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Coopertown Airboats

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Address: 22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
Phone Number: 3052266048
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Our professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized...

Our professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized, educational airboat tour covering approximately 9 miles of this unique environment. We first go into the vast open saw grass where you will see why the Everglades are called the "River of Grass"! You will travel by Airboat through a Hardwood Hammock (a small island of solid ground in the "river of grass"), into the Everglades National Park stopping at alligator holes and seeing the abundance of 'glades wildlife. See the Purple Gallanule voted the most colorful bird in Florida and the endangered Everglade Snail Kite as well as herons, grackles, turtles, raccoons and other Everglades residents! The Everglades are a truly unique and vibrant environment which you can only experience first hand! Unless you brought your hip waders, a private airboat tour is the best way to see it! (And much drier, too!) After this fascinating and educational airboat tour, relax and enjoy a taste of 'Down Home' cooking, Everglades-style. The Coopertown Restaurant offers such delicacies as frog legs, 'gator tail, catfish and more! All served in a friendly country manner that is distinctly "Floridian". "Belly up" to the bar and meet the folks of Coopertown! Learn some of the fascinating history of the area, and check out the guest book to see who else has passed through and enjoyed a ride on a Coopertown Airboat! Take a closer look at these fascinating creatures in our Alligator Exhibit! What a cute little guy! Popular enough to have a college mascot named for it! A ride on an airboat is the best way to Check out the rest of the gator population in Coopertown

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Airboat ride in the Everglades

This tour combines a 40 min airboat ride and 20 minute live show. The guides are knowledgeable, amusing and attentive and they help the experience and all it all it is good value... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris B
London, United Kingdom

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my 17 year old son on this airboat tour. The airboat captain was personable, funny and intelligent. His commentary of some aspects of the Everglades was very informative. He literally called alligators from the grasses by name. Got to hold a baby alligator at the end. Great value at $23 per head. Don't forget to tip these guys as... More 

Thank Laurafelicity
Yukon, Oklahoma, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have your picture taken while holding an alligator. Why yes I think I will. The airboat ride was awesome. Saw several gigantic alligators out in the wild come right up to the boat.

Thank chade171
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked an airboat ride through a kiosk in a surf store so that may have been our first mistake. Maybe if you book right through Cooperstown airboats itself you'll have a different experience. We were picked up at our hotel by a tour bus at 9:20 and spent the next hour and a half travelling to Cooperstown. When we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour combines a 40 min airboat ride and 20 minute live show. The guides are knowledgeable, amusing and attentive and they help the experience and all it all it is good value for money. Unlike some of the other nearby tours, there is no wrestling of aligators here for which I was thankful as prefer to observe the animals... More 

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We selected Coopertown Airboats because we wanted an "authentic" experience, as opposed to an amusement park experience. This company has been in existence since 1945 and retains the no hype, no fluff/frills environment. We decided to choose a private tour and Robert was our guide/driver. Our boat was just like I imagined. Robert took us through narrow tree-lined canals and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a quaint little roadside attraction that brings back memories of travel in Florida in the 70s, before the interstate was finished and when the highways were full of "tourist traps" In the grand scheme, this would be one of the better ones. I will agree with some of the reviews that say the people at the ticket counter... More 

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Varazdin, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you can imagine half the surface of Belgium, then you must admit that Everglades are real challenge for gliding by air boat. With experienced driver who can find the most attractive sights, exploring the beautiful nature is much easier.

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Glasgow, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The family booked this tour through half-price tours in Miami. We took a bus from their Miami Beach office on Washington Ave so it was nice not to have to do the driving in Miami. Once we got to Coopertown we boarded the boat and met with our guide. He did provide informative details about the Everglades and the natural... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We had a great tour and saw a lot of alligators, the guide was funny and easy going. I would give 5 stars but I don't like the fact that have big alligators in small enclosures. And to all the people complaining about how hot it is, maybe pick a cooler time of year!?

Thank AllieKingsby
Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The airboat ride was fantastic! I didn't get to see any alligators but people behind me did. I did learn a lot about the everglades that I didn't know about before. I was disappointed in the area where the captive alligators were held. But the little presentation that was given was great. I didn't try the restaurant.

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