Day Trips from Fort Lauderdale

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  • Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

    1. Everglades: Sawgrass Park Airboat Tour with Exhibit Entrance

    Embark on a real adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades and view this fascinating natural wonder from a unique perspective. Your tour will be guided by an experienced captain. During the tour, you'll listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Also, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. On this tour, feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest. And don't forget, all airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the exhibit areas, where you can see a wealth of local and exotic wildlife.

    We saw a male alligator on our tour and it came right up beside our boat! What an experience for all ages!

  • Florida: 1-Hour Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

    2. Florida: 1-Hour Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

    Benefit from pickup at your hotel or other location in the Greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami-Dade County area, and then travel by brand new sprinter-style vehicle to Everglades National Park. Appreciate the natural beauty of the area, and learn about its ecological importance. Join a naturalist guide on 2 different nature walks to learn about 3 different ecosystems of the park. Walk through a tropical hardwood hammock to admire the mature trees and beautiful plants and wildlife. Then, drive to the launch site of your 1-hour airboat ride, and glide through the grasses to see wild alligators up close in their natural environment. Visit an historic Miccosukee Indian village, exclusive to the airboat company, and learn about their special customs and way of life. Head back to your hotel at the end of your exhilarating airboat tour, better acquainted with the real Florida.

    Excellent tour with exceptional guide. Tammy was knowledgeable and keen to give everyone the best experience possible. The nature walk was fabulous and we saw many gators, turtles and birds. Wonderful airboat ride with Miccosukee guide was a bucket list activity for me. Loved it. Pickup and drop off to our door made this an easy and very pleasurable tour.

  • Key West: Day Trip from Fort Lauderdale w/ Activity Options

    3. Key West: Day Trip from Fort Lauderdale w/ Activity Options

    Experience the southernmost city in the US, Key West. On this day-long adventure, you will explore the many sights, shops and restaurants in Key West, all the while soaking in the Caribbean feel of the city. Beginning bright and early, you will be picked up at "Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport" by your professional bilingual driver. En route to Key West, you will cross 42 bridges and hop 32 islands. Upon arrival in Key West, you will be enchanted by the colourful atmosphere, street artists and outdoor cafes. This day trip is perfect for travellers who like to do their own thing. You will have approximately 6 hours, from 12:00h to 18:00h to explore all that Key West has to offer. There are plenty of interesting and entertaining things to do in Key West, including visiting the Hemingway House, taking a trolley or train tour, going on a kayaking eco-adventure or enjoying a...

    Everything as expected. Enjoyed the bus ride stopped in Miami for pick ups and was able to see the city. Arrived in key west ontime and had all day on our own. So many things to do and see. All kinds of tours.

  • The Everglades: 1-Hour Airboat Night Tour

    4. The Everglades: 1-Hour Airboat Night Tour

    Join the action at Sawgrass on this thrilling 60-minute night-time airboat ride deep into The Everglades. Experience the nocturnal side of this vibrant ecosystem. You will board a powerful airboat deep in the night to seek out Florida's legendary reptile, the American Alligator. Sneak through The Everglades as you experience the thrill of this eco-system's abundant wildlife and explore the sights and sounds of nocturnal giants. Discover the mysteries of this rich river as you search for the telltale red glow from the eyes of these amazing predators. Slide over the sawgrass and cattails at an excess of 35 miles per hour and take in the wonderful array of flora and fauna.

    Didn’t see too many Alligators but it was a nice ride and the driver was very informative.

  • Sawgrass Park: Private 1-Hour Airboat Adventure Tour

    5. Sawgrass Park: Private 1-Hour Airboat Adventure Tour

    Embark on a 60-minute airboat tour of the Everglades and get to see all the wildlife, flora and fauna of this incredible ecosystem. During this tour, which is guided by an experienced Everglades captain, listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in the lush Everglades wilderness. Learn a wealth of other facts and information about the region. As well as catching a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water, all airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into an exhibit area. Here you can see and interact with reptiles, exotic wildlife, and the "swamp" yard. Choose how you would like to experience the Everglades. The Day Time tour explores this unique ecosystem in full daylight, perfect for getting clear views of the diverse wildlife. The Night Tour travels the dark river to seek out the sights and sounds of various creatures in...

