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Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve

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Let us take you on an Everglades Adventure!  This tour includes an excursion by vehicle through Big Cypress National Preserve and a private one hour airboat ride.  We are the only company that offers a truly comprehensive tour of the Everglades and our guides are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable.  Let us show you the amazing wildlife, vegetation, and unique geology that is only found in the Florida Everglades.  This tour is great for all ages!
  • Tour with a personal wilderness guide for a more personalized experience
  • Safari-style Jeep tour of the Florida Everglades
  • Tour several ecosystems, including marshes, swamps, and forests
  • Enjoy an airboat ride through Big Cypress National Preserve
What to Expect
After pickup from your Miami hotel, head west of the city in an open-air Jeep. Drive through wetlands, tropical forest, pine trees forest, and Cypress swamps and learn about the unique geology that makes this a Wetland of International Importance, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a UNESCO-listed site. At Big Cypress National Preserve, take a short walk with your guide and observe alligators, birds, and fish. Take Loop Road while listening to stories about the American Indians who first inhabited the area, “Gladesmen,” and current residents. Next, trade the Jeep for an airboat for the final leg of the tour through sawgrass marshes. Then, stop at a cultural and wildlife exhibit to learn more about local indigenous tribes and alligators. Hear more about efforts to protect the Everglades on the way back to Miami, where the tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup is available from South Beach, Downtown Miami, Key Biscayne and Coral Gables hotels, MIA airport and the Port of Miami.
Departure Time
The start time is based on your preference and must be confirmed by tour provider.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point or other local drop off location (as desired)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (local hotels only)
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Private Airboat ride
  • Entry/Admission - Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Miccosukee Indian Village
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • French and Italian speaking guide availability must be confirmed
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Language requests other than English or Spanish are based on availability.
  • Sunscreen is recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing! Miguel was really cool and knew a lot about the area... and we got to see the cutest baby alligator!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank I_know_it_is_me
Reviewed 6 August 2019

We booked the tour through our hotel concierge who told us that tons of fun is simply the best - and yes this was absolutely true! Jhon, our tour guide, explained us the Everglades background and meaning to the biosphere and it was simply amazing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Frank A
Reviewed 28 May 2019

When you think about having an authentic, educational and one of the best private tours, there is no more to say than Tons of Fun. The experience was very unique lead by professional tour guides. They speak different languages and customize our tour according to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Decfri13
Reviewed 12 April 2019

This was really, really great and the highlight of this trip to the Miami area. We had Miguel (aka Mike I think?) as our driver and main guide--he was able to share so much about the history and habitat of the Everglades and about the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank jendaly
Reviewed 3 March 2019 via mobile

Jhon picked us up early in a new Jeep. He has incredible knowledge of the area and taught us so much. The airboat ride was lots of fun. They supply ear protection so don’t worry about that. We saw an endangered snail kite and snail...More

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25 October 2018|
Response from 629jeang | Reviewed this property |
Hello - from pick up to drop off, it was approximately 6 hours total.
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