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“An enjoyable trip in the Everglades!”

Sawgrass Recreation Park
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US$43.69*
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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure
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US$24.29*
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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter Ticket
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US$42.39*
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Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour from Fort Lauderdale
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Weston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Our exhibits feature timed shows where you can hold an alligator and visit magnificent mammals such as the Florida Panther or the Black Leopard. Picnic areas, birthday parties, camping, rv parking. Exclusive private and nighttime airboat tours are now available year round! Open 7 days a week! Just 25 minutes from the heart of Ft. Lauderdale!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There were several small children on board, so the captain didn't go as fast as he may have had that not been the case, but we enjoyed this excursion on the airboat out onto the water to see some crocodiles (or was it alligators, please excuse my ignorance, I don't know the difference); also saw lots of large turtles --especially enjoyable for the young children on board, but my husband and I had a good time also.

Thank Alicia C
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great experience for the whole family and more reasonable priced than most. We were able to just turn up and had to only wait 30 mins before we were on a boat .

Thank ToonArmy44
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Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit. As a family-run business, we pride ourselves on being an affordable and educational attraction. See you next time!

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We went on an airboat ride here to see alligators as it was cheap and recommended by our resort. We didn't see a single alligator on the ride. Based on what our guide was saying, this is not uncommon. The only good part of this trip was we got to hold a baby alligator after it was over.

Thank TravelingYEG5
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Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

We are pleased you were able to come visit Sawgrass Recreation Park and enjoy an Everglades airboat tour. It can sometimes be difficult to find wildlife while out on the airboat tour as we are at the mercy of mother nature. We are glad to hear you were able to enjoy our animal exhibits and hold a baby alligator for a photo opportunity. We hope you are able to come visit us when the weather is more favorable and there are more opportunities to see wildlife out on the boat ride.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience with Captain Sean highly recommend. Good price for the ride and access to the animal areas

Thank fairlo
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Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We reached at 11 am when the temperatures was at its peak and the boat before us didnot see anything ....our captain promised us that he will try his best and to our luck we saw 3 aligators and a turtle lucky indeed !!
Recommended time to go is early in the morning or evening before it gets too hot ! Or the best time is to go during the winter .
The aligators were literally on our boat!! They were that close .
Try to get your own ear muffs to protect your ears from the noise of the airboat.( they provide ear plugs)
If you dont see anything in the water ..the ride itself is an experience and a mini zoo which is free included in your air boat ride ticket is good too .
Black Panthers were awesome and baby aligator encounter was cool too !!
You will have a great time ,staff are good and friendly .

Thank bisharahindian
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