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Shark Valley

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36000 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL, Everglades National Park, FL 33194
+1 305-221-8776
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Shark Valley Everglades Guided Tram Tour
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Located in the Everglades, this trail is a great way to explore the Florida landscape.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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36000 SW 8th Street. Miami, FL, Everglades National Park, FL 33194
+1 305-221-8776
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Due to flooding from hurricane Irma this location was closed and to visitors for 3 months. However Shark Valley is reopening to visitors 12/16/17 just in time for alligator season, the road is covered with them! Tours are every hour on the hour, so call...More

Thank Carmen V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here several times, I love it. It is 100% recommended but be careful check the National Park website before coming. It was closed today due to recovery efforts. It's 1 hour drive from Miami and there is not any single signal that indicates...More

6  Thank anagbl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent some very exciting hours with my family & friends while walking among some of the best areas of this park. We also did the guided tour that leaves you at the "lighthouse", where you can see all the valley and take really nice...More

1  Thank mattiac997
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was a huge surprise - I never expected to see alligators just a few feet away. the variety of species is amazing and they are literally around you. Take the bus tour, as it is well worth the price and the guide is...More

1  Thank Pope22
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This is the least populated Everglades visitor center in my experience. They do offer a two hour tram tour through the park, but if you're just passing by, the trails are great for a quick walk. When we went, the area was flooded, so some...More

3  Thank Ohb7
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit to experience Florida's non-touristy natural wildlife. You can choose to bring your own bike, rent a bike, walk, or take a tour on a bus cam to the observation tower. It's great way to get exercise on a perfect Florida day...More

1  Thank solofishergal
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Been here several times over the years. Tons of alligators/wildlife up close and personal. Depending on time of year can be very hot and over run with mosquitoes so suggest fall or winter visit..

Thank redman852
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The tram tour of Shark Valley in the Everglades National Park was great. Our guide gave just enough information about the Everglades and wildlife that we saw there. The hike up the observation tower was a nice way to stretch our legs and see the...More

2  Thank mpjackson55
Reviewed 28 August 2017

$25 admission to enter the park of which you can try to walk around and look at water, grass, some birds, maybe a few alligators if you’re lucky. To save money, bring your own bike and bike around . otherwise its another $25 per person...More

4  Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't rent bikes or do the tram. Only walked a piece of the trail. We saw several adult Gators, came across a pretty recently hatched nest, and saw some young Gators too. Saw a snake and very large grasshoppers that I had never seen...More

2  Thank Emily L
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Darlene C
5 July 2017|
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Response from reikimom999 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea about tour companies; perhaps there are brochures somewhere. We went to Shark Valley and took the tram. Wear lightweight pants and shirts and use bug spray or use multiple mosquito bands(mine were citronella... More
15 February 2017|
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Response from HeleneDC | Reviewed this property |
No. The alligators were very subdued and no one seemed frightened. I took the tram ride and the guide reported there had only been one incident in the history of the park where an alligator was violent with a visitor and... More
Justin K
15 January 2017|
Response from AlexisFelicite | Reviewed this property |
$9.00 USD per hour on a first come first serve basis according to their website: Shark Valley Tram Tours (they have a page about renting bicycles to do the self guided bicycle tour for the loop). According to that page... More