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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter

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Weston, United States
Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter

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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)

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1006 US-27, Weston, FL 33327, USA

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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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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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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, Jul 2021
The people where great overall good experience,I would say thought the ride would have been a little more fun and or Exciting
Up close and personal
, Jul 2021
Bob our driver was very knowledgeable and funny . Alligator experience was great too as in saw one only a couple feet from my face , being the front of the boat and on the side . Could have touched him ! But didn’t hah Thanks was worth it !
Air boat in the Everglades
, Jul 2021
Nice time, good location, affordable. The animal attraction area could use some cleanup, but the boat ride was nice.
Outstanding experience
, Jul 2021
The boat captain was very informative and made the adventure very fun. The whole experience was well worth the cast, and I would recommend it to all of my family and friends.
Great time
, Jul 2021
Well worth the money. Great trip. Didnt get to see any alligators on boat trip but they have some back in cages. He did try to find some for us. Great tour guide. Had fun.
Won’t regret
, Jul 2021
I feel like it was better than any other Everglades tour. They don’t feed the animals like others do. They actually have to find the gators. Fun for all
, Jul 2021
Boat ride was fun and Captain Mike was very knowledgeable. We did not see any alligators which I know was not his fault. We did have to wait about 45 min even though our boat was scheduled for 11:00. Food was good and the exhibits were ok.
Cool experience
, Jul 2021
This was a cool experience. It was basically going out on the boat for about 30 mins and hoping to catch a glimpse of some wild life. They have a small reptile exhibit which was also cool.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again!
Very enjoyable
, Jul 2021
Very enjoyable we got to see an alligator but you may not see one.....30mins is a great amount of time. You can pay a few more dollars and have a private tour with just your family.
Great experience
, Jul 2021
We got to see one gator in the water. Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the Everglades. It was an enjoyable ride in itself. Would do it again.

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