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Mangrove Airboat Tour

$41.99

per adult (11+)

$32.50

per kid (4–10)

$13

per infant (0-3)

Prices vary with demand. Plus tax and fees. Wildlife often appears, but isn't guaranteed.

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4 attractions

50 min tour

2-3 hour visit

Zip through the world-famous twisting mangrove tunnels of Everglades City as your captain amazes you with knowledge of Everglades plants, animals, and history. Watch out for alligators—they may have their eyes on you! Then check out the alligator show and other attractions included with your tour.

4 Attractions Included with All Tours

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Mangrove Airboat Tour

50 min
6-seat boat
2-way headsets
The main event! Zip through the famous twisting mangrove tunnels of Everglades City.
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Animal Sanctuary

20 min
5 miles away
See tigers, turtles, otters, crocodiles, and over 100 alligators. Then attend an alligator show and hug an alligator!
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Alligator Show

20 min
Animal Sanctuary
10am–4pm
Our experienced alligator handlers put on a live alligator show every hour. Get up close and learn!
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Hug an Alligator

10 min
Animal Sanctuary
10am–4pm
After the show, hold and hug our baby alligator. Be sure to share photos with your friends!

Upgrade Your Tour

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+ Add Grassland & Buggy

+60 min of tours
+2 attractions
Add Grassland Airboat and Swamp Buggy Tours for the ultimate Everglades combo!
from
+$55
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+ Add Grassland Airboat

+30 min tour
+1 attraction
Add a Grassland Airboat Tour on a private reserve under a wide-open sky!
from
+$31
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+ Add Swamp Buggy

+30 min tour
+1 attraction
Add a Swamp Buggy Tour through grasslands and a cypress forest!
from
+$27
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Private Mangrove Airboat Tour

50 min tour
4 attractions
Reserve an entire airboat for your private group of 1–6 people!
from
$309

Choose the Right Tour

Guests Love Us!

“We had such an awesome time! Our captain was very knowledgeable about the area, teaching us and helping us to have fun along the way. We loved how each rider got to wear a set of headphones to communicate with both the driver and the rest of the group.”
—J. from Minnesota
“Our captain was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the wildlife. The airboat ride itself was so much fun and we learned a lot about the mangroves, the air plants, alligators, and the area. Would absolutely recommend!”
—E. from Virginia
“Great ride! Saw gators up close and cool species of birds. Captain had a vast knowledge of the area, the wildlife, and the waters. A real pro with the boat and very caring for his passengers, especially a small boy and his mom. Money well spent!”
—J. from San Francisco
“We had the best time! We did the combo with the swamp buggy ride and that was awesome! We saw a black bear in his natural habitat and learned so much. It was a definite highlight of our trip. Of course, the sanctuary was great, we saw many alligators and crocodiles and got to hold a small alligator.”
—S.R.

Why Choose Erv's?

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Local Roots

Most of our team grew up in the Everglades and they all look forward to sharing their passion for the water and wildlife with you!
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Safety & Experience

Our safe, experienced captains are licensed by the Coast Guard, and our boats are regularly maintained.
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Two-Way Headsets

Interact with your captain and fellow passengers via 2-way headsets on all mangrove & wilderness airboats.
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Alligators & Animals

You'll definitely see alligators and other animals in our sanctuary, and you might even see wild ones on your tour!
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Quietest & Comfiest

Our custom airboats are the quietest and most comfortable they've ever been, with a ride just as thrilling.
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A Timeless Classic

Jungle Erv's is the longest continuously-running airboat tour company in Everglades City—we've been rockin' nonstop since the 80s!
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Refreshments & Gifts

Buy refreshments and take Everglades gifts and souvenirs home with you.

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