Well this tour takes you on an airboat that glides through the everglades. The tour guide pointed out birds, gators and other wildlife along the way. They give you earplugs so the loud motor isn't really an issue. After the boatride a performer with a great sense of humor wrestled an alligator and also brought a scorpion and baby alligator around to the audience. The only downside would be if you do not see an alligator while on the boat tour, or If you rent a zip car in South Beach this trip will take around 2-2.5 hours with traffic, especially if they're still doing all of that construction on the small highway leading into the park. The boatride is fast and windy so wear a sweatshirt and the hot sauce in the gift shop (with the gator foot hanging off of it) is nice and hot if thats what you're looking for. They also allow you to buy beer and drink during the boat ride. All in all worth the trip from South Beach.