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“Wildlife lovers don't miss this!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shark Valley Tram Tours

Shark Valley Tram Tours
36000 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33194 (Allapattah)
+1 3052218455
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Ranked #39 of 180 Activities in Miami
Type: Tours
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Wildlife lovers don't miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This tram tour at was simply wonderful. Although my wife and I are hikers and you can hike the 7 mile loop, the excellent tram guide Cynthia was simply superb. We learned a lot about the flora and fauna of the area, the river of grass and saw a variety of birds and alligators. There is a short stop on the tram ride where you can walk on a trail to an overlook spot. A side trail from there, as we were warned, might have and indeed did have a large gator on the path displaying himself for viewing from a distance. This trip is well worth it.

Visited August 2012
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“an informative way to see the beauty of the everglades”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

friendly informative tour guide with great knowledge of the area, taking you on a 15mile tour of one of the few roads which runs into the everglades, the tour gives a very balanced view of how the population growth of Florida has impacted such a beautiful area. wild life all around you not one bit of it staged would recommend for couples and family's if your looking for a quick insight into the everglades. toilet facility at both ends of the tour road however don't expect luxury...

Visited August 2012
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“A great way to see The Everglades!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

The tram tour is a great way to see The Everglades without doing your back or legs in, especially in the midsummer heat.

The guides at the visitor centre were very helpful, advising us on how to deal with stings, and the kids section was fun, with some skeletons and gator skins to feel and see.

The guides were enthusiastic and extremely cute together (they were a married couple - retired schoolteachers) and taught us ignorant Brits a lot about this beautiful part of the planet.

The midpoint stop was great - the tower was beautiful and offered exceptional views. We did the small train by the tower and came face-to-face with a huge alligator - scary!

We didn't see many other gators - there were more opportunities on the airboat tour (go to Buffalo Tiger's - awesome) - but it was a great way to take in the scenery in a relaxed setting. Recommended if you don't want to bike/walk.

Visited August 2012
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Clifton, New Jersey
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“Tram Tours”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We have taken a two-hour guided tram tour ($19.00 per adults). The loop is about 15 miles long. In the middle of the tour tram stops (after 8 mi) and you can take walk to the observations tower, look around, and take pictures. The park is a vast, open savannah. There are a few types of birds, snakes, alligators. We saw alligators in close distance. The two-hour trip was a bit boring and too long. Don’t forget take a lot of water with you.

Visited May 2012
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“Wonderful intro to Everglades National Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

You'll see tons of gators along with a variety of birds and learn about the unique eco system from a park ranger. Recommend you sit on the left side (driver side) of the tram because after the stop at the observation tower all of the wildlife is on that side.

Visited March 2012
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