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“Good wildlife viewing” 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 #35 of 176 activities in Miami
Type: Tours
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Good wildlife viewing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The Tram tour narration is very informative and we got to see lot of wildlife. We spotted so many gators along the way. It takes 2 hrs for the tram tour and the tour runs every hour on the hour.

Note: There is an entrance fee to the Everglades Natl Park. Its good for 7 days and you can use it to enter the park from Florida City (SW Miami) on your way to Flamingo as well.

Visited March 2013
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“Alligators & Birds Galore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

Our family of 4 (two teenagers) took the tram tour. Saw tons of alligators vey close to the road. Lots of birds too, but not usually up close. Would have been even better with binoculars. Our guide said spring break is the perfect time to do this tour. More heat, less animals, and the arrival of Mosquitos as you get closer to summer.

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“Shark ValleyTram”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

What an excellent day trip. This was our 2nd vist to Shark Valley in the past 2 years. As always, go early as the parking lot is very small. The naturalists who teach you about the everglades are filled with knowledge about the past, present and worrisome future of the Everglades. Each naturalist has their own speciality so no trip is exactly the same. As the seasons change, the flora and fauna will change, but the "superstars" (the gators) always seem to be present.

Not into guided tours? Bike rentals are available also (or bring your own) it's only a 15 mile loop and is undoubtedly a better way to take pictures. For Heavens sake, if you are biking, take water!

We will be back.

Visited December 2012
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“More than 150 gators seen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Tram tour through more than 15 miles of national park of Everglades. Interesting stories. Love our national parks. Amazing landscape and wildlife. Amelia was awesome park ranger.

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“Wonderful way to spend a half day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The naturalist on the tram ride was very informative, saw a large variety of Florida's beautiful birds, up close and personal as well as many alligators from tiny babies to very large males. It was a peaceful, informative alternative to some of south Florida's more commercial offerings.

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