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Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve

  • 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
Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve
From US$199.00
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Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve
From US$199.00

Travel deep into the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Florida's Everglades on this half-day adventure from Miami. Tour the Big Cypress National Preserve by Jeep and on foot, learning about the native flora and fauna, and enjoy a thrilling airboat ride through the marshland. Your naturalist guide shares information about the area’s unique geology and history along the way. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

What to Expect

After pickup from your Miami hotel, head west of the city in an open-air Jeep. Drive through wetlands, swamps, and marshlands, 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. Stretch your legs again at Sweetwater Strand, a popular stop known for its twisted cypress trees.

Next, trade the Jeep for an airboat for the final leg of the tour through sawgrass marshes. Then, stop at a wildlife exhibit to learn more about alligators. Hear more about efforts to protect the Everglades on the way back to Miami, where the tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile
Excellent guide and tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Jhon, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area and was a pleasure to listen to. He’s great at spotting the wildlife and found plenty for us to view. We ended with an airboat ride that was also very...More

1  Thank Jean G
Reviewed 30 June 2018
Highlight of holiday!!!!

Myself and my husband have just returned to Ireland having had a great holiday in Miami and Barbados but the highlight of our holiday was the day we spent with our excellent guide originally from Columbia.From the moment he collected us from our hotel he...More

1  Thank Maire B
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We had a fantastic tour in the Everglades with Jhon, our guide, who transfered us all his enthusiasm and knowledge. He picked up at the hotel in Miami Beach and he brought us back. We had a very great opportunity to visit this part of...More

Thank Piero C
Reviewed 23 April 2018
Tour of Everglades and Airboat Ride

Prompt pickup at our hotel. Tour was amazing. Jhon, our guide, was exceptionally knowledge about the Everglades, the Indian population and the history of the Florida peninsula. It was an exceptionally interesting and informative day. The airboat ride with Tigertail Airboats was great fun and...More

Thank Lisa T
TonsofFunTours, Tour Operations at Tons of Fun Tours and Rentals, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Hi Lisa, thank you for your feedback. We hope you had a great time in the Keys, next time do it in a jeep! Please spread the word about what we do and don't hesitate to contact us when you are ready to come back....More

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile
Awesome trip!!

This was an awesome trip!! Miguel was very knowledgeable and friendly! Saw many animals on this tour! He was an awesome tour guide! My family had a day full of fun! I would recommend this tour any day! If you are on the fence about...More

2  Thank allison_brady
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25 October 2018|
Response from Jean G | Reviewed this property |
Hello - from pick up to drop off, it was approximately 6 hours total.