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Orlando: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Options

1. Orlando: Boggy Creek Airboat Ride with Options

The Central Florida Everglades are natural wonders, best explored with locals who know their backwaters. The beautiful landscape and expert guidance of your captain will make this tour a trip that you'll never forget. Guests on the Scenic Nature Tour explore narrow water trails engulfed in the brush of the Central Florida Everglades. On this tour you'll stop periodically, hoping to spot Florida's state reptile, the American Alligator, in its natural setting. Witness rare and endangered birds swooping effortlessly through the skies as the sunshine warms your body and the wind whips through your hair. Other wildlife abounds throughout the trip. This tour is perfect for groups and families looking to explore and learn about the unexpected side of Central Florida. A longer trip on a Detailed Nature Tour of 1-hour increases the number of encounters with Florida's wildlife, especially the American Alligator, which can reach up to 15 feet in length and 1,000 pounds. You'll experience nature right alongside turtles, bald eagles, blue herons, deer, and a wide variety of waterfowl in their natural environment, not in captivity. Be sure to also check out the Gem Mining Station. You will be able to purchase buckets filled with treasures that are native to Florida and take them to the mining station. While mining, you will discover various gems, alligator teeth, shark teeth, rocks, and other treasures. There will be an additional charge for gem mining bags or buckets. A restaurant with indoor or patio seating is available, where you can dine before or after your tour (at your own expense).

Miami: Everglades, City Bus Tour, & Millionaire's Row Cruise

2. Miami: Everglades, City Bus Tour, & Millionaire's Row Cruise

Enjoy this 3-part Miami tour to make sure you catch all the must-sees of this vibrant city. From an airboat ride in the Everglades to a guided city tour of Miami, and a boat cruise of Biscayne Bay, cover many bases on this combo tour.  First, discover the Florida Everglades with its rich wildlife of exotic birds, snakes, fish, and turtles. Enjoy a wildlife show with an opportunity to hold a baby alligator. Then, take an airboat ride along the “River of Grass”. Next, discover the city of Miami, hitting all the major spots such as Wynwood, Miami Beach, and the Art Deco District. See movie stars’ and millionaires’ mansions, and hear stories of love, passion, betrayal, and even murder. Finally, take a sightseeing cruise of Biscayne Bay through the Port of Miami and Fisher Island, passing by the “Millionaire’s Row”, a luxurious stretch of real estate – home to wealthy elite movie stars, politicians, famous sports figures, and business leaders. Get a schedule of departures for each experience when you arrive. The tours can be taken on different days based on the schedule provided, and you have 3 days to experience all the activities.

Miami: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Everglades & Cruise Option

3. Miami: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Everglades & Cruise Option

Hop on and off during this Miami sightseeing bus tour and enjoy panoramic views of the Art Deco District and South Beach. Discover iconic locations like Wynwood and Lincoln Road and visit the best of Miami’s landmarks for as little or as long as you like.  Upgrade your experience with a 90-minute Biscayne Bay Cruise and enjoy the view of the city skyline. Cruise past Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and the Port of Miami cruise ships and cargo districts. Spot the homes of Miami's rich and famous from the open-air upper deck or enclosed lower deck of your boat. Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks are available for purchase onboard.  Choose the deluxe option to also discover the Florida Everglades with its rich wildlife of exotic birds, snakes, fish, and turtles. Enjoy a wildlife show with an opportunity to hold a baby alligator. Then take an airboat ride along the River of Grass. The City Loop (Red) will take you through diverse and unique areas of Upper Miami. Travel through Midtown with its newly developed shopping, dining and living areas before making your way through the streets of Wynwood, famous for its street graffiti art and building murals. Then check out Little Havana to experience a taste of Cuba. Buses run throughout the day at 30-minute intervals. Personal pre-recorded commentary is also available on all buses in your choice of 6 languages.

Florida: 1-Hour Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

4. 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.

