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Everglades National Park: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show

1. Everglades National Park: Airboat Tour and Wildlife Show

Discover the Everglades National Park, a diverse landscape providing crucial habitats for numerous rare and endangered species. Take an airboat ride, and view alligators, turtles, and even the elusive Florida panther.  After paying the park admission fee, immerse yourself in swampland often referred to as the River of Grass. The park known as such because of the endless prairies of sawgrass that rise three to ten feet above the surface of the water. Encounter lush vegetation of the Everglades which also includes mangroves, cypress, palms, pines, and hardwood hammocks (small islands). The sawgrass is often so dense that travel is only possible through natural water passages. Ride on an airboat, which is designed to operate well in shallow water and marshlands. Propelled by an aircraft-type propeller and powered by either an aircraft or automotive engine, have a fast and fun journey. Complete your visit with a wildlife and alligator show. Get up close with these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat.

Miami: City Cruise to Millionaire's Homes & Venetian Islands

2. Miami: City Cruise to Millionaire's Homes & Venetian Islands

Board the boat from the heart of Downtown Miami. Relax in luxury on a bi-level boat with open windows and a shaded deck. From downtown, you will set sail towards Star Island, where many celebrities live in their stunning mansions. Catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s house as you cruise along Biscayne Bay. Next, head to Hibiscus Island, Palm Island, Sunset Island, and Fischer Island. See the famous Venetian Islands and discover more celebrity mansions along the way. Keep an eye out for the homes of Gloria Estefan, P. Diddy, Shaquille O'Neal, Enrique Iglesias, Phil Collins, Jennifer Lopez & Alex Rodriguez, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Matt Damon, and more. Your experienced tour guide will point out all the famous homes and landmarks.  Next, cruise down to South Beach and Bayside Marketplace to truly see all that Miami has to offer. At the end of the cruise, you will dock back in Downtown Miami. Choose to add more adventure to your day with the double-decker bus combo option where you can hop-on and hop-off as you like as you encounter Miami from the land.

Crystal River, Florida: 3-Hour Swim with Manatees

3. Crystal River, Florida: 3-Hour Swim with Manatees

Get back to nature and discover the home of the world’s largest population of endangered manatees in the winter on an adventure to Three Sisters Springs. Get the chance to interact with the curious, gentle giants in their natural habitat.  Learn all about the animals in a classroom-type setting and get tips for your snorkel tour to make the most of your day. Hear about "passive interaction" that ensures that the animals enjoy the experience just as much as you do! Then, journey to the estuary with a Coast Guard captain aboard a covered pontoon boat. Marvel at the wildlife around you, and get up close to the sea cows as they move slowly through the water. Head back to base camp to visit the one-of-a-kind gift shop and purchase unique souvenirs. Get tips on what to do in the Kings Bay area, along with directions from the well-informed staff to other local attractions and restaurants.

Panama City Beach: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

4. Panama City Beach: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Admire the sunset as you cruise around the Gulf of Mexico aboard a catamaran. Unwind with a drink as you marvel as the blue sky transforms into a spectacular light show. Check in with plenty of time, then take a 5-7 minute walk down to the dock where you will board "Footloose," your catamaran for the evening. Set sail to explore the Gulf of Mexico and admire some of the best sites Panama City Beach has to offer with the sea breeze in your hair. Listen to tropical music as you sail and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, Sangria, cold beer, or a non-alcoholic drink. You can buy additional drinks and snacks at the fully stocked onboard bar, which takes cash or credit cards. Keep a sharp lookout for dolphins as these majestic creatures are often more active in the late afternoon. Enjoy the company of family and friends as you admire the western horizon turn every color imaginable in a breathtaking show.

Marco Island: 10,000 Islands Shelling Tour by Boat

5. Marco Island: 10,000 Islands Shelling Tour by Boat

Learn the fine art of shell collecting on the remote barrier island beaches of Florida’s 10,000 Islands, and escape the shelling hordes of Marco Island and Captiva. Make your own way to Goodland Boating Park to climb aboard a boat that will take you to remote beaches that have not been picked over by others. Few shell collectors know about - or can get to - the beaches of these islands, resulting in pristine shelling opportunities. Touring in small groups, you will be led by a shelling guide with decades of experience. Learn about the nuances of the tide, winds, and locations that affect shelling, and the life cycle and habitat of different species. Your guide even has the knack of finding the Gulf Coast's most prized shell treasure; the junonia!

Panama City Beach: Airboat Ride

6. Panama City Beach: Airboat Ride

Upon arrival, check-in and feel free to grab a snack at the gift shop, or check out the only albino alligators on the bayou. Picnic tables are available where you can relax before your airboat departure. Climb aboard a unique airboat to explore Florida's wetlands in a truly unique fashion. Discover some of the most beautiful and secluded areas of Florida. Spoot a variety of wildlife such as alligators, turtles, and various bird species. Keep an eye out for rare species as you nip down small canals hidden deep in the swamp.

Miami: South Beach Jet Ski Rental and Pontoon Ride

7. Miami: South Beach Jet Ski Rental and Pontoon Ride

Experience the thrill of surf and speed as you jet ski off the coast of South Beach. Look out for the residences of the rich and famous as you go. Hop on board a pontoon boat and enjoy a 20-minute ride to your jet ski. Take in the beautiful nature and skyline of South Beach and Miami Beach on the way. Upon arrival, hop on a Jet Ski and hit the waves. See the Venetian Island, home to many celebrities. Take in the fresh air and gaze at the downtown skyline as you glide across the water. Keep your eyes out for dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, manatees, and other ocean wildlife. At the end of your Jet Ski adventure, enjoy one final pontoon ride back to the departure point.

Islamorada: Snorkeling and Sandbar Catamaran Trip w/ Drinks

8. Islamorada: Snorkeling and Sandbar Catamaran Trip w/ Drinks

Head out of the Florida Keys to relax in Islamorada's peaceful landscape on a catamaran cruise. Stop to snorkel, swim, stand up paddleboard, and relax in the crystal-clear waters. Listen to the relaxing music playing onboard as you sip on cool drinks and feel the salty breeze in your hair. Hop aboard and enjoy the comfort of a spacious power catamaran including shaded seating, a small bathroom, and a large, wide ladder that makes getting in and out of the water nice and easy. Perfectly designed for snorkeling and sandbar cruises, this boat is an ideal choice. Swim in some of the clearest waters in the world. Encounter various fish species, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, nurse sharks, and more. Take a dip beneath the crystal clear waters and snorkel at one of the bright reefs before sailing to the world-famous sandbar. Stop to enjoy plenty of time snorkeling, swimming, and paddleboarding while discovering the local and diverse ecosystem. Admire brilliant coral reefs and experience the wildlife of the Keys up close. Choose to paddleboard, float on the surface of the water, or relax with floating mats, music, and a glass of rum punch while taking in the scenery. Relax or play, it's your day.

Miami: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

9. Miami: Sunset Cruise through Biscayne Bay and South Beach

Take a break from the bustle of Downtown Miami and watch the sunset from the water. Cruise across Biscayne Bay and admire incredible views of the city skyline. Enjoy refreshments along the way, available for purchase from the onboard bar. Relax on a luxury yacht with open windows and shaded deck, as you listen to commentary from your guide. Sail past famous islands, catch a glimpse of Al Capone’s mansion, and cruise down to South Beach. Head back to shore at the end of a beautiful evening.

Kissimmee: Wild Florida Everglades Airboat & Wildlife Park

10. Kissimmee: Wild Florida Everglades Airboat & Wildlife Park

Just a short drive from Orlando, the Disney area, Kissimmee, the Space Coast, and the Orlando International Airport, Wild Florida offers the best of Orlando’s most sought-after activities: airboat rides, alligators and wildlife. This Orlando Everglades tour is widely known as the most beautiful ride in Central Florida. Hop aboard to explore 4,200 acres of beautiful lush scenery, including protected swamps, marshes and rivers, at the heart of the Central Florida Everglades. You can also enjoy a real Florida barbecue, exotic animal exhibits, a tropical bird aviary, a gift shop, and a 500-foot (150 meter) sightseeing dock (costs not included). Wild Florida is owned and operated by one of Florida’s pioneer families that know the meaning of southern hospitality. This is one of the only airboat companies in Central Florida that privately owns their property. The facility is properly insured with a fleet of US Coast Guard approved boats and captains. Day or night, they are prepared to offer individual, family, group and corporate experiences you’ll never forget.

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What people are saying about Florida

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based on 1,360 reviews

This night tour was truly beautiful. My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time. Our Guide, Steven, was humorous, polite, and very personable. The Ferris wheel at night provide some great views of Miami. It was our first time in the city and we really wanted to get the best nighttime experience. The city lit up at night is the highlight of this tour, and SeeSight make sure you see the best of it all. Thank you Steve once again for the great tour

We were impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of the staff. Totally worth the trip, and the comedy is great too. We felt we received what we paid for. Also the gift shop and check in staff were great, highly recommend!

Great trip. We had a 4 woman crew, they hoisted the sails with ease and served wine and beer with a veggie dish, cheese and crackers and shrimp. Great 2 hour sail with beautiful weatherband a beautiful sunset. Highly recommend.

It was truly the highlight of our wonderful vacation! The boat was fantastic and so clean. The appetizers were perfect but the music and staff were first class! Just perfect - can’t wait to do it again!!

Experience was beautiful. Workers on cruise were amazing. Drinks were good. Beautiful views. Highly recommend!