Miami Everglades Tour Excursion Reviews

Explore the famous Everglades on an exhilarating airboat ride. Skim across the water, and encounter the region's wildlife (ahem, alligators!) on this fantastic and safe Miami excursion!
Saw lots of alligators and our guide was very informative.
Sail Date: March 2019
Saw lots of alligators and our guide was very informative.
Saw lots of alligators and our guide was very informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Short air boat ride in the everglades.
Sail Date: March 2019
Short air boat ride in the everglades.
Short air boat ride in the everglades. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked this on the back-end of our cruise so we could have transportation to FLL airport while ...
Sail Date: March 2019
We booked this on the back-end of our cruise so we could have transportation to FLL airport while not having to worry about our luggage. This was a convenient option for us. We enjoyed the Everglades tour but didn't like our tour ... Read More
We booked this on the back-end of our cruise so we could have transportation to FLL airport while not having to worry about our luggage. This was a convenient option for us. We enjoyed the Everglades tour but didn't like our tour guide hinting at us tipping him or the bus driver; that part alone was uncomfortable and unnecessary. The air boat tour was fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We took a disembarkation excursion (booked independently) that took us on an airboat ride in the ...
Sail Date: March 2019
We took a disembarkation excursion (booked independently) that took us on an airboat ride in the Everglades before an alligator show, after which we got to hold a baby alligator. Best part of the excursion was getting to see a nest of baby ... Read More
We took a disembarkation excursion (booked independently) that took us on an airboat ride in the Everglades before an alligator show, after which we got to hold a baby alligator. Best part of the excursion was getting to see a nest of baby alligators in the wild from the airboat, though! The bus tour featured a recorded guide on the drive there, although I would have preferred a live guide. At least the driver was very helpful and offered everyone both sunscreen and bug spray! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A great airboat ride through the Everglades.
Sail Date: March 2019
A great airboat ride through the Everglades. It just wasn't long enough.
A great airboat ride through the Everglades. It just wasn't long enough. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Air boat ride and alligator/crocodile show
Sail Date: February 2019
Air boat ride and alligator/crocodile show
Air boat ride and alligator/crocodile show Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We did an airboat tour.
Sail Date: February 2019
We did an airboat tour. They provide earplugs because it is loud, I was glad we brought our son's noise cancelling headphones as they were more comfortable for him. The weather was overcast so we didn't see many gators in the ... Read More
We did an airboat tour. They provide earplugs because it is loud, I was glad we brought our son's noise cancelling headphones as they were more comfortable for him. The weather was overcast so we didn't see many gators in the habitat, but we saw birds, enjoyed the ride, and the guide had interesting facts to share. There is a show after the boat ride; a guy shows you the difference between a baby croc and a baby alligator, does some activities with an adult alligator, really cool. You could also walk to a fenced area and look at gators. Probably 45min bus ride either direction. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
While we did not see any gators, it was very interesting to see the everglades on the boat.
Sail Date: February 2019
While we did not see any gators, it was very interesting to see the everglades on the boat. I felt sorry for those on the boat who were sitting in the middle as they could not see everything so I guess it paid to let everybody else on ... Read More
While we did not see any gators, it was very interesting to see the everglades on the boat. I felt sorry for those on the boat who were sitting in the middle as they could not see everything so I guess it paid to let everybody else on board like I did. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Our flight wasn't until 5:30 PM, so we did this excursion to kill time, plus we'd never been on an ...
Sail Date: January 2019
Our flight wasn't until 5:30 PM, so we did this excursion to kill time, plus we'd never been on an airboat. The tour was well coordinated, although there was some confusion about where we were supposed to go in the terminal. I ... Read More
Our flight wasn't until 5:30 PM, so we did this excursion to kill time, plus we'd never been on an airboat. The tour was well coordinated, although there was some confusion about where we were supposed to go in the terminal. I wish it had been longer, as we still ended up having to wait 5 hours at the airport. The boat ride was fun, as was seeing the alligators and critters at the park .A decent way to kill time, but I wish it had killed more of it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Post-cruise we had booked the Everglades Airboat tour with airport drop-off.
