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icon5 hours 45 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades on this guided, half-day adventure from Miami. This exciting nature tour includes a narrated airboat ride through the unique ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. Enjoy the scenery and look for Florida’s abundant wildlife, like alligators, crocodiles, exotic snakes and more.
  • Airboat ride through the Florida Everglades
  • Wander along a jungle walking trail
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Everglades Airboat Ride
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Traveler pickup is offered
Gray Line Miami Offers pickups at over 200 hotels in the Miami Beach and Downtown Miami areas, if your hotel is not listed please enter it manually and call us to confirm pickup time

Hotel Pickups are outside by the main entrance between 8.15 am and 10.15am

After a morning hotel pickup in the Miami area, it’s off to one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth—the Florida Everglades, a 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of Florida—for an exciting airboat adventure and nature tour.

On this guided excursion through the Everglades, skim along the grassy water while listening to fun facts and learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem from the experienced captain. Look for a variety of wildlife, like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds in their natural habitat—an exciting and unspoiled wilderness. It’s wet, it’s wild and it’s loads of fun.

This tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Miami.
Stop At:  
Everglades Safari Park
Explore nature's River of Grass on an Eco-Adventure tour. Our experienced tour guides will describe you the wonders of this unique ecosystem and the native and exotic wildlife that inhabit it. All tours will include our world famous 30 min airboat rides.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
No hidden fees as the National Park entrance is already included as well as the Round-trip transport from Miami.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Pick-up transportation is mandatory. Unfortunately travelers cannot drive to the park, though one can drive to the last pickup location at Bayside Marketplace and leave their car parked to get on the transportation there if desired
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Post COVID-19 Policy- All passengers over 8 years old will be required to wear face masks. Hand Sanitizer stations will be provided onboard the buses and on the parks, museums Staff will put forth extra efforts to clean, sanitize, and encourage social distancing among visitors and buses will be cleaned between each tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Miami
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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the departure point for the Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami?
A:This tour offers pickup from most Miami Beach & Downtown Miami Hotels.
Jun 2021
Can I book the Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami if I do not yet know where I will be staying in Miami?
A:Yes - Simply select "I will select my pickup location later" when confirming your reservation. Be sure to contact the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to let them know where to pick you up once you've confirmed your hotel.
Jun 2021
Approximately what time should I expect to be picked up at my hotel for the Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport?
A:Pickups are typically between 8:15 am and 10:15 am. Please be sure to confirm directly with the local tour operator to confirm your exact pickup details.
Jun 2021
How do I confirm my exact pickup details for the Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami?
A:Please contact the local operator directly at the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to arrange meeting/pickup details.
Jun 2021
How long does the airboat ride last?
A:Your experienced air-boat captain/guide will narrate a thirty-minute ride as you glide through the Everglades wilderness.
Jun 2021
Will I have extra time to explore the Everglades during the Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami?
A:After the airboat ride, you can watch the alligator wildlife show with plenty of time to experience the jungle walking trail filled with crocodile exhibits. You can also visit a restaurant where you can taste a bit of alligator and gift shop.
Jun 2021
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami .
What is the policy on sanitization during Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami .
What is the social distancing policy during Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami ?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami .
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Everglades Airboat Adventure with Transport from Miami .

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Traveler Tips

  • "If you’re an “off the beaten path” type of person, this tour is not for you." See review
  • "At the other park there was other wildlife apart from the alligators so it was more entertaining for adults and especially children." See review
  • "It took 2hrs from hotel to safari park but that was expected." See review


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Misleading advertisement pictures
, Jan 2022
The tour was ok, but the picture in the advertisement is misleading. I thought it was going to be an open boat with 5 or 6 people and it was a closed one with over 40 passengers!
I want refund
, Dec 2021
Directly goto to evergaldes website, its cheaper there. these guys charged me $80 extra for three people.
2 travelers found this review helpful
$80 parking horrible pickup location
, Dec 2021
The tour was rushed we were the last trip of the day best to pick early trip always pickup at holiday inn $15 parking if you pickup anywhere else parking was $80 because pickup location was horrible on collins ave
Two Trips
, Dec 2021
We scheduled 2 trips. One an adventure that said "hanging mangrove trees, etc." We saw an alligator in the wild and had Captain Bob as our driver. He was fantastic! The second tour said it was a "safari". Turned out to be the very same trip. Disappointed in that.
Would not do it again
, Nov 2021
Wasn't too happy with this experience. Bus was crowded, no one was wearing masks (not even the tour manager), not very well organized at the Everglades Holiday Park, didn't like the Gator-show, airboats are louder and more harmful to nature than expected.
Awful experience
, Nov 2021
The tour was supposed to include a “jungle walking trail” which was actually an alligator show in which 5 alligators locked in a very small space are forced to do stupid, unnatural exercises while a presenter makes questionable jokes. These animals would clearly be better off into their natural space. Moreover, we spent more time in the bus than discovering this part of the Everglades, which is not even in the real Everglades park. The airboat tour was short (but this was mentioned) and you really don’t see much. Bottom line, don’t trust the presentation of the tour on the website, it’s false advertising.
Horrible experience, major covid hazard
, Nov 2021
We did NOT have a good experience on this trip. When you register for the trip, they ask if you are vaccinated, which is completely on the “honor system,” so there is no way to verify that people are actually vaccinated. There were 50+ people crammed onto the bus to the park and not a single person was wearing a mask, despite the fact that there was a sign on the bus saying “masks required.” On the bus, the driver made us sign a waiver saying that the park and bus service was not responsible for anyone contracting covid-19, even though the bus driver was not enforcing the mask rule and NO ONE was wearing a mask besides us. On the airboat ride, the tour guide stopped the tour early so that he could spend the last 5 minutes talking about why he needed tips. He would not let people off the boat until he could get off and block peoples’ paths so that he could ask for tips. Other visitors said “sorry I don’t have cash,” and he said “that’s okay I have venmo,” very much pressuring people to give him money. The alligator show was very underwhelming, it was just a guy in a pit full of alligators, and he spent the majority of the show not even talking about alligators. He claimed that the alligators were not “in captivity,” but there were 16 gators crammed into a small pit that was very unkempt and it was clear that their welfare was not a priority. There was a “baby alligator photo opportunity” and the baby alligators all had their mouths taped shut, very inhumanely. By the time we were done with the tour and show, the cafe and gift shop were already closed. There was nothing to do at the park, there was only the boat tour and the show. THIS IS NOT THE EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK!!!! To avoid getting back on the overcrowded covid-hazard bus, we had to order an Uber service to take us home. This was a -5/10 experience, we do not recommend. If you are looking for a better experience, I recommend going to the Everglades National Park instead.
1 traveler found this review helpful
All good except for a couple bus breakdowns
, Nov 2021
Seeing the alligators from the airboat and the iguanas. The show was interesting but a little hokey!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great airboat tour guide
, Nov 2021
We got lucky on our tour; we saw 6 alligators from the airboat. The guide said it is a hit or miss. The guide explained a lot about Everglades and took time for us to take pics of the alligators. The airboat is loud and we should have brought earplugs.
Great tour
, Nov 2021
Great experience, especially with the hotel pick up. We were gone for most of the day. Airboat ride and short alligator show.

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