Total Everglades Stay & Play

$311 - $804

2-5 guests

1 room with 2 queen beds

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1 night lodging

7 attractions

110 min of tours

4-5 hour visit

Captain Jack's Stay & Play Adventure includes all you need to have a fun and relaxing trip to Everglades City! Start your trip off exploring the city and then head to the Ivey House Everglades Adventures Hotel for a relaxing night stay. The next day, explore three exclusive ecosystems of the Everglades on a Mangrove Tunnel Airboat Tour, a Grassland Airboat Tour, and a Swamp Buggy Tour. Then check out the Everglades City Boardwalk, Animal Sanctuary, and alligator show, all included with your tour.

Lodging and 7 Attractions Included


Hotel Stay

0.3 mi away
2 queen beds
Relax in a cozy room with great amenities before your day of adventuring.

Mangrove Tunnel Airboat Tour

50 min
6- or 10-seat boat
2-way headsets
The main event! Zip through the famous twisting mangrove tunnels of Everglades City.


15 min
Stroll through a mangrove forest and try to spot raccoons, alligators, manatees, and more!

Grassland Airboat Tour

30 min
5 miles away
15-seat boat
Escape into 259 private acres and feel the expansive beauty of the unique Everglades grasslands.

Swamp Buggy Tour

30 min
20-seat buggy
Slow down and take in the beautiful scenery of a lush cypress forest.

Animal Sanctuary

20 min
See a lion, turtles, otters, crocodiles, and over 100 alligators. Then attend an alligator show and hug an alligator!

Alligator Show

20 min
Animal Sanctuary
Our experienced alligator handlers put on a live alligator show every hour. Get up close and learn!

Hug an Alligator

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


Day 1: Arrive in Everglades City

Spend the day exploring Everglades City and then head to the Ivey House Everglades Adventures Hotel for a relaxing night’s stay.

The Ivey House Everglades Adventures Hotel is located in the heart of Everglades City and is just 0.7 miles from Captain Jack's (a 3 minute drive). The Ivey House offers spacious rooms, each surrounding a beautifully landscaped screened-in tropical courtyard and pool. Amenities include free wifi, a screened-in swimming pool with complimentary pool towels, free parking, and guest laundry. The Ivey House is a non-smoking and pets-free property. Captain Jack's Overnight Adventure includes 1 room with 2 queen beds. Room amenities include a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, flat-screen TV, and free wifi.

Day 2: Experience total Everglades combo

The next day, head to Captain Jack's for your Total Everglades Combo. The combo features a 50 minute mangrove tunnel airboat tour where you will zip through the twisting mangrove tunnels.

Next, your 30 minute grassland airboat tour is just an 8 minute drive away where you will explore our private Everglades grassland reserve. Then enjoy the scenery of a cypress forest on a 30 minute swamp buggy tour. After your tours, visit our animal sanctuary & alligator park, including an hourly live alligator show!

Live alligator shows start every hour beginning at 10:00 a.m., with the last show starting at 4:00 pm.

hotel information

Check-In Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Check-Out Time: 11:00 am (Please leave keys in room)

For any other check-in or check-out arrangements, please contact the Ivey House.

Due to the age and size of the Ivey House, we are able to offer only limited accessible amenities for those with disabilities. For a complete description of accessible features, please contact the Ivey House before making a reservation.

605 Buckner Ave N
Everglades City, FL 34139
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Guests Love Us!

“There is something about flying down narrow alleys of mangrove trees that is just a rush. I could never get tired of it. The guides always give more than just a ride. You learn so much about the Everglades and the total ecosystem that it is. We most certainly will be back!

—C. from Florida

“The mangrove tour was so much fun! We saw a family of dolphins swimming along the boat, several alligators, and a few fish jumping out of the water. Riding through the mangroves was beautiful and a fun way to see the Everglades. I would recommend to anyone.”

—J. from Massachusetts

“We really enjoyed seeing the alligators. The captain of the airboat gave a lot of information about the Everglades and habitat. The addition of the two-way headsets let us all communicate during the tour. This was really a highlight of having friends down visiting us new Florida residents. Plan to bring other guests."

—K. from Florida

“We did the combo package and it was amazing! Great way to experience all 3 ways to 'see' the Everglades! Would highly recommend. All the captains for each segment were fantastic! Had a great time!"


Why Choose Captain Jack’s?


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!

Safety & Experience

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

Two-Way Headsets

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

Alligators & Animals

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

Quietest & Comfiest

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

Personal & Popular

Our small, personalized airboat tours are the most popular in Everglades City, 365 days a year.

Refreshments & Gifts

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

Top Questions

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