Shark Valley Tram Tours is an authorized concessioner for the National Park Service. We operate the National Park Tours within the Shark Valley Entrance of Everglades National Park, which is the entrance closest to the city of Miami.
On our educational tours, you will see the residents of the Everglades in their natural surroundings. Animals roam freely, and the environment is protected. You will receive expert information from Park-trained naturalists who have the experience that enables them to spot all of the unique and subtle treasures of the Everglades.
If you’re wondering about the name Shark Valley…Well, although sharks are one form of wildlife that you will not see in the shallow waters of the Everglades within Shark Valley, they’re not terribly far away. Two of the estuaries supplied by The Everglades River are the Shark River and Little Shark River whose brackish waters provide wonderful feeding and nursing habitats for several species of sharks, including bull sharks, which are the top of the food chain, as well as blacktip sharks and lemon sharks.
You won’t see any mountains framing the Shark Valley, but we are technically in a valley because the coastal ridges of South Florida are higher than the interior of this part of the state. The western coastal ridge is about 14-17 feet above sea level. The Atlantic ridge is 15-20 feet above sea level, and the Shark Valley Visitor Center area is about 7 feet above sea level, which puts us in the valley between the two ridges. And that’s why we’re called Shark Valley.