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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park

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1,610 Reviews
40001 State Road 9336, Homestead, Florida, 33034

The Basics

Everglades National Park tours depart from most major cities in South Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, and Orlando, while offering round-trip transportation that makes it convenient to tack a day trip onto your Florida itinerary. Paddle through mangrove forests in the 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge on a kayaking adventure, or scout for wild animals such as white pelicans, roseate spoonbills, American crocodiles, saw manatees, and bald eagles in their natural habitat as your maneuver through the ‘river of grass’ on an airboat tour. If you're not one for boat rides, take the Shark Valley Tram tour for a narrated drive through park on an open-air vehicle.

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Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Wild Florida Admission with Optional Lunch

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Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Wild Florida Admission with Optional Lunch
$31.00 per adult
Air boat ride
Getting to ride on an air boat in the everglades and seeing alligators with my family and my kids...
Rachelle_S, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Orlando

star-5
Amazingly beautiful tour
Chad_H, May 2021
Small Group Boating & Kayaking Guided Eco Tour in Everglades National Park
This was the highlight of our trip to Florida. It was our first time to the state and we were given a wonderful tour by Dan through a treasure of a national park. He was knowledgeable, fun and professional. Thank you so much Dan.
star-5
Tremendous Everglade experience
Holly_S, May 2021
Small Group Boating & Kayaking Guided Eco Tour in Everglades National Park
Best trip for a short amount of time. Dan, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided a great overview of area. I would recommend this tour as 5 star.
star-5
Great boat tour
John_F, Feb 2021
Everglades National Park Expedition
Captain Jerry is a great tour guide and boat pilot. His knowledge of the area made our tour very interesting. We were able to see the flora and fauna of the Everglades National Park close up and understand what we are seeing. We saw dolphins, White Pelicans and two different Night Herons. We definitely recommend this tour.
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A great time
TERRAL_A, Apr 2021
Everglades National Park Expedition
We had a good 3.5 hour trip. The guide was very knowledgeable, and gave us a good tour. There were 6 of us in the boat, plus the guide. We were able to get up and close to Osprey nests, many dolphins, Pelicans, and other wildlife. A trip to the island was also a good experience. I would definitely use them again.
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An awesome adventure
Margaret_W, Mar 2021
Everglades National Park Expedition
This tour is amazing! We spent four incredible hours exploring in the Everglades off the beaten path. Our guide Dan was very knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. He had so many stories to share and knew a lot about the ecosystem and the animals. We saw dolphins swimming alo.gside our boat, watched an osprey feed her chick's, and got to explore a remote island. The trip was worth every penny and I would do it again!
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Quiet
LarryVV, Apr 2021
Small Group Boating & Kayaking Guided Eco Tour in Everglades National Park
The boat ride was quiet and smooth among the mangrove islands. There were only five of us and the guide on the boat. We saw at least a dozen dolphins and several of them were chasing us in the boat’s wake. We worked our way back to a quiet area with a number of birds and then kayaked as far back as we could into mangroves. Our guide did a great job of getting us to remote places, but didn’t talk much. Our tour was at high tide so we walk any.
star-5
Wonderful time learning about and seeing the everglades and wildlife
Lona_R, Feb 2021
Everglades National Park Expedition
We had a great tour with Jerry! Very informative and provided a lot of information and history about the area and everglades. We saw a lot of beautiful sites and wildlife (Ospreys, Herons, sea hawks, pelicans, tidal racoons, horseshoe crab, stingray and dolphins) and learned about the area. We recommend it!! Thanks again
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Perfect day
Mas, Oct 2020
Small Group Boating & Kayaking Guided Eco Tour in Everglades National Park
We had a great day with captain Dan. He was so knowledgeable and witty. He found many unique experiences for us, including playful dolphin, mating horse shoe crabs, and wooing spotted Ray's!
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Everglades National Park Expedition
John_L, Mar 2020
Everglades National Park Expedition
Captain Dan was wonderful and very knowledgeable. We mentioned at the beginning that we were birders, and he took this into account as we moved around.
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eco tour and kayak
luanefaucher, Feb 2020
Small Group Boating & Kayaking Guided Eco Tour in Everglades National Park
nice time, great tour guide! tour office a little beat up but part of the experience! Bring sunscreen and a hat!
star-4
Eco boat tour
CARL_G, Feb 2020
Everglades National Park Expedition
Initial miscommunication on departure location, but they graciously moved me to the following day and all worked out well. If you go make sure you know where the departure location is. I assumed it was in the park, but it was not. My fault!
star-5
Beyond expectations
helenschmitz21, Feb 2020
Everglades National Park Expedition
This was the best eco tour we’ve taken anywhere. Captain Dan was very knowledgeable, and his love of the Everglades was contagious. The highlight was the trip to the remote island where we found unusual rocks and shells and Calusa Indian artifacts. We recommend very highly.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • More of a nocturnal type? You’re in good company. Nighttime boat tours let you explore the swamps with your other senses—listen to a chorus of frogs and cicadas while searching for the occasional glisten of alligator eyes with the help of a tour guide.

  • An array of activities for families of all ages and abilities are available.

  • Travelers should dress for heat, sunshine, and a chance of rain.

  • Expect larger crowds during the dry season from November to May.

  • You can find amenities and bathrooms at all visitors centers.

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How to Get to Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park has four entrances, all open daily: the Gulf Coast Visitor Center, the Shark Valley Visitor Center, the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, and the Flamingo Visitor Center. To enter the park independently, travelers must purchase a $25 vehicle pass good for seven consecutive days (pricing varies for other forms of transportation). Those with a car will find easy highway access to all entrances; otherwise, opt for a guided tour from major nearby cities to the park in Homestead.

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When to Get There

The Everglades’ subtropical climate is warm year-round but varies in humidity. The wet season (June to October) is typically drenched by daily afternoon storms and swarming with mosquitoes and sandflies (no-see-ums). Visit during the dry season (November to May) to avoid itchy situations and up your chances of seeing wildlife.

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What's in a Name?

Only in the Everglades should names like ‘Alligator Alley’ and ‘Shark Valley’ be taken literally. Drive down Alligator Alley (I-75) for a long stretch to gain chances of seeing its namesake creature. You’ll find scenic views on Tamiami Trail (US 41), the road between Tampa and Miami, and although you won’t see any sharks in Everglades National Park, two nearby estuaries house many other aquatic species.

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