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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter

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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Escape to the Florida Everglades for this airboat adventure and wildlife encounter at Sawgrass Recreation Park. This exciting airboat ride is a great way to experience the unique subtropical ecosystem of the Everglades. Skim across the grassy water at speeds up to 40 miles per hour while looking for wildlife like alligators, fish, turtles, and wading birds. This guided tour includes entrance to Sawgrass Recreation Park and an admission ticket to the animal exhibit and a guided airboat tour.
  • Everglades airboat ride plus admission to Sawgrass Recreation Park
  • Speed through the Everglades on a thrilling airboat ride
  • See native and exotic species of animals, including alligators and tortoises
  • Learn about the park's conservation measures
  • Access to the park's Reptile and Exotic Wildlife exhibits included
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30-minute airboat ride
Admission to Sawgrass Recreation Park
Access to the park's Alligator and Reptile Exhibit
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Captain's Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

1006 US-27, Weston, FL 33327, USA

2 miles North of i-75 on Highway 27, at mile marker 35

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to Sawgrass Recreation Park just a short drive from downtown Fort Lauderdale, in the heart of the Florida Everglades.

Begin with an exciting airboat tour of the Everglades, and skim along the grassy water at speeds up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) while learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem from the experienced captain. Look for a variety of wildlife, like alligators, fish, turtles, and wading birds.

After the airboat ride, check out the exhibits inside Sawgrass Recreation Park:

The Reptile Exhibit features dozens of species that are both native and exotic to Florida—from turtles, iguanas, and snakes to Cannibal, an intimidating 1,000-pound (454-kg) alligator. The park’s handlers are always happy to talk about how these animals live and survive in the wild.

In the Glades Exhibit, learn about the history of the area and its conservation efforts in a video presentation. Then check out the African spur thigh tortoises, which range in size from 20 to over 100 pounds (9 to over 45 kg) each, plus rare gopher tortoises (which were rescued from a construction site), iguanas, and colorful peacocks.

And finally, in the Exotic Wildlife exhibit, get a peek at the park's wild cats—panthers, leopards, bobcats, caracals, and more.
Itinerary
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Sawgrass Recreation Park
Then it’s on to the exciting Exhibit areas back at the park to meet the Everglades’ panthers, leopards, Florida gators, turtles, iguanas and other native wildlife for yourself, and learn about the care of these endangered animals. Just 25 minutes from Fort Lauderdale, the safest and most entertaining and educational way to experience the Everglades’ unique subtropical ecosystem is at Sawgrass Recreation Park.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Reservation date and time required
  • Protective mask is required for airboat tour and entrance into the gift shop (available for purchase)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Any age child can enjoy the airboat tour. Children 3 years and under are free. It is not necessary to purchase a ticket for ages 3 years and under.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour due to inclement weather
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sawgrass Recreation Park

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter.

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star-5
Very awesome experience...
Jacob_M
, Sep 2021
Very awesome experience and awesome guide. Would definitely recommend if your into wildlife and nature!
star-5
Alligator Abventure
Larry_L
, Sep 2021
Great experience, Captain John put us on two large male alligators within minutes. Soft shell turtle and birds as well.
star-5
Air boat ride was awesome.
Judith_M
, Sep 2021
Captain Bob was awesome. I learned a lot about the sawgrass and the preservation of the area. The animal exhibit was also great.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We are so glad you had a great time! Captain Bob will be happy to hear you enjoyed his tour!
star-5
Up close and personal
Carl_L
, Sep 2021
This was so much fun! Never have I ever been so close to alligators! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly! A great time was had by all!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your review! See you next time!
star-5
We loved it
Nicole_A
, Sep 2021
We really enjoyed the airboat tour and we got to see a gator up close! The tour guide was very informative and friendly. All of the staff are very friendly and you can tell they really enjoy their jobs. I would recommend this 10/10
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We all really do love our jobs and it means a lot to us that we are able to reflect that to our guests. See you next time!
star-5
This was a wonderful...
Monica_F
, Aug 2021
This was a wonderful experience. The staff was pleasant and the captain was informative. We even tried the gator bites! Nice gift shop also. We got to see a gator and a turtle. Would recommend for anyone wanting a fun activity for the day.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your visit and your review! We take pride in offering our guests many local and hand-made items in our gift shop and we always recommend our visitors try our unique grilled gator bites.
star-5
Excellent experience! Excellent airboat ride!
maria_u
, Aug 2021
Excellent experience! Nick , who works there, was very informative and made it very interesting! Nick gave me and my daughter so much information on the animals there.
star-5
Fun!
Makeda_B
, Aug 2021
This was amazing! Captain Bob was fun and very informative. Would definitely recommend this. It’s great for children and adults.
star-5
Awesome Experience
Polehencio_A
, Aug 2021
I’m glad I booked with them my family had the best experience employees there were great,nice and attentive.thank you so much guys keep up the great work
star-5
Gator Fun
Carlos_W
, Aug 2021
The Boat Ride was Awesome Shot out to Captain Disco Saw Alligators and Turtles Captain really broke down the Ecosystem! The Main Attraction foe Us.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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