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60 min. Airboat Everglades Tour plus pick up in a small group with an experienced tour guide
4.5

60 min. Airboat Everglades Tour plus pick up in a small group with an experienced tour guide

By Banana Joe Tours
from
RM 402.36
per adult
from
RM 402.36
per adult

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Ages 2-99, max of 25 per group
Duration: 3h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English
Features animals


  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • pick up & drop off
  • 1 hour airboat ride
  • Expert guide


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • NOTE: We reserve the right to book you on our afternoon tour if the morning tour gets booked out. We pick up in private residences or Hotels ONLY in our pick-up area, please note that pick-up times are depending on your location and other factors. The guides will send out the pickup times the afternoon before the tour via email. Please check your Viator message center for that information.
  • Maurice A. Ferré Park, 1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA Please arrive via public transportation or car. Parking is available Please look out for the Banana Joe Tours Bus
  • Airports:
  • Miami Intl Airport, 2100 NW 42nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126
  • Ports:
  • North Cruise Boulevard, N Cruise Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 152488P16

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Coordinated start times between 7:45 AM and 1:30 PM depending on the location
  • The guides will send out the pickup times in the afternoon before the tour via email. Please check your Viator message center for that information as well.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is 60 min. Airboat Everglades Tour plus pick up in a small group with an experienced tour guide?
60 min. Airboat Everglades Tour plus pick up in a small group with an experienced tour guide price starts from RM 398.17. Discover and book 60 min. Airboat Everglades Tour plus pick up in a small group with an experienced tour guide on Tripadvisor
What is the 60 min. Airboat Everglades Tour plus pick up in a small group with an experienced tour guide cancellation policy?
60 min. Airboat Everglades Tour plus pick up in a small group with an experienced tour guide cancellation policy: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Discover and book 60 min. Airboat Everglades Tour plus pick up in a small group with an experienced tour guide on Tripadvisor
Which company provides 60 min. Airboat Everglades Tour plus pick up in a small group with an experienced tour guide?
60 min. Airboat Everglades Tour plus pick up in a small group with an experienced tour guide is hosted by Banana Joe Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Banana Joe Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book 60 min. Airboat Everglades Tour plus pick up in a small group with an experienced tour guide on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 152488P16

