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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter

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Hollywood, United States

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icon30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Escape to the Florida Everglades for this airboat adventure and wildlife encounter at Sawgrass Recreation Park. This exciting airboat ride is a great way to experience the unique subtropical ecosystem of the Everglades. Skim across the grassy water at speeds up to 40 miles per hour while looking for wildlife like alligators, fish, turtles, and wading birds. This guided tour includes entrance to Sawgrass Recreation Park and an admission ticket to the animal exhibit and a guided airboat tour.
  • Everglades airboat ride plus admission to Sawgrass Recreation Park
  • Speed through the Everglades on a thrilling airboat ride
  • See native and exotic species of animals, including alligators and tortoises
  • Learn about the park's conservation measures
  • Access to the park's Reptile and Exotic Wildlife exhibits included
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30-minute airboat ride
Admission to Sawgrass Recreation Park
Access to the park's Alligator and Reptile Exhibit
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Captain's Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point

Sawgrass Recreation Park, 1006 North, US-27, Hollywood, FL 33029, USA

Return Details

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Make your own way to Sawgrass Recreation Park just a short drive from downtown Fort Lauderdale, in the heart of the Florida Everglades.

Begin with an exciting airboat tour of the Everglades, and skim along the grassy water at speeds up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) while learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem from the experienced captain. Look for a variety of wildlife, like alligators, fish, turtles, and wading birds.

After the airboat ride, check out the exhibits inside Sawgrass Recreation Park:

The Reptile Exhibit features dozens of species that are both native and exotic to Florida—from turtles, iguanas, and snakes to Cannibal, an intimidating 1,000-pound (454-kg) alligator. The park’s handlers are always happy to talk about how these animals live and survive in the wild.

In the Glades Exhibit, learn about the history of the area and its conservation efforts in a video presentation. Then check out the African spur thigh tortoises, which range in size from 20 to over 100 pounds (9 to over 45 kg) each, plus rare gopher tortoises (which were rescued from a construction site), iguanas, and colorful peacocks.

And finally, in the Exotic Wildlife exhibit, get a peek at the park's wild cats—panthers, leopards, bobcats, caracals, and more.
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Sawgrass Recreation Park
Then it’s on to the exciting Exhibit areas back at the park to meet the Everglades’ panthers, leopards, Florida gators, turtles, iguanas and other native wildlife for yourself, and learn about the care of these endangered animals. Just 25 minutes from Fort Lauderdale, the safest and most entertaining and educational way to experience the Everglades’ unique subtropical ecosystem is at Sawgrass Recreation Park.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Reservation date and time required
  • Protective mask is required for airboat tour and entrance into the gift shop (available for purchase)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Any age child can enjoy the airboat tour. Children 3 years and under are free. It is not necessary to purchase a ticket for ages 3 years and under.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour due to inclement weather
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sawgrass Recreation Park

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter.

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Reviews

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Dissapointing
Rebekah_w
, Jan 2021
They took us on the boat for about 15-20 mins. (Suppose to be 30) However I was told it was a busy day so maybe they were pushing through them faster. We saw 1 alligator and then they talked about 2 vultures, turned around and came back. Also I was hoping we would go faster to experience the flying sensation that I have on other similar airboat rides but we stayed straight and slow and did not go far from where we started. It was dissapointing not very interesting and annoying that the guide still asked for tips. If you are looking for an airboat experience pay a little more and go somewhere else. This place needs to step it up.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so sorry to hear your tour did not meet your expectations. We are indeed busy at that time of year but your tour should have still been the full 30 minutes. I will be looking into this further to be sure the same does not happen in the future. The boats go up to about 35 miles per hour and we encourage our drivers to give the experience you are referring to. We hope you are able to visit again in the future so we have the opportunity to "wow" you!
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Great experience
Michele_B
, Dec 2020
Had a good time and it was very educational as well. This is good for all ages and all will enjoy. Plan on it taking a couple hours to get through everything.
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star-5
great stop must do
geoff_h
, Dec 2020
awesome communication flexibility and a blast!!! Captain Sean was an excellent guide and knew so much about the Everglades!
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Highly Recommend!
Elizabeth_S
, Dec 2020
Captain Dylan made our trip most memorable! He was very knowledgeable and kind to our grandchildren! We really enjoyed our time on the water!
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Nice boat ride
Anonymous
, Dec 2020
The boat ride was amazing very relaxing and got to see some alligators, and the guide explained very well.
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Fun trip
Steve_L
, Dec 2020
Seeing Alligators and watching grand kids excitement. Had a great boat captain. Very funny and knowledgeable.
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star-5
Wonderful Experience!! Highly Recommend
Seth_G
, Dec 2020
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made sure that we learned about our excursion. He was very friendly and enforced masks. Great tour and highly recommend.
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star-5
A fun day out!
Janice_W
, Nov 2020
Great fun for the grandkids. The Captain was excellent, kept us all entertained. The food truck supplied a great lunch, then the kids petted the baby gator, then on to the gift shop. All reasonably priced, well worth the trip!
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Great experience
Tai
, Nov 2020
It was such a great experience. Inexpensive and different. We decided to book last minute and we’re so glad we did. Everyone was nice and helpful. And best of all, we we’re able to have a beer on the boat. So cool!! So fun!! So worth it!!
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Went for the Airboat!
Tyler_B
, Nov 2020
We only were able to catch sight of only one gator on the trip... Riding the airboat was fun in itself!!
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