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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter

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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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)
Sawgrass Recreation Park , 1006 US-27, Weston, FL 33327, USA

2 miles North of i-75 on Highway 27, at mile marker 35

This activity will end right where it started.
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.
Itinerary
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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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter.

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star-5
Excellent experience!!!...
Maria_A
, Oct 2021
Excellent experience!!! My whole family loved it. I will definitely recommend it. It was recreational and also educational for my daughter
star-4
Great
Karen_B
, Oct 2021
We had a great time even though the water was high. Captain was amazing and staff friendly. Very clean restrooms
star-5
Fun!
Jamie_S
, Oct 2021
The tour was awesome! We saw 2 alligators 🐊 who were less than scared. They came right up next to our boys. Scary!
star-5
Great, learning fun
Neil_G
, Oct 2021
Very fun, even short 30 minute trip. Lots to see and captions great. Would do a second time fotsure.
star-5
Such a great airboat ride
Fallonn_F
, Oct 2021
We had such a great time! The weather was beautiful, the gators were out, and our captain was amazing! He told us so much information about gators and the Everglades. We loved it! Thank you 🙏 for everything
star-5
Highly recommend the experience!
Andrea_D
, Oct 2021
Overall the tour was great. Our boat driver (Mike) gave us a lot of detail about the wildlife in the area that we saw and really gave us an overall great experience. Highly recommend!
star-5
Capt John was awesome. My...
Brianna_M
, Oct 2021
Capt John was awesome. My 1.5 yr old loved it. We brought our own life jacket just in case for him but they had some there.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
So glad your little one enjoyed the airboat tour! Thank you for your visit! See you next time!
star-5
Alligator encounter!
Ace_A
, Oct 2021
Amazing experience! We got to see a huge alligator up close! The captain was awesome. The boats were so cool
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Love that you got to see a big alligator up close! Thanks for your visit!
star-5
Just a Gator!
GregandSonia_S
, Sep 2021
Incredible experience, Tony’s knowledge made the experience even better! Skimming across the water at 30 mph! Thank you for a great experience!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much! Tony will be so glad to learn you enjoyed your visit!
star-5
Very awesome experience...
Jacob_M
, Sep 2021
Very awesome experience and awesome guide. Would definitely recommend if your into wildlife and nature!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your review! We love sharing our Everglades!

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