Useful information – Airboat Tours Everglades City, Florida

By Ed April 25, 2019

image of group on airboat ride speeding through water

Everglades is a city which is located in Collier County, Florida, United States.

Everglades City is well-known for Everglades National Park which is the third largest in the continental United States and covers 2,400 square miles.

There are a lot of places where you can start your adventure here, in South Florida, from Everglades City to Homestead or up to Key Largo.

Everglades City Offers Airboat Tours on only the small boats, you not only see the Florida Everglades up close, but you also receive a much more personalized airboat tour. Unlike other airboats that carry up to 30 people, we put a maximum of 6 passengers on each of our airboats.

Let us check out how to get here in this city if you are coming in from following Florida cities:

How to get in Everglades City?

From Miami:
Visitors coming from the Miami or North zone should take the Florida Turnpike toll road (southbound) until it joins US 1 in Florida City. Turn right at the first traffic light on Palm Drive (9336 State Road / 344th Southwest Street [SW]) and follow the signs to the city.

From Sarasota:
To reach Everglades city from Sarasota, drive across 41 past E C more 35 miles or so to Shark Valley and you reached to Everglades City.

From Orlando:
You have many options to reach to Everglades City from Orlando. Take I4 across to St. Pete/Tampa and then get on I75 to just past Naples, and then take Hwy 29 to EC which is approx 300 miles.

Another option is to go Florida Turnpike or I95 (Probably the fastest route but you need to pay $15 approx for tolls) and then go straight East on I75 or continue to Miami and then take Route no. 41. This route is more rural and it will take you past many different airboat operators and Shark Valley too.

From Naples:
It would be around 4 to 5-hour drive from Naples to Everglades City to cover 36.2 miles. The best place to reach is Shark Valley which is a part of the Everglades city. Another best route is the Tamiami Trail (US 41) which will take you in Everglades City easily.

From Fort Lauderdale:
To reach to Everglades City from Fort Lauderdale, you need to follow I-75 N Route. Take 595 and then 75 and West to 27. This rote is toll route but this toll booth is only after 27 intersections.

The distance between cities:
From Miami to Everglades City: 83.5 Miles.
From Sarasota to Everglades City: 156 Miles.
From Orlando to Everglades City: 206.5 Miles.
From Naples to Everglades City: 36.2 Miles.
From Fort Lauderdale to Everglades City: 100.3 Miles.


A Letter From

Jungle Erv

Welcome to the
Florida Everglades!

I am Jungle Erv- son of the alligator man. My great-great-grandfather was a moonshiner and fisherman. My grandfather preached the Gospel to the Islanders. My mother traded deer meat with the Seminole Indians when she was a little girl. My father was the world famous alligator man. Why choose Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours? My grandchildren are 6th generation Gladesmen. Jungle Erv’s captains are all U.S. Coast Guard licensed. Get the BEST value with our FREE boardwalk and educational gator show. You do not need to sign a waiver to ride on Jungle Erv’s Airboat Tours. Hope to see your smiling faces as we journey through the wild Everglades!