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Everglades Tour - Near Shark Valley

It is said that there's nothing like going on safari in Africa and watching the sun rise on the Serengeti as wild animals roam the African plains. Here's the problem — it takes two whole days and lots of green to get to Kenya. But what most Miamians don't realize is that they can take a wildlife safari just as exotic without ever hopping on an airplane. Everglades National Park comprises about 1.5 million acres of land and is home to more than 350 species of birds, 27 species of snakes, 40 species of mammals, and hundreds of other reptiles and amphibians. The "River of Grass" has been called one of the great biological wonders of the world. Unlike many other wildlife areas, much of the Everglades cannot be accessed by foot or car — only by airboat. Fortunately, an airboat is one of the coolest modes of transportation ever. A flat-bottomed boat, powered by a gasoline engine with a big propeller, is fast, fun, and a little deafening. A two-hour private airboat safari for two starts at $375 and traverses about 17 miles of a secluded section called the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area, which is abundant with wildlife. Are you a birder? Do you want to be surrounded by alligators? Or do you simply want to go fast? Tell your captain what you want to see and he'll tailor the safari to suit. Although no animal sightings are guaranteed, you are sure to have a wild time without ever getting your passport stamped.


““March 2015 Miami Trip””

5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed March 11, 2015

There were 8 in our group, we all had a blast! We saw at least 51 alligators, we saw different kinds of birds and we saw turtles. Our Captain was Bill Brackin. He was very nice, gave us lots of information regarding the Everglades and took pictures for us. I would recommend this to anyone who loves the outdoors. Derek & Sheri from N.C. Visited March 2015

DerekSheri Wallace, North Carolina


“A Highlight of our Miami Beach Vacation”

5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed March 10, 2015

This was definitely a highlight of our trip! First I'll say that the staff is AWESOME - it was pouring rain on the day of our tour and they were nice enough to call me in the morning and ask if I wanted to cancel or reschedule. I chose to cancel - but then decided later in the day that I wanted to go out the next morning and they squeezed me in no problem! We booked a private tour so we could get the pick-up since we didn't have a car. It was more expensive than a group tour but was worth it not having to find a taxi to take us there. 1 hour was a perfect tour length, we got to see a lot of gators and some cool birds. Our guide was Andy and he was great - very knowledgable about the area. One important tip - wear a jacket or sweatshirt! It is about 10 degrees colder than Miami and the boat goes very fast so there's a lot of wind. Definitely a once in a lifetime experience that you don't want to miss! Visited February 2015

malv8090 Boston, Massachusetts


“Perfect half day trip out of Miami”

5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you do not want to miss out on the beach and sunshine head to the Everglades for half day, pick up outside the Art Deco tourist information centre at 10.00, you are back by 14.00 h latest, great experience on board of the airboat, sailing through the swamps, seeing the wildlife and above all the alligators, so great trip for family too Visited March 2015

Claudia F Liverpool, United Kingdom


“Airboat in Everglades - Awesome”

5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our vacation. We booked a private 1 1/2 hour tour. You meet at a gas station about a mile from the location of the airboats and then you follow them there. When I booked this, I was a little leary about meeting them there, being we were just mom and daughter going. But, they made us feel very safe from the start and were really nice guys running it. We got Capt Laz as our guide and he was superb. Definitely ask for him. He was very knowledgable and we saw many alligators and birds and he even took us to see baby alligators which was really cool. It was also fun going fast over the glades. This was well worth doing. So much fun. Thanks Capt. Laz! Visited March 2015

eschep Canton, Michigan


“Everglades airboat ride”

5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very nice and interesting airboat ride. There were 5 of us and we wanted something convenient on our layover day after a cruise. The ride was short, but we enjoyed it immensely - saw lots of birds and alligators. Guide made sure we got good pictures. Although it was odd meeting at a gas station, it worked out fine and it keeps their overhead low. We weren't looking for anything fancy - just an airboat ride. BTW, this may sound strange, but try the churros at the the little shack outside the gas station - OMG they were delicious! I had the chocolate filled, my aunt had the caramel filled and Mom had the plain - best churros we've ever had! Visited November 2014

Used2BaYoooper Ann Arbor, Michigan


“Airboat tour of Everglades - Must Do!”

5 of 5 Stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We booked a private tour for two with Airboat in Everglades, and it was one of the most memorable parts of our Key West/Miami trip. When you book it, ask for Capt. Laz. He was great, very informative, had a great sense of humor, and took us to a couple of out of the way islands in the 'glades to see baby alligators scurrying around. VERY COOL! This is a must do, and the company is local, not one of those big overly commercial deals that herds you around. These guys were great, and gave us much more than we expected! Just Do It! Visited February 2015

Lowell A Columbia, South Carolina


“Everglades Airboat Adventure”

5 of 5 Stars - Review

Captain Willie was our Everglades host and the airboat trek was fantastic! Tons of gators, birds and flowers abound among ng the grasses. Definitely worth the drive although unusual meeting place at a gas station. Visited March 3, 2015

ditzymm Grand Rapids MI


“OMG this is amazing!”

