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Shark Valley

Shark Valley Loop Road Miami, Everglades National Park, FL 33194
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Small-Group Tour: Everglades Adventure Day Trip...
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Biking Trails, Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the Florida landscape.
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Venice, Florida
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

About a 15 mile round trip bike round around the shark valley loop. Flat terrain, with viewing of some alligators at the start, and at the viewing tower. Only, bike, walkers and one tram past us on the whole bike ride. The parking lot was full when we got there at 11am, and we had to wait for a car... More

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Union, Oregon
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87 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We took the 2 hour tram ride instead of the bike tour as it was a very hot day. Our guide was excellent giving us all kinds of information and history. We didn't see much wildlife as we were there in October. Very worthwhile tour.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant afternoon! We walked for an hour or so and saw loads of alligators and varied bird life. We then took the 2 hour tour which was very informative. Saw loads more gators and understood so much more about them and all the birds. Even saw 2 herons catch and fly off with snakes!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We took the train ride, were walking in the slow flowing river. Halfway you can go up to a overlooking tower you see the everglades to the horizon. We had the chance to see turtles swimming in a litte lake below th tower

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I am sure this could have been a great tour...At 2 pm, the heaven's opened...tram seats very wet...figured we could dry off later=)...Microphones did not work...everyone off the tram into the rain....2 o'clock tour started at 2:30...in the pouring rain...OK..We can dry off later...About 1mile in, an owful odor and smoke billowing out from under the tram...guide said everything was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We enjoyed the tram tour. Our guide was great and very informative. We were on the last one of the day and saw plenty of wildlife and a gorgeous sunset! Definitely worth the time.

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Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were there in the wet season, so we only saw a few gators, but I think the Shark Valley tour is more than just seeing gators. This is one of the few roads that brings you into the heart of the swamp. We see different types of birds, and the vegetation along the road changes as we go deeper.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We love this place, as soon as weather gets cooler in the winter we go. It's a 15 mile loop, a tram is available, but we prefer to ride bikes (rentals are available). The trails is full of wildlife, alligators, herons, anhingas, snakes. We pack snacks and have them at the observation tower, half way in the loop. Beautiful day... More

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We chose to rent bikes and take the 15 mile ride through the Everglades. The first 8 miles are fairly easy, but hot in the Florida sun. The last 7 miles you peddle into the wind and it becomes a real challenge to finish. You should pack plenty of water, lots of bug spray (the bug are large and plentiful),... More

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Naples, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Two hour quite expensive tram-tour. We saw some birds and two alligators (on the roadside of 41 we saw plenty for free). Not worth neither the time or money. Maybe we had bad luck, but I think that the thing is that it is a "untouched reserve". So don't expect any excitement. My kids fell asleep during the tour.

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