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Shark Valley Tram Tours

36000 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33194 (Allapattah)
+1 3052218455
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Ranked #36 of 178 Activities in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visited on a hot day, did not see almost any wild life. The guide spoke mainly about the trees and how the local trail roads were built. Pointed to some gator nests. Could see gators when got on the indicated trail at the tower. It was hot and it seems that the first coach of the tram is air conditioned,... More

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Northern Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We didn't realize the tour was two hours in length, but our guide provided us with so much information and there was so much to see that time passed quickly. I would strongly recommend that you bring and use a potent bug spray if you visit during the wet season (the mosquitos were ravenous and merciless). Also, while the ride... More

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

tram guides were great. lots of history lots of environmental info the driver was a great spotter of wildlife and we saw birds, alligators, turtles, trees (and explained why they were where they were) want to go back in the winter.

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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We did the tram tour, it was hot, and lots of mosquitos, due to being July. That said, it was still a nice time. I would highly recommend the tram tour, verse walking or biking. Reason being, the tour guide was a wealth of information. We learned a lot of new things, and we did manage to see a baby... More

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Scotland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is an excellent tour to see, and hear about, the Everglades. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, and although we went in the dry season when there can be limited wildlife to see, it was still a very interesting tour. We were fortunate and saw a reasonable selection of wildlife, including an alligator having lunch - which on hindsight was... More

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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
103 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We did the one hour tram ride in Shark Valley as part of a private tour with Miami Tour Company. It was so amazing! We only shared the tram with 3 other people, so it was a very personalised experience. Cynthia and the driver were both great, giving us lots of information about the Everglades, the ecosystem and of course... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went on the tour with married guides, Katie & Eric. What a great double act!! Very informative and entertaining.They were so knowledgeable and stopped frequently so we could all take pictures. We saw loads of birds, a turtle and several alligators. Make sure to take water with you (though you could buy it on the tram for only $1)... More

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Broadstone, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped off at Shark Valley en route from Key Largo to Naples to see some of the Everglades. After passing many private air boat providers, we decided the best way to see them was in a State Park and we were not disappointed. Despite heavy showers on arrival, which quickly cleared, we booked the tram tour with Forrest and... More

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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Forrest was a knowledgeable tour guide. Saw one huge gator, about 10-11 feet long and a few smaller ones. Had hoped to see more, possible too hot at noon.

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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was a cool tour to take of the Everglades that gives you a chance to see lots of wildlife (GATORS). Also it was cool to see what the everglades look like (different than what I was expecting). My major complaint was that the tram driver seemed to cater to the forward tram car --- slowing if not stopping to... More

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