 / 5

based on 77 reviews

A very nice trip to the Everglades. Not a typical "tourist event" with an animal show or similar. We first went for a walk in Shark Valley with our guide Lindsay from "Wild-Lime Adventure" and she told us a lot about nature, the animals and the environment. She always answered questions. After about an hour we drove to the airboat ride. On the way we stopped at an Indian station. All in all, it was a very interesting and beautiful trip that I can recommend.

It was a cold and rainy day, but we still had a great time and saw lots of animals and birds. Julio, our guide, was very knowledgeable, accommodating and caring! The boat guides were fantastic as well and made sure we all had a chance to observe the animals - we saw a lot of dolphins, as well as white and brown pelicans, and even saw a spoonbill.

Fantastic airboat ride through the Everglades! Daniel was an amazing guide - he knew all of the best places to see alligators (we saw 8-10 of them up close), and he was knowledgeable in answering our many questions about the Everglades. I went with my husband and adult children - we all loved it and would highly recommend it!

this is my 2nd ride in 4 months. i enjoyed both and gets better based on the diversity of the guide.

Josh was knowledgeable and very fun. My kids enjoyed his answers and we saw a hatchling!