Guided tours teach people about their surroundings and distract them from the fact that they have been lost in the woods for two days. Expertly explore the wilderness with today’s Groupon: for $27, you get an Everglades airboat tour and wildlife show from Half Price Tour Tickets (a $55 value).
On the Everglades airboat and wildlife show, professional guides pilot airboats across Everglades National Park on tours that fly through wetlands teeming with lush vegetation and exotic and endangered animals. On the approximately four-hour shows, which are offered twice daily, passengers embark on expeditions through sprawling waterways and observe creatures such as alligators, wild pigs, and the Florida panther, a highly endangered species that is one of 36 federally protected animals within the park. The airboat portion of the tour lasts 30 minutes and seats six passengers, conjuring a more intimate experience for its riders and taking advantage of its compact size to navigate narrow areas inaccessible to larger boats and vacationing skyscrapers.
Boasting 1.5 million acres of subtropic wetlands, the Everglades are the third-largest national park in the lower 48 states. Fact-filled tour guides narrate the roughly 30-minute ride from Miami to the marshy menagerie in any of five languages but restrict the wildlife show to English so as not to encourage impromptu performances of Les Miserables from bilingual beasts.
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Half Price Tour Tickets’ knowledgeable guides orchestrate more than 30 diverse tours of Miami, the Everglades, Key West, and the ocean beyond. Most expeditions cater to adrenaline-fueled crowds with extreme pursuits, such as scuba diving, skydiving, and parasailing. The fleet of air-, water-, and landcraft grants access to remote locales, including the marshy Everglades and deep-sea-fishing hot spots, where fishing hooks play tug of war with sharks and submarine captains.