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Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve

  • 5.5-hour tour with personal wilderness guide 
  • Safari-style Jeep tour 
  • Tour several ecosystems including marshes, swamps, and forests
Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve
From US$319.93
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Private Tour: Everglades Sightseeing at Big Cypress National Preserve
From US$319.93

Travel deep into the World Heritage–listed Florida 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 is included.

What to Expect

Your tour beings with pickup from your Miami hotel. Feel the ocean breeze as you head west of the city in an open-air Jeep. Travel 300 million years back in time as you drive further into the lush vegetation, learning more about the unique geology that makes this a Wetland of International Importance, an International Biosphere Reserve, and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Traverse wetlands, swamps, and marshlands en route to the Big Cypress National Preserve, where you can take a short walk with your guide for a close-up look at alligators, birds, and fish. Take Loop Road through the preserve, listening to stories about the Native Americans 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—you’re going on the water! The final leg of the 5.5-hour tour is a 30-minute boat ride through sawgrass marshes. At the end of the tour, stop at a wildlife exhibit to learn more about alligators.

Hear more about efforts to protect the Everglades on the way back to Miami. The tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.

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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

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 24 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 5 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
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile
An experience to be treasured!

These guys lived up to their name, we had an amazing time and "tons of fun". Miguel was professional and extremely knowledgeable about the Everglades and Miami in general which made for a rich learning experience. His passion for the area was contagious and his...More

Thank The Lankster C
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile
a MUST if visiting South Forida

It was great to have such an up close and personal view of the Glades and the Cypress Preserve. Miguel (our guide) was very knowledgeable, friendly and made sure our time was maximized in every way!! We saw so many alligators and birds - including...More

Thank Jack D
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