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| Transportation Around The Port |
This from a cruiser from Canada:
One thing not to miss while in Miami, (after your trip) is the Florida Everglades, in Miami. One of the best tours was there in the Everglades, booked from the ship. It was even better than some of the shore trips we booked while in the ports through locals.
The tour leaves from the port of Miami right after you pick up your baggage, and you go on a 45 minute bus trip there in a really nice air conditioned bus, and once in Everglades National Park you go on a 40 minute airboat ride through the Everglades where you stop and see alligators really really close to the boat, as well as an alligator show after where a handler wrestles a 10 foot alligator and shows your other types of smaller alligators you can hold and get pictures with.
The boat goes about 40 mph at some points and I recommend getting the free earplugs they offer you, as it gets loud when they travel from the bushy parts of the Everglades into the grassy Everglades, which is a 5 minute ride. The tour guide also for fun did a 180 degree turn with the boat while going fast, which everyone enjoyed.
There is a nice gift shop onsite that sells everything from stuff alligators to t-shirts, ice-cream, alligator heads and alligator teeth to purchase. There is all a small restaurant on site where you can get burgers etc... Our tour guide was really awesome (he looks similar to the construction worker Fredo on that Average Joe: Hawaii reality show), those of you not similar he has a goatee and a pony tail and a raspy voice. He feed the alligators bread and let us feed the alligators from the boat and in the less alligator infested waters he got out of the boat and invited whoever wanted to go into the 2 feet water they can to walk around. He told jokes and called all the birds by names, and told us all the names of the alligators and how they got those names. We passed by the other tour boats slowly and their tour guide was silent as were the passengers, they didn?t look like they were having fun. Our tour guide even yelled to the other boat ?Hey at least smile? because the other passengers looked like they weren?t very happy. We were also told the history of the Everglades and which TV shows were filmed in and around the Everglades such as Miami Vice and CSI: Miami, and the parts of episodes and where they were filmed in the Everglades.
Had we not had this tour guide we probably would not have come back with all the knowledge and the awesome experience of the Everglades. I recommend asking for this tour guide when you buy your tickets in the National Park.
The tour is 4 hours long and after the bus drops you off at the airport for your flight home. This tour is only for people who have flights leaving after 4 p.m., so if you want this tour make sure your flight home leaves after 4 p.m., as this tour is only offered once a day.
This is the perfect way to cap off a cruise vacation while in Miami.
The Tour company?s website is http://www.gatorpark.com