Florida Layover | 2018
On our way to the Bahamas we had a 7ish hour layover in Miami and decided to venture out! Originally we wanted to go to Crystal River (to swim with the manatees) but we didn’t quite have enough time to do that so we will check that off the list another time!
Anyways, we decided to check out some gators and it was awesome! We grabbed an Uber and went to the Everglade Holiday Park. A word of advice…when you take an Uber make sure you will be able to get an Uber back haha. We were in a very rural area (we were told Lfyt didn’t operate that far out) and were definitely nervous that when we were ready, no Uber drivers would be in the area or that we would have to pay a ton for a taxi! Thankfully that was not the case! Our tour took us on a air boat in the everglades with about 15 other people. Right away we saw alligators swimming near the boat!! Seriously so cool. We also saw unique birds and beautiful views, even the trees were unlike what we see here in California! At one point we stopped the boat to sit and take in the views, we were able to see gators basking in the sun, birds with beautiful blue coloring and lily pads with yellow flowers floating on the water. This tour also offered a gator show back on land but we didn’t stay for this because we were too paranoid we wouldn’t get an Uber back to the airport haha.
Overall impression… GREAT. We were so glad we did this and it was way better than we expected, highly recommend.
Check out the place here! (We booked through trip advisor for a better deal)