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Airboat in Everglades - Private Tours

17696 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
+1 888-893-4443
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Ranked #7 of 179 Activities in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Treat yourself, your friend's and loved ones to the experience of a lifetime! An airboat safari on board one of our spacious airboats. We will take... more » Owner description: Treat yourself, your friend's and loved ones to the experience of a lifetime! An airboat safari on board one of our spacious airboats. We will take you deep into the Florida Everglades; one of the last remaining wetlands in North America. Witness the natural wildlife of this magnificent and diversified eco-system. You will see alligators, deers, snakes, bears, panthers, bobcats, raccoons and over 300 species of birds, that call the Everglades their home. Our experienced staff are professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Our airboats have padded "waterproof" seats to keep you dry, safe and comfortable. We offer private and semi-private tours, as well as group packages. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Potsdam, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked the 1 hr private tour only a half day in advance over their website. The driver and guide was at our hotel on time. The trip on the boat was just amazing and will always remain unforgotten. Things were explained clearly and entertainingly. we even had some funny interactions with some of the beautiful birds. Thanks so much... More

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Airboat In E, Manager at Airboat in Everglades - Private Tours, responded to this review

Kay & Antje, It is an honor and a pleasure to be able to produce a wonderful experience for you. Not all of our guests book with transportation, but when they do it gives us the opportunity to explain many different landmarks just outside of the everglades in the beautiful city of Miami.The disconnection from the city to the everglades... More

Kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Went on a trip with Steve (Our Guide) and had a great time. He has lived on the Everglades all his life, so knew the place inside out and willingly shared his wide knowledge with us. He also took us to some very good parts of the Everglades to introduce us to some amazing animals. Many thanks for a great... More

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Escazú, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Took airboat tour last week with a great airboat captain. He took us to see interesting fauna and amazing views of the Everglades. When we had only about 15 minutes left of our one-hour tour, our airboat broke down. We sitted in a canal full of alligators (a mixed feeling episode) for 20 minutes until another airboat picked us up.... More

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Airboat In E, Manager at Airboat in Everglades - Private Tours, responded to this review

Ticoviajero_11, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. These wonderful vessels "Airboats" we use work hard, it was awesome you were rescued, but gators don't like to eat humans. If it were crocodiles then i would be worried. Everyday in the wild is beautiful even if it is raining cats and dogs. You never know what wonderful creatures... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Ultimately I was happy with the experience, though I don't think I'd do the tour again and I would probably recommend folks to try another company. I had assumed there would be a little talk about the Everlades, the eco-system, wildlife, etc, during the tour, but we only heard a little bit about alligators once we actually spotted them, and... More

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We found them through the web and TripAdvisor, and got an awesome experience during our 1-hour tour. Steve is a fantastic guide, very passionate and knowledgeable, and makes you fascinated about his world. We loved his explanations, his expertise and his communication. Beside the fun side, he was also able to raise awareness regarding the threats encountered by this environment... More

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Airboat In E, Manager at Airboat in Everglades - Private Tours, responded to this review

FlyPat, We love to read enthusiastic and energetic reviews like yours. Steve loves the glades, Born, Raised and living in it. Only if you could have seen it about 20 years ago! There are still many beautiful species in the everglades but less and less in abundance as the years go on. We are grateful that the army core of... More

Miami Beach, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were considering whether to go on one of the regular airboat tours, or spend the extra money to take this private tour. In the end we were really happy we took the private tour, the expereince was well worth the extra money! The experience of being just our family, and the exceptional knowledge and guidance by our captain Willie... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We booked the 1.5 private tour and despite the heat, we got a great impression of the flora and fauna (including alligators) of the Everglades. Our captain Steve is not only a great airboat driver but was also very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had a great time.

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

My Wife and I wanted to see some gators close up and tour the Everglades. This tour was awesome. Our guide Willie was really friendly and has a lot of information about the wildlife and area. He did a gator call and baby gators actually came out. A big gator came up to the boat and birds ate out of... More

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Steve is the greatest to tell us about his experience. He knows where the alligators are. He drives perfectly just to let us see a bit of what an airboat is capable of. :)

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have recently returned from an airboat ride through the Everglades and were amazed from start to finish. The guide was knowledgeable, courteous and enthusiastic ( despite no doubt doing the same trip hundreds of times before). The only dampner was the weather which turned bad with lightning half way into the trip - but safety first thankfully! I would... More

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