Hello everyone, how are you? Let me know in the comment section below! Today I would absolutely love to continue to share some of my vacation adventures; most of you should know that I went to Miami, Florida and while I was there I did some exploring, both in and out of the Miami area. One of the places we visited outside of Miami was the Everglades in Florida. The Everglades is a national park that is roughly 1.5 million acres…yes, it’s HUGE! The Everglades is known to have many alligators, birds and fish. Obviously, the main attraction of going to the Everglades is to see some alligators and for that we go on an airboat tour.
My boyfriend and I decided to use Miami Tour Company to purchase our Everglades airboat tour because there was a bundle that would pick us up from our hotel, bring us to the Everglades with the tour included and also drive us back to our hotel. How amazing?! We purchased our tickets on Expedia for a bit of savings for a total of $53. The Miami Tour Company does have other options available that include both the airboat tour as well as another tour, however we didn’t do this.
The tour starts off with a classic touristy photo and then you get on the airboat with your captain. The captain starts off by welcoming you to the tour and explains what we will see as well as gives us a bit of background information on the Everglades itself. Overall the ride is very smooth but I will admit that once the speed of the airboat goes a bit higher, about 30 mph, it’s a bit scary. Or I’m a whimp. The captain stops for a short period of time out on the water to feed some birds which allows you to have a closer look at the gorgeous creatures and really appreciate the surrounding. Unfortunately, we did not see any alligators in the water; this was probably because a storm was coming and the alligators were hiding, however the ride itself was very enjoyable.
After the airboat tour we are taken to a 20 minute alligator show where a volunteer…yes, she volunteers to do this, teaches us a bit about alligators, their dangers and what to do if you ever encounter an alligator. The volunteer also shows us some cool tricks she can do with the alligator and tells us of course to never try this on our own!
Overall, I would highly recommend this trip to anyone either interested in nature, animals or looking for something fun and different to do.