Very short! We had a late afternoon flight and this was the less expensive choice to fill some of the day. Even after we went still sat for 5 hours at the airport! Only saw two gators, which is to be expected. But the animal sanctuary we very nice and the kids got to hold a baby alligator.
Got to ride on an air boat and see alligators up close!!! Everyone should be able to do this once, it was beautiful, and the tour guide did his job very well and was funny too, what a bonus! After that, got a land tour, including a show, then got to hold a live alligator!! The excursion ended with a nice walk through a park full of alligators which were up close and personal!! Would do it again if ever possible!!
We had a late afternoon flight home and found this a very nice way to spend 4 hours before that. There's a wildlife and alligator refuge center to see, and a 30-40 minute airboat ride. It was cool when we were there, so we only saw one alligator on our airboat ride. Bus ride to get to the place takes about 35 minutes.
This was a time-killer on our way to a late afternoon flight at FLL. The "Everglades" is a sawgrass area west of the city. We had a short ride on the airboat (30 minutes) seeing two gators and some birds. We also spent some time in their wildlife sanctuary. Pretty much a "meh".
This is surprisingly good! I originally booked it to see the Everglades, and was pleasantly surprised by how good it is. The tour operator was very helpful, friendly, and passionate. The Air Boat experience was amazing; it's like a thrill ride in a theme park, except that this is the right deal. We spotted an alligator and followed it for awhile, that was major fun. I patted a fox, and held little alligators.
air boat ride with a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Saw lots of alligators, very cool. The guide also showed us some really interesting vegetation and survival tips. Lots of fun! Not much in the way of food options there and it;s not close to anything so bring snacks and water!
We rented a car and went to Shark Valley Visitor Center in the Everglades. It took about an hour from Port Everglades. It costs $25 per car to enter. There is a tram tour that you can pay for or bikes to rent. We did neither. We walked along the paved path and took in an amazing amount of wildlife. The birds and alligators were the most fun. Look closely for the baby alligators right next to the path. This is an awesome place! We were there once before about 15 years ago and loved it then too!
Enjoyed seeing the alligators from the airboat ride as I had taken one before in Everglades City without seeing any a couple years ago. We also went to the Pink Flamingo Gardens which had lots of animals and shade from trees as Florida was it's usual warm!
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