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Maurice A. Ferré Park
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Miami
  • 1
    Everglades Wildlife Management Area
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Everglades National Park
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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LaurafromGermany
LaurafromGermany
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Laura
What a great jet ski trip, we can only recommend it!! My friend and I did the guided jet ski tour around Miami toda
tanjasQ1501IO
tanjasQ1501IO
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Must do in Miami! 10/10 points!
What an amazing experience! Seeing Miami from the water and then especially on a jet ski was absolutely stunning! B
fabello13
fabello13
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Memories forever! So glad I picked this tour...
Though I count very much on reviews, I almost never post one. In this case I simply have to…as this tour, provided
larrytP2587AO
larrytP2587AO
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Amazing
Since i was a child Riding in an airboat has been something I've always wanted to experience. It was all I'd hoped
Laura K
Laura K
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A fun experience to try once
We booked on a Monday thinking it would be less busy but it was packed! It was President's Day and the cruise ships
em19812012
em19812012
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A fantastic day out!
I had a spare day in Miami and could not think of a better way to spend it. Kristin was extremely knowledgable and
2NittanyLions
2NittanyLions
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Easy to book this excellent tour!
We had a great experience booking with Banana Joe tours. I contacted them very last minute, and honestly, probably
101kristophers
101kristophers
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Great Bang for your buck
Don’t think twice and reserve! The drive was quick with a great tour guide and being picked up and dropped off was
Janphillips22
Janphillips22
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Outstanding service
We are a group of five Aussies who did the combo tour today- Everglades in the morning, City Tour in the afternoon.
NicholasH1416
NicholasH1416
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See You Later, Aligator
An memorable afternoon spent visiting the Everglades. We were picked up on time at our South Beach hotel by our gui
marjmann
marjmann
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Great experience
Tour Captain Baby Face was great! We saw all kinds of animals, including several gators. We never felt rushed. Gato
Frederick G
Frederick G
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Great day of customized sightseeing in Miami
Its was a little challenge to arrange the pick up from the Cruise Port - but it all worked out. Kristin was a super
689bj_rnk
689bj_rnk
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Best tour since many years. Great job guys
Amazing Tour with an amazing guide. Hagen has made the trip to an unbelievable experience. He gave so much inside d
AleksandraN248
AleksandraN248
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Excellent!
Dear friends, If you visit Miami and you want to see Everglades you make reservation only to Banana Joe and amazin
U9764TOmariad
U9764TOmariad
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Tour to the Everglades
Had a great time with Hagen, our tourgide. He knows a lot about the Everglades and Miami. Had much fun. If you have
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Rachel W
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Really enjoyed this tour with Banana Joe’s from the moment I was picked up to the end of the airboat ride. Our driver Häagen was excellent; really friendly, funny and super informative about the Everglades, the nature and about the alligators on the drive there- so much so, that we learnt more on the drive than on the actual boat, or at the show. It was really good prep. He also got us there super early so we missed the crowds and were the first boat out on the water. He was extremely organised and helpful. The actual boat ride in the Everglades was quite magical. We saw an alligator and some big birds and iguanas. But really just boating through the grass and lily pads was beautiful and so relaxing. We had an hour on the water but I could have done twice as long tbh. When we returned, the place was jam packed with tourists and was a bit nuts. We were taken into an alligator show after the boat ride which I really didn’t want to see tbh. It was quite cringey and I certainly didn’t want to see macho performances of head in a crocodiles mouth. It’s not a circus and I cannot imagine is comfortable for the reptiles either! I would have liked to hear about the rescue programme more, the story of individual alligators rescue and anecdotes. I didn’t want a picture with a baby either. I honestly found this part extremely uncomfortable and whilst I know they need to make money, they should do it in a way that is more sympathetic to the animals. I would have paid the same price and entirely avoided this part, if I’d known what to expect, or preferred to stay another half hour on the water. I think they should provide options without this part and offer an alternative show that animal lovers will not be offended by. Also give people more time in the shop and restaurants and have some nice viewing stations by the river instead.
Written 24 January 2023
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p. y.
12 contributions
May 2022
This was a great tour. Hagen ( hopefully correct spelling) was an excellent tour guide he drove us to the everglade and along the way he explained the natural animals and plants that lived in the everglade. (snakes and alligators he even has a snake skin and rattler to pass around) When we got to the everglade the everglade tour boat captain took over and he took us on a tour of the canal which was ~1.5 hours long or so. (everglades is very big) We saw alligators, vultures, and there were a lot of bass or some fish jumping eating the flies in the water or minnows swimming away. You will see big alligators and there is the alligator show afterwards with Paul Bedard ( he had an Animal Planet show previously ) which I recommend you see. They have a small conservation of animals which they keep to educate the public because all the animals have been deemed nuisance animals and per FL law would have to be euthanized if not keep in sanctuaries. After we took a picture with a baby alligator included with package. I kinda pushed the time tables back because I ordered some food and had to wait for it but luckly when I got to the van Hagen said it was fine and we had plenty of time. I would recommend this tour for an introduction to those people who have not been to the everglades such as myself. The everglades is very large and you cant see it all in one tour also there were people with their private boats fishing and locals fishing on the other pier. Hagen stated that this is where trappers go to catch evasive pythons at night too. Ludwig the contact for booking tour was also very helpful to myself because I booked last moment the night prior and he made it all work out so please plan accordingly beforehand unlike me. :-) The ride to the everglade for the tour is about 45min +/- traffic. I high recommend all who read this to go with Banana Joe. The best part from banana joe was the narration in German too. ( so I can brush up on my German) :-)
Written 19 May 2022
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Gregorio O
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Couples
Hagen is a brilliant and fun tour guide. All is flawless and well planned which makes it very enjoyable. We got there early and were the first air boat out which makes a difference. Would highly recommend!

