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Shark Valley

Shark Valley Loop Road Miami, Everglades National Park, FL 33194
305-242-7770
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Valleys, Biking Trails
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the Florida landscape.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Differten possibilites to enter deep into the Everglades. Rent a bike, hiking or the informative bus tour. On the bus you get good and deep information of the Everglades. Different stops. Next time I would go with the bike till the tower at the end of the trail. Our guide had some very cool and interesting information about the Everglades.... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and her mother and sisters drove over from Ft Myers to take the two hour tram tour. It was wonderful with a knowledgeable and friendly guide who need so much about the Everglades and how to express that knowledge and excitement to others. We saw many animals including a large gator crossing the road, beautiful birds and a... More

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Leefdaal, Belgium
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127 reviews 127 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

In Shark Valley you can either rent a bike (8,5 USD/bike/hour) or take a tram tour (22 USD). As it was really hot, we decided to take the tram tour, and we were not disappointed! You get lots of information about the Everglades, and some time to go up the tower. Be sure to be there on time, because once... More

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Miami, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
79 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

In my opinion Shark Valley and Anhinga trail are the two places tourists should visit in the Everglades if it is their first time in the area. Unfortunately there is a fee for entrance and a second fee if you want to take the tram ride. Despite the price, I suggest tourists still try the tram ride. The narrated tram... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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256 reviews 256 reviews
118 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My wife and I opted for the tram tour since it was a hot and muggy day. The guided tour lasted a couple of hours, interrupted by an enjoyable stop at the tower about halfway through our route. The guide's talk was informative. We saw some alligators and many birds. On cooler days, bikes might be the way to go,... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our friends took us to Shark Valley, Everglades National Park in March 2014. You can walk the trails around the park, bike it or take the tram. Not only was it a very hot day, there would have been a lot of ground to cover if you wanted to walk or bike it, so we elected to take the guided... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We decided to do bike rental, because it was paved road. We felt very fortunate and lucky with the wildlife we saw. A couple of alligators, a bunch of baby alligators, snake, birds. We would prefer a trail or a board walk, because it feels more intimate with the wildlife. However, the road is perfect if you want to take... More

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Peotone, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We were unsure whether to take the tram or rent bikes but the hot and humid weather steered us to the tram and we made the right decision. Because this is the offseason, there weren't many visitors here but we still saw a lot of wildlife and learned a lot from our tram guide and driver. The driver was very... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A MUST if you are in the area. Great tour with engaging guides. Lots of wildlife. Stood a few yards from several alligators. Small ones.

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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you enjoy the outdoors, seeing animals up close, and like walking, jogging or biking then this is a great place. Ideally bring or rent a bike. The entire circuit is 14 miles or so with the tower locate exactly at the halfway point. Bring water and snacks as there is no concession stand although there is a gift shop... More

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