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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise

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Overview

Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades and cruise along Biscayne Bay on this guided, half-day adventure from Miami. This exciting, 6-hour combo tour includes a narrated airboat ride through the unique ecosystem of the Everglades. Enjoy the scenery and look for Florida’s abundant wildlife, especially alligators. After the airboat ride, walk a jungle trail and enjoy an alligator show at Everglades National Park. Then return to Miami and cruise the crystal clear waters of Biscayne Bay. See the sun-splashed Miami skyline, Miami Beach and more. Hotel pickup/drop-off included.
  • 30-minute Everglades airboat ride
  • Enjoy an alligator show and demonstration with time to wander through a jungle walking trail
  • See the fabulous Miami skyline by boat
  • Cruise around Fisher Island, Star Island and more on your Biscayne Bay Cruise
  • Enjoy the fully narrated, bilingual sightseeing cruise
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Miami Walk of Fame , 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA

Meeting point by the Island Queen Cafe located at Bayside Marketplace (401 Biscayne Blvd., Downtown Miami)

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
After a morning hotel pickup in the Miami area, it’s off to one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth — the Florida Everglades — for an exciting airboat adventure.

On this guided, 30-minute excursion through the Everglades, skim along the grassy water while listening to fun facts and learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem from the experienced captain. Look for a variety of wildlife, like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds in their natural habitat, an exciting and unspoiled wilderness. After the airboat ride, spend a couple hours at Everglades National Park. Walk along a jungle trail filled with crocodile exhibits, see an alligator wildlife show and more.

Then return to Miami for a 90-minute cruise along beautiful Biscayne Bay. Enjoy the view of Miami’s sun-splashed skyline, plus Fisher Island, Miami Beach, the Port of Miami's cruise ship and cargo districts and much more. Check out the high-rise hotels and condos plus the spectacular multi-million-dollar ocean front homes that line Miami Beach. And don’t forget to look down into the crystal clear water for the exotic marine life, like manatees, dolphins, manta rays and more.

Take a seat on the outer deck with a panoramic view or head downstairs to the enclosed, air-conditioned cabin. Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails and snacks are available for purchase on board the boat.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Everglades Safari Park
Explore nature's River of Grass on an Eco-Adventure tour. Our experienced tour guides will describe you the wonders of this unique ecosystem and the native and exotic wildlife that inhabit it. All tours will include our world famous 30 min airboat rides, alligator wildlife show, and a walking trail filled with crocodilian exhibits.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Bayside Marketplace
Explore Miami aboard a fully-narrated bilingual sightseeing cruise along scenic Biscayne Bay – a top-rated thing to do in Miami! See the spectacular coastal sites including the beautiful downtown Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and “Millionaire’s Row” – the homes of the rich and famous. This cruise is a laid-back sightseeing experience – you’ll enjoy the gorgeous views of Miami and relax in a climate-controlled main level or on an open-air top-level aboard one of our larger yachts
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Fisher Island
Explore Millionaire's Row in Miami
Pass By:  
Star Island
Cruise by Star Island on the Millionaire's Row Cruise
Pass By:  
Hibiscus Island
Enjoy the best views from the Millionaire's Row Cruise
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 2 years old. Child must sit on parents lap and there are no seat belts
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Miami- Dade County has lifted the mandatory mask mandate, therefore we will be only recommending customers to wear their facemask as they choose to; along with this, capacities are no longer mandatory.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line Miami
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the departure point for the Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise?
A:This tour offers pickup from most Miami Beach & Downtown Miami Hotels.
Jun 2021
Q:
Can I book the Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Biscayne Bay Cruise if I do not yet know where I will be staying in Miami?
A:Yes - Simply select "I will select my pickup location later" when confirming your reservation. Be sure to contact the local operator at the phone number on your ticket to let them know where to pick you up once you've confirmed your hotel.
Jun 2021
Q:
What time should I expect to be picked up at my hotel for the Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Biscayne Bay Cruise?
A:Pickups are typically between 8:20 am and 10:20 am. Please be sure to confirm directly with the local tour operator to confirm your exact pickup details.
Jun 2021
Q:
How do I confirm my exact pickup details for the Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise?
A:Please contact the local operator directly at the phone number on your ticket at least 24 hours prior to departure to arrange meeting/pickup details.
Jun 2021
Q:
How long does the airboat ride last?
A:Your experienced air-boat captain/guide will narrate a thirty-minute ride as you glide through the Everglades wilderness.
Jun 2021
Q:
Will I have extra time to explore the Everglades during the Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise?
A:After the airboat ride, you can watch the alligator wildlife show with plenty of time to experience the jungle walking trail filled with crocodile exhibits. You can also visit a restaurant where you can taste a bit of alligator and gift shop.
Jun 2021
Q:
How long is the Biscayne Bay Cruise?
A:The Biscayne Bay Cruise lasts approximately 1.5 hours. During this cruise, you will see the city skyline, Fisher Island, Miami Beach, and the Port of Miami’s cruise ship and cargo districts along with the homes of many of the rich and famous!
Jun 2021
Q:
Is there air-conditioning or shaded seating on the Biscayne Bay Cruise?
A:Yes - All vessels have plenty of seating both inside and out. Lower salons are enclosed, air-conditioned, and have full facilities. Upper decks are open-air with partial awnings.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms available during the Biscayne Bay Cruise?
A:Yes, facilities are available on board.
Jun 2021
Q:
Are food/drinks available during the Biscayne Bay Cruise?
A:Yes - Soft drinks, beer, wine, cocktails, and snacks are available for purchase onboard.
Jun 2021
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure plus Miami Biscayne Bay Cruise.

