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Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

1. 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. All airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the alligator and eeptile exhibit, where you can get up close to a baby alligator and touch its unique skin.

Sawgrass Park: Private 1-Hour Airboat Adventure Tour

2. 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 glassy 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: Everglades Airboat Tour, Wildlife Show + Miami Cruise

3. Miami: Everglades Airboat Tour, Wildlife Show + Miami Cruise

Enjoy round-trip transportation to the Everglades from Downtown Miami. Explore Florida’s Everglades on a 30-minute guided Airboat Tour, followed by time with 100+ rescued mammals and reptiles. Also, relax on a 90-minute guided cruise of Biscayne Bay with views of the Miami Skyline and celebrity homes. The order of the activities on this Combination Tour depends on your chosen departure time, with the Early Morning starting with the Everglades, while the latter options start with the 90-minute guided cruise, both departing from Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami. Journey to and from the Florida Everglades, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, in a luxury closed-top double-decker, with a bathroom on board for your convenience. At the Sawgrass Recreational Park, you'll enjoy a guided Airboat Ride. This flat-bottomed boat, powered by an aircraft-type propeller, glides across the watery landscape and brings you face-to-face with native wildlife like alligators, turtles, deer, birds, wild boars, and Florida Panthers. After the airboat ride, explore the exhibit areas which feature over 100 reptiles and mammals which have been adopted and rescued. Encounter an original dinosaur, the Florida Alligator, and bring a camera to capture your “Meet a Baby Alligator” experience. Your 90-minute Biscayne Bay Cruise departs from Downtown Miami, where your bilingual guide will point out Millionaire Homes in and around the Venetian Islands, South Beach, Brickell Key, and Fischer Island. Take in gorgeous views of the Miami Skyline, with drinks available from the cash bar.

The Everglades: 1-Hour Airboat Night Tour

4. 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.

Florida: 1-Hour Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

5. Florida: 1-Hour 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 2 different nature walks to learn about 3 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.

From Miami: Day Trip to Bimini

6. From Miami: Day Trip to Bimini

Step off the mainland and onto a high-speed 600-passenger, modern, comfortable vessel that will whisk you away from Fort Lauderdale to Bimini, Bahamas in just 2 hours. Sit back and relax with a snack and let your worries slip away. Once on the island, receive a Day Pass to The Hilton at Resort World Bimini for use of the following facilities: access to the casino and restaurants, access to Beach 360, and transportation to the hotel. Available for an additional charge upon arrival to the hotel are pool access, beach chairs, and umbrellas.

Florida Keys: Full-Day Kayak and Snorkel Reef Adventure

7. Florida Keys: Full-Day Kayak and Snorkel Reef Adventure

Head out to the spectacular seagrass flats with a marine biologist on a single or double kayak, or stand up paddleboard. See nurse sharks, bonnet head sharks, barracudas, southern stingrays, spotted eagle rays, manatees, sea turtles, tarpon, snook, and more. Practice your paddle boarding skills even if you are a beginner, or find your kayaking groove. Switch as your comfort level changes during the day. Explore the unspoiled old-growth mangrove eco-system and view an array of tropical birds. Paddle out to a pristine mangrove island to snap some amazing photos. Enjoy a delicious lunch and cold drinks. Venture out on a boat to two different coral reef locations in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Snorkel alongside a marine biologist guide who will help identify species of coral, point out intriguing fish behavior, and lead you to new discoveries. Encounter sea turtles, dolphins, many species of fish, moray eels and more. Learn about the three distinct eco-systems observed on your trip. Swimmers of all levels can enjoy this amazing experience together. Soak in the picturesque views and sunbathe on the boat ride back. Take pictures and cherish the memories. 

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What people are saying about Fort Lauderdale

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 144 reviews

The 30 minute tour was a little short, and we only saw two gators. I was hoping to get out a little further and see more wildlife, but i guess with the enormously loud fan boats, wildlife doesnt hang around. Regardless, it was really cool and the guides were very knowledgeable. I would however inquire about the 60 minute ride that I didn't even know about until after i bought the tickets.

Get ready for a packed day of learning and exploring! From the bus ride to the fan boat, hike, and boat ride the experiences were amazing. Plenty of wildlife and plant life to learn about. Our tour guide Marc had a wealth of knowledge and energy. Thoroughly enjoyed by all in my group.

great tour We would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the Glades. We saw alligators on the walk and on the airboat tour. It was very pet friendly, enough space and not disturbing

We had an amazing guide who scooped out his knowledge throughout the trip. He was very professional, thoughtful and interested in his guests. This day trip was worth all the money.

Glad we went, so much to see and do. I recommend doing the 90 minute trolley tour to see the entire island and then go back to the specific areas of interest.