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Sawgrass Recreation Park

1006 N. U.S. Highway 27, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33327
954-389-0202
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: State Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Our... more » Owner description: Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Our exhibits feature timed shows where you can hold an alligator and visit magnificent mammals such as the Florida Panther or the Black Leopard. Picnic areas, birthday parties, camping, rv parking. Exclusive private and nighttime airboat tours are now available year round! Open 7 days a week! Just 25 minutes from the heart of Ft. Lauderdale! « less
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Coquitlam, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

this large family is determined to help to preserve the grasslands and they will rescue and house exotic animals in distress - this is not a show park - it is a rehab center - there is a small gift shop and lots of washrooms too

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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Found tickets for this on groupon. Glad I did!! Air boat ride was so much fun. Alligators come right up to the boat. After boat ride you can view their array of reptiles and some animals. It was a fun day that didn't cost a lot. Would deff recommend this!!

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A short but adequate airboat ride. Driver was knowledgeable, and we did see a gator. Cashier was very accomodating and rescheduled our ride around the thundershowers so we could go eat and come back. Small wildllife exhibit behind the main building is interesting. Was worth the Groupon price.

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Raymond, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were supposed to do the night tour but it got canceled due to the weather. We ended up doing a day tour the next day, we say two gators. I was surprised there wasn't more but our guide said there were only like 7 or 8 in the area. The ride was short but entertaining and the gators came... More

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Thumbs up for our Sawgrass Experience. It was an easy drive from Ft Lauderdale and we didn't have to wait long to be able to ride the airboat even though there was a lot of people. They were very organized.The Airboat ride was pretty amazing. We got to get close andersonal with the Gators, and there were a lot of... More

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Family had a great time seeing the caged wildlife. Snake, alligators, and turtles. Groupon had a great deal for each person.

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Milton Keynes
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a marvellous antidote to the corporate Orlando parks. It takes a team of fascinating and knowledgeable enthusiasts to run a business like this and Sawgrass RP definitely has them. There is more than just the gators, although having one surface 2ft from me in the wild was exhilarating/scary but even he/she smiled for the camera. This is definitely... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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143 reviews 143 reviews
20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have been here a few times in the last few years. It is a very nice place with native animals in their man-made habitats, that either live there....or are being rehabilitated to be set free. And of course.....alligators! The highlight is a short air-boat tour through the Everglades and wet lands, where you will most likely see alligators in... More

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Rochester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Took my family on the airboat ride and it was great we got to see two gators and our guide trey was great. The kids got to hold a baby gator and everyone had a great time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was close to where I stayed for business this week. I tried it out. Tim, our captain, did an excellent job informing us about the Everglades. Questions asked and answered! He took his time and did not rush us through the ride. I chose this particular park over the other one south of here because this one had the... More

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