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  • "So, worthwhile excursions, but detailed instructions about what to look for would have helped!" See review
  • "Worth doing, the airboat ride but a pity we didn't see more gators." See review

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star-2
Poor customer service
Frederick_S
, Jul 2022
The trip to the Everglades takes about an hour. The boat ride is about 30 minutes and we saw one alligator, which was fine. The best part was the 20 minute show. That was entertaining and informative. Then there is along lag time waiting for the bus to come back. There is no shade in that area and the driver takes every minute of his break. But this was all OK. The problem started when we got back for the boat ride. We were given some pink arm bands by Grayline for the boat ride. There are about 6 or 7 tour companies at the dock, and none of them had any idea what the band meant. I showed each my Viator reservation, still no luck. We walked the entire length of the dock to find the correct company. The last one even tried to put us on his boat, but couldn’t. I attempted to call the vendor but only got a voicemail. I left a message but was not called back. I emailed the company, but still no reply. The scheduled departure time was 30 past and we had given up hope when a manager from the second boat company tried to help. He had a better phone number to call—one where a person actually answered. Imagine that! Come to find out that we (three adults) were booked on his boat-though, he never received a reservation for us. Luckily his boat departure had been delayed, so we were still able to get the tour. The boat ride was OK. But, I find that Viator and specifically Grayline totally left us hanging. I wouldn’t trust them to be helpful if you get stuck.
star-1
Dissatisfied and disappointed
Cari_B
, Apr 2022
Very disorganized from the moment we arrived! The best thing was that the bus allowed us to nap after the Everglades visit...BTW isn't there a better park in the Everglades besides Holiday Everglades Park? Not what I expected at all,,,so lame although we did see a few gators on the air boat ride. If I could do over I would avoid purxhasing the this tour and buy tickets on my own for both outings!!
star-4
Amazing! Thank you for respecting the wildlife!
Allie_P
, Apr 2022
We loved the Everglades Tour and Alligator Tour!!! The only critique would be our wait time for each! It would have been better if there was more structure in terms of knowing the schedule of when we would be doing both tours!
star-2
Poor transportation overshadowed tour
Elaine_L
, Apr 2022
The transportation was horrible and overshadowed the whole experience. Weather was also an issue but the tour required that you stand in a downpour to get photos with alligator.
star-1
A lot of $$ for a day if nothing
Leanne_M
, Feb 2022
Meet here by, only to wait more. Told it was a 6 hour day. It was a 10 hour day, Everglades were boring. Alligator show with bad jokes and showing us how to hold open a gator mouth. Biscayne bay an hour too long. It was 90 minutes of seeing waterfront homes. Only about four they actually knew who owned them.
star-2
Unorganised and poor information level
jan_t
, Jan 2022
Unorganised and at Bayside close to chaotic. No bus to take us back to our hotel - so forced to take a taxi. Generally poor information
star-2
Bad timing, no gator show
Heike_K
, Dec 2021
The boat trip was really nice. Lots of alligators. It was fun. Afterwords we waited half an hour for the gator show. When it finally started we had to leave, because our bus was waiting. Very disappointing. Unfortunately the agency did not even answer to our complain.
star-2
Not worth it
Melissa_M
, Nov 2021
The ride to the Everglades took so long because the bus kept stopping. We were always running late and barely any communication or instructions once we got there. After the Everglades we had a boat ride booked at bayside market that was great but after it was done, the bus never showed up and we had to take an Uber back to our hotel
star-2
Rude car driver
Corinne_R
, Jul 2021
Rude car driver. After the boat tour he didn't picked us up. After one hour waiting, we took a taxi for USD 50 to come home.
star-3
Alligators
Peter_L
, Jul 2021
We did see alligators. The air boat was all covered so that was disappointing. The guide was good and the alligator show was as expected
star-1
Logistics are a nightmare
Melanie_H
, Jul 2021
