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Tigertail Airboat Tours

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Address: 17696 SW 8 St., Miami, FL 33194
Phone Number: 305-439-2745
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Description: At Tigertails we specialize in small guided airboat tours. We operate in...
At Tigertails we specialize in small guided airboat tours. We operate in the southern end of the Everglades on Tamiami trail in the Miccosukee reservation near Miami. You will experience the Everglades first hand as you handle young alligators and turtles while learning about the wildlife, the area and the proud people who live here from one of our experienced guides.
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Such an amazing experience very educational. The people that work there are very passionate about what they do. If you have time check them out a lot of fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Such an amazing experience very educational. The people that work there are very passionate about what they do. If you have time check them out a lot of fun.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My friend recommended Tigertail Airboat Tours as it was his third time with the company. We had just visited "Shark Valley" via the National Park Service which is a few miles west of Tigertail Airboat Tours. We did try to call for a reservation at 305-439-2745, but there was no response. But, we stopped anyway and got right on. Tigertail... More 

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

What a great little find! At first we were skeptical because we were the only guests that stopped.... we stopped at a couple of other locations passing through but none seemed to grab our interest. Here, we were greeted by Humberto and Tim.... then we met Jaws! So fun. We took our ride, went out to the little rebab center,... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My mom and I were staying the night at a campground in the Everglades and decided to take an airboat ride. There are plenty to choose from and a couple places were very busy and had packed parking lots, but we decided to use one of the smaller company's. The first place we stopped was closest to the Midway campground... More 

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Holmes Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had a group of 10, including 5 kids ages 3-8 in tow. I can't imagine waiting in line at any of the places we passed on way to Tigertail. Not only were each of the others packed, but can only think of those who had multiple buses out front. We also had Umberto as our guide, who was wonderful... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our tour guide Umberto was without a doubt the very best we could ever have wished for!!!! Driving by all the others with rows of tour buses out front, I am so very glad that we picked this company for our tour. We did a 2 hour private tour and the 4 of us had a blast. There is already... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Kenny, our pilot/guide was fantastic. He spent lots of time answering the questions our kids had about the local wildlife. They really enjoyed the opportunity to hold a gator. I'd always wanted to do an airboat ride since I was a kid and it was excellent. Kenny was very relaxed and happy to stop if we wanted to take some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had a blast. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. I would have liked it a little longer, but knew going in the time limit. We did get to see several gators.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Humberto was extremely knowledgable and friendly. Very relaxed tour and gave us lots of personal tidbits of info. He appears to be at one with the alligators (worryingly!) The alligator experience is VERY up close and personal. They take good care of the animals that they have on the private island and seem to be very much on the conservation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I made a reservation for a private hour-long airboat tour for several weeks in advance and was told to check back with them closer to the tour date in case the weather was bad. Luckily, the weather was perfect and I was able to confirm my tour by phone the day before. Unfortunately, I used the address listed on TripAdvisor... More 

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