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Coopertown Airboats

22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
+1 305-226-6048
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Loved it!

I bought a Groupon for two people for $28. The airboat ride was about 40 minutes and we saw about... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2015
Ali S
West Sacramento, California
Awesome private tour

We had the best guide, an amazing adventure and a super informative and fun one hour private tour... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
+1 305-226-6048

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Reviewed 7 August 2015

I bought a Groupon for two people for $28. The airboat ride was about 40 minutes and we saw about seven gators. They have a restaruant and a gift shop that are reasonably priced.

Thank Ali S
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

We had the best guide, an amazing adventure and a super informative and fun one hour private tour through the Everglades. Just make sure to being water and your camera. The small restaurant near the entrance serves alligator meat and it's good. Loved the whole...More

2  Thank gali_gk
Reviewed 5 August 2015

First, the boat capt. had to refuel in front of all the customers. We were in the hot sun and then had to smell the spilt fuel. The trip was awful. They do not clean the front windshield so you were out of luck if...More

2  Thank Arkobello
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

All the employees here were kind of rude. We did not interact with one employee who understands customer service. Upon buying our tickets we were told we'd have a 5-10 minute wait but in reality we ended up waiting close to 45 minutes without anyone...More

3  Thank dkn93
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

I bought this on a Groupon and I must say, they sure seem to give the Grouponers the slashed tour. Straight out straight back. Nothing more to it! Guess this is what they've been doing for darn near 70 years. Wow one would think they...More

Thank tikntimebomb
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

We only went to the end of a canal and back. The driver said absolutely nothing on the drive out. He did stop a couple times on the ride back and relayed basic information about the alligators and the surroundings but we only stopped briefly....More

6  Thank Sheri T
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Not sure of our captain's name, but he made it a trip to remember!! We had the best time, very exciting, and got to meet a crocodile up close and personal! I think her name was Stubby. After our ride, my daughter and I had...More

Thank ACifelli
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

The website shows nice open boats for both public and private tours. This is what you'll actually get. A disgusting dirty window (see the pic I uploaded) Plus the tour guide continuously threw out sexual innuendos to be funny. Trust me, I'm not a prude...More

4  Thank Nevadaguns
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

7-22-15 Bought Groupon for $17 for 4 people. Been on airboat ride on US27 Sawgrass before. Thought this one was better! First, you go inside to take a picture in front of a green wall, then you walk to the back where u can see...More

Thank Josie R
Reviewed 15 July 2015

At first we looked at the beast (alligators) on land just to see what they really looked like up close and personal. Then we boarded the air boat and headed out in to the glades. It was a beautiful sonny day until we were on...More

Thank epuya
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Amit S
Are infants allowed on this tour?
25 May 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.
I was wondering if it's very bumpy ride. I get motion sickness , do you think this ride would be ok for me?
1 May 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
How often do airboat tours run on Sundays? Today? Reservations needed? Are u near the Blue Crab Restaurant?
19 March 2017|
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Response from Reefmom | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. Sorry.