My husband and I booked this because we wanted to do an airboat tour in the Everglades and the millionaire cruise. While we enjoyed both excursions, I would 100% recommend booking them on your own and not through this company. Communication is terrible, and logistics were a nightmare. When we first arrived to the biscayne market, we couldn’t find where to board our bus. There was no sign, and when we stopped at the Island Queen booth (where we were told to go) she told us she didn’t know. We had to call the main Miami Gray Line office to figure it out, which took 10+minutes. Then, after our Everglades adventure, no one told us where to pick up our cruise. We were on the bus for more than two hours because the driver chose to drive past the port to drop people off in their south beach hotels. He kept breaking and gassing, creating a whiplash effect .. again, for two hours. When we arrived back at the port, we went back to the island queen booth. The woman told us my name wasn’t in the system. Again, we called Miami Gray Line again AND texted Víator. The lady from Miami Gray Line mentioned that the driver should have told us where to go. Clearly he didn’t (reminder: incredibly unpleasant drive). It took her 25+ minutes to figure it out (she kept telling me to find Terry — how am I supposed to know who Terry is??) Meanwhile Víator texted us back with the address we were already at??? And said Miami Gray Line sent me an email?? The address is for Biscayne Market, which has 4-5 cruise lines housed there. We were never told which we’d be on. Finally, the Miami Gray Line told us to GO BACK TO ISLAND QUEEN. The girl there finally scanned our ticket and we were able to board. Víator was ZERO HELP. It was also downpouring during this. We got the feeling they were trying to rip people off — most people would not have gone through what we did to get on the cruise. They would have either left or bought another ticket. Again, the excursions were cool, just save yourself the hassle and book a rental car to go to Everglades Holiday Park and buy your own boat cruise.
star-5
The Everglades were amazing!
Bill_P
, Jun 2021
The Everglades airboat tour was awesome! Our boat guide was very knowledgeable and made sure we were going to see some gators before we left!! We didn’t tour the Biscayne Bay because, for whatever reason unknown to us, the bus driver was dropping people from our tour before the cruise. I’m assuming it is because it was supposed to be only 6 hours in length and it surpassed that time. The bus driver kept stopping on the busy turnpike to check out the bus and we felt very nervous about getting rear ended. He never told us why he kept getting out.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Ok tour.
Nelson_P
, Jun 2021
Everglades was ok. At least I got to know the Everglades but I wish the ride went further in. Boat tour was ok too. I was not completely happy nor dissatisfied.
star-1
Terrible experience
anthony_l
, Jun 2021
The actual experience was unorganized and their was no direction from the leader. Then we were told the van to go home would be waiting on us. An hour later we finally took an Uber.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Everglades
Michael_S
, Jun 2021
Did not adhere well to schedule. Bus had issues, driver did not work clutch well. Took longer than suggested time
star-5
Great adventure
Lymarie_M
, May 2021
Had an amazing time Captain Jeremy was great during the airboat trip. No much sitting area, had to eat stating up.
star-5
Fun tour to Everglades
Rachel_S
, May 2021
The tour was ver pleasant. Boat ride on the Bay was good. Very nice to cruise in hot weather. Everglades park was fun. Saw real alligator in the wild. Pick up and drop off was well coordinated. Bus to everglades was late but it was traffic accident so can’t blame the company.
star-5
Fabulous
Sharon_G
, Apr 2021
This tour was Excellent.I would recommend .I enjoyed the cruise to the Millionaire homes.The tour guides were all friendly and made us feel very Comfortable.we really had a fabulous time
star-3
Airboat experience 5/5... but pack snacks and a lunch!!
Yamie
, Mar 2021
Communication between the tour operator (Gloria) and our initial bus tour guide greeter was pretty good. we were told that morning that because of some miscommunication we couldn’t get picked up at our hotel (it was in Midtown) so we had enough time to Uber to bayside market.. not ideal but they answered my calls in a timely manner and it worked out. The bus ride to the Everglades was alright- about 45 mins but we had to stop halfway to pick up a bus full of people in front of us because their bus broke down- so that made us late to the ever glades... we saw the gator show, and then took the Airboat on the water. Our water guide was great - and it was an easy 5/5 experience for that alone. But there was no time to eat- no time to use the rest rooms and the communication and organization of the bus driver was a 0/5. We were rushed leaving the Everglades afraid to be left behind and by the time we made it back to bayside for the cruise we had ten mins to grab a hotdog and head to the boat. The boat guide was friendly and informative- but 90 minutes for the cruise felt a little too long after such a rushed day. I think the best part of buying this day package was skipping the lines for purchasing the gator show tickets and airboat tickets that looked about 45 min- 1 hour wait time.
star-4
Good experience
Markay_G
, Mar 2021
It was my first visit to Florida and the Everglades tour is a must !!! We definitely got a eye full of gators such a fun experience. Will be back soon
1 traveler found this review helpful

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