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Coopertown Airboats

22700 S.W. 8th Street, PO Box 940176, Miami, FL 33194
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Ranked #39 of 233 Activities in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Our professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized, educational airboat tour covering...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Enjoyed our first trip to Coopertown so I had to take my son there. The Airboat ride was fun but not as good as a few years back when the driver called out the Alligators! We only saw one alligator on the airboat trip. Ate some Alligator in the restaurant... still tastes better than chicken although this time it was... More 

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Den Haag
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The whole experience is very touristic, with obviously practiced and over and over again used jokes by the guide. The 'wild' alligators are wild ones but react on the voice of the guide who calls them. Therefore you get to see them very close and good. Boot ride itself was fun as well, and yes they ask for tips and... More 

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Sultan, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The family and I enjoyed our selves at Coopertown. They showed the kids snakes and alligators in a show prior to the airboat ride. Once on the ride we had a very interesting driver who told us all about the Everglades. He showed us several birds and alligators and described all the plant life. It was a great ride thru... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

..in these days of bright and gleaming attractions this was a bit of a shock..especially as it had been suggested by friends..although the staff seemed to know their stuff the whole experience was "out of the 70's" and was a disappointment with just 2 alligators spotted, compared to as many as 20 at other comparible airboats..we did have a good... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We took the private tour of $200 for 4 people for an hour. The guide was friendly and well informed. He shared much with us. We saw beautiful spots and scenery, We were impressed with the vastness of the Everglades. The alligators showed up. The tour and explanations of the animals at shore was very informative too. We were all... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Saw plenty of alligators and other wildlife on this tour. I have been here before and always a good trip. Informative guide who does a few tricks first whilst belting through the " the sea of grass". Then slows down for the trip through the canals. Loads of photo opportunities for alligators etc. Easy to get to from Miami.

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Airboat tour was amazing! Our driver was very experienced and he pulled some cool moves with the boat on our trip. We were lucky and saw a big Bird hunting in the swamp and 3 big Aligators. The driver did very good explaining and was an overall funny guy. At the rnd of the tour we could hold a... More 

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Williamstown NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We stopped by on a Weekday afternoon and it was not crowded. I was on vacation with a couple buddies who never saw a wild alligator or been on a Airboat. They wanted to try it while visiting the Everglades. We all had a good time, The Pre-boat animal show was entertaining. The airboat ride was nice and we saw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The tour itself and our guide was spectacular!! 45 minutes on the boat, several gator sightings and some birds. Informative guide, lots of jokes and not too crowded for a sunny Saturday afternoon. The guys running the ticket counter are a bit rough and grouchy, resulting in a sense of being rushed into a show or boat immediately upon arrival.... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Fun morning excursion on our last day in Florida. Went for the airboat ride which was fun, informative & just long enough. You get a fun boat ride through the Everglades with views of wildlife & of course gators.

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