Sail Date: January 2019
Post-cruise we had booked the Everglades Airboat tour with airport drop-off. The guide told very enthusiastically about all the exciting things we would be seeing in Everglades, while we were driving there. The weather was constant ... Read More
Post-cruise we had booked the Everglades Airboat tour with airport drop-off. The guide told very enthusiastically about all the exciting things we would be seeing in Everglades, while we were driving there. The weather was constant raining, but not very bad. This was ultimo January 2019, so on top of the rain, the tour was scheduled during the US government shutdown. About halfway to the Everglades, the guide got a unexpected call from his supervisor, telling him that the Everglades was unfortunately closed, due to bad weather. Instead, the bus drove to the Sawgrass Mills shopping center with 2 hours to spend, that was absolutely trash. After that, the bus drove to FLL and MIA for drop-offs. My father-in-law who booked this tour for the whole party to this date hasn't been refunded for this excursion, Celebrity would only offer him 60% refund, although all we actually got was an cruiseport airport transfer. Obviously, very disappointed in this excursion, as we had all looked very much forward to it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very much enjoyed Gator Park and it’s staff
Sail Date: January 2019
Very much enjoyed Gator Park and it’s staff
Very much enjoyed Gator Park and it’s staff Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great Airboat tour.
Sail Date: January 2019
Great Airboat tour. The tour guide was one of the best I've ever seen. Just wish I could remember his name(Jeff?) Very knowledgeable guy. The Gator place itself was a little run down, but friendly people, good food, great ride, ... Read More
Great Airboat tour. The tour guide was one of the best I've ever seen. Just wish I could remember his name(Jeff?) Very knowledgeable guy. The Gator place itself was a little run down, but friendly people, good food, great ride, lots of gators and other wildlife to see. Also, we did it on our LAST day which is a must. We were flying out of Ft. Lauderdale. This excursion allowed us to get off the ship very quickly, then onto the tourbus, do the excursion AND they took us all the way to Ft.Lauderdale Airport WITH our luggage. Simple! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good option for transportation to the airport.
Sail Date: January 2019
Good option for transportation to the airport.
Good option for transportation to the airport. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great tour!
Sail Date: January 2019
Great tour! Highly recommend if you have a late afternoon flight on de-embarkation day.
Great tour! Highly recommend if you have a late afternoon flight on de-embarkation day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Don't recommend.
Sail Date: December 2018
Don't recommend. Did this because we had a 7:00 pm flight but it was over by 1:00 pm. See comments at end of regular review.
Don't recommend. Did this because we had a 7:00 pm flight but it was over by 1:00 pm. See comments at end of regular review. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great day.
Sail Date: December 2018
Great day. A short bus ride to the tour facility and then about a 40 minute ride thru the Everglades on an airboat. Lots of wildlife and the airboat ride was worth the trip alone.
Great day. A short bus ride to the tour facility and then about a 40 minute ride thru the Everglades on an airboat. Lots of wildlife and the airboat ride was worth the trip alone. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent way to end the vacation.
Sail Date: December 2018
Excellent way to end the vacation. We had a late flight that evening so the tour made the wait enjoyable.
Excellent way to end the vacation. We had a late flight that evening so the tour made the wait enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We saw tons of Alligators on the airboat tour however because of the amount of people on the boat ...
Sail Date: November 2018
We saw tons of Alligators on the airboat tour however because of the amount of people on the boat it was very hard to see when everyone was standing up. 93% (yes I did the math) were on the left side and I happened to be on the right side ... Read More
We saw tons of Alligators on the airboat tour however because of the amount of people on the boat it was very hard to see when everyone was standing up. 93% (yes I did the math) were on the left side and I happened to be on the right side of the boat. The driver refused to turn around Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We thought it would help us see the Everglades before our flight while managing our luggage.
Sail Date: November 2018
We thought it would help us see the Everglades before our flight while managing our luggage. They did NOT help us with our luggage (other than to keep it locked up) and they required we line up 3 hours before we would otherwise have ... Read More
We thought it would help us see the Everglades before our flight while managing our luggage. They did NOT help us with our luggage (other than to keep it locked up) and they required we line up 3 hours before we would otherwise have disembarked. 45 minutes of driving listening to a person who ought NOT to have had a microphone, an hour of entertainment that was insultingly short, and we were deposited back at the airport SIX HOURS before our flight. There is no reason on earth to have done this excursion and it's the thing I regret most about our cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Airboat tour was fun!
