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Shark Valley Tram Tours

#50 of 264 Activities in Miami
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Neighborhood: Allapattah
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Address: 36000 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33194
Phone Number: +1 3052218455
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The Everglades were not what we expected

The Everglades are not a big swamp like we imagined, but a big slough of "sawgrass" on a very wide, very shallow river. Once we realized that our expectation was incorrect, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Wallace J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Everglades are not a big swamp like we imagined, but a big slough of "sawgrass" on a very wide, very shallow river. Once we realized that our expectation was incorrect, we enjoyed a very informative tour. Our guide was knowledgable and informative. We saw an abundance of birds and alligators, alligators, alligators. Got as close to live, wild aligators... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great day at the everglades. I would advise if your going to visit the everglades do the tram tour! The guides are very informative and have great passion for nature and the environment. We defiantly want and will bring our children and grandchildren here to teach them about our great everglades.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Shark Valley Visitor Centre is situated in the Everglades National Park only a relatively short journey along Highway 41 from Miami and offers three opions to the intrepid explorer who wishes to observe alligators, birds and other wild life, up close, from the fifteen mile long tarmacced trail. One can either can take the tram from the visitor centre... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Had on two previous occasions tried to get on the Shark Valley tour. Each time I was too late, so this time I made sure to make it. Simply stated it is open air tram from the visitor's center around an 18 miles course through the Everglades. You are right there close to the mother nature and her alligators, birds,... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was the highlight of my wife and It's recent visit to Everglades National Park. The two Charlie's, driver and narrator, were excellent. We have never seen so many birds, some, like glossy ibis, for the first time. Also numerous, and up close, alligator sightings. The immensity and intricacy of the river of grass is stunning. What humans have done... More 

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Taking the tour you will be well informed in the history of the Everglades and today's challenges. In the first part of the tour, the winding part, you drive thru the "flat"-lands. Here you will meet lots of different, and some endangered, birds but there were not to much gators around. This all changed when we arrived at the observationtower... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the first things we did when we got to the park. Our guide was very informative and we learned a lot about the ecosystem. This was helpful later on as we went on other walks in the park. We saw lots of birds and alligators. If you can, I suggest you do this first!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Let me start by saying that once you are in the Everglades National Park, you can see the alligators and the anhingas, blue herons, ibises and storks on the walking trail and canal very close to the Shark Valley visitor center. Quite a few of them and at close quarters! So we first walked for a while and saw and... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

If you want a nice relaxing way to experience the everglades, this is the way to do it. The tram tour guide was very interesting and informative about the history and ecosystem of the everglades. On the ride, if you visit during the dry season, you'll see lots and lots of different kinds of birds (herons, ibis, storks, etc.) and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I do not recommend this for Children under 13. You have to listen and be interested in wild life, plants, history, trees and climate. Lots of photo opportunities. you will see many animals of all shapes and sizes. The bikes are also good but you see more and cover more with the Tram. The tower is also interesting but there... More 

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