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Shark Valley

Address: 36000 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL, Everglades National Park, FL 33194
Phone Number: 305-242-7770
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip...
91%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Valleys, Biking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Valleys, Biking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the Florida landscape.
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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332 reviews 332 reviews
191 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped here and saw that there were three options for touring the park....walking, biking or riding the tram. The tram was sold out and the bikes were all gone by the time we got there, so we decided to walk. It was a good choice. The road is paved and easy to walk on. We saw alligators everywhere, right... More 

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Opelika AL
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We got there just before sunset. Rode all the way around and stopped at the fire tower to see the sunset. Birds returning to their nests....fireflies...alligators resting on the edge of the road. Amazing. As it got darker and darker we never used our lights as the glow of the full moon was enough to see the road. Periodically we... More 

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Arnprior
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our tram ride through Shark Valley park. Although they recommended advance reservations, we just drove up on President's day around 10 am and were able to get a ticket for the 11:30 ride. We found the tour guide entertaining and informative. The landscape was interesting to see and we saw many crocodiles and native... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
47 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Shark Valley offers visitor three different means of touring this park, on foot, on bike or by tram. If you prefer to ride the tram, make reservations well in advance of your visit, as the tram tours sell out daily. Walking or riding a bike offers the greatest way to observe the wildlife and natural setting of this park. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Fabulous. I recommend reserving several days in advance for tram ride. Some of our group rode and some rode the tram!!! Love this. Kids even got a shirt saying they had ridden their bikes on the loop. No real snacks there.

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Cary, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We traveled from Naples (1.5 hours-easy drive) and had a glorious day riding our bikes on the 15 mile road amidst alligators, turtles, and birds. It was that outdoor "you-are-somewhere-special" feeling I get when I'm in a national park. The road is for bikers, hikers, and trams only, and I was surprised at how wide it was and how little... More 

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Beverly hills, fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was suggested that I visit Shark valley with its 15 mile bike and tram trail. I had hoped to rent a bike but there were none available as it was a holiday and the park was very busy. (You can bring your own to ride). We took the 2 hour tram ride around the park which was very informative.... More 

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Batavia, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We arrived very early on a Sunday morning and the place was already packed with people. Waited in line to finally be told the parking lot was full. A sign by the entrance would have helped. Parked on the road and walked in and the ranger was putting a sign out as we entered. Lots of wildlife can be seen... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

An excellent way to see and Watch the Everglades wildlife. The tram ride is very interesting. Our guide gave us lots of information. If you do not want to pay for the ride, you can walk on the trails and see many alligators, birds and turtles in their own environnent. The tram ride takes you to an observatory tower well... More 

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Nepean
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a great time visiting this park. We did the tram tour and found that our guide had a lot of knowledge and was able to give us lots of local information about the environment, animals and also people who are/were local to the region. I was impressed with their knowledge level and feel like I got a lot... More 

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