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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter

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Hollywood, United States
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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.

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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Reviews

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Good 👌
Rodney_T
, Mar 2021
It was good to try something new I will do it again.... next time I come to Florida we got a chance to see a real live alligator👌👌👌👌
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star-5
Loved it
Jen_M
, Mar 2021
Captain Mike was great... He answered any questions we had and was extremely knowledgeable with anything anyone asked him. We had a lot of fun. We did see 2 gators.
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star-4
Great boat ride
Chris
, Mar 2021
Boat ride was great- captain was very knowledgeable. Didn’t like the fact that we reserved a 4:00 tour time but boat wasn’t actually scheduled until 5. Definitely not an hour’s worth of stuff to do - they just want you to spend money at the shop
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star-5
AMAZABALLS!!!
Gaylon_V
, Feb 2021
Amazing! We got to see an alligator and Shawn was awesome. The boat ride, scenery, food and park area's were great. Gaylon
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Absolutely loved
Sharon_S
, Feb 2021
Absolutely loved this ride. Only saw one gator, but I would have been ok to not see any because I enjoyed the airboat ride ALOT. Smooth ride, beautiful scenery and lots of birds.
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Great!!
Mitch_G
, Feb 2021
Amazing time. Saw an alligator! This was a great experience with everyone and the captain was great.
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Loved it!
Christy_R
, Feb 2021
We had a great time. Our guide, Jeff was amazing. He was knowledgeable about the area, funny and kept us entertained.
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Disappointed
Raquel_L
, Feb 2021
Disappointed as we just saw birds during the boat trip while we were expecting to see at least 1 alligator. Also, they didn't comply with Covid rules as distance was not kept and all rows were filled while they promised to sit passengers every other row.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
Thank you for your feedback. It was quite windy and cold during your visit so it was certainly difficult to find alligators. We are currently running at only half capacity. Our airboats are slated for up to 40 passengers but we are only allowing up to half as many on the boats. We always encourage social distancing and masks are always required to be worn on the boat just in case distancing is not achievable.
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Had a great time
David_M
, Feb 2021
Would recommend to others. Lots of fun. Had a great time. Not sure why I need to fill up this space. Thanks
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A great time
DeAndrea_E
, Feb 2021
The captain was personable and knowledgeable. Made it a great experience. I hope to go again. Thanks
icon Response from Host , Feb 2021
So glad to hear! Can't wait to see you again!
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