Only thing to note is the start times of the tour were quite unclear. Morning one is around 7.45 with return around 12.30 ; afternoon starts at around 13.30.
Written 8 October 2022
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JoeBananaFlorida
Thank you very much Gregorio! We're happy to hear that you had a great time and hope you enjoyed Wynwood and everything else Miami has to offer! See you very soon hopefully!!! Until then all the best to your family and you!!
Written 10 October 2022
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Kentucky Jack
Louisville, United States3 contributions
Jan 2023
We booked through Banana Joe's. They do offer pickup at hotels, but because we were staying out of town, we opted to drive directly. This company is just a ticket agent, they don't actually operate any boats. They just drive you there and go get your bracelets for you. That's the exent of the service. Then, you just get into the line with everyone else and get on the 30-person boats like everyone else from every other group. We booked with them specifically for the 'small group' experience, which is a compelte fabrication. My advice.........just drive yourself to the park, and then buy tickets when you get there. It's the exact same experience. Another couple drove themselves there as well and we compared notes, they were disappointed as well. The guy from Banana Joe's just ran around and gave us no direction at all. We just decided to get our bracelets and go to the big line. There is no specific 'small group' boat.

As far as the boat tour, it's a waste of time. They take you out about 100 yards and then drive in circles on basically the same route as every other airboat. I guess the Everglades just isn't big enough to take separate routes. Apparently, this is also the one place in the Everglades with zero alligators. However, they did show us a fake concrete alligator at the end, which I guess fools the kids.

Cap Baby Face might be the most annoying guide I've ever had. I totally get the schtick, but he kept saying "look at me" over and over and then really didn't say anything. He was hard to ignore. Even the 'wild' birds that he feeds bread to everyday seemed annoyed. How about just stick to desribing the wildlife and plant life. He was knowledgeable about those things.

The facility is very nice, which is why I gave 2 stars instead of 1 star. The bathrooms are clean, parking is good, the main building has a great shop for snacks, drinks.
Written 6 January 2023
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We do have tours into the Everglades, you just decided to drive yourself, without the tour..... Plus you actually, pay less with Banana Joe Tours compare to buy the tickets directly in the Everglades So you even saved money by getting tickets with us....... Yes, all you get is the tickets when you buy tickets. What else did you want to get? This is the best budget tour in south Florida, that's a fact. If you go to Miami for a group tour you get 20min. or 30min in areas of the Everglades where there is not even enough water sometimes. We choose the best park near Miami and Fort Lauderdale for you guys and sell it cheaper to you than if you would go into the park by yourself! Why are you being so rude? There are tons of Alligators in the park you just came to at a time when is cold in January and the Aligator stayed underwater. There is no concrete alligator, what are you talking about? Btw if you wanna spend more than $38 you actually get a very good airboat tour that is private with one of our own tour guides. It's a question of how much money you can spend...... maybe your expectations are a little too high for your budget. It is not very nice how you present yourself in this review, we think that people like you really destroy the spirit of traveling.
Written 6 January 2023
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Debra P
Phoenix, AZ3 contributions
I chose this particular tour because it stressed small group without alligator show but longer airboat ride. This was not the tour experience I got. There were 30+ people on the boat narrated over a speaker that made the tour seem like a Disney ride. And then there was the show at the end. Only good thing was the bus driver was on time for hotel pick up
Written 10 January 2023
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JoeBananaFlorida
Hi Debra, thank you for you review! In the offer it clearly says that the airboat tour is 20 or more people, not 30+ as you state, that's impossible as the airboats hold max 25 people. your guide narrates over a speaker, how else is he supposed to narrate your tour? The Wildlife Show is also clearly advertised as well as the 60 minute 'longer' ride which you got and the show is voluntary, not mandatory! You have booked the best tour in South Florida for the budget price you paid. An Uber from your hotel to the park would be, depending on time of day, anywhere from $70-90 each way. You have pick up, guide, boat ride, show and picture with the alligator and transport back included. Everything at a budget price. So everything was exactly as advertised! If you want to pay a little more money and have a private tour we also offer those. But not at the budget price that you paid! Thank you!
Written 10 January 2023
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Sean
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Was probably expecting more. Not really that much to see but I suppose that’s the natural habitat. Would have been great if they fed the gators or something rather than just looking on from a distance of it basking in the sun in the grasses.