    We rented our own boat and it was awesome!! The guide was very knowledagble, the kids had a blast, and we got to see lots of wildlife!

  • Miami: Everglades 4-Hour Private Airboat Tour with Pickup

    6. Miami: Everglades 4-Hour Private Airboat Tour with Pickup

    Embark on the search for large alligators and explore the habitat of the largest python (5.4 meters) that has ever been discovered in Florida together with your tour guide. Learn about how the native people on the forested islands (Hammocks) survived and visit the rentable hunting lodges in the depths of the wilderness of the Everglades. Pick-up and drop off at your hotel are included in the tour price. Experience an exclusive trip for the whole family. On the airboat ride you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about the history and habitat of the Everglades.

  • Florida Keys: Full-Day Kayak and Snorkel Reef Adventure

    7. Florida Keys: Full-Day Kayak and Snorkel Reef Adventure

    Head out to the spectacular seagrass flats with a marine biologist on a single or double kayak, or stand up paddleboard. See nurse sharks, bonnet head sharks, barracudas, southern stingrays, spotted eagle rays, manatees, sea turtles, tarpon, snook, and more. Practice your paddle boarding skills even if you are a beginner, or find your kayaking groove. Switch as your comfort level changes during the day. Explore the unspoiled old-growth mangrove eco-system and view an array of tropical birds. Paddle out to a pristine mangrove island to snap some amazing photos. Enjoy a delicious lunch and cold drinks. Venture out on a boat to two different coral reef locations in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Snorkel alongside a marine biologist guide who will help identify species of coral, point out intriguing fish behavior, and lead you to new discoveries. Encounter sea turtles, dolphin...

  • Everglades Day Safari from Fort Lauderdale

    8. Everglades Day Safari from Fort Lauderdale

    Explore the subtropical wilderness of the Everglades on Florida’s finest eco-tour with the Everglades Day Safari. The safari includes narrated transportation from Fort Lauderdale to the four main ecosystems of the Everglades. First take a 45-minute airboat ride through the sawgrass prairie of the Everglades. Here you will see alligators, turtles and dozens of species of birds. Enjoy a wildlife drive in the Big Cypress National Preserve. Tour the sawgrass prairies of the Everglades backcountry. Alligators, turtles and birds abound in front of a backdrop that is reminiscent of the great plains of Africa. Next, take a nature walk through an ancient forest of towering cypress. This area is home to bromiliads, orchids and a variety of colorfully adorned flora. During the afternoon break you will enjoy an excellent lunch at a waterside restaurant in the heart of the Everglades. You will be...

    Fantastic experience. Worth every dollar. We saw so many alligators, herons, turtles , also ospreys feeding babies in their nests. The pickup was just on time, Our guide from Salvador was excellent.

  • Fort Lauderdale: Private Scenic Helicopter Tour

    9. Fort Lauderdale: Private Scenic Helicopter Tour

    Admire the sights of Fort Lauderdale from a bird's-eye perspective on a scenic helicopter flight. Enjoy the views of everything the city has to offer, from famous buildings and mansions to boats and ocean wildlife.

    If it’s your lucky day, see dolphins, sharks, turtles, rays, manatees, and more while flying over the ocean, near the shoreline. You'll be amazed at how close these species can get to you when you are having fun at the beach.

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What people are saying about Fort Lauderdale

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 144 reviews

Outstanding experience……. It’s was so peaceful and incredibly beautiful. We went at 8;30 in the evening and would highly recommend it to everyone from child to adults. It’s almost as if it’s just good for your soul. Lots of gators and wildlife too. The airboat skimming over the sawgrass is an expensive in itself. I’m already looking forward to my next visit there.

Guide very personable. Disappointed that we didn't see any alligators.

Super fan. My son loved petting the baby alligator. Educational too

Great experience for the whole family, highly recommended

Easy to book and stuff and tour were very informative.