Water activity

Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride, Wildlife Show & Bus Transfer

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours - Miami

Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride, Wildlife Show & Bus Transfer

Activity provider: Big Bus Tours - Miami

From US$ 49.50 per person

Enjoy an airboat ride and wildlife show at Everglades Holiday Park, with skip-the-ticket-line entry. See alligators, turtles, and birds in their natural habitat on a guided tour from Miami.

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Duration 4 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide


  • Ride an airboat through the heart of Everglades as you spot all the amazing wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Learn about the wildlife in the Everglades from your expert guides who will also point out best spots for photo opportunities
  • See a spectacular wildlife show where you'll have the chance to see the alligators up close
  • Enjoy a relaxed round trip journey by air conditioned bus from Miami to the Everglades and back
  • Have your free photo taken with a baby gator
Full description

Set off on a guided trip from Miami to discover Florida’s wildlife. Enter Everglades Holiday Park to enjoy a 45-minute airboat ride and an educational wildlife show. 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. Keep watch for native wildlife as your experienced guide will point out alligators, soft-shelled turtles, and birds in their natural habitat. 

Next, see a wildlife show and get up close with alligators. Learn how these reptiles — who were once nearly hunted to extinction — made a dramatic recovery in numbers. Even take a photo with a baby alligator at the end of the show. 

Board the bus to return to Miami.

  • Skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Everglades Holiday Park
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
  • 45-minute airboat ride
  • Wildlife show
  • Group photo
  • Photo with a baby alligator
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The Everglades tour is not hop-on hop-off
  • The journey to the Everglades Holiday Park takes between 45-60 minutes. The tour duration time includes transfers
  • Please inform the activity provider 48 hours in advance if you have accessibility requirements (e.g. wheelchair) so they can make arrangements
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 1198 reviews

Review summary

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The bus ride to and from Holiday Eco Park was smooth and the driver/guide was informative. The airboat tour was pleasant. The guide was quite knowledgeable, and we were lucky enough to spot an alligator, which swam right up to the boat and studied us as we were studying him! The live alligator show after the boat tour was interesting. I have respect for the mission of the alligator rescue and what they are doing to help the gators that are injured or unable to return to the wild. The host of the show, who I did not recognize even though he apparently had a show on Animal Planet, was one of the most obnoxious "entertainers" I've ever encountered. He engaged with the audience by making inappropriate jokes about in-laws and divorce, and targeted certain members of the audience, who he returned to throughout the show. When the audience didn't laugh at his rude jokes he used profanity, despite the fact that children were present. Then he exhorted the audience to tip generously.

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December 18, 2022

Redeemed the Get Your Guide QR code on the Big Bus without issue at bus stop 3 South Beach. Bus was about 20 mins late from arranged 8.30 pickup advised. Our driver was not very energetic but gave information as needed. The other Big Bus driver we saw at the everglades appeared more engaging. The bus trip to the Everglades took an hour. The boat ride and show at the park was really enjoyable before heading back into Miami. We found the overall time of the experience around 4 hours enough for us and value for money. Very much enjoyable.

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December 15, 2022

This was a really fun activity with my daughter. The only issues we had was very vague directions regarding ticketing, pick up and logistics while at the park. We were notified of the pick up location but not exactly what we were being picked up in. It would have been helpful to say we would be picked up by “A Big Bus Tour bus” at this exact time:/location . Additionally at the event no one knows where we supposed to be . We could not hear or understand the announcements, our tour operator was no where in sight and no one in our group knew where we supposed to be. It was very confusing

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November 21, 2022

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