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Sawgrass Recreation Park

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Address: 1006 N. U.S. Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327
Phone Number:
+1 954-389-0202
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07:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation...

Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Our exhibits feature timed shows where you can hold an alligator and visit magnificent mammals such as the Florida Panther or the Black Leopard. Picnic areas, birthday parties, camping, rv parking. Exclusive private and nighttime airboat tours are now available year round! Open 7 days a week! Just 25 minutes from the heart of Ft. Lauderdale!

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US$43.69*
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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure
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Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour from Fort Lauderdale

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Knowledgeable Guides and Excellent Value for Money

When we booked my wife was concerned that the 30 minute air boat ride was too short but it turned out to be perfect. The actual time spent on the water was about 45 + minutes and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we booked my wife was concerned that the 30 minute air boat ride was too short but it turned out to be perfect. The actual time spent on the water was about 45 + minutes and when the guide found an alligator (which are darn hard to see in daytime) we spent about 10 minutes admiring the creature. Our... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This attraction is easily accessible just off the main highway. We were able to get our tickets quickly and immediately take the next boat out. (Before 3 pm we were told they leave every 20 minutes, and every 30 min. after 3.) The ride was 35 minutes long; we saw 1 baby alligator, a pair of vultures, and an osprey.... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Airboat ride was 30 mins and other than the alligator at the dock we did not see any out further. Would have been nice to cruise a bit faster. The exhibit area was nice and it is great they rescue abandoned or hurt animals but it was also sad to see each one alone in their respective cage.

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Nederzwalm-Hermelgem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My last visit was on a very busy day, all boats were out, no parking spots available, so I just took a little walk around the compound. I remember from a previous visit that the boat trips were pretty awesome, so I don't want to judge it too badly...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

One of the options after coming off a cruise early in the morning was a trip to "The Everglades" with a drop-off at MIA. Sawgrass Recreation Park was our destination and after having an opportunity to see some of the animals close up and listen to the great work that the team do, our finale was a boat trip with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little animal park with rescued animals that couldn't be rehabilitated and released. Most non-native. Nice airboat ride. Captain Debra was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, gators don't sun themselves on mostly cloudy days but the trip into the Everglades was very interesting. Great way to spend a few hours post cruise. Much better than sitting around the airport.

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Hamlin, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Charles gave us an wonderful tour tonight. He made it fun and interesting, telling of local lore, and pointing out the wildlife in the water. Thank you and we most certainly will be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always wanted to take an airboat ride in the Everglades and today we took a ride with captain Charles. Had a blast and learned a lot about the history of the Everglades and also a neat tidbit about cat tails. Was worried that the half hour tour wouldn't be enough but it was fun and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Yorkville, IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Got a good deal. $54 for 4 people to ride the airboat and visit the exhibits. The exhibits themselves are not really worth paying for.,.,.they did have some shows...however we were rushed through because of the large group coming AFTER us and would exceed the fire code so we couldn't take the time. The airboat ride was nice however only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted an airboat tour of the Everglades. We found the best reviews for Blackwater Airboat tours, but they do not offer public tours and there were just two of us. Blackwater recommended Sawgrass Recreation Park. Our tour guide Debbie knew the glades like the back of her hand and she was very funny too. We got some great pictures... More 

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