Concession Tours in Everglades National Park

In addition to ranger-led activities, there are other ways to enjoy a guided tour at Everglades National Park. Concession boat captains offer narrated boat tours into Florida Bay or along the mangrove coast at both Flamingo and the Gulf Coast. Tram tour naturalists guide your explorations of the Shark River Slough at Shark Valley, and professional airboat tour guides can take you into the "River of Grass" in northeast Shark River Slough.

Bicycle rentals are also available at both Shark Valley and Flamingo and canoe rentals are available for self-guided exploration at the Gulf Coast and Flamingo areas of the park.

Check below for more information on these exciting adventures!


Everglades National Park Boat Tours - Gulf Coast
Boat Tours have resumed at the Gulf Coast Visitor Center. Click the link above for more information.

Boat tours of the Ten-Thousand Islands depart from the Gulf Coast Visitor Center in Everglades City, FL. Tours operate every day, year-round.

Canoe rentals are not available at this time.

For prices and hours, call 239-695-2591


Shark Valley Tram Tours
The Shark Valley Visitor Center and Shark Valley Tram Tours are Open

Guided two-hour narrated tram tours are offered along a fifteen-mile loop trail into the "River of Grass". Tours depart from the Shark Valley Visitor Center located along U.S. Hwy 41/Tamiami Trail, 25 miles west of Miami, FL. Reservations are strongly recommended from November through April when Everglades National Park is at its busiest.

Bicycle rentals are also available.

For reservations, prices and hours, call 305-221-8455.


Everglades National Park Boat Tours II, Inc. - Flamingo
Due to damage from Hurricane Irma, boat tours at Flamingo are suspended until further notice.

Boat tours of Whitewater Bay and Florida Bay depart from the Flamingo Marina located next to the Flamingo Visitor Center (38 miles into the park, 50 miles from Homestead, FL). Tours operate every day, year-round.

The Flamingo Marina offers limited services including gasoline, a convenience store, and recreational rentals (canoe, kayak, skiff, bicycle, and house boats).

Food service is available from November to April, 11 am to 7 pm, at the Buttonwood Cafe located at the Flamingo Visitor Center.

For prices and hours, call 239-695-4901

Airboat Tours
Airboat Tours are Open

There are three authorized airboat businesses that offer professional airboat tours inside Everglades National Park. All three (Coopertown, Everglades Safari Park, and Gator Park) are located along US Hwy 41/Tamiami Trail between Miami and Shark Valley.


Everglades Safari Park

Gator Park
Other Guided Tours
Guided Tours are Operating

Information on other guided tour providers can be found by following this link. The range of services include canoe and kayak tours, eco tours, fishing guides, photography tours, and more.

Last updated: January 10, 2018

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