Everglades Alligator Farm
Miami is located in between the Atlantic Ocean and Everglades National Park on the east and west side. Everglades Alligator Farm is one of the oldest alligator farms in Miami, South Florida. It consists of almost 1.5 acres of land where you can find more than 2000 alligators.
It is one of the most visited tourists attractions in Miami, Florida. people who travel with family at least try to have a visit to the Everglades Alligator Farm from where kids can learn a lot and enjoy the visit as well.
The exact address of the Everglades Alligator Farm is 40351 SW 192nd Ave, Homestead, FL 33034. If you are using a private car you can get help from the google map to reach there.
The visiting hour of the Everglades Alligator Farm is from 9 am to 5.30 pm daily. There is no off day for the Farm.
The visitor generally spends almost 2.5 hours to visit the whole place. The kids as well as the elders enjoy a lot. It is a kid’s friendly place and necessary precautionary measurements are very well observed here.
Tickets and Pricing:
You need to buy tickets for visiting the place. Pricing is different for different activities. A list of pricing of different activities along with the entry is listed below to give an idea to the keen visitors.
- Airboat Ride $19
- Private Airboat tour $400
- Animal meet and greet $34.50
- Alligator encounter $64.50
- VIP Experience $398
The general admission starts at $16 which will allow you for entry and the shows only.
All of the above listed price may vary a little and these pricing includes the general admission. The ‘Animal meet and Greet’ and ‘Alligator Encounter’ package is for one hour. However, for online booking, there are some discounts. You can visit the website for booking Everglades Alligator Farm.
There are also some discounts for children of different ages. However, you can use your credit card for the payment.
Things to do
In Everglades Alligator Farm, you can pass quality time with your family and enjoy doing the above listed activities. Most importantly, the children will enjoy it a lot there. A small detail on the activities of Everglades Alligator Farm are elaborated below.
The airboat ride is one of the most attractive and popular activities of the alligator farm. These airboats are made with Aluminum to explore the shallow water of the farm. You can see the turtles and the alligators closely.
It is a 20 to 25 minutes ride in the water and after booking you need to take the voucher to get the schedule of your ride. On the other hand, you need to arrive there before 3 pm to do all the activities.
The ticket price for the children between 4 years to 11 years is $19 and for adults, the price is $25.
Extended Private Airboat tour
It’s a tour of doing a party with your friends and family privately. The tour duration is about 45 to 60 minutes which includes a guide. You can take a maximum of 25 people on the tour. But the pricing is different. For 6 people the price is $400 and for additional people, the price is $50 each. You can learn about wildlife and some basic survival tips from there.
It is a three in one package which includes airboat tour, animal experience, and alligator encounter. The duration of the tour is three hours and for two people the price is $498 and for additional people the $99 each. A maximum of 6 people can join the party. The package includes souvenirs and refreshments. Kids under 6 are not allowed for this package.
The price of the package is $64.50 to $69.50 which is a one hour tour. You can visit the alligators and hold different size alligators with the facility of feeding them.
Animal Meet and Greet
It is a one hour tour for both the adults and the children (above 5 years only). The pricing for adults is $39.50 and children under 11 years is $34.50.
In this package, you can spend some time with the animals and can also feed them. You may even encounter snakes, emus and tortoise during the event.
Different animal shows are held at different times of the day. So one can enjoy the shows if he knows the timing of each show.
Alligator and snake shows are held three times daily.
The timing for the Alligator show is 11 am, 2 pm and 5 pm.
The timing for the Snake show is 10 am, 1 pm and 4 pm.
In this session, you can witness the feeding process to the alligators. This session is conducted two times daily. One is at 12 pm and the other one is at 3 pm.
At the entrance of the farm, you will find gift shops from where you can buy different reptile souvenirs, gator tooth necklace, and different other things.
For transportation, you can choose a free trolley service or you can choose a line bus which is the cheapest way to travel but at the same time, a little bit time-consuming. On the other hand, you can hire a taxi or uber.
If you travel with your own vehicle you will get a parking facility at the farm. You will get private parking there. However, there is no bike parking facility there.
Most importantly, you can walk through the farm area only with the selected roads and swimming is totally prohibited there. Additionally, dogs are not allowed inside the farm. Every year alligator eggs are collected and sold to the other farms.
This Everglades Alligator Farm is a great tourist attraction where the kids can enjoy a lot by witnessing and spending time with the alligators as well as doing the fascinating activities.