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“Nice day at the safari”

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 older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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29 reviews
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“Nice day at the safari”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Very nice safari. Good guides.
Loved the airboat ride. Buggy ride was good but a bit too long.
Highly recommended for adults and children.

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A Must See!!!”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This place is absolutely awesome. My husband and I (we are 30 and 29 years old) went to Florida in January and a cousin of mine said we had to stop here. We drove out of our way to go here, and it was completely worth it! You get to see alligators, you get to ride on this swamp tractor thing, you get an airboat ride (which you get to see a lot of alligators up close, and our boat driver was very funny), and you get to hold and feed baby alligators! It's so thematically Florida it's great! We drove down from Wisconsin, so we brought mosquito repellant. To our surprise, there were no mosquitoes in the swamp because they said it was too cold at 70 degrees! We also sampled alligator, catfish, and turtle in their little restaurant thing (which actually tasted very bad to us). If you like nature and like the alligators, you MUST make your way to this place!

We went as a couple of two, but this place is great for children as well (even though there weren't too many when we went.)

Visited January 2014
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Miami, Florida
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fun for all!”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Fun for all ages! Go there early so that you can enjoy all the rides and shows. Have been there half a dozen times already, and they are always changing, renewing, upgrading the fun. You have the opportunity to learn about the wild life in Florida and the history and heritage of the Seminole. Enjoy!

Visited February 2014
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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best trip so far”
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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“One of the coolest attractions!”
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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