Sail Date: October 2018
Airboat tour was fun!
Airboat tour was fun! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Lets just say this is the same for any excursion you take after disembarkation: the rush to get ...
Sail Date: September 2018
Lets just say this is the same for any excursion you take after disembarkation: the rush to get you off the ship and the wait are not fun. They always make you meet in a large place so everyone is together and they give you a sticker, ... Read More
Lets just say this is the same for any excursion you take after disembarkation: the rush to get you off the ship and the wait are not fun. They always make you meet in a large place so everyone is together and they give you a sticker, bracelet, something to indicate you are with a group. You go through customs and get your bags and get on a tour bus. This part is where the wait comes in. You have to wait for everyone taking the excursion to get on the bus. Maybe they can't find their bag. Maybe they're running late? Who knows but it typically takes an hour and half to 2 hours. The bus ride to the Everglades wasn't bad because our tour guide was giving us facts about Miami and later the Everglades. We arrived there, got a complimentary photo taken, and got right on the airboats. Our tour guide was very nice and we got to see about 10-12 alligators. Once we returned we went to a show where one of the Gator Boys told us about alligators and did different interactions with them. After that we had enough time to get a bite to eat and go in the gift shop. As we got back on the bus the tour guide gave us a print of our complimentary photo, it was a nice treat! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
For those who may have a later flight you can purchase this tour.
Sail Date: September 2018
For those who may have a later flight you can purchase this tour. You are bused from the ship to a location in the Everglades where you receive a short (30 minutes) air boat ride and tour of the limited animals in the area. This is ... Read More
For those who may have a later flight you can purchase this tour. You are bused from the ship to a location in the Everglades where you receive a short (30 minutes) air boat ride and tour of the limited animals in the area. This is followed by a brief aligator show then free time to eat or shop in the small gift shop. At the conclusion you are taken to the Miami airport for your flight. This package is $64.00. This package can be purchased at the location for $34.00 so you are basically paying an extra $30.00 for the ride to the airport. Next time I will skip this and go directly to the airport. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Good way to kill time, not a super long tour, which is nice considering how hot and muggy it gets.
Sail Date: May 2018
Good way to kill time, not a super long tour, which is nice considering how hot and muggy it gets. About 20-25 mins on the air boat and it was fun. Saw Turtles, fish, tripical birds and of course, gators!!
Good way to kill time, not a super long tour, which is nice considering how hot and muggy it gets. About 20-25 mins on the air boat and it was fun. Saw Turtles, fish, tripical birds and of course, gators!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Loved the air boat ride and our guide was very informative.
Sail Date: May 2018
Loved the air boat ride and our guide was very informative.
Loved the air boat ride and our guide was very informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Would have been a very good tour except the air boat ride was only 30 minutes.
Sail Date: April 2018
Would have been a very good tour except the air boat ride was only 30 minutes. Far too short and even commented upon by the tour guide who stated that he didn't know how he was going to be able to show us anything in only 30 minutes. ... Read More
Would have been a very good tour except the air boat ride was only 30 minutes. Far too short and even commented upon by the tour guide who stated that he didn't know how he was going to be able to show us anything in only 30 minutes. Not a promising statement and one that screams why are we only out here for 30 minutes? Yet we had tons of time after the air boat ride to wonder around the rescue park and see the other rescue animals while waiting for the tour shuttle to depart. The big down side with this excursion was the fact we did a tour at all. We were not told on booking that taking a shore excursion at the departure port meant that we had to carry our own (5 suitcases) from our stateroom to a gathering point, then down stairs, then through the departure lounge, then through customs and the departure terminal, then out to the waiting shuttles. Whereas, non excursion passengers could have their luggage picked up at their staterooms at 11:00 pm the night before and have the bags delivered for them to the carousels within the terminal. Surely, the excursion patrons could have had their bags collected on specially identified baggage carts for rapid delivery to the carousels as soon as the ship docked. But alas...no.....this is not how it is done.....So...user beware. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International