Private Airboatride Pick up within our Pickup zone

ab 899 $ 

Private Hotel pick up with Everglades specialist and pure action on a luxury airboat just for you! Drive deep into the Everglades on a private propeller boat and let yourself be looked after individually and hunt your alligator photo !!!!

Tour ID PAZ1VL Tour Dauer 3.5

The approx. 60-minute propeller boat ride through the “River of Grass”, which we have chosen for you, is fast-paced. In the wild vegetation, past alligators, turtles, snakes and other wild animals, you have the chance of unforgettable experiences and unique photo opportunities!On the VIP tour, you will also be completely looked after by a tour guide on the boat.

We try to tailor the propeller boat trip to your individual needs. Whether you want to see a rare plant or just a giant alligator.
Our private airboat ride is the fastest in South Florida with up to 60 mph! Our tour starts when you are picked up. Our guide doesn't just speak German with you, he loves his job and will actively involve you in the design of this tour.It is important to us that no question remains unanswered! 

The Everglades have had to face new challenges over the years ... Be it urban development, drainage or the invasion of exotic species from the tropical rainforests of South America. We show you that the Everglades are really close to our hearts, which is why we have been actively involved in protecting the Everglades for years. On this tour we will show you how you can actively help.Historically, the Everglades in South Florida began in the coastal areas of what is now the South Florida Metropolitan Area and that's why our guides start talking about the Everglades as soon as they are picked up.On the way you will be intensively informed about the past, present and future of the Everglades and about the exotic flora and fauna, so that you are already real Everglades experts when you get off the bus.80% of the Everglades consist of the typical sawgrass fields with a gigantic total area of ​​5760 km 2 .You will experience the incredible biodiversity of this globally unique flora and fauna up close.

Hold a baby alligator in your hands and have yourself photographed for a souvenir photo.
In the souvenir shop you will find the right souvenir to take home.Before we go back, we will explain to you why the population of alligators has recovered through alligator farms.You can also use the return trip to discuss any unanswered questions or other interesting topics about the Everglades.


Approx. 3,5 hours


Click here to find out if you’re eligible for pick-up

English speaking guide

With at least 10 years of  ‘in-field’ training


Printed / digital accepted

Adventure awaits

  • Pick-up and drop-off at your residence/hotel
  • Enjoy the ‘River of Gras’
  • Explore many of the 350 different species of birds
  • Past, present and future of the Everglades
  • Experience the most famous part of the Everglades – the sawgrass fields
  • Search for bird and alligator nesting areas
  • Explore many seasonal tropical plant species
  • History of the ‘First People’ on the hammocks

Equipment & Gear

    • Outdoor-clothing
    • Match your clothing to the weather conditions
    • Sun lotion

Share this tour

Laura D
Laura D
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
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.
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.
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
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!!!
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
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.
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) 🙂
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.

Included in your tour

  • take picture of Alligator
  • private 60 minute airboat ride
  • No wildlife show, we’ll be in the middle of nature
  • English speaking Guide will be accompany you on the airboat
  • American airboat captain

About your tour

Your unforgettable trip into the Everglades, the world’s most famous national park is about to take place! ‘Fast paced’ perfectly describes the 60-minute airboat ride through the ‘River of Gras’ that we hand selected for you.

On your trip into this incredibly beautiful natural habitat which is home to alligators, turtles, snakes and plenty of other wild animals you have the chance to make lifelong memories, take in what mother nature has to offer and take stunning pictures that your friends and family are going to cherish.



Since summer of 2017 you get more bang for your buck if you choose Banana Joe Tours. How is that possible? Our airboat ride takes twice as long (60 minutes) and is twice as fast (speeds of up to 49 mp/h) as the competitions.

On top of that our tour already begins with picking you up from your residence or hotel and our Everglades specialists don’t just give you a boring, pre-fabricated text for you to digest. No! Each and everyone of our specialists love their job and have nothing but admiration for the Everglades. None of your questions will be unanswered, meaning you’ll be actively included in this fantastic tour.

With the passage of the centuries the Everglades have constantly changed and had to face new challenges. Be it drying them out, constructional development, or the invasion of non-native plant and animal species from all over the world. We will show that we hold the Everglades very dear to our hearts, how we are actively involved in preserving this natural wonder of the world for future generations and how you can help and take action in preserving them as well.


On your drive to the park, you will be educated about the past, present and future of the Everglades as well as its densely rich flora and fauna and transform you into an Everglades specialist yourself.

The Everglades are a gigantic 7200 mi² wetlands preserve of which about 8-% consist of unique sawgrass fields. This is the best place for you to experience the incredible biodiversity of the Everglades’ unique Flora and Fauna!



Before we take you back to your hotel or residence, we explain how alligator farming has helped getting these beautiful animals off of the endangered species list and the drive back is your chance to ask all questions that haven’t been answered yet.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your unforgettable Everglades Tour with Banana Joe Tours and make memories that will last a lifetime!



Joe's Tipp

You’re coming from the airport or the cruise port? Our tours are perfectly combinable with out Transfer Service .

For Everglades lovers we highly recommend to also book our Everglades Safari Tour. Here we’re not just showing you the sawgrass fields, but the actual ‘Swamp’!