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Coopertown Airboats

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22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
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Great fun!

We had a Groupon coupon for this Airboat ride and went on a beautiful Wednesday morning. Our guide... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
Jeannene A
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Hannacroix, New York
Awesome!

We booked the two hour private tour, money well spent! You get to ride in the smaller Airboat Style... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2016
AndyReflect
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Our professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized, educational airboat tour covering approximately 9 miles of this unique environment. We first go into the vast open saw grass where you will see why the Everglades are called the "River of Grass"! You will travel by Airboat through a Hardwood Hammock (a small island of solid ground in the "river of grass"), into the Everglades National Park stopping at alligator holes and seeing the abundance of 'glades wildlife. See the Purple Gallanule voted the most colorful bird in Florida and the endangered Everglade Snail Kite as well as herons, grackles, turtles, raccoons and other Everglades residents! The Everglades are a truly unique and vibrant environment which you can only experience first hand! Unless you brought your hip waders, a private airboat tour is the best way to see it! (And much drier, too!) After this fascinating and educational airboat tour, relax and enjoy a taste of 'Down Home' cooking, Everglades-style. The Coopertown Restaurant offers such delicacies as frog legs, 'gator tail, catfish and more! All served in a friendly country manner that is distinctly "Floridian". "Belly up" to the bar and meet the folks of Coopertown! Learn some of the fascinating history of the area, and check out the guest book to see who else has passed through and enjoyed a ride on a Coopertown Airboat! Take a closer look at these fascinating creatures in our Alligator Exhibit! What a cute little guy! Popular enough to have a college mascot named for it! A ride on an airboat is the best way to Check out the rest of the gator population in Coopertown
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

We had a Groupon coupon for this Airboat ride and went on a beautiful Wednesday morning. Our guide was Marv, and we had a great time with him, he really took us through the Everglades and explained a lot in several different areas of the...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2016

We booked the two hour private tour, money well spent! You get to ride in the smaller Airboat Style and have plenty of time to get to know the Everglades. Our "Pilot"/Driver was Dan, he was excellent, plenty of knowledge and the right mix of...More

Thank AndyReflect
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Reviewed February 17, 2016

Came upon their aid sheet in our hotel and decided to plot this place into our GPS and check out the Everglades. The Coopertown Airboat group were informative, funny and they stopped to show us alligators and other interesting things on the tour on a...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

We've been through the Everglades twice before with this company in the past eight years. We found them to be a delight. We had friends visiting and suggested we take them there. It was a gorgeous day, and we were excited about another trip with...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2016

We took a airboat around the everglades and enjoyed the best information given from a lovely guide. Loved to see the crocodiles on their habitat ... Very nice staff.

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Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

After reading reviews on Tripadvisor about which airboat company could be the best, we picked Coopertown airboats... One word, minus the cold that day, brilliant ! Very well organized, first you can meet some reptiles and learn from the staff about it, then you jump...More

Thank Guillaume G
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Reviewed February 7, 2016

We bought the short public ride on line with a groupon ticket, but when we got there, upgraded to a private tour, which cost $200 for 4 for a one hour ride. We actually got a very nice 80 minute tour, got up close and...More

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed February 5, 2016

The boat ride was fun.Our guide was very informative on the local wildlife. We got to see the alligators up close and personal. The trip was a little annoying because there was so many people and they kept talking and I couldn't hear the guide...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2016

I'm proud to show off my great city of Miami, so when my friend from Chicago had 2 requests an Airboat ride and Key West I said sure, have not done in either in a long time. I bought the Groupon for $17 plus additional...More

Thank Marilyn F
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Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

We had a lot of choice for this trip and the coopertown was the Least expensive. Others charges 300-350$/hour...they had A 200$/charge per hour which made sense to us. We had A bilingual guide-french english-which was helpful as well. Had fun, saw alligators, little visit,...More

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August 9, 2017|
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Response from Debi P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I have heard of them turning over😳.
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Amit S
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend infants on the boats. They are quite noisy and affect their ears. they move quite fast and jerky at times. Even small children may have a problem. No seat belts either.
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momto3longisland
May 1, 2017|
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Response from swhulbert | Reviewed this property |
Hi- The ride is actually very smooth. The boat glides over the top of the water2which allows it to go over the grasses. The operator did spin the boat slightly so I do t know how that would affect you. Maybe talking to the... More
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