We booked a Carnival shore excursion to the Everglades. The air boat ride was what I expected - loud & fun - but there is no shade so make sure you cover up. We all looked eagerly for those alligators, and all we got was one tiny 3ft mumma. There was amazing bird life & plant life, so I was not disappointed at all. Back at the park there was a small showing of some alligators & then we had some lunch (ok) before getting back on board the bus to be dropped off back at the port to get a taxi to South Beach. We spent a few days at The Betsy on Ocean Drive in the art deco area & would highly recommend it as it was divine. The beach was beautiful - even if the water was way too warm for my liking.