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Miami Everglades Airboat Tour


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Likely To Sell Out
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Overview

Enjoy family-friendly fun with education as you explore the amazing Everglades by airboat & see native animals both in their natural settings and up close.

Highlights

  • Take a 90-minute scenic ride from Miami to the Everglades aboard a luxury touring coach.
  • Speed through the Everglades on an airboat piloted by a certified captain.
  • See native animals in the wild and up close at a wildlife show where you can hold a live alligator.
  • Take advantage of free pick-up and return from most Miami hotels.

Description

The Florida Everglades is internationally renowned as a unique natural treasure. With over 1.5 million acres of saw grass marshes, mangrove forests, cypress swamps, wooded hammocks and associated wetlands, it is the largest remaining subtropical wilderness in the United States. The Everglades, sometimes called the River of Grass, comprises the southernmost portion of a wetlands complex that stretches from central Florida down to Florida Bay and was created primarily by wet season overflow from Lake Okeechobee. Before the days of canals and other human interventions, the water spread out and ran slowly south as a very broad, shallow river, forming a wetland wilderness that still comprises nearly the whole of the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and is now the location of Everglades National Park.

The Everglades is home to an extraordinary variety of wildlife, including many rare and endangered species. This diverse wetland wilderness is crucial habitat for over 350 species of birds, reptiles like the American alligator and crocodile, and mammals such as the West Indian manatee, the bottlenose dolphin and the extremely rare Florida panther. The Everglades also supports many interesting plant species ranging from typical wetland varieties like the ubiquitous saw grass and bladderwort to cypress, pine and hardwood trees, as well as the greatest diversity of orchid species of any National Park in the continental U.S.

A tour of this natural wonderland is an essential part of any visit to the Miami area, and there is no better way to access the Everglades than via airboat. These flat-bottomed, propeller-driven craft have been carrying explorers, scientists, hunters and fisherman through the Everglades and other south Florida wetlands since the 1920s. The airboat combines high speed and a tight turning radius with the ability to safely traverse extremely shallow water and tangled swamp grass flats that would immediately trap any standard outboard boat motor. Low sides and high seat positions allow for excellent views across the swamplands and down into the water, making airboats ideal for nature tours.

The Miami to Everglades tour will offer you the thrills of an amusement park ride along with the excitement and educational value of a wilderness safari, all in complete comfort and safety. After a scenic 90-minute ride west from Miami on an air-conditioned luxury touring coach, you will enter the eastern edge of the Everglades wilderness. Here you will embark on a 30-minute airboat tour lead by an experienced captain and guide. The ride is fast and exciting but dry and perfectly safe. Expect to see birds such as egrets and herons as well as turtles, alligators and other wildlife. When you return from your airboat tour, a wildlife show will offer you a chance to view and interact with native species including alligators, snakes, raccoons, panthers and more.

This tour combines education, excitement, and natural beauty for family-friendly eco-adventure at its best. Easy online booking and convenient pickup and departure points make it simple to fit a visit to the Everglades into your Miami itinerary. The Miami to Everglades tour is very popular and fills up quickly, so be sure to book early to reserve your place.

Schedule

  • Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
  • Book Your Package On-Line
  • Get Your Confirmation
  • Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.

What's Included

Includes

30-minute airboat tour by experienced guides
Alligator show and a range of exotic animals
Explore the Everglades on a tour that is safe, exciting, and educational
Free pick-up and return from most hotels

Excludes

Gratuities (Optional)

What To Bring

  • Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
  • Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
  • A Smile!

Additional Info

Likely To Sell Out

Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.

Voucher Confirmation Info

This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.

Local Operator Information

Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the weather cancellation policy?

If the Miami Everglades Airboat Tour must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day, you will be issued a full refund by Cool Destinations.

Where is the meeting point for this activity?

Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for Miami Everglades Airboat Tour will be included in your final confirmation email from Cool Destinations. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes it way to you!

Where can I park my car?

Detailed parking instructions for Miami Everglades Airboat Tour will be included in your confirmation email.

What do I need to show at check-in?

Cool Destinations activities accept both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.

I am unable to locate the check-in. What should I do?

If you arrive for your activity start point and you are unable to locate the check-in location, we first recommend calling the local contact phone number found on your confirmation email. If you are unable to reach the local contact, we will be more than happy to help you out.

Can I book this activity when I get there?

Cool Destinations activities can only be booked online. It is recommended you pre-book your travel service to avoid disappointment as many of our tours and products are popular and can be sold out early. Therefore, visitors are encouraged to pre-book to ensure a satisfying, worry-free vacation.

Are my credit card details safe?

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Are gratuities (tip) included in the price?

No. On most Cool Destinations tours and activities with guides, mates, captains, and assistance, tips are not included. Our general recommendation is 18-20% when you enjoy a quality service experience.

Can I book an activity and leave it open dated?

The majority of travel services provided by Cool Destinations must have a pre-booked date designated in order for the activity to cater for passengers. Exceptions to this are attraction passes, hop on/hop off buses and trolley tours.

When do I need to arrive for check-in?

Unless otherwise noted, please arrive for check-in 30 minutes before your Miami Everglades Airboat Tour begins. The exact start time may be based on your chosen options and will be noted on the confirmation you receive after booking.

“The electric car we rented was clean and easy to drive. Shuttle picked us up quickly and was also clean and new. Driver was very informative and friendly. Great prices and a great time. No problems We will be back!”

Michael Darnall

“Capt Gary and first mate Justin were very sharp and effective getting us trained and setup in a couple solid spots on a windy morning. Great job and very friendly. I look forward to going again when I return.”

Joseph O'Brien

“I booked the wrong day, and the staff was helpful, friendly and polite about getting us a car on the spot. Thank you!”

Phil Polderdyke
Florida Travel

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