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Billie Swamp Safari

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30000 Gator Tail Trl, Clewiston, FL 33440-4303
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Nice place to take the grandkids

We took our son, his lady and our 4, 7 and 13 year old granddaughters to Billie’s Swamp Safari... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James L
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All around great time

We come out to FL several times a year and were looking for something new. I found this on Groupon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Serina_Jake
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Joliet, Illinois
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“buggy ride” (48 reviews)
“snake show” (60 reviews)
“water buffalo” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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30000 Gator Tail Trl, Clewiston, FL 33440-4303
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our son, his lady and our 4, 7 and 13 year old granddaughters to Billie’s Swamp Safari. The airboat ride was the highlight as we idled through a rookery with many nesting cattle egret and lots of fledglings. We also saw a 10-11...More

Thank James L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come out to FL several times a year and were looking for something new. I found this on Groupon and figured we would give it a try. We did both the water ride and the swamp buggy ride. Everyone of the staff we had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst we were unable to go on the airboats due to the awful weather - Jocelyn really saved the day with her very informative buggy tour through the plains. I have been to Billies a couple of times, once we stayed in the chickee’s on...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in Ft. Lauderdale on vacation, my husband and I thought it would be fun to experience the Everglades in a different way other than airboat. So we went here for the swamp buggy ride as well as the other animal learning attractions advertised. The...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Our family had an amazing day at Billie swamp safari. We first went on the airboat and we loved the many different animals we encountered, like alligators, Bison ,Water Buffalo, dear. We then walked around the enclosures and saw these Beautiful bears and Florida panther....More

Thank sj6370
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Great trip with a friendly staff! It’s on the Seminole Indian Reservation and there is a lot of Indian crafts for sale. Swamp buggy ride narrated by Tre (great entertainer) very interesting! Fort Critter was hands on there was a alligator wrestler, too! Great family...More

Thank Nadine H
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Our family of six (grandparents and two teens) drove app 1 hour from the Fort Lauderdale Airport to kill some time waiting for our flight home after our cruise. I wasn't sure what to expect but we all LOVED Billie Swamp Safari which is in...More

Thank sazoram
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My advice is to get there early. It’s like having a private tour and the place is empty and the animals are alert and happy. Also check Groupon or living social deals. I used the money I saved on dining and trying some of the...More

Thank Xanni25
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We drove out from Fort Lauderdale and got the full day pass. We arrived in time to take the 11:30 Airboat and still get on the 1:00 Swamp Buggy if we promised to go directly there. So we get on the Airboat, ready to go...More

Thank Bob D
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

Had some over from England and took them to Billie Swamp. We all had a great day. Alligator wrestling, the swamp buggy, air boat ride, feeding the gators and seeing all the other animals was just great.

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Clairevoyante
24 March 2018|
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Response from stulimom | Reviewed this property |
Just get there early I think at 9 and go into shop to get on the list. You can see animals while you wait. And call to be sure there's one at 10;30 or 10 am. Leave 25 minutes minimum to drive into the place off I 75.
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Jordie H
18 March 2018|
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Response from Richardsond9 | Reviewed this property |
Legally, probably yes, but functionally I would not recommend it. It is quite noisy, and so rough that it is a challenge even for an adult to stay in their seat.
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Spa e
25 February 2018|
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