Everglades Safari Airboat Tour in Everglades National Park
- Duration: 1 day
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Perfect trip for those who want just a sip of the Everglade experience but don't have a whole lot of time. It's taking quite a while to get there, with an extra stop in Miami (from Miami Beach (also, the trip was overbooked, so not everyone in Miami fit on the bus. The driver called in for backup, wasn't his fault, but bad experience for those people nonetheless). Arriving at the Everglades we got some time to look around then hopped on our airboat with about 30 people. We had an amazing captain/guide who was resourceful, great at storytelling and entertaining. He made us actively look with him to search for alligators and we got to see quite a few. The boat ride was just short of half an hour, which was perfect. After that, we got to see the little alligator show where they explained more. That was interesting, but not so special. On the ride back, the bus started leaking water on the inside (probably A, which was a very unpleasant experience for us. Overall great experience.
This was an excellent trip. The guide took time to explain many details about the Everglades including local history and current environmental concerns. We were able to see many birds and alligators whilst on the air boat. The only downside, was that the map showed the bus pick up point as about 100m from the actual stop which caused some confusion for ourselves and the other guests.
I thought the tour of the everglades was great. We sore a few gaters and wildlife. The gater show afterwards was a laugh, and we well enjoyed it
It was a very exciting activity. My kids enjoyed it a lot after spending hours on video games or online YouTube’s.
Great trip! Informative and beautiful sights. Special thanks to Yvonne for being a gracious organizer!