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 have resumed, departing from the Gulf Coast Visitor Center in Everglades City, FL. Tours operate every day, year-round.

Boat tour tickets can be purchased in person at the temporary concessioner location at 905 S. Copeland Ave. Everglades City, FL 34139. Tours leave from the Gulf Coast marina, across the street from the concessioner, where parking is available to the public.

Canoe rentals are available at the temporary concessioner location. The Mangrove Wilderness tour is not available at this time.

For reservations, prices and hours, call 239-695-0100.

 

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 Guest Services - Long Pine Key, 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.

Camping is available at the walk-in campgroud and T-Loop at Flamingo (A-Loop is closed due to Hurricane Irma damage). Camping is closed for the summer at Long Pine Key.

The Flamingo Marina offers limited services including emergency fuel service, a small convenience store, and recreational rentals (canoe, kayak, and bicycle).

For prices, hours, or camping reservations call 305-501-2852, or, for camping reservations, please visit their reservation website here.

 
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.

Coopertown

Airboat tours are provided at 22700 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194, located approximately 11 miles west of the Florida Turnpike on US 41, the Tamiami Trail. Tours operate 7 days a week from 9:00 AM to 5:50 PM.

Also available are a gift shop and restaurant.

For additional information call 305-226-6048, email coairboat@aol.com, or visit their website.

Everglades Safari Park

Airboat tours are provided at 26700 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194, located approximately 15 miles west of the Florida Turnpike on US 41, the Tamiami Trail. Tours operate 7 days a week from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Also available are a gift shop and restaurant.

For additional information call 305-226-6923 or 305-223-3804, email info@EvergladesSafariPark.com, or visit their website.


Gator Park

Airboat tours are provided at 24050 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194, located approximately 12 miles west of the Florida Turnpike on US 41, the Tamiami Trail. Tours operate 7 days a week from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Also available are a gift shop and restaurant.

For additional information call 800-559-2205 or 305-559-2255, email elinaw@msn.com, or visit their website.




 
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: June 5, 2018

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