Big Cypress Preserve: Self-Guided Driving Audio Tour
4 Ratings
Embark on a self-guided driving tour through the lush wetlands of Big Cypress National Preserve. Discover the history, diverse habitats, and wildlife of this serene and beautiful land.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Big Cypress National Preserve - Welcome to your tour of Big Cypress National Preserve! Your tour begins at 29701 Southwest 8th Street in Miami. You should see Buffalo Tiger’s boat shop on your right. If you aren’t already there, head there now.
What's Included
  • Stories play automatically by GPS, hands-free support available.
  • Full itinerary with travel tips, narrations, videos, texts, and hidden gems included.
  • Requires no cell signal or wifi, featuring an offline GPS map and route directions.
  • Enjoy a private tour in your own or a rental car, with the flexibility to take breaks.
  • Easily accessible with a downloadable Tour Guide App and provided password.
  • Flexible schedule usable any day, any time, valid for multiple days or future trips.
  • One purchase covers all passengers in a car, offering savings over bus tours.
What's Not Included
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations
Additional Information

Embark on an adventurous exploration of the verdant wetlands of Big Cypress National Preserve with this independent driving tour. Meander through picturesque walkways set in the preserve’s various habitats, uncover the complex history tethered to this delicate ecosystem, and stay alert for sightings of alligators! As you navigate this tranquil and uniquely charming landscape, you’ll learn about the Seminole tribe, the proposed plans to wipe out the preserve for an airport construction, and much more.

Once your booking is confirmed, you’ll receive an email. Before proceeding to download the Tour Guide App by Action, ensure you have a good internet/wifi connection. Once downloaded, enter the unique password from your email to access your tour. Just follow the audio guidelines and mapped route from that point.

Please Note, this does not include an entry ticket. Check the preserve’s operating hours prior to your visit.

The tour does not have an expiration date. Enjoy lifetime validity with your purchase!

  • How to access: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a confirmation email with instructions. Follow the instructions right away: • Download the separate app • Enter the password • Download the tour • MUST DO while in strong wifi/cellular.
  • How to start the tour: Open Action’s separate audio tour guide app once onsite. • If there is just one tour, launch it. • If multiple tour versions exist, launch the one with your planned starting point and direction. • Go to the starting point. (Note: no one will meet you at the start. This tour is self-guided). • The audio will begin automatically at the starting point. If you face audio issues, visit the FAQ. • Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
  • Amazing Savings: why pay for an expensive, crowded, and limited bus tour — priced per person! — when you can have ONE amazing audio guide on your OWN phone for your WHOLE group?
  • Flexibility and Convenience: • Use the tour app anytime, on any day, and over multiple days. It’s perfect for tailoring your exploration and revisiting your favorite spots on future trips. • Start and pause the tour whenever you like, taking breaks and exploring side excursions at your own pace, free from the constraints of a group.
  • Comprehensive Tour Experience: •The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities.
  • Ease of Use and Accessibility: • The app is hands-free and activates stories via GPS, offering support through call, chat, or email. • There is no need for a continuous cell or Wi-Fi connection as the GPS map works offline.
  • Memorable Keepsakes: • Utilize the app’s images to create a photo book or share on social media, ensuring you have high-quality, crowd-free memories from your trip.
  • Preparation: • After booking, download the app and the tour using a strong Wi-Fi connection. • Review the tour at home before your trip for a better experience.
  • Starting the Tour: • Open the app upon arrival at your destination. • Select the appropriate tour based on your starting point. • Head to the starting location; the audio will begin automatically. • Follow the suggested route and adhere to the speed limit for an optimal experience. • By following these instructions and taking advantage of the app’s features, users can enjoy a personalized, flexible, and in-depth exploration of their destination at their own pace and convenience.
29701 SW 8th St
Southwest 8th Street
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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May 21, 2024
Loop Road on a Monday in May - Nice quiet drive with few other cars. Lots of wildlife and beautiful plants. Will do it again when we have more time to complete all the stops.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Feb 29, 2024
Nice option - We enjoyed this low commitment tour. With young kids it’s really nice to go at your own pace and choose if you want to skip something or spend more time at a stop.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 23, 2023
Big Cypress - accessible and at your own pace - Being able to have our own private tour at our own pace was exactly what we needed! The audio was so nice because it gave us a little background of what we were about to adventure. We selected the West to East version. The boardwalk stops were a great way to stretch our legs. We saw 4 alligators on our own right from the boardwalks. We missed the later portion of the tour as we didn't realize that we had to stay on Loop Road. We started on the road and it had a lot of pot holes, and we worried about our rental car. We turned around and went back on the main road. After a while with no more stops, we realized that the App's map was zoomed in so we didn't notice all the next stops continued on from Loop Road. We missed a lot of stops. We were too far gone to turn back and could have hit those by starting at the end, but we were satisfied and had another ccommitment.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jan 18, 2024
Don’t do it. - Nothing this was baloney and I would have preferred to get my money back. All we did was drive a crappy road that was so potholed I had to drive fast to get through it. Horrible. Avoid this tour at all costs. Would really like my money back.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 4 guests
July 2024