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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We spent some 90mins in the park - 30mins airboat drive with a sight of 5 alligators and 3 turtles, may fish and birds. The captain was nice and friendly and had some good background info. After the airboat ride we visited the park (included in the admission), where a baby alligator can be held, several snakes and other animals... More

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It was pretty cool to hold a baby gator. On the ride out in the glades we had about a 10' gator right next to the boat. We also enjoyed seeing the other animals at the park, panthers, turtles, pigs and several others.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We had to wait out a thunder storm before going out on the airboat, but it was worth it. It was great fun. We saw several alligators. We even tasted gator at the gator bar before we left. Don't miss that.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Enjoyed the airboat ride. Guide was knowledgeable and interesting as well as amusing. Also knew where all the croc's were

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We loved the morning we spent here! The boat ride was 1/2 hr and the gators came close to the boat. We really enjoyed the time after and spent 1.5 hr with the other animals. We saw 2 educational "talks" on gators and panthers. They were very interesting and they had bleachers to sit on. We also each held a... More

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Denver
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25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I ventured to Sawgrass after seeing the Groupon. We didnt know what to expect. The airboat ride was awesome. Our captain was very knowledgeable and had lots of fun facts about the everglades. We saw turtles, birds and an alligator. 30 minutes seemed like plenty of time. The animal exhibits weren't great but there were so many... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I went there with my husband and 3 year old son, and we loved the boat tour, even my little one, who I thought might freak out, didn't. The Captain (Captain Disco), was very nice and knowledgeable. We saw a gator in the water, then a baby one on the pier when we got off the boat. The exhibits were... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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110 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Located on US 27 about 2 miles north of I 75. They have exhibits, rentals (boats), airboat rides. The main attraction for me, was the Indian village tour. Cost $19.50.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We recommend to try it out, it was an awesome experience, and our guide was really helpful and knowledgeable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Visited with family on Father's Day. Staff and Airboat captain are amazing. My 6year old and 1year old were very enthused. The look on their faces when we spotted several gators were priceless. We will definately be visiting a few times a year. I would recommend this outdoor adventure to anyone.

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