This 2 day excursion takes you to one of the most upbeat cities on the East Coast—Miami. On day one, enjoy a thrilling airboat ride through Florida’s Everglades as well as free-time to shop in Bayside Marketplace, a bustling shopping mall right on the waterfront. You’ll stay overnight in the heart of the Art Deco District, just 10 minutes away from a slew of legendary restaurants, shops, museums, nightclubs and, of course, South Beach. On day two, upgrade your adventure to include a dolphin encounter in Key Largo and swim with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat!
- 2 day excursion to Miami, Florida
- 1 night hotel accommodations at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
- Admission to the Everglades Airboat Ride and Alligator Demonstration
- 3-4 hours free-time in Bayside Marketplace
- Dolphin swim encounter in Key Largo
- Daytrip (round-trip transportation)
- Tour departs Wednesdays and Thursdays approx. 7am and returns to Orlando the following day at 7pm
Day 1: Orlando to Miami
You will leave Orlando early to give you a whole day of fun. After a 3.5 hour ride in a comfortable coach bus you’ll arrive at your first stop, the Florida Everglades, for a 30-minute airboat ride.
This tour is fully-narrated by an experienced airboat captain, and takes you through the secretly preserved wilderness made up of 1.2 million acres of grasslands and hardwood hammocks. Your airboat ride is followed by a wild snake- and alligator- handling show.
Your next stop is Bayside Marketplace in Miami, where you’ll have plenty of free-time to browse the waterfront boutiques and eat dinner at The Hard Rock Café. Enjoy live entertainment and drinks at one of the many bars or take an optional sightseeing cruise to see Miami’s beautiful cityscape from the water.
You’ll then be taken to your hotel, the Catalina Hotel & Beach Club, located in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District. Just seconds away from restaurants, shops, museums, nightclubs and the beach, so you’ll always have something to do.
Day 2: Miami to Orlando
The remainder of your time in Miami is yours to spend as you please, unless you choose to upgrade your excursion to include the dolphin swim encounter. You’ll be picked up at 3pm the day of your departure by a coach bus, to return in Orlando at approximately 7pm.
If you choose to upgrade to the dolphin swim encounter, you’ll check out of your hotel early in the morning to head to Key Largo with your certified Florida tour guide.
When you arrive in the Florida Keys, you’ll learn all about bottlenose dolphins, the sea’s most lovable creatures, in a 30-minute educational presentation. Then participants will enjoy 60-minutes playing with dolphins in shallow water as well as the unique opportunity of swimming with them in deep water.
The 90 minute dolphin encounter is the truly the best way to experience the grace and power of the bottlenose dolphin. Following the dolphin swim encounter, you’ll be taken back to South Beach to enjoy a few hours of free time before heading back to Orlando.
All swimmers must be 7 years or older. Swimmers 7-12 years require an “in-water” participating adult/guardian. Pregnant women are unable to participate in swim programs.
A valid credit card and photo id will be required for check-in at the hotel. Groups of 2 or less will receive hotel accommodations for a king bed and groups of 4 will receive 1 room with 2 double beds. Please have the names and number of all travelers when booking. Additional rooms can be rented for $75.00 at time of booking.
Please Note parties of 1 will be charged an additional $75 fee. We require a minimum of 12 hours in advance to boo k this activity online.