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“Elvis, Thanks for the best ever airboat ride through the Everglades.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Miccosukee Indian Village

Miccosukee Indian Village
Mile Marker 70, US Hwy 41 Tamiami Trail, Tamiami, FL 33144
305-552-8365
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Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Tamiami
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This surviving village of the Miccosukee Tribe is located 27 miles west of Miami on the Tamiami Trail.
Sheridan, OR,USA
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“Elvis, Thanks for the best ever airboat ride through the Everglades.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We are from Oregon so this was our first experience with alligators and the other living things in the everglades. We are traveling with family from British Columbia, Canada and we stopped at Mile Marker 70, U.S. Highway 41 Tamiami Trail Miamai FL 33194 to take our first ever airboat ride. Much was learned about the history of the Miccosukees and their way of life. Elvis, our Airboat operator, was very easy to talk with and he knew lots of interesting facts about what we were seeing. He never seemed to be a hurry and he actually enjoyed being our guide. Wish the website was easier to get reviews to the people who deserve them. Hope Elvis gets word that he did a good job.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Airboat Ride and More!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

My family and I went to the Miccosukee Indian Village looking for an airboat ride, and had much more fun than we expected. We decided to see the Alligator show as well, which granted us access to the village (across the street from where the airboats are). The Village is rich in culture,and there is a habitat where you can see captive alligators. The show was educational, funny and thrilling. We even got to hold a baby alligator!

The airboat ride was much longer than I thought it would be. You are taken out to a little island in the Everglades where you can see wild alligators. Our return trip was longer and more scenic, and since the day was warm, our "captain" was playful and included extra splashes :)

I had a great time. I would recommend this location to anyone.

Visited January 2013
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Lake Suzy Fl
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“Air Boat Ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Benny was our guide on what we initially thought was going to be just a quick ride. It turned out to be a delightful and educational experience. The 30 minute ride was closer to 50 minutes. We stopped at an Indian Village and got the grand tour (also saw some gators). Benny then took us to a small island where he hand fed an alligator that he had raised himself. Cool! Riding through the swamp was invigorating! Sixteen dollars a person was more than reasonable and we only had 4 people on our boat. If you're driving by, give Benny a try!

Visited January 2013
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Stuart, VA
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“Airboat the Everglades”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Elvis was our tour guide on the Miccosukee Indian Air Boat Ride. He took obvious pride in the heritage of the Native Americans that developed the area and for the environment as well. He took extra time to show us how to do the palm thatching on the chickees. He even called the 60+ year old male gator by making baby alligator sounds.
After our ride we had lunch at the Restaurant next door enjoying a sampler platter that included the frog legs, gator tail bites and fry bread.

Visited January 2013
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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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“Sun in my Face & Wind in my Hair make for an Excellent Afternoon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I've stopped and explored along "Alligator Alley" before but this time through I had a friend with me and wanted to give her the opportunity to enjoy it also. We stopped at a Miccosukee Air Boat Ride that is located next to the Restaurant, just before you get to the Village. The guide was experienced, knowledgable, friendly, and comfortable to spend time with. Our Air Boat ride was scheduled for 30 minutes but we went way over in time. Never once did Manny rush us or try to push us along. This was an incredibly relaxing ride and I would recommend it to anyone traveling through that way.

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