Miami Day Trip with Optional Everglades Airboat Ride or Star Island Cruise
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Stop At: Everglades National Park, 40001 State Road 9336, Florida City, FL 33034-6733
Get a head start on your day with early-morning pickup from Orlando. Relax on the drive south to Everglades National Park, where you’ll take an exciting airboat tour. Stop periodically throughout the drive to stretch your legs, and enjoy a light breakfast on board. The driving time from Orlando to Miami is approximately four hours.
Speed through the tall grass of the Florida Everglades on a 30-minute airboat ride in search of real Florida locals – alligators! After your exhilarating ride, come even closer to these creatures during an interactive alligator show. Learn about these amazing animals from the experts and enjoy some great photo opportunities.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132-1977
After your Airboat adventure, you will head to Miami, located about an hour away. Enjoy free time at Bayside Marketplace to shop, walk around and grab a bite to eat.
You will have the opportunity to upgrade to include a relaxing 1.5-hour cruise along Miami’s scenic waterways. Admire the Miami skyline as you cruise along Biscayne Bay and circle around Hibiscus Island and Star Island to see the homes of many famous celebrities. Or you can just soak up the sights and sounds of Miami's Bayside Harbor.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: South Beach, Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
After docking back at shore, end your day with a visit to South Beach, a lively neighborhood in the city of Miami Beach. The neon strip of waterfront is famous for its Art Deco district and its white sandy beach. Make sure to take a walk through the neighborhood during your free time to admire the area’s architecture and culture along the way. You can also use this time to grab some food or coffee and browse Miami’s famous designer stores and boutiques.
Then settle back and rest on the 4-hour drive back to Orlando.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Island Queen Cruises & Tours, 401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
Upgrade your tour to include a fully-narrated bilingual sightseeing cruise along scenic Biscayne Bay – a top-rated thing to do in Miami! See the spectacular coastal sites including the beautiful downtown Miami skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Miami Beach and “Millionaire’s Row” – the homes of the rich and famous.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
- Packed continental breakfast
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional guide
- Pickup and drop off (select locations only)
- Local taxes
- Entry/Admission - Everglades National Park
- Star Island Cruise (upgrade available on day of tour - additional cost)
- Airboat ride (upgrade available on day of tour)
- Entry/Admission - Island Queen Cruises & Tours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers
Everything listed regarding the trip came true. Our driver/tour guide was very helpful with every step of the way. The suggestions were taken and they were very much appreciated. Examples included where to eat, where to shop, driving to Miamiso I didn't have to, driving around the city, and finally what to look for along the way. The only suggestion I would have would be to have a cooler filled with bottled water.
Place to have dinner very rushed
Amazing! I enjoyed the day.
Very long and rushed day which started off with the coach being over booked so passengers had to get off, with Paul from Florida Dophin Tours publicly blaming Thomas Cook for the error...bit unprofessional really. We had been up since 4:30am to be ready for a 6am pickup which didn't set off till nearly 7am! Headed off late on a 4 hour trip to the Everglades, it was great there, great boat ride and sights, but when we docked were then rushed round other animals as the trip was running late. Headed off then to Miami South Beach, didn't get much time there as wonderful as it was before we were herded back on the coach to head into central Miami, Bayside Market are for the Star Cruise and shopping...were rushed round that, only got time to grab lunch at 3:45 pm before we had to get on the Star Cruise boat. Nice cruise although disappointed to learn that half the houses they pointed out turned out to be former residence of a number of stars NOT homes they have know! What a swizz :- Docked back after the cruise, no time to shop then headed back onto the coach for a 4 hour trip back to Orlando. So many great sights to see, but they were crammed in and you couldn't enjoy them as much as you'd like too. Would not recommend this trip to anyone who wants to soak up all Miami has to offer.