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Sawgrass Recreation Park

#1 of 19 things to do in Weston Features Animals
1006 N US Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327-7700
+1 954-389-0202
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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure
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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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Hours Today: 07:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1006 N US Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327-7700
+1 954-389-0202
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great 30-minute airboat ride through the Everglades. I saw some longer ones but 30 minutes really is adequate. We saw 2 alligators. One of them swam right up to our boat. Captain Disco said these two usually "cooperate"...haha. He gave great information...More

Thank Kim U
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you don't want to drive deep into the Everglades and want the grassland airboat experience, this is a good choice. We did not have a long wait. The animal exhibits were small, but appeared to be well cared for. We enjoyed this close by...More

Thank Ausecl
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in the Fort Lauderdale or Miami area you have to check this place out. I've been to Gatorland before and its very touristy. I liked that this place was a small wild animal sanctuary as well--they have a few Florida Panthers that...More

Thank sandiev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Sawgrass Recreation Area prior to boarding a cruise ship. You will need a car to visit as this is west of Ft Lauderdale by about 20 - 30 miles. Took an airboat ride, didn't see any alligators on that trip, but it was very...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The captain was accommodating and indicated that we might not see any animals. He was right. The airboat ride was noisy (you get free earplugs) but very smooth and safe. There were animals in the small zoo which is included in the price. Discount coupons...More

Thank Mktpro99
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My family really enjoyed our time at Sawgrass Recreation Park! Our airboat captain was full of information and very funny. The kids really liked the roaming peacock and holding the baby gator!

Thank Jenn J
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We went on this tour with a big group on several air boats with different captains. It was a warm and lazy afternoon. Our boat with Captain Disco was the only one that spotted Alligators.

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Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with Captain Disco! He certainly has a lot of fans! See you next time!!

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Cheap afternoon activity on the Everglades. It was fun to ride the airboat however we did not see ANY wildlife. Captain was very nice and informative on educating the guests on the area. Little zoo was cute and was able to hold a three year...More

Thank WildermereBeach
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I had been here years ago and came back because I loved it so much. Unfortunately we got stuck in a downpour right when we arrived. We bought ponchos in the gift shop which saved us. But, it got so bad we had to wait...More

1  Thank lilrach05
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Our captain was great. We had a great deal through groupon with code Welcome as new members we only paid 12 pp. I'm happy we didn't pay full price only because naively we thought we were going to see piles of gator because they have...More

1  Thank Shawn S
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Is it handicap accessible
28 October 2016|
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Response from SARJANJ_TULIP | Reviewed this property |
Check with them on their web I'm not sure
I wish I could have returned a shirt that was mislabeled the size, the sticker said XL and the Shirt size tab in color had XL-I'm guessing I paid the XXL price....I threw the receipt away when I got to my vacation townhouse, trusting whoever labeled the shirt. The woman manager at the time of initial purchase was very very rude and apparently when I called to just exchange the unworn shirt my group including myself would have purchased more shirts....... My question is why would you not exchange your problem??
5 September 2016|
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Response from Nicole T | Property representative |
Hello! I would be happy to help you exchange your shirt and there is no reason you should've been told otherwise. We Please contact me at 954-389-0202. You Can simply send me a picture of the shirt you have. If we have... More
Can infants board this vessel?
7 March 2016|
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Response from K-C1962-10 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend it for infants - its noisy, windy and a very active ride.