Orlando: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

5. Orlando: Go City All-Inclusive Pass with 25+ Attractions

Discover the best of Orlando with the Orlando Go City All-Inclusive Pass. Choose between a 2, 3, or 5-day pass, valid for a 2-week period, and get exploring. The more you see, the more you save. Enjoy popular attractions such as Kennedy Space Center and LEGOLAND® Florida. Explore surrounding area attractions in Tampa and Miami - perfect for a road trip. Rub shoulders with the celebrities at Madame Tussauds Orlando, take a spin at The Wheel at ICON Park, and more. Benefit from a digital Go City pass and guide, which can be used on a mobile device or to print at home. Attractions Include: • Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex • LEGOLAND® Florida Resort • Fun Spot America Theme Park - 4 Ride Sampler • Madame Tussauds Orlando • WonderWorks All-Access Pass • SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando • The Wheel at ICON Park • Gatorland - The Alligator Capital of the World • The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show • Titanic - the Artifact Exhibition • Gray Line Orlando - City of Orlando Tour • Congo River Adventure Golf • Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour • American Police Hall of Fame • ZooTampa at Lowry Park • Boggy Creek Airboat Tour • Lion Country Safari • Miami Seaquarium • Duck Tours South Beach • Island Queen Millionaire's Row Sightseeing Cruise • Ft. Lauderdale Glass Bottom Boat and Snorkeling Trip • Big Bus Miami Hop on Hop off Tour • Gator Park Airboat Tour • Sawgrass Recreation Park Everglades Airboat Adventures • Gray Line Miami: Everglades Airboat Adventure Tour • Daytona International Speedway All Access Tour There's no need to choose your attractions before you buy with the All-Inclusive Pass. You can pick and choose as you go - just be sure to check the attraction page to see if you need to make a reservation before. Please note attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times before you go.

Miami/Fort Lauderdale: Sightseeing Pass for 35+ Attractions

6. Miami/Fort Lauderdale: Sightseeing Pass for 35+ Attractions

Enjoy Miami and Fort Lauderdale with access to over 35 attractions, tours, and wild adventures all over the coastal heart of South Florida, including the best outdoor beach activities, downtown outings, and wildlife experiences in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Key West. With the option to select 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 attractions, take advantage of full admission to attractions, saving you up to 55% of total visitation costs and no fixed start date. Recommended for visitors with limited time for sightseeing who want to visit only a few of the most popular attractions. Visit South Beach for some well-deserved time to recline and tan, then dive into your choice of watersports, like kayaking, paddle-boarding, parasailing, and snorkeling. Travel with ease downtown on a Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour to check out Bayfront Park or Morningside Park. Plus, enjoy exclusive access to activities and discounts in luxurious Key West. With centuries of Spanish and Caribbean influences, the tropical delights of Latin America and Cuba are everywhere in Miami. Grab a Café Cubano, Cortadito, or a Mojito at authentic restaurants, then dance the night away at salsa clubs and beachside bars. Plus save with discounts to restaurants, bars, and retail stores. Don't let the NFL’s Miami Dolphins be your only exposure to Miami's vibrant wildlife! See Florida’s natural icons, like the opulent and pink residents of the Flamingo Gardens and meet the diverse marine specimens at the Miami Seaquarium. Step deep into the wild of the Everglades on the hunt for alligators, with one of many Air Boat tours. Attractions: • Miami Seaquarium • Everglades Holiday Park - Airboat Tour • Flamingo Gardens • Wild Florida • Key West Yoga Train • Sunrise PaddleBoards • Sunset Watersports • Federico Empire Boutique Cigar Factory Tour • FunDimension - Family Entertainment Center • Ripley's Believe It or Not! • Coral Springs Museum of Art • Fort Lauderdale Historical Society - Three Museum Tour • Zoo Miami • The Museum of Illusions Bus Tours + Boat Cruises: • Big Bus Classic Hop-on Hop-off Miami Tour Ticket - Beach and City Routes • Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour • Key West Day Trip - Amadeo Travel • Fiesta Cruises • Jungle Queen Sightseeing • Thriller Speedboat Ride Walking and Wheeled Tours: • Florida Revealed - Fort Lauderdale • Fort Lauderdale Historical Society • Little Havana Adventure • Picture Perfect Photo Tour • The Art Experience - Little Haiti Adventure • Wynwood Art Walk Tour • Bike and Roll - Hybrid Bike Rental • Segway Fort Lauderdale • Sobe Rides Art Deco Pedicab Tour • Sunset Watersports Bike Rental • Scavenger Hunts - Miami

The Miami Sightseeing Day Pass – 35+ Attractions

7. The Miami Sightseeing Day Pass – 35+ Attractions

Drink from the fountain of youth and feel young again in the coastal waters of South Florida with the Miami Sightseeing Day Pass, your key to the best outdoor beach activities, downtown outings, and wildlife experiences in Miami, Key West, and Fort Lauderdale. Select from 1, 2, 3, or 5 days, and enjoy over 35 of the partnered attractions, tours, and wild adventures that interest you most. Recommended for first time visitors to Miami, as well as active travelers with an open itinerary. With the Sightseeing Pass, take advantage of full admission to attractions, saving you up to 55% of total visitation costs. See Florida’s natural icons, like the opulent and pink residents of the Flamingo Gardens; meet the diverse marine specimens at the Miami Seaquarium; and travel about the immersive and educational zoo space at Jungle Island. Step deep into the wild of the Everglades on the hunt for alligators, or with one of many Air Boat tours. Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out: It’s the Sunshine State, get out and soak it all up. Visit South Beach for some well-deserved time to recline and tan, then dive into your brand of watersports, like kayaking, paddle-boarding, parasailing, and snorkeling. Travel with ease downtown on a Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour to check out Bayfront Park or Morningside Park. Plus, Miami Sightseeing Pass holders have exclusive access to activities and discounts in luxurious Key West. That Cuban Beat: Often referred to as the capital City of Latin America, Miami is a perfectly blended cocktail of culture, cuisine, architecture, and the arts. With centuries of Spanish and Caribbean influences, the tropical delights of Latin America and Cuba are everywhere in Miami. Grab a Café Cubano, Cortadito, or a Mojito at authentic restaurants, then dance the night away at salsa clubs and beachside bars. Plus save with discounts to restaurants, bars, and retail stores. Attractions: Miami Seaquarium Everglades Holiday Park - Airboat Tour Flamingo Gardens Wild Florida Key West Yoga Train Sunrise PaddleBoards Sunset Watersports Federico Empire Boutique Cigar Factory Tour FunDimension - Family Entertainment Center Ripley's Believe It or Not! Coral Springs Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale Historical Society - Three Museum Tour Bus Tours + Boat Cruises: Big Bus Classic Hop-on Hop-off Miami Tour Ticket - Beach and City Routes Big Bus Panoramic Night Tour Key West Day Trip - Amadeo Travel Fiesta Cruises Jungle Queen Sightseeing Thriller Speedboat Ride Walking and Wheeled Tours: Florida Revealed - Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale Historical Society Little Havana Adventure Picture Perfect Photo Tour The Art Experience - Little Haiti Adventure Wynwood Art Walk Tour Bike and Roll - Hybrid Bike Rental Segway Fort Lauderdale Sobe Rides Art Deco Pedicab Tour Sunset Watersports Bike Rental

From Miami: Best of Florida Combo Tour

8. From Miami: Best of Florida Combo Tour

Get to all the best spots of Florida with a combination tour ticket. Explore the bustling city of Miami for half a day. Then, get to the Everglades National Park to catch sight of an Alligator and ride an Airboat. Finally, a day in Key West is just what you need to relax and soak up some sun. Jump on your round transport from Miami and take advantage of the combination ticket. First up, explore all the highlights Miami has to offer in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach for half a day. Witness the Latin flavors and sounds of Little Havana, explore downtown's waterfront bars and shops, and learn the intriguing history and diverse culture of this unique place. Next, head to the Everglades National Park and learn all about this special ecosystem. Enjoy an airboat tour through the wetlands and try to catch a glimpse of Alligators in their natural environment. Listen to an educational wildlife presentation and discover the lives of alligators, turtles, and wildlife that live in the Everglades. Love being in nature for half the day, with many opportunities to capture photos. After two amazing tours, spend the day relaxing on a full-day tour to Key West. Take in the stunning scenes as you drive across the famous Overseas Highway and the Seven-Mile Bridge. Once there, explore the island's beaches, shops, and restaurants at your own pace, and soak in the sun.

Miami: City Tour With Optional Cruise and Everglades Entry

9. Miami: City Tour With Optional Cruise and Everglades Entry

Explore Miami and learn about the city's history on a guided tour. Visit the Magic City's most emblematic neighborhoods and see iconic sites like Little Havana, South Beach, and Wynwood Walls. Enjoy an optional cruise on Biscayne Bay, and/or visit Everglades Safari Park. Get picked up in an air-conditioned van at your hotel in Miami, then set off on the tour. Make your first stop at Little Havana – Miami’s vibrant Cuban heart. Hear about how the area is a center of social, cultural, and political activity and immerse yourself in its Latin-American influences. Receive local insights, stories, and recommendations for the surrounding area from your guide before moving on to the vibrant Art Deco District. Witness the beauty of an area displaying over 800 Art Deco buildings, then pass by the white-sanded and palm-tree-lined Miami Beach. Next (if a half-day tour is selected), board a boat for another perspective on Miami. Take in the picturesque views of Biscayne Bay and sites like the Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, and Fisher Island. You may even spot a celebrity or two on “Millionaire’s Row,” home of the rich and famous. Finally (if a full-day option is selected), take in the beauty of the Everglades at Everglades Safari Park. Look for alligators and enjoy the natural beauty of this tropical wetland environment. At the end of your tour get dropped off back at your accommodation in downtown Miami.

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What people are saying about Everglades National Park

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3.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

We liked: 1) being able to show up without an appointment that was scheduled far in advance. 2) Having things to do while we waited out turn (only about an hour) 3) the guide knew the area, and was able to find many animals to show us. 4) the price was competitive with other companies that did not offer the above advantages.

This activity was one of the best that my family enjoyed while we were on vacation. We would love to do it again.

This was excellent. Great value for money and really good options for me and my family.

Hop on hop off is always cool as it gives you an overview of the city.

Excellent experience. Chris was a great guide. Highly recommend.