Another Item Off My Bucket List

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Another Item Off My Bucket List

5 of 5 Stars - Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have been to the Keys several times and never explored the Everglades. This trip we were driving from Key Largo to Sarasota and decided to do an airboat tour on the way. We chose the 1-hour group tour with Airboat in Everglades, which is limited to 10-11 people. You meet at the Pilot Travel Center. Step inside and there is a chair and tiny table to the left by the knives display. This is where you check in and pay. Then you follow the employee in your car about 1/2 mile due west and park in a little parking area near where the airboats are waiting. Our boat was supposed to have 10 people, but 4 people in one car were late showing up (they were going to be about 15 minutes late), and we went out without them – so 6 on the boat. Not sure what they did for the late people, so be on time! Each couple had their own row of seats (there are 3 total), which are stadium style so all can see. Our driver was very fun and knew a lot about the area we were touring. He took us to an area with young (1-2-3-year-olds) alligators, then we found a mom with her babies and finally spotted two big gators on the main canal. Water is provided in a cooler on the boat. It was in the mid 80’s the day we went out, and when you stop to look at the wildlife (birds, gators, etc…) you can warm up quickly as there is no shade. I loved the ride as well as the landscape we explored. Highly recommended. You do not get wet (unless it rains). Visited November 2015

CarlyMegsMom Cincinnati, OH

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Airboat In Everglades

17696 SW 8 ST
Miami, FL 33194
Telephone: 1-888-893-4443

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily
Walk ups welcome but subject to availability


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