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Miami--Everglades/Key West

Old Mar 27th, 2019, 07:38 PM
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Miami--Everglades/Key West

We are going to Miami in May and want the best Everglades bus tour and a bus day trip to Key West where you can see out of the windows. Any ideas?
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Old Mar 27th, 2019, 08:25 PM
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My understanding of Everglades tours out of Miami is that they donít actually get in the park as such, rather to things like an alligator farm and an airboat ride just outside the Everglades itself. If you want to do things like hike the Anhinga and Gumbo Limbo Trails, you have to drive into the park.
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Old Mar 28th, 2019, 03:51 AM
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I don't know about a "day trip" to Key West from Miami. It's about a three and a half hour drive each way. That will take up most of your day.
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Old Mar 28th, 2019, 11:16 AM
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The bus tours to Key West are bookable on Viator; just be aware that it's a 16-hour day, and more than half of that is the 4-hour trip back and forth. I'm just not sure I "recommend" this kind of tour at all, regardless of the operator.

There are a lot of options for Everglades airboat rides, also bookable on Viator.
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Old Apr 9th, 2019, 01:12 PM
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Thanks...wish I could rent a car and enjoy the park but it's a hassle to go back to the airport and rent the car so will probably just do a tour this time.
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Old Apr 9th, 2019, 01:13 PM
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thanks...yeah, the reviews are varied and I want to make sure i have a view out of the bus window.
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Old Apr 10th, 2019, 04:56 AM
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You don't have to go all the way back to the airport just to rent a car. There are many off-airport car rental offices in Miami. Enterprise is always a good option, and you'll find several others. (It may also be cheaper to rent a car for the day off-airport if you would rather explore at your own pace.) And if you have more than 2 people, it might not cost any more. Just be aware of all the cashless toll roads in the area.
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Old Apr 10th, 2019, 05:19 AM
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It is a three plus hour ride in a car but if there is traffic or an accident it could be twice that. Fly into KW or take the ferry from Fort Myers.
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