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day trip from South Beach

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day trip from South Beach

Will be in South Beach in August and want to take a trip to the Everglades plus Air boat ride. Is it better to go on an organised trip or rent a car, have not driven in US before so is it an easy drive.

Which Miami tour company is best and if we drive which airboat company is best also is shark valley worth a visit

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1. Re: day trip from South Beach

Hi there, if you are not in Florida already some of this may well be of use.

First off I can't recommend either a tour company or airboat operator But personally I would go by car. Driving is real easy in the U S (most cars are automatic) and once you are out from the Miami area the roads are pretty quiet. Shark valley is roughly 40 miles on route 41(Tamiami trail) so thats approx 1 hours drive.For details on the tram tours - www.sharkvalleytramtours.com call ahead for reservations as probably a reduced operation in August.

There are tons of Airboat operators along this route so it's a case of take your pick BUT if you visit Everglades chamber of commerce web site www.evergladeschamber.com you get various links. Choose 'Boat sightseeing' and on that page 'Adventures' and you get several air boat operators which should be reputable.

One of those mentioned www.coopertownairboats.com you will pass en route from the Miami area.

An interesting site to visit www.milebymile.com

If you pick Florida from that list and scroll down on the next page to US41 this gives all sorts of info on your route.

Lastly if you feel like you want to get more miles for your rental Everglades city is aprox another 40 miles from Shark Valley and they have both conventional boat trips and also Airboat operators along with a reasonable choice of restaurants. The road is very smooth and 70 mph rated though only 1 lane each way. Just watch out for crossing alligators.

Enjoy your trip

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2. Re: day trip from South Beach

thanks alot info a great help as we are not yet in US

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