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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
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

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
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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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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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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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Outdoor fun with family/friends
Elly_W
, Nov 2020
Great experience with family and friends! The tour guide was super engaging and share a lot of history. The exhibits themselves were very unique and fun to explore after the boat ride.
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Nice, smooth
Angel_R
, Nov 2020
Captain Mike was very knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the ride, weather was perfect for it. Thank you
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Wild Alligators
Brooke_
, Oct 2020
Captain Disco was funny and knowledgable. He found 2 pretty big gators while on our short trip. We also got to see a bottlenose turtle.
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Awesome tour of the Everglades!
Susan_L
, Oct 2020
Capt Jeff was a great narrator and tour guide! Had a great time, would highly recommend the experience. Was good being here at non-peak, no lines!!
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Great experience
Stace
, Sep 2020
Great day! Alligator sightings aren’t guaranteed but the overall experience was great!.... informative and fun at the same time! Before even getting in the boat I got the chance to pet a baby alligator and see the other animals they have at the wildlife center.
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Nice
Michelle_G
, Sep 2020
Nice ride. Beautiful scenery. Only disappointment is that we didn't see any alligators. But we know that is out of the boat operators control.
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Great experience
Nathaniel_M
, Sep 2020
The airboat ride was great. The captain was very knowledgeable and took his time to explain the Alligators habitat and the native species
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Seeing the alligator come right up beside the boat.
Sue_S
, Sep 2020
Everyone was very friendly. Captain Mike was very informative. It was a very hot day, the 30+ minutes was plenty of time.
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