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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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Brisbane, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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Hamilton, Bermuda
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I purchased my tickets through BookIt in February for my August (Wednesday, August 6) trip. Did not know what to expect, but was excited as I wanted to experience the rush I get when I see Horatio Caine riding on the airboat over the Miami Everglades. I purchased tickets for myself, my mother and my 7 year cousin and we... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The main goal was to go with the airboat, and also see some real life alligators. The tour guide (I think his name was John), was really good, and had a lot of information about the Everglades and the alligators. We saw two on our trip (which lasted approx 45 minutes, instead of the 30 minutes they told us it... More

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Lake Worth, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I purchased tickets for me and my son on groupon...well worth the $18 we paid. Our tour guide was informative and funny. We saw about 10 gators while we were out on the airboat, and they also have additional wildlife onsite. You can also hold a baby alligator if you wish. I would like to add that the staff in... More

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