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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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Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is such a great tour, would highly recommend it. Captain Chuck our airboat captain was very knowledgeable and interesting. We were very fortunate to see lots of alligators ranging in size from youngsters up to 4/5 footers, plenty big enough thank you!!! A trip well worth the price and thoroughly enjoyable, thank you Captain Chuck!

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Deb our captain was really nice and knowledgeable. Was saw two gators during our half hour tour, we have seen lots of gators in Asia and Orlando, so seeing just the two was a little disappointing, but we enjoyed going out and about.

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Stanwood, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This tour was fun. We wanted to see gators and definitely did. Our airboat captain had lots of fun facts and knew just where to find the gators. The only part that was a bit disappointing was the relatively mild airboat ride. I know those boats are capable of significantly greater thrills. We did get to take some picks of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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71 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Unfortunately the day we were booked in started to rain in the morning, only one tour guide would go in the rain so off we went. I had my eyes closed the whole time because the rain was smacking me in the face and stinging my eyes and I couldnt see, we only came across one aligator sighting, but hence... More

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a very good attraction. There were some things that could be better; but overall, it is very good. We had never been on an airboat ride and had always wanted to do so. We planned our trip to the Everglades and I chose Sawgrass because it seemed to be less commercial than the other Everglades attractions. The park... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Looking around to find something to do and came across this place so I called 65pp that includes picking us up from our hotel the airboat ride and bring us back to our hotel. I got there got a wristband and waited for my number to be called wasn't long I had captain disco got on the boat and he... More

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Blaine, WA USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is exceptionally hot there but beautiful. I thought the length of the boat ride was just right. We only saw one gator that day, our luck, but we also saw wonderful turtles. We got a little lost on the property and yelled at by Captain John, so follow directions! The animal encounter was a nice surprise and we got... More

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Pennsville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The airboat ride to see the gators is absolutely awesome. We had a party of 6 ranging in age from 21 to 50. Everyone loved it. The gators come right up to the boat so don't extend your arm beyond the boat. They have a nice little souvenior shop and area to see additional animals as well. The sunny card... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited last July 2014. Hot and humid summer day! Good thing we came early when they first opened for the day. The airboat ride was great and not too hot! I purchased tickets for our family of 4 using Groupon. We did not know what to expect, but was very very excited as we wanted to experience the airboat... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We happened upon the Sawgrass Recreation Park as we were driving from Miami to middle Fl. Both my husband and I had wanted to go on an airboat ride for some time but hadn't had the opportunity. The airboat ride was reasonably priced and just the right length of time to see alligators and other various wildlife. The tour guide... More

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