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Sawgrass Recreation Park

Address: 1006 N. U.S. Highway 27, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33327
Phone Number: 954-389-0202
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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and...
83%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Fun airboat rides and lots to see. Good airboat rides with informative captains. This was my second visit here, I am a Miami native.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I have taken a few trips to the Everglades, but have never taken an air boat ride. We decided to check out Sawgrass Recreation Park. We were so glad that we did. First I must mention that if you are not from the area, specifically the south Florida area, make sure you call and get directions. Their website states that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Rent a boat or take a airboat ride, it's an opportunity to visit one of the worlds natural wonders before greed and commercialization destroy it. Quiet (other than boats) and a great place to watch birds.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Great time here!! Air boat ride on the everglades, so much fun!! Our captian found an alligator and it swam around the boat and we got to see up close, so cool!! A soft shell turtle swam up too!! The park was awesome too, lots of animal exhibits to see and we got to hold a baby alligator, the kids... More 

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SawgrassRecPark, Owner at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Thank you for you visit! We are thrilled you and your family enjoyed your trip! More 

Woodstock Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Captain Disco was very Informative. Only saw 3 gators but they were all over the 7 foot length. Saw an Ofspray dive into water and catch a fish. Learned about the reeds and bulrushes.

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SawgrassRecPark, Owner at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

We will tell Disco that you enjoyed your trip, making memories is what we are all about. More 

Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We took a 30 min air boat tour of the Everglades, but didn't see much of the wild life: 3 birds, 2 alligators and ... water. Maybe it was not a good time- we went around 1 PM. The boat ride was fun and we enjoyed that. but if you want to see a lot of bird or animals/reptiles- go... More 

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SawgrassRecPark, Owner at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Sorry that your experience was less than perfect. The reason you did not see many birds is actually because of our water level, it is high for this time of year. The birds like shallow water where they can get after fish and other pray a little easier. Maybe, next time the birds will be around. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Very nice tour of the Everglades . Captain disco was very informative , we saw a couple of gators and got a very nice overview of the Everglades . The 30 minute tour was more like 45 min and was very interesting and informative .

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SawgrassRecPark, Owner at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Capt. Disco says "HI" and thank you for your visit! More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great place for an air boat tour of the Everglades. If you have about an hour or so free when in the Fort Lauderdale area, I would recommend you check this place out. The staff is very friendly and knowledgable. The air boat tour is about 30 mins and then you have access to their exhibits. When... More 

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Saranac, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Had a great time. Very educational - tour guide knew his stuff and made you feel empassioned about the park. The airboat ride was fun - saw 2 alligators. The exhibits were ok - could have had more info on them. Everything is donation so they work hard for what they get.

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SawgrassRecPark, Owner at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your visit. We are actually in the process of adding more signage in our exhibit areas, sorry the project wasn't complete for your visit. More 

Ormond Beach, Florida
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We visited this attraction last year and had such a good time we decided to go again this year. A great air boat ride and lots of gator, snakes, etc to see. The boat Captain was very knowledgeable and informative.He made sure we saw gators and other wild life. The gift shop is full of unique affordable items. Check out... More 

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