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Billie Swamp Safari
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Clewiston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best trip so far”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Don't read the negative reviews this trip is amazing. We had a great guide who had alligators hitting our boat. We stopped for ages and he answered all our questions. The buggy ride good too although we hit a shower of rain. We saw ostrich, water buffalo, blue deer, turkeys, vultures and lots more. Even saw an alligator on the boardwalk trail. The cafe was ok. Everywhere was clean and tidy. At least on this trip you know your money is going to the Seminole tribe and not into some rich man's pocket

Visited June 2014
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“One of the coolest attractions!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Everyone who visits Florida should visit Billie Swamp Safari. We took the big buggy bus through the swamp. There were so many animals running around. Our buggy got stuck in the mud and we had to wait half an hour for another buggy to take us. Meanwhile, ostriches came running up to the buggy and the tour guide gave us seeds to feed it. Our tour guide/driver was awesome and fearless. When we got to the alligator enclosures, he went into one that housed an old large alligator and poked around the water hole and he pulled out the alligator by its tail! Amazing trip!

Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great family experience in the Everglades”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Our first time in the Everglades after many trips to Miami visiting family... Billie Swamp Safari was a great first Everglades experience for our family (and specifically, our 4 year old). We had a solid day from about 9:30-2pm, and left at nap time, having gotten a chance to do a boat tour, buggy ride (showcasing both wildlife and Seminole history), and the critter show. The tour guides were all very friendly and knowledgeable. There's nothing particularly fancy about the place, but for us it was a perfect fit since we could fit in multiple experiences over the course of an extended morning- making for a perfect day trip from Miami.

Visited June 2014
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Grove City, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Past its prime, not worth the long drive”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

The literature on this place promises 15 plus attractions but in reality there are only handful still in operation. The airboat ride was exciting but short, only 1/2 hour. We only saw one small alligator and a bunch of birds. The critter show only had 3 critters, an ant-eater, a ferret and a small alligator. The panther was sleeping. We saw nothing on the nature walk. We saw some gators in a pool and a couple of tortoises. Oh yeah, and some raccoons in the garbage, if you can count that. Otherwise, the place was sort of a ghost town. Past its prime and not worth the long drive.

Visited May 2014
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Oshawa, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good value with a day pass!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our first airboat tour and buggy ride was awesome...our guide was not too talkative but was nice...we did not see any gators on either tours but saw a lot of different wildlife. We did not see any shows as we ran out of time. I suggest booking the whole day for this trip.

Visited May 2014
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