The Captain of the boat was ok but a little repetitive. Could have given a lot more info. The hour tour on the boat could have been 30 minutes and would have preferred to be dropped back to South Beach without having to drop other guests at Miami Cruise Terminal.

Our bilingual van driver was excellent and full of interesting info on the journey there and back…but the whole experience with travel was 5 hours rather than the stated 3 hours.
Written 8 January 2023
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Evert S
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Pick-up at our hotel was very convenient, our driver Christen was very friendly and gave a lot of information on the way to/from the Everglades. Airboat tour was disappointing, because the guide took us to the known spots where the gators should be everyday, so it felt more like a visit to a zoo than exploring the Everglades and wildlife. Tour was not inside the national park, but in a small part of the surrounding area. The gator show was entertaining.
Written 3 February 2023
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Hi, thx for your review. You really got the best tour for the $$$ in all of south Florida. There are only 3 parks in the national park and they are the biggest tourist traps down here, these parks are south of the Tamiami trail which is cutting off the water supply for the national park. So these parks are not only full of all the people from Miami there also only do 30 min airboat rides instead of 60 min. airboat rides as we do. These parks are often low on water and they are not really in the Everglades National Park. Nobody can really go into the National Park to do an airboat tour. It's protected!!! We offer this tour here as a budget tour and it has the best price in the low-budget category. We have private tours in Indian reservations where you have a very wild and private experience but you also need to spend more money. This kind of review is really bad for everyone because this kind of review is misleading people into believing can have a better tour for a budget price. This here is the best airboat tour in this price segment, that why Banana Joe did partner up with Broward County and offer this wonderful tour,.
Written 4 February 2023
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Joanne H
Washington DC, DC15 contributions
Feb 2023
Our tour guide, Hagen, was great! He picked us up on time. When we went to South Beach to get more of the group, he explained some of the history of South Beach, pointing out buildings with Art Deco characteristics. On the way to Everglades Holiday Park, he described the history, geography, and animals of South Florida. At Everglades Holiday Park, we got to see an alligator show and rode an airboat for an hour. Our guide, Captain Baby Face, helped point out 2 alligators and a number of birds in the area. This tour was a fun way to see part of Florida.
Written 23 February 2023
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Ross B
2 contributions
Sep 2022
Web site showed fan boat with maybe 8 passengers and the advertised boat had no roof or front windshield. The actual boat seated 4-5 people per row and there were about 6 rows. Views were very limited, especially if you didn't have an end seat.

Alligator Guys show was just OK.

Transportation to and from park was good and we were picked up at our hotel.

Hagen made the trip very informative and entertaining.
Written 25 September 2022
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JoeBananaFlorida
If you check out Banana Joe Tours website you'll see that you got exactly what you paid for! It specifically says 'roofed airboat that fits 20-25 people'! We do have private tours with smaller boats, those are obviously more expensive but can be booked without any problems! That's why this is a budget tour. You're picked up, receive a narrated tour of Miami and the Everglades, photo with Gator, wildlife show and you'll be dropped back off at your hotel. All this for a $30 extra charge per person as your tour price includes admission and the 1 hour airboat ride! Everyone reading this: please READ our website carefully and correctly and just shoot us an e-mail if you're unsure about anything! We'll gladly assist!
Written 30 September 2022
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Daniel H
Birmingham, UK3 contributions
Feb 2023
The tour guide was very informative and kind, it made the whole trip a real pleasure. She gave some information about the areas we cruised through whilst picking up fellow day trippers and then we were off to the Everglades. The alligator show and mini zoo visit was fun and informative and we got a free photo holding a baby alligator. The airboat trip was fun and even though the water was choppy that day we did get to see a small alligator on a bank. Food and drinks at the Everglades station were reasonable. I got out on the return to Miami whilst most stayed on for the proper city tour.
Written 12 February 2023
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