5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed March 3, 2015

A visit to the Everglades was on my bucket list and it was FANTASTIC. Andy our tour guide, a gator wrestler no less, was superb. We had a private tour and although more expensive was so worth it. We saw loads of Gators and the scenery was stunning. A must do if you are in Miami! Visited September 2014

Aloodie London, United Kingdom


“Amazing and very unique”

5 of 5 Stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When you ever been in the Everglades you have to book a trip with these Guys! It's very professional and interesting and also an unforgettable adventure. Our guide was Steven. He knows everything about alligators and the Everglades. Visited September 2014

FromTheWise Vienna, Austria


“An absolute must”

5 of 5 Stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I booked this up from our hotel in Miami without having the faintest idea what I was expecting. The end result was a totally brilliant trip with our excellent guide, Steve, who took me and my 3 children on a private tour (do this and not a mixed one). He was extremely informative and we learned a lot about the local wildlife, the eco system and a great way to repel mosquito bites...(make sure you wear long sleeved tops and jeans / trousers). We were lucky enough to come into contact with one of the area's most famous residents which also proved to be an unforgettable experience. The only very slight negative remark I can make is that it wasn't clear where we should meet the team prior to the actual boat trip, so you're looking for a Shell garage at junction of highway 41 and 997! It didn't detract from the memorable time though. Visited August 2014

Stuart J Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom


“This adventure was the highlight on our Miami trip”

5 of 5 Stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We booked the 1 hr private tour only a half day in advance over their website. The driver and guide was at our hotel on time. The trip on the boat was just amazing and will always remain unforgotten. Things were explained clearly and entertainingly. we even had some funny interactions with some of the beautiful birds. Thanks so much for that fantastic experience. Kay & Antje from Germany Visited August 2014

Glienicker Potsdam, Germany


“Great tour and a very interesting experience” 5 of 5 Stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Took airboat tour last week with a great airboat captain. He took us to see interesting fauna and amazing views of the Everglades. When we had only about 15 minutes left of our one-hour tour, our airboat broke down. We sitted in a canal full of alligators (a mixed feeling episode) for 20 minutes until another airboat picked us up. The new airboat was starting its tour and asked if we wanted continue the tour, to what we said yes. So, we ended up having a one-hour forty-minute tour. AMAZING EXPERIENCE and highly recommended ! ! ! Visited August 2014



“Great experience - don't chose the regular tours - choose this!” 5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were considering whether to go on one of the regular airboat tours, or spend the extra money to take this private tour. In the end we were really happy we took the private tour, the expereince was well worth the extra money! The experience of being just our family, and the exceptional knowledge and guidance by our captain Willie really made this a special experience which we would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Visited August 2014

MR_MLUND Miami Beach, Florida


“Wonderful trip!” 5 of 5 Stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We booked the 1.5 private tour and despite the heat, we got a great impression of the flora and fauna (including alligators) of the Everglades. Our captain Steve is not only a great airboat driver but was also very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a great time. Visited August 2014

HBR20142014 Reading, United Kingdom


“Gators and surprises” 5 of 5 Stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

My Wife and I wanted to see some gators close up and tour the Everglades. This tour was awesome. Our guide Willie was really friendly and has a lot of information about the wildlife and area. He did a gator call and baby gators actually came out. A big gator came up to the boat and birds ate out of our hands. Well worth the money. Ask for Captain Willie!! Visited August 2014

Ken M Kitchener, Canada


“Wow fantastic Aligators!” 5 of 5 Stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have recently returned from an airboat ride through the Everglades and were amazed from start to finish. The guide was knowledgeable, courteous and enthusiastic ( despite no doubt doing the same trip hundreds of times before). The only dampner was the weather which turned bad with lightning half way into the trip - but safety first thankfully! I would strongly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to get up close and personal with the Everglades wildlife. To see the birds come and take treats from the boat and our hands then turn the corner and we came across an Aligator mother protecting her young was exactly what we wanted to see If you're thinking of booking a tour - just do it - you won't be disappointed Visited August 2014

Tim B Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdoms


“Best way to experience the Everglades! A must do!” 5 of 5 Stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was such a great experience! Steve is so wonderful, and really knowledgeable about all things in the everglades! He made my and my brother's experience such a memorable and fun one! This is the best way to see some alligators, wildlife, and to have a good time! Visited August 2014

