We had quite a bit of time to kill before our flight out that night so we booked the Florida Everglades and Flamingo tour. Excellent tour and wish we could have spent more time at both events. Will be sure to book again on our next visit to Florida
Everglades tour an transportation to the airport post cruise. This excursion was worth the price of admission as it provided airport transportation afterwards. We took a bus to the everglades where we boarded an airport and traveled through the everglades looking at the wildlife. We were given a guided tour and saw 2 alligators in the wild and many species of birds, iguana's and vegetation. The tour ended with a small alligator show! I would recommend this excursion to anyone who has a flight later on in the day.
Terrific operation about 25 minutes from the cruise terminal. A hour long airboat tour of the Everglades. Captain and tour guide extremely knowledgeable about the area, the flora and fauna. Great with kids. Ask for Captain Kathy.
A group photo included and no pressure to buy anything else.
Alligator demonstration with a wonderful expert.
Snack bar excellent as well. Alligator meat is available
We had several hours to kill before our flight home, so we opted for an airboat ride. Tonya, our guide, was quite amusing and the ride itself fun and informative. We had 20+ ppl on the boat but everyone seemed to have a good view. And the gator show afterwards, with the "gator girl" from the Gator Boys show on Animal Planet, was fun. We were among the first people off the ship (7:20 a.m.) and through customs and were dropped off at the airport afterwards by around 12:00. We were told at the excursions desk that people doing excursions on disembarkation day had their own luggage process and not to do the valet service (where you don't see your luggage until you get to your final destination). This wasn't the case, we discovered that morning. We could've done the valet service and been fine. But we were able to leave our luggage and carry-on items on the bus during the tour, so no big deal.
Saw birds & alligators in the wild, but the show afterwards was not much as we suffered standing in the heat & humidity. The free picture was nice. The Everglades are beautiful. It would be nice to spend some peaceful time there.