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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter

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Hollywood, United States

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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)

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1006 North, US-27, Hollywood, FL 33029, USA

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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.
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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.

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

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Worth it!
, Jun 2021
Our captain was funny and knowledgeable! The kids had a blast. We saw a lot of different things and the airboat was really cool.
Really Neat!!!
, Jun 2021
This was absolutely wonderful! We saw 4 gators, birds, turtles, snakes, lizards, and crocodiles! Everyone was so great at answering questions and you can truly tell they love their jobs and their creatures. Our Captain Tim was very knowledgeable and he was really funny and fun! Our 2 year old actually fell asleep on my husbands lap!!!
, Jun 2021
The ride was nice but we signed up for an 11 tour and we didn't get on a boat for over an hr. The ride was also a little u see 30 min. Quite expensive for what we paid for
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Greetings, Your reservation time is for a window of arrival and not a boat departure time. Our guided tours leave every 30 minutes from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Great time
, Jun 2021
We learned a lot of new information about alligators and swamp’s wild life. The boat was not too loud. We really enjoyed.
Beauty of Florida’s natural environment
, Jun 2021
We had a great ride! We saw alligators, learned a lot about the natural environment and had a wonderful tour! The fan boat was a lot of fun.
Pleasant surprise
, Jun 2021
Pleasant experience from beginning to end. Dalton our guide was informative and passionate about caring for the Everglades. Lovely exhibits of well loved exotic reptiles . Thanks
Airboats rides are great
, Jun 2021
It was a great excursion. The people were friendly and we got up close to 2 alligators. Would do it again.
well worth the time and money
, Jun 2021
Had a great time ,, We arrived early and was able to get on a boat about 1/2 hour before our time that was scheduled saw one pretty large gator and one small one just before we returned to the dockj. Josh had us out there a good 45 min to an hour trying to find more wildlife
Nice trip
, May 2021
We had a great time! The exhibit after was very nice, too! We’d never seen the Everglades before. Recommend!
Never going back
, May 2021
So my daughter and I went to the photo booth the lady talking the picture totally ignored us saying she thought I was with the black group. Because I’m black

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