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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter Ticket

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Sawgrass Recreation Park, 1006 US-27, Weston, FL 33327, USA
    Departure Time
    Your preferred time between 9am and 4pm
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 30-minute airboat ride
    • Entry/Admission - Sawgrass Recreation Park
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
    • Captain's Gratuities (optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour due to inclement weather
    • 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.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    It was in the trip during the morning and it was very warm to enjoy the trip. It was a nice place and the kid enjoy it.

    Thank Lilliam E. R
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    The air boat tour was great. The captain made occasional stops to share information about the Everglades, its plants and wildlife. We learned a lot of things. We met an alligator in one of the channels that seemed as curious about us as we were...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Donaly50
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My wife and I took this excursion after disembarking from the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship and prior to drop off at Miami Airport. So glad we did. An excellent tour run very professionally by all staff at this venue. If someone has not...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 2ozzietravellers
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had a blast! We took the first airboat out. The weather was fantastic and the service was great. We enjoyed our captain and we got to see 2 gators and beautiful birds. The animal exhibit was more of a reptile exhibit but it was...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank maliamullins
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The staff were very friendly. We had a lot of fun at the park. The driver took us to see alligators. We only saw one alligator, but the boat driver took us to several spots trying to see more. He was great!

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    20 June 2019|
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    Response from Eugene S | Reviewed this property |
    I think they depart every 15-30 minutes. There are more than one airboats running. The airboat ride is suppose to be 30 minutes but the last time I was there in Feb. ,I know we were out there an hour. They make sure you can... More
    9 January 2019|
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    Response from deanoyc | Reviewed this property |
    Recommend a rental car when traveling around FL. Some hotels and tour companies have bus service to these Everglade Tour Companies (there are 100's of them) but most do not. You'll have more options if you have your own... More
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