Neetika B Austin, Texas


“Exceeded our expectations” 5 of 5 Stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We went on a one hour private tour on tuesday with Willie as our tour guide . You meet at the shell petrol station ( they have a little table set up out the front ) and then they take you to the airboats . Willie was so knowledgeable and passionate about the Everglades and all it's widelife . He told us the names of all the birds and we got to see an alligator . It then started pouring and he checked with us to make sure we were ok to continue on . I will recommend everyone to do this tour . Visited August 2014



“Monday Everglades” 5 of 5 Stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My sisters and I had an amazing experience and ride with Steve. We had a two hour private boat tour and had such a wonderful educational time. Steve is very passionate about the Everglades and full of rich knowledge. We would do it again in a heart beat! Excellent! Visited August 2014/q>

patricia h New York City, New York


“Air Boat ride Everglades ” 5 of 5 Stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Fantastic trip with Steve via Airboat in Everglades, can't recommend them and Steve enough! He was like a real life crocodile Dundee seeming to know all the ins and outs of how the animals live and survive!

ArsenalKent Warlingham, United Kingdom


“The highlight of our time in Miami” 5 of 5 Stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was almost a little worried showing up for our Airboats in Everglades tour that they might not meet our expectations after reading all these great reviews on Trip Advisor. Captain Willy most definitely exceeded our expectations! We booked a 90 minute private tour for the two of us. We had never been on an airboat before. I love the way these things glide over the water. If all we did was cruise around the Everglades for 90 minutes, I probably still would have returned to our car with a huge grin on my face. Captain Willy knows the Everglades and seems to love to share his knowledge. The way he shares his knowledge is also very entertaining. We learned a lot about the Everglades with him and had an absolute blast at the same time. Getting so close to the purple gallinules was a real treat and of course getting close to the alligators in their natural habitat was awesome as well. The only disappointment was realizing our 90 minutes was up. It's so much fun that it seems to just go by way too quickly. Visited August 2014

Rob T Vancouver, Canada



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1 hour semi-private Airboat Adventure

The 1 hr. semi-private Airboat Adventure covers approximately 8 miles of the Florida Everglades. This Adventure is shared with up to 11 other guests. The semi private airboat ride is only Available at 10:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm


$50 - for adults

$30 - for children between 6 to 12
If you desire pick up the meeting location for this tour is at Perfection Travel, 1300 Collins Ave Miami Beach You must reserve transportation in advance, seating is limited. Call or email us to check on availability for pick up times.

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$60 - for adults

$40 - for children between 6 to 12

1 hour private Airboat adventure

1 hour private airboat Adventure

The 1 hr. private Airboat Adventure covers approximately 8 miles of the Florida Everglades. This is a great way to get a taste of the Alligators, Birds, Turtles, and just some of the beauty the Everglades.

Reservations recommended!


$175 - for up to 2 people
each additional person - $50

1.5 hour private Airboat adventure

1.5 hour private airboat adventure

The 1.5 hr private Airboat Adventure covers approximately 13 miles of the Florida Everglades. This is a great adventure if you want to get a good taste of the Florida Everglades. The extra half an hour allows us to cover more ground and allows you to see a greater variety of species.

Reservations recommended!


$275 - for up to 2 people
each additional person - $50


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The Sunset and Night Time Tours

Florida is known for many beautiful things and among them are our majestic and surreal sunsets, and that is why we offer the Sunset and Night-Time Tours. Wonderous memories and adventure await you as the sun goes down and stars shine.The rates for this adventure begin at 5:00pm daily.

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One Hour: $275.00 for two people
One And A Half Hours: $375.00 for two people
Two Hours: $475.00 for two people

$50.00 Dollars for each additonal person over the age of 5


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We provide private transportation for private airboat adventures. Door to Door service from any hotel in Miami, FT Lauderdale and Key Largo. Private transportation is $100.00 additional for any private airboat adventure. The meeting location for the semi private airboat adventure is at ( Perfection Travel ) 1300 Collins Ave Miami Beach Pick up times for this adventure are at 9:00am and 12:30pm.


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2 hour private airboat Adventure

The 2 hr private Airboat Adventure covers approximately 17 miles of the Florida Everglades. This is the way to go if you want to see the Florida Everglades. It is just enough time to fall in love with the beautiful sounds, take some great pictures and explore an island a bit. A unique and fantastic experience on all levels, make this adventure the best just read the Reviews

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$375 - up to 2 people
each additional person - $50


DISCLAIMER:***RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK*** Cancellations must be received 48-hours in advance in order to receive a full refund..
A 50% cancellation charge will be issued if you are a no show or cancel within 47 hours prior to your reservation. If the adventure is canceled on behalf of Airboat In Everglades INC for any reason what so ever the guest is entitled to a full refund.