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Laura D
Laura D
2022-06-21
Perfekter Trip in die Everglades Das war ein toller Trip in die Everglades! Super geplant. Hagen ist ein toller, sympathischer Guide, der zu unserem Glück auch noch Deutsch sprach und alles für uns übersetzt hat. Wir können Banana Joe wärmstens empfehlen
Susann
Susann
2022-06-17
Kompetente Tour mit deutschem Reiseleiter Sehr schöne kompetente Tour mit deutschen Reiseleiter, der uns viele Insider Infos geben konnte und auch sonst viele Tipps gegeben hat. Hagen hat uns einen schönen Tag bereitet. Sehr zu empfehlen.
ShadyPines73
ShadyPines73
2022-06-16
Highly recommended An excellent day out - informative, adventurous, entertaining fun and great value for money.We were collected from the hotel by Haagen who spent the entire 1 hour drive chatting and sharing interesting information about Miami / Everglades.The airboat tour was great, followed by a fun gator show.Highly recommend this tour.
Milliway
Milliway
2022-06-14
Super City Tour mit tollen Photos und Celebrity Insights. Absolutes Highlight unseres Miami Urlaubs. Hagens Celebrity Insights & tolle Stories über die Geschichte und die verschiedenen Distrikte von Miami haben die Tour zu einem unvergesslichen Erlebnis für meine Familie und mich gemacht. Wir haben an den besten Photo Spots der Stadt gestoppt und einmalige Photo Shots gemacht. Ich kann die Tour auf jeden Fall empfehlen.
Matt F
Matt F
2022-05-31
Well worth it! Haagan our driver was an absolute pleasure, he gave a nice detailed explanation on the way to the everglades and was super attentive throughout each step at the park.Our boat driver was okay but thankfully we got lucky and got to see quite a few gators and cool birds too!The show at the end was a great way to end a fun trip + big bonus was haagan taking our group to do the photo before the show so we didn't have to wait.Drive was way shorter than other reviews made out to be.Overall a great trip! Highly recommend!!!
Godsport
Godsport
2022-05-31
Fantastic trip Guide Hagen brilliant very informative really looked after us all . Little extras like having photo done with baby crocodile all sorted before the masses . Lots of information on ride down about Miami and the alligators . Would love to do again
Warrick R
Warrick R
2022-05-23
Miami Everglades Well organised. Received WhatsApp notification night before on pick up time direct from my hotel. Pick up right on time and Hagen was a super guide
p. y.
p. y.
2022-05-19
Excellent experience and highly recommend This was a great tour. Hagen ( hopefully correct spelling) was an excellent tour guide he drove us to the everglade and along the way he explained the natural animals and plants that lived in the everglade. (snakes and alligators he even has a snake skin and rattler to pass around) When we got to the everglade the everglade tour boat captain took over and he took us on a tour of the canal which was ~1.5 hours long or so. (everglades is very big) We saw alligators, vultures, and there were a lot of bass or some fish jumping eating the flies in the water or minnows swimming away. You will see big alligators and there is the alligator show afterwards with Paul Bedard ( he had an Animal Planet show previously ) which I recommend you see. They have a small conservation of animals which they keep to educate the public because all the animals have been deemed nuisance animals and per FL law would have to be euthanized if not keep in sanctuaries. After we took a picture with a baby alligator included with package. I kinda pushed the time tables back because I ordered some food and had to wait for it but luckly when I got to the van Hagen said it was fine and we had plenty of time. I would recommend this tour for an introduction to those people who have not been to the everglades such as myself. The everglades is very large and you cant see it all in one tour also there were people with their private boats fishing and locals fishing on the other pier. Hagen stated that this is where trappers go to catch evasive pythons at night too. Ludwig the contact for booking tour was also very helpful to myself because I booked last moment the night prior and he made it all work out so please plan accordingly beforehand unlike me. 🙂 The ride to the everglade for the tour is about 45min +/- traffic. I high recommend all who read this to go with Banana Joe. The best part from banana joe was the narration in German too. ( so I can brush up on my German) 🙂
F1Rocks
F1Rocks
2022-05-12
Everglades is not to be missed Ludwig was an excellent guide and really knowledgeable about the Everglades and its environment. The airboat ride was highly informative and we spotted quite a bit of wildlife despite the low tide.

QUALITY OVER QUANTITY

We try to have something for everyone on our tours.

To be individual in Florida, you usually need to have deep pockets … We have put together a healthy mix of price / performance for you.

We want you to have fun! That’s why we keep the groups as small as possible and conduct our services in comfortable vehicles. Of course, each of our guides are fluent in English.

Whether super VIP or just on a small budget, Banana Joe Tours offers the optimal tour package for everyone.

INDIVIDUAL TOURS

Our tours are always at the pulse of the time. Our guides are open to answering your every question and are always trying to actively include you in our tours.

Each guide has different interests and takes you on his favorite route through Miami. There’s no set scheme that needs to be followed. Therefore every tour is different and we have retour customers that have taken our city tour three or four times and always had a different experience and saw the city from various angles.

The Everglades Tour always depends on current weather conditions and we always need to be flexible and carefully check what’s going on in one of the most unique National Parks. Whether its fires, water shortages or invasive species. There’s always a challenge that needs to be tackled.

Caroline McGregor
Caroline McGregor
2022-05-27
We has a fantastic time on this half day tour to the everglades. Our wonderful tour guide, Hagen, was informative, interesting and even spoke two languages (English and German) so everyone on the tour was catered for. He collected us from our hotel exactly when he said he would, drove the group to the everglades holiday park where we took part I an airboat tour and then saw rescue alligators. It was a really interesting morning and I'd definitely recommend it. We only had a day to see the everglades before heading further down the coast and were glad we chose this option and were leaving feeling like we've seen the best bits.
Christian Schumann
Christian Schumann
2022-05-03
Die Tour mit Hagen war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis. Wir wurden pünktlich von unserem Hotel in Miami Beach abgeholt und es ging direkt zur Everglades Tour. Hagen hat viele interessante Informationen über Miami und die Umgebung während der Fahrt erzählt. Die Airboattour war von ihm super organisiert. Wir mussten uns um nichts kümmern. Danach folgte die Stadtrundfahrt. Einmalig. Ein Deutscher, der sich unvergleichbar perfekt in Miami auskennt, brachte uns zu den wichtigsten und schönsten Plätzen der Stadt. Extrem viel Knowhow und eine sehr sympathische Art zeichnen Hagen aus. Als gestandener Bud Spencer und Terence Hill Fan kann er zusätzlich viel zu den gewünschten Drehorten sagen. Mit Hagen fuhren wir sogar auf Star Island, wo wir einen exklusiven Einblick in die Welt der Schönen und Reichen bekamen. Danke für einen unvergesslichen Tag in Miami!
Kon Gruffey
Kon Gruffey
2022-04-21
Booked the Everglades tour. Anna was the driver, she was extremely prompt, friendly, interesting and funny!!! Try to sit near the front, she makes the drive to the park and back from the park very entertaining!! So the boat-it was exercise in embarrassment. I’m 6’5 and if I would have known the size of the boats I would have gone. The alligators were neat, the alligator show after was funny.
Jack Yen
Jack Yen
2022-04-16
Fantastic tour! We joined the city and everglade combo tour and it was the best! Highly recommended!
Brian McKenna
Brian McKenna
2022-04-11
Recently my Family and I spent a week in south Florida . We wanted to have an adventure and boy did banana Joe and his team not disappoint. We used Them for our airport shuttle- A jet ski tour in Miami which was top notch and an Everglades tour . Talk about south Florida knowledge this crew loves what they do and it shows in their product . Everything was on time and fair prices we will be 100% using them again In the future . Thanks banana Joe
Fabian Georgi
Fabian Georgi
2022-04-09
Im Rahmen unseres Urlaubes in Miami haben wir uns eine deutschsprachige Stadtrundfahrt mit anschließender Speedboot Rundfahrt (rund um Miami Beach) gebucht, um das Beste aus dem Urlaub herauszuholen und Informationen zu den besten Sehenswürdigkeiten in und um Miami echter Locals bequem in deutscher Sprache zu bekommen. Die Tour bestand aus einer Gruppe von 10 Personen, wovon wir 2 aus Deutschland waren. Somit war zu erwarten, dass die Tour in englischer Sprache stattfindet, da wir in der Minderheit waren. Aber nein, Hagen hat die Tour einfach Hybrid gehalten und alles in Englisch und Deutscher Sprache erzählt und uns so die sonnigen Seiten und Sehenswürdigkeiten von Miami noch viel anschaulicher gemacht. Hagen ist ein toller Guide, der seine Wahlheimat ausgezeichnet kennt und auf alle Fragen eine Antwort hat. Wir können diese Reisen nur empfehlen und würden diese im nächsten Urlaub direkt wieder buchen.
Margaret Nerison
Margaret Nerison
2022-04-08
the driver was great! He was helpful flexible and friendly! The airboat ride was a bummer but we appreciated his German Florida accent and knowledge! He was polite and very responsive!
Susanne Winter
Susanne Winter
2022-04-04
Wir haben gestern eine tolle Miami Tour mit Hagen erlebt und waren begeistert! Können wir jedem sehr empfehlen! Hagen hat mit viel Spaß und Humor in seiner sehr sympathischer Art unsere Tour gestaltet. Vielen lieben Dank dafür!

LOCAL EXPERTISE

Our guides are not full-time students from abroad who tell you the same story over and over and stereotype for tips. Unfortunately, it is a reality that often neither propeller boat drivers nor the guides from the big companies have fixed salaries and need to make ends meet.

At Banana Joe Tours all guides work full-time, love Florida and speak English – for our employees their job is both passion and fun and they can’t wait to show you sunny South Florida…

We at Banana Joe Tours take this very seriously and try to create a certain security for our tour guides here in the USA, so that they can fully concentrate on their work. Nevertheless, of course each of our guides is happy to accept tips.

PICK-UP INCLUDED

We offer hassle and worry free service!

Pick-up directly from your hotel, residence or cruise ship is already INCLUDED for most of our tours and activities, so that all you have to do is show up on time and enjoy your unforgettable experience with Banana Joe Tours!

We also offer a handful of tailor made tours, that are built to each clients individual needs where a transfer fee is charged.

Banana Joe Tours is a rapidly growing lifestyle agency, tour company and full-fledged travel agency based in the sunny south of Florida. Our philosophy is to bring you closer to the unique, tropical way of life in Florida. Our team consists of experienced, international tour guides and employees. The Banana Joe project was launched in 2008 to make Florida trips bookable directly and without third-party providers at an attractive price/performance ratio.

 

 

 

Most importantly we are not tied to any large corporations that tell us what we can and cannot say on our tours. We value authenticity and dispel many of the stereotypes that Miami, the Everglades and the rest of Florida have been imprinted by the film and tourism industries in recent years.

 

 

 

We do not mince words and tell you one to one our impressions about Florida. Most of our tours and tour guide services are in German. We welcome vacationers from all over Europe and the world as our guests here in South Florida.

We are a full-fledged travel agency specializing in Florida and offer everything you need for an unforgettable vacation in Florida, from special vacation packages, individual and group tours, transfers, hotel & cruise reservations to VIP services.

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Banana Joe Tours is fully registered, insured and licensed in Florida with the “Seller of Travel” No. ST38471. Our vans drive under PMC license # 31041 and are subject to constant safety maintenance and controls.

Our tightly woven partner network enables us to meet special requests of all kinds. We supported some well-known production companies during their stay in Florida and have received awards from various television channels, print media and online platforms. Our partners and customers include many well-known companies and personalities. We have made it our goal to maintain long-term relationships with our clients and to build and expand them based on professionalism, trust and reliability.

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We have come a long way and in the last few years we have been able to gain a lot of experience what the tourist expects when he visits Florida. For you we have gotten better and better and have slowly managed to offer gold standard services in Florida as well. Whether the “Florida” work ethic or simply the traffic in Miami – there were and are many imponderables to maintain a tour company in Florida. Since June 23, 2017 we have been officially recognized as a tour company in Miami-Dade County! We are particularly pleased because we had to fight for it for almost 10 years. Due to the many regulations in the tourism business in Florida, even steps that seem natural are sometimes very difficult to achieve. Not only is our website constantly evolving, but also our experience and skills. We continue to give everything so that you can have the maximum fun.

Banana Joe Tours remains the Number 1 Tour Operator for English speaking tourists in sunny South Florida.

MEET OUR TEAM

Our friendly Florida Tour Guides

BENJAMIN

AKA: Joe Banana
CEO & Founder

ELVIN

AKA: Mr South Beach
Tourguide (Deutsch, Russisch, Englisch,Spanisch, Japanisch, Franz, Bayrisch)

Hagen

AKA: Wildman / Natureboy
Manager / Tourguide (Deutsch,  Englisch,)

BRIAN

AKA: Big B
Tour Guide / Limo driver (American)

KARIN

AKA: Smarty
Tourguide (Schweitzerdeutsch, Englisch, Französisch)

JOHN

AKA: Gator John
Tour Guide and experienced wildlife specialist

Juri

AKA: Juri Miami2you
Aktivitäten (Deutsch, Russisch, Englisch)

Mac

AKA: Mac
Maklerin in Florida / Tourguide (Deutsch, Russisch, Englisch,Spanisch )

FRIENDS & PARTNER

Our success depends on the people we work with

ANDREAS

Best Support

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