Everglades National Park: Naturalist-Led Airboat Ride
523 Ratings
Experience the beauty of Everglades National Park on a naturalist-led airboat ride. Get up close to birds, alligators, and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Discover the flora, fauna, and conservation efforts of this unique national treasure.
Duration: 6 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Fort Lauderdale - We pick you up from your Fort Lauderdale Hotel and take you directly to the Everglades. Enjoy a narrated scenic drive along the way.
  • Miami - We pick you up from your Miami area hotel
  • Miami Beach - We pick you up from your Miami Beach Hotel
  • Tamiami Trail - Enjoy a guided scenic driving tour of the real Everglades. Pass over several bridges with vast vistas of the River of Grass. Learn from your master naturalist guide what makes this ecosystem like no other in the world. See amazing birds coming down for a splash landing. Spot the endangered Everglades snail kite. Learn about the history of these resilient Native people, the building of the road, and the attempts to drain the water and alter the Everglades forever. Understand why this ecosystem is under threat, and how it may be saved.
  • Shark Valley - We will head out on an exciting nature walk led by a master naturalist in the actual national park. We never go to places with wildlife in cages and pens. We see large alligators, baby alligators, a wide variety of bird species and other wildlife up close, and where they should be experienced, in the wild! Learn about the different ecosystems of this Unesco World Heritage site, and understand the role of water in its conservation. Explore a bit on your own as well, including stopping in at the Visitors Center.
  • Miccosukee Indian Village - Go on an incredible air boat ride for 1-hour or more on a smaller air boat that allows you to go way out there in the “River of Grass.” Go far from land and stop at two native tree island villages where the Native people used to live. Explore, and experience the remote beauty of their culture. See large alligators, small alligators, and a wide variety of bird species, like the endangered Everglades snail kite, tri-colored herons, anhingas, and much more.
What's Included
  • Inclusive National Park fees
  • Complimentary snacks provided
  • Eco-friendly Wild Lime Adventures Bottle as a keepsake
  • Convenient transportation with luggage storage
  • Access to all activities
  • Air boat ride fees covered
  • Hotel and port pickup and drop-off service
  • Guided by an experienced naturalist
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Accompanied by a knowledgeable nature expert, set out on a fascinating nature exploration in Everglades National Park. Absorb the splendor of diverse ecosystems present in the genuine National Park. Witness a multitude of birds, alligators, and other wildlife in their native habitat! Exactly where one should experience them, in the untamed wild! We strictly avoid places that keep animals in enclosures and cages. Together with your guide, uncover the rich variety of nature and the significance of water and preservation in this unparalleled national gem. Embark on a thrilling 1-hour air boat journey deep into the River of Grass. This is far from a commonplace tourist trip. Engage deeply with the captivating indigenous culture as you imagine their isolated lifestyle. The only means to get there is by boat and exclusively on this excursion! Enjoy a scenic, narratively guided drive through the Everglades, led by your professional nature enthusiast. Wild Lime Adventures is the top-rated tour company in South Florida! If you arrange your booking directly with us, we can provide you with a discount.

  • A tour can be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached.
  • In case of one part of the trip needing to be canceled, we can offer you another date to rejoin to experience that part of the tour, or we can provide a gift certificate in the amount of a discount that can be used on a future tour. No monetary reimbursements are issued for partial cancellations due to the onset of bad weather, or for other reasons.
The Miccosukee General Store
Southwest 8th Street
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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(523 Ratings)
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May 29, 2024
Wildlife and airboats ! - Had an amazing half day Everglades airboat and hike tour with Wild Lime! Our guide Enoch was friendly, knowledgeable and even gave us a great lunch recommendation for after the tour. Saw all sorts of great wildlife, including herons, snapping turtles, lots of interesting insects, egrets, and (of course) crocodiles.
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May 28, 2024
Excellent experience - We recently took a several-hour tour of the Everglades with this company and we are very satisfied. The guide provided fascinating information about the plants and animals we encountered, as well as the history of Florida and the Native American tribes that inhabit the area. The second part of the tour was an hour-long airboat ride through the wetlands, during which we had stops to observe alligators up close. We appreciate that the entire tour was very eco-friendly, presenting everything in its natural environment with no animals in captivity. As an additional souvenir and useful gadget, all participants received thermoses at the beginning of the tour.
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May 27, 2024
Best Everglades tour - This was such an awesome experience! Lindsay was a great guide and very knowledgeable. We saw quite a few alligators and even some baby ones! Would definitely recommend this trip.
Review provided by Viator
May 26, 2024
A wonderful trip - We had a really great day! Ryan was very nice and knowledgable. We learned a lot about Everglades. Strongly recommend airboat! We saw some alligators and anhinga.
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May 20, 2024
Great way to see the Everglades - Excellent guide and informative with air conditioned mini bus. Saw plenty of wildlife plus alligators and the airboat ride was exhilarating,
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May 19, 2024
Wonderful half day experience - Absolutely incredible experience! Highly recommended for anyone wanting to know about the Florida Everglades ❤️ and see wildlife up close and personal but not behind cages
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May 15, 2024
Excellent Everglades Tour - This was a good low-stress way to see the best of the Everglades! Lindsey (our guide) was very friendly and informative. She found turtles, snakes, fish, gators and exotic birds during the nature walk which we would otherwise have missed. She even pointed out by name the various flowers, and even the gator poop! The airboat ride was nicely cooler and got us up close with even more gators!
Review provided by Viator
May 29, 2024
Wonderful experience - Walk : very good explanations about the trees, the flowers and the animals Airboat tour : nice tour with a native, explanations about the natives and the wild life very educational
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May 22, 2024
Natural and Airboats tours - The nature walk was very informative as we learned a lot about the wildlife and their habitat. We did the walk first while it was cooler. The Airboat ride in the Everglades was a little slow paced. We stopped to look at the old homestead of the Indian Tribes who used to live in the Everglades. We didn't find that too interesting. The Airboat ride was fun and seeing the rehab area and learning about the rescue efforts was good.
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May 18, 2024
Contrasted experience - we do not recommend this option - Half-day Everglades Park tour with hotel pickup on Miami Beach. Very contrasting experience. Departure from our hotel at 8 a.m. (we supposedly had to be ready at 7 a.m.) 1 hour journey then arrival at the entrance to the Park, waiting at the shop before departure for a short 30 min walking excursion (it can be very hot). We then took the boat trip with 2 stops including 1 at a farm with the possibility of touching a baby alligator. The American guide was totally incomprehensible (despite a very decent level of English) so the guided tour lost its interest and we simply saw 2 alligators during the entire visit (it could have been zero then...) <= maybe due to the period. We do not recommend this experience (it is better to do your research and drive directly to the boat).
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up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024