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Address: 30000 Gator Tail Trl, Clewiston, FL 33440-4303
Phone Number: +1 800-949-6101
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Billie Swamp Safari is located on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian...

Billie Swamp Safari is located on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Swamp Buggy Eco-Tours and Airboat Rides depart daily through 2,200 acres of untamed Everglades with abundant native and exotic wildlife. Alligator wrestling call for show times. Enjoy a Snake Show, Wildlife Critter Show, Free viewing of reptile and animal exhibits. Free boardwalk nature trail and petting zoo. Full service Swamp Water Cafe opened daily 7am - 6pm. Stay overnight in an authentic Seminole Chickee on the water for two or dorm chickee for 8-12 guests. VIP Exclusive tours offered.

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Great adventure

We did the airboat ride and had a blast. Seen aligators in the wild. Amazing. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a great time.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
ankedu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the airboat ride and had a blast. Seen aligators in the wild. Amazing. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a great time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great experience, family environment, and staff that treats you like family. The food was great and all the guides had endless knowledge of the animals, the environment, and the native customs and cultures.

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Tobago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great adventure and I strongly suggest from the start that you purchase the Package Deal for Air-boat ride, Critter Show, Swamp Buggy Tour and the Snake show. All are very professionally handled and very well scheduled that you go from one to the other with just a little time in between for browsing all the other great... More 

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Thank Sean C
Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a tour guide with an Educational Tour company and I was with over 140 4th grade students, We had the most wonderful time and I would like to add we had the best Swamp Buggy guide , his name was Kyle and he was not only knowledgable but very funny and great with the kids

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SeminoleTourism, Public Relations Manager at Billie Swamp Safari, responded to this review

It is our pleasure to have encouraged teaching outside of the classroom for your students. Your gracious complement will be relayed to Kyle, we know he will be so happy to hear you were pleased. Thank you for spending the day and for taking the time writing a review. More 

Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were concerned about my wife climbing up into the buggy, but they pull up to a dock just like a boat so you walk right on. We were warned to expect a bumpy ride, but our driver/guide was not a cowboy and eased the buggy over rough spots in the trail and deep holes in the water. He was... More 

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Thank David M
SeminoleTourism, Public Relations Manager at Billie Swamp Safari, responded to this review

It is so good to hear your wife was able to enjoy her ride! The swamp buggy can be quite bumpy in areas, we are glad our tour guide "handled with care" with our most precious cargo. Thank you for taking the time to write a review! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We should have had a clue when the first person we encountered needed serious lessons in customer relations, the girl in the store selling the tickets was not welcoming or friendly AT ALL... she answered our questions but seemed like we were an inconvenience. The grounds were clean and well kept otherwise it was fun to look at the animals... More 

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SeminoleTourism, Public Relations Manager at Billie Swamp Safari, responded to this review

We are so grateful for your honesty and feedback whether good or bad. We take customer service very serious, rest-be-assured your concerns are ours and the situation has been address where there is room for improvement. Your airboat ride is supposed to be 25 minutes and should have provided interesting insight on the animals, plants and cultural surroundings. We took... More 

Tel Aviv District, Israel
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We have no idea how the authorities allowed this place to be part of one of the most important national parks in the USA. Feeding boxes are everywhere (and they proud of that!) plus animals that brought there that have no relation to Florida or to The US (no wonder why they need feeding boxes), it feels like they don't... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had family in town and took them to see the Everglades. Instead, we saw what appears to be a place that's literally hanging on. I was appalled to see the condition of their captive animals. At the very least they could wash out their water bowls and clean up their TINY enclosures. When we arrived the "petting zoo" animals... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Air boat ride, Swamp buggy tour, animal shows and Several meals in swamp water cafe. buy ticket for whole package, very reasonable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The air boat rides and Swamp buggy rides are a great way to see another side of Florida. The airboat ride is a fun way to see the Everglades and spot birds, alligators, and gaze upon the gorgeous views of cypress trees and Spanish moss. The Swamp buggy is an exciting, bumpy ride. You will see some native and non-native... More 

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