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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, Outdoors
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
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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Milledgeville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Loved it! The airboat was super cool, we saw alligators and bottle nose turtles! Tour guide was informative. The exhibits were impressive, I think most of the animals are rescues. Don't miss the panthers!!

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Lacey, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We went on the 30-minute airboat tour offered at the Sawgrass Recreation Park. The prices are very reasonable, and the tour was great... we saw about 5 alligators, some soft-shell turtles, and large birds native to the area. There is a snack bar on site - the pulled pork tacos were delicious and generous! They also have small rescued animal... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Had a great captain who gave us wonderful information about the everglades and gators. wish the boat ride was a bit longer

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Air board ride was a lot of fun and our Captain was very Knowledgeable to share all the history of the Park and the Sawgrass. Gator Boys show was good too.

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Tumwater, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you go I suggest you go on a week day and go early. We did. There was only 3 couples so there was plenty of room on the air boat and the driver took some extra time trying to find an alligator and let us take numerous pictures. There was room for sixteen on the boat. When we got... More 

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Middletown
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not a long trip but also not an expensive excursion and worth every penny. Our airboat captain was very informative and got us close to about 3 or so alligators as well as some turtles. There was also a mini zoo which was a nice surprise with a variety of animals. I would highly recommend this and for the price... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This family owned business provided our group with a great experience, even though it was raining. The airboat ride lasted about 30-45 minutes, we did see alligators, which delighted the 20+ people on the airboat. (Especially those who were not from Florida) We then sampled gator bites and took a tour of the wild life refuge. It included gators, a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My cousin and I took an airboat ride on the last day of our cruise before returning home to Pittsburgh and we absolutely loved it! We visited to animal park, had a great time even got to hold a baby alligator and take pictures with it then saw the rest of the animals native to Florida then went on an... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

had a great fast airboat ride. Great captain. Overall facility enjoyable. The alligator show is a little lame but I can understand the entertainment value, especially for kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I've lived in Florida my whole life and always wanted to do an airboat ride. I finally got the chance and it was better than I expected. Super fun! The live animal exhibit was even better. I got to get up close and personal with some animals I've only seen on tv. Sawgrass us a must see

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