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Tigertail Airboat Tours

17696 SW 8 St., Miami, FL 33194
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Ranked #37 of 232 Activities in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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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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New Albany, Indiana
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4 attraction reviews
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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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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Humberto is an awesome guide. Knowledgable but most importantly passionate about making sure he provides great information as well as answering any questions. Don't go on the big airboats too many people! Arranging the time was easy through email and I even had to move my reservation by an hour which was no problem. Location was easy to find right... More

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Köln, Deutschland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Had a confirmed booking for a 2 hours Tour in the morning. No guide, no boat at the meeting point. Waited for 45 Minutes. Tried to give them a a call? No answering, Just a answering machine. Sended an E-mail? No answering at the Same Day. Lousy, waste of Time. Never again.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were lucky and managed to arrange a trip out after just turning up. Had fantastic fun riding out to their island and then to see the baby gators and hold them was amazing. Great adventure and reasonable price and would recommend to others.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We had a great day out with our guide Kenny. We pre arranged the night before by phone and then turned up at the arranged time and we were off. There were 7 of us going out and we were soon zooming along looking for wildlife. Anytime our guide saw something he would stop so we could take pictures (gators,... More

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Wisconsin, US
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We were driving from Key West on the Tamiami trail to Ft. Myers. We knew we wanted to do an airboat ride, and saw some major tourist traps along the way. I used Tripadvisor to find one along our route and came to Tigertail. I liked that it's a no frills tour (no lunch stop, no gift shop, gimmicks like... More

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