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Coopertown Airboats

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Address: 22700 S.W. 8th Street, PO Box 940176, Miami, FL 33194
Phone Number: 3052266048
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: 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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I have always wanted to ride on an airboat in the Everglades and this didn't disappoint. We were lucky enough to share a private tour with another couple and their young daughter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I have always wanted to ride on an airboat in the Everglades and this didn't disappoint. We were lucky enough to share a private tour with another couple and their young daughter which made the whole experience more personal. Also it meant a smaller boat, which took us to places where the larger one was too big to go. During... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My friend took us here as she had been before and she raved about it. For me it was not worth the time or money and can't comprehend how anyone over the age of 12 could find this interesting. We went over Memorial Day weekend, which was a big mistake. They told us the wait would be 30-40 minutes, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were in MIami for a conference and decided: "why not" let's add an Everglades airboat ride. After searching for the best one, we decided to try Coopertown. The sign says: "the oldest one" and the price was right, well worth it. Our guide, Chris said it was his second time as a guide/driver so we should be kind. HEE!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Enjoyed the baby alligator, so cute when they're small. Petting him was a treat. Also saw and touched a Boa. Carlos was very knowledgeable about the animals displayed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great outdoors adventure for all. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative about the area. It's worth every penny. I will bring rest of my family in next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Groupon deal made this very good. I was expecting to head into the Everglades, but we just went down a canal. Alligators could be seen about every 30 or 40 feet. It was hot in the middle of May. I couldn't imagine taking this tour in the middle of July or August. We didn't do the photo before the tour,... More 

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Warner Robins, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I bought this on Groupon for $17 about half the price as everyone else, they have a small little wildlife area with a couple alligators and a few snakes. The Airboat ride was decent, probably went about 20 mph, but you only go a couple miles down a straight man made river, turn around and come back, we did see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is worth doing to get a glimpse of the beautiful Everglade canals and wildlife. A 45 minute airboat tour - 25 dollars for an adult. If you're fair skinned like me, bring a cap and sunscreen! Downside of taking the tour in late April? The water is drying up, so the airboats can only take one route until the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stopped here having driven down the Loop Road in the Everglades. Our 3 children thought it was just going to be a sedate boat ride. Little did they know! There's a short wildlife show before hand with snakes, turtles, skunk etc. Then we got on the boat. They give you cotton wool to put in your ears because of... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

An excellent way to see the Everglades by way of a boat and knowledgeable tour guides. Alligators aplenty , very informative and a ton of birds on the tour. Highly recommended!

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