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Coopertown Airboats

Address: 22700 S.W. 8th Street, PO Box 940176, Miami, FL 33194
Phone Number: 3052266048
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Ranked #48 of 262 Activities in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Our professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized, educational airboat tour covering...
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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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Fort Myers, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Nice little airboat attraction with a restaurant and beer sales. Watched the airboats for