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Everglades National Park: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show

1. Everglades National Park: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show

Discover the Everglades National Park, a diverse landscape providing crucial habitats for numerous rare and endangered species. Take an airboat ride, and view alligators, turtles, and even the elusive Florida panther.  After paying the park admission fee, immerse yourself in swampland often referred to as the River of Grass. The park known as such because of the endless prairies of sawgrass that rise three to ten feet above the surface of the water. Encounter lush vegetation of the Everglades which also includes mangroves, cypress, palms, pines, and hardwood hammocks (small islands). The sawgrass is often so dense that travel is only possible through natural water passages. Ride on an airboat, which is designed to operate well in shallow water and marshlands. Propelled by an aircraft-type propeller and powered by either an aircraft or automotive engine, have a fast and fun journey. Complete your visit with a wildlife and alligator show. Get up close with these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat.

From Miami: Half-Day Everglades Airboat Ride & Wildlife Show

2. From Miami: Half-Day Everglades Airboat Ride & Wildlife Show

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.

Miami: 60-Minute Jet Ski Rental in Biscayne Bay

3. Miami: 60-Minute Jet Ski Rental in Biscayne Bay

Experience Miami's ever-changing skyline from a unique perspective on this 60-minute jet ski adventure. Speed around Biscayne Bay on a new Yamaha VX Deluxe jet ski. Upon arrival at the beach, meet your guide for a safety demonstration. They will provide you with all the necessary instructions for a comfortable trip before you set off. Then, admire the impressive buildings of the Miami skyline as you speed past iconic sights such as Millionaire's Row and the Venetian Islands.

Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

4. Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Activities

Start your day on an air-conditioned bus from Miami Beach 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 with an included ticket to the Sails to Rails Museum. 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 off Key West 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 Miami Beach at 5:00 PM.

Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

5. 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.

Miami Best Jet Ski Ride

6. Miami Best Jet Ski Ride

After arriving to your location, you will go over how to safely operate a jet ski. You will have an instructor on a separate jet ski following you at all times for assistance. Your new jet ski will be very fast, you will be sure to have a blast. You will be given a large ride zone were you will be able to free ride and practice your driving skills. Being operated in a bay, it will be nice and calm unlike the ocean. Your jet ski can fit up to two riders. This jet ski excursion is guaranteed to leave unforgettable memories with you and your friends.

From Miami: Key West Bus Tour

7. From Miami: Key West Bus Tour

Embark on a full-day tour of Key West from Miami. Feel the Caribbean atmosphere of the Florida Keys and explore at your own pace. See important sites, including Hemingway’s House, or opt to swim in the sea. Start with a 4-hour drive across 43 bridges and 31 islands to America's “Caribbean Islands,” the Florida Keys. The string of islands and islets, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, leads to Key West, the only frost-free city in the continental United States! Once in Key West, experience a Caribbean atmosphere complete with friendly street artists, lively outdoor cafés, and alfresco restaurants. Spend some time exploring Key West on your own. Book lovers might like to visit Ernest Hemingway’s House to see the former home of the famous author. Or, if you prefer, you can go to the southernmost point of the continental United States at the famous "90 miles to Cuba" Monument. Explore museums, such as the Mel Fisher Museum, the Light House Museum, or Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum (tickets not included). Feel the pulse of Key West at Mallory Square next to the cruise ship port. You may also choose to add one of our most popular adventure activities, such as a snorkeling trip to see tropical fish, a ride in a glass-bottom boat, or the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing trolley bus (tickets not included in the price). Depart Key West at 5:30 PM for the drive back over the bridges and islands.

Miami: South Beach 30-Minute Plane Tour

8. Miami: South Beach 30-Minute Plane Tour

As you depart from the Miami Executive Airport, you will fly over Pinecrest and across Biscayne Bay towards Key Biscayne. Throughout this stretch of your flight you will be able to view Virginia Key, Fisher Islands, and South Pointe Park. You will then enjoy the stunning views of South Beach and its golden beaches, before soaring over the Intracoastal Waterway and seeing the mansions at the Star, Hibiscus, and Palm Islands. Finally, you will fly over Biscayne Bay and view Downtown Miami, which is replete with amazing skyscrapers. As you return back to the airport, you will view the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, as well as Coconut Grove.

Miami: Adrenaline Junkie Jet Boat Ride

9. Miami: Adrenaline Junkie Jet Boat Ride

Embark on a thrilling jet boat tour that is perfect for all daredevils and adventurers. Depart from Sea Isle Marina, and head towards the San Marco Islands on an adrenaline-filled ride. This part of the tour will be packed full of 360° twists, 180° spins, drifting, and high-speed cruising. From there, continue on to Memorial Island, Star Island, and Hibiscus Island. Get another shot of adrenaline and see the houses of the rich and famous from another perspective. The trip ends with a high-speed cruise back to Sea Isle Marina. Let the captain know if you feel that you need more adrenaline, as he'll be happy to give you an extra set of twists just before arriving. Wear your survivor t-shirt with pride. The operates using 2 different boats: the Adrenaline Junkie Ride and Adrenaline Junkie Ride XL. Both have the same route but the twists, drifts, and spins feel different.

Florida Everglades Small Group Adventure Tour

10. Florida Everglades Small Group Adventure Tour

Benefit from pickup at a pre-arranged location, and then travel in comfort to Everglades National Park. Climb aboard a boat on arrival to take a 1-hour cruise through the pristine freshwaters. Look for native bird and animal species in their natural environment, including roseate spoonbills, white pelicans, manatees, and dolphins.  Then, travel to the heart of the Everglades by airboat, and enjoy an exclusive visit to a Native American tree island village only accessible from the water. Hear how the Miccosukee have survived in the harsh environment, and go for a hike in Big Cypress National Preserve or Everglades National Park. Feast on a delicious lunch of local produce, discover an historic trading post, see the smallest post office in the US, and visit the art gallery of a famous local artist. Get dropped off at your hotel, the airport, or cruise port to end your amazing experience. 

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4.1 / 5

based on 4,378 reviews

We had a great time on this trip! Yes the bus journey is very long and to do it by car probably is better however if tight on time and want everything arranged then this is worthwhile. Florida keys - key west was beautiful! We didn’t have lots of time to explore before the boat trip (you only have around 40 mins max to check in from where the bus drops you off) but you do have a couple of hours after. The staff on the boat trip were great! The dolphins swimming in the wild were amazing….so peaceful and what more can you ask for….snorkelling was fun too and some people saw a turtle (I didn’t unfortunately.) Finally the guide on the bus was very helpful & advised us of where to go (he was arranging other trips so be careful not just to assume you are going with them!) great info shared around the areas en route too! Recommended!

The tour was on time, the driver was very nice, beautiful way. Key West is very spacial. I loved it.

We had an amazing experience! Would definitely do it again! Saw lots of Alligators and wildlife!

impeccable support. too bad that some participants are not on time..

A great trip. Key West is worth seeing. The guide was very nice :)