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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 2013
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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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111 reviews 111 reviews
32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We went down here to have our first air boat experience...it was pretty cool. It was relatively inexpensive (even used a coupon)...it was a 1/2 hour ride into the swampy part of the Everglades. Saw a couple different types of birds, one fish, no gators but that is fine. There are no guarantees to spot one. They did have a... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We visited the park as our last excursion on our cruise, prior to being dropped off at Fort Lauderdale airport. Very enjoyable tour with beautiful scenery and a few animals. We had a great time. The airboats were quite loud, and the supplied packets with ear plugs were much appreciated. The little zoo area was well run and you could... More

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Was looking for Everglades experience for 5yo & 7yo (as well as a 10wk old). My kids wouldn't last thru a 4 hour Western Everglades tour. This was perfect. 30 min. Long enough to see 2 gators in the wild, experience the Airboats, and see Everglades animals in captivity in their exhibit. Overall enjoyed. Airboat was loud, but not extreme... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are honored that you decided to visit our park and even more overjoyed that you had such a perfect experience on the airboat ride and in our exhibit areas. We strive to make the Everglades enjoyable for those of all ages and hope that your family is... More

Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We had a fantastic visit there today! Captain Chuck was funny, knowledgable, and a great guide. In our group were my parents (60s), my husband and I, and our two kids (aged 6 and 2). Smiles on our faces all day and we haven't stopped talking about the alligators that we're right next to the boat!

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our park as well as for your comments about Captain Chuck! We are so happy that your family had such a great experience with us! More

Shakopee, MN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The boat ride was fun, although we only saw a single alligator (or croc... forgot which). The hosts were friendly and informative. The zoo area was cool. Hands on, can hold a small alligator and pet a skunk so that's cool. Didn't have a commercialized feel. Good family-run sized business with friendly staff.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our park for your fellow travelers! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. More

ASSARIA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

First, let me say that we are from the Midwest and have never been to FL before so we took this as an opportunity to find out more about The Glades. Our group elected to take the tour and hoped to see a lot of wildlife and plant life. As it turned out, sometimes nature just doesn't cooperate. We saw... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thorough review. We know your fellow travelers will appreciate your tips and feedback as much as we do. We also thank you for your comments about Captain Tim and our staff. We strive to provide each guest with a memorable visit and are certainly glad you had one. More

Albany, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My wife and I wanted to ride an airboat and were interested in the Everglades, so we signed up.for this airboat tour through the Everglades. It was a nice 1/2 hour ride but during the tour, we saw two alligators, a turtle briefly, and some boat tail grackles. The swamp itself is nothing to see. Apparently, we were fortunate to... More

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Treasure Island, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The first time I stopped here was in 1989. I've been back 3 times since then and it is always fun. The staff is very knowledgeable, entertaining, and attentive. We saw gators on the ride, as well as some other interesting wildlife. Make sure to like them on FaceBook if they are still doing that promotion, we got free gator... More

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

Thank you for your review as well as for your many visits over the years! Our Facebook promotion is ongoing and we appreciate you mentioning it for your fellow travelers. Please come and visit us again soon! More

Carol Stream, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We did the airboat ride with Captin Gerald. ... He has a passion and knowledge of what he does! My grandkids loved the displays of the different animals there. The staff were enjoyable ank knowledgeable.

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

Thank you for your review as well as for your comments about Captain Gerald. We are so happy to have made the experience memorable for you and your grandchildren. We hope that you are able to visit us again one day! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was the only Everglades tour we did, so I don't have others to compare it to. We did enjoy this experience and would do it again. The boat ride was excellent, and we had a gator swim right up to the boat!

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for your fellow travelers! More

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