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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.

Panama City Beach: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

2. Panama City Beach: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Admire the sunset as you cruise around the Gulf of Mexico aboard a catamaran. Unwind with a drink as you marvel as the blue sky transforms into a spectacular light show. Check in with plenty of time, then take a 5-7 minute walk down to the dock where you will board "Footloose," your catamaran for the evening. Set sail to explore the Gulf of Mexico and admire some of the best sites Panama City Beach has to offer with the sea breeze in your hair. Listen to tropical music as you sail and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, Sangria, cold beer, or a non-alcoholic drink. You can buy additional drinks and snacks at the fully stocked onboard bar, which takes cash or credit cards. Keep a sharp lookout for dolphins as these majestic creatures are often more active in the late afternoon. Enjoy the company of family and friends as you admire the western horizon turn every color imaginable in a breathtaking show.

Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride, Wildlife Show & Bus Transfer

3. Miami: Everglades Airboat Ride, Wildlife Show & Bus Transfer

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.

Panama City Beach: Airboat Ride

4. Panama City Beach: Airboat Ride

Upon arrival, check-in and feel free to grab a snack at the gift shop, or check out the only albino alligators on the bayou. Picnic tables are available where you can relax before your airboat departure. Climb aboard a unique airboat to explore Florida's wetlands in a truly unique fashion. Discover some of the most beautiful and secluded areas of Florida. Spoot a variety of wildlife such as alligators, turtles, and various bird species. Keep an eye out for rare species as you nip down small canals hidden deep in the swamp.

Panama City Beach: Snorkeling Trip by Boat

5. Panama City Beach: Snorkeling Trip by Boat

Enjoy a snorkeling trip by boat as you look out for dolphins and other sea creatures. Treat yourself to a complimentary drink on board as you cruise through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Depart into Historic Grand Lagoon for a 15-minute relaxing cruise out to the Shell Island snorkeling area. Along the way, keep your eyes out for sea animals in their natural habitat. Take in the views as the vessel drops anchor. Plunge into the waters to snorkel for seashells and to catch a glimpse of the underwater world. As well as snorkeling, treat yourself to time to relax, float, and take in the sun. Sip on a complimentary drink on board. Wade through the shallow water onto Shell Island to hunt for more shells. Before returning home, the boat will ride out further into the Gulf of Mexico to search for more dolphins and sight-see along the way.

Panama City Beach: Dolphin Watching Trip by Catamaran

6. Panama City Beach: Dolphin Watching Trip by Catamaran

Head out to sea to meet the resident Panama City Beach dolphins. Enjoy informative commentary from your captain and crew, and sip a complimentary drink as you go. Board the “Footloose” Catamaran and head out into shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico near Shell Island. Partake in a beer, wine, or soft drink as you head out from the dock. Watch the dolphins as they swim, play, and feed in their natural habitat. Learn all about these beautiful creatures with informative commentary from your captain and crew. Take advantage of an onboard bar during your trip. Keep your eyes out for encounters with the bottlenose dolphins as you voyage through the turquoise waters.

Key West: Sunset Sailing Trip with Open Bar, Food and Music

7. Key West: Sunset Sailing Trip with Open Bar, Food and Music

Join a sailing experience to get you closer to the sunset than ever before. Set sail from the historic sea port of Key West and head straight out to sea for a cruise with unobstructed views of the sunset on the horizon. During the cruise, enjoy an unlimited open bar, with a wide variety of drinks on offer including rum runners, Champagne, margaritas, and draft beer. Taste a selection of finger foods, ranging from Swedish meatballs, veggie treats, cheese and crackers, pita and hummus, and meat and veggie platters. You will be sailing on one of Key West's newest sailing catamarans, the Sandie Cat. This vessel has capacity for up to 149 passengers across 3 decks, so there will always be plenty of room onboard. Grab a drink, head to the upper deck, and dance to live music as you watch the sun go down. The captain and crew will even let you help raise the sails and you can ask to have a picture taken driving the boat.

Key West: 3-Hour Coral Reef Snorkeling

8. Key West: 3-Hour Coral Reef Snorkeling

Spend your morning or afternoon snorkeling in warm tropical seas surrounded by colorful fish. Enjoy expert instruction and learn about the reef’s marine wildlife from the professional crew. Your captain will select the exact location based on water and wind conditions, to give you best snorkeling in Key West. Dive into the calm waters, and see how many species of fish and coral you can find. Afterwards, grab a complimentary drink and lay on the sun deck, or cool off in the shade as you sail back to Key West. Feel the breeze in your hair and watch for dolphins playing in the ship’s wake.

Key West: 3-Hour Snorkeling Adventure

9. Key West: 3-Hour Snorkeling Adventure

Spend an enjoyable 3 hours in the sunshine and crystal-clear waters of the Florida Keys and snorkeling along Key West’s coral reef. You’ll experience the ultimate in snorkeling and sailing comfort on a state-of-the-art catamaran, featuring: • A stairway to the sea • Large sundeck • Shaded lounge area • Fresh water rinse • Restrooms • Top-of-the-line sanitized snorkeling gear • Professional instruction by Fury’s friendly crew Before snorkeling, the crew will be on-hand to assist and instruct you. Once you descend the stairway to the sea, you’ll discover the wonders of the underwater world. Marvel at the pristine coral reef and its abundance of marine life, including tropical species found nowhere else on earth. The morning snorkeling tour includes unlimited water and sodas and complimentary beer, wine, and mimosas after snorkeling. The afternoon Reef & Ritas snorkeling tour is a great opportunity to enjoy a luxurious catamaran sail to the only living coral reef in North America. The afternoon sun is warm and bright, making it a great time to relax on the catamaran and enjoy the temperate ocean waters. The ocean currents and wind direction are often different than in the morning, so if you’ve taken a morning snorkeling trip in the past, chances are you’ll go to a different reef location in the afternoon.

Key West: Jet Ski Island Tour with Free Second Rider

10. Key West: Jet Ski Island Tour with Free Second Rider

Climb on a brand new jet ski and set off on a thrilling island jet ski adventure. With your experienced guides, navigate through mangrove islands, stop at a local sandbar for a dip in the crystal clear waters, get a picture of the southernmost point from the water, and more. Each tour has 2 guides to ensure the complete safety of riders. The first guide sets the pace at the front, allowing all riders who want to go fast the opportunity to floor it. The second guide brings up the back, allowing the riders who want a more leisurely tour to go at their own pace. This tour has been voted the best jet ski tour in Key West. Get a great deal with a free second rider on each jet ski.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5,936 reviews

My family and I had a great time! The tour guide was very nice and informative. The boat was nice and safe. The shop had quality food and gifts. The shop staff were helpful and very friendly. I highly recommend this outing for all ages.

Even though we only saw a small aligator, it was a fantastic run with a very informative guide who knew everything about Everglades and the environment.

Captain Russ, Mario and Bradley did a fantastic job! They were very knowledgeable and personable! We highly recommend this awesome adventure!

Es war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis. Dank unserem Piloten John für seine vielen Informationen. Unbedingt buchen, es lohnt sich.

Such a great experience! Stephen was our guide and he was fantastic! I would definitely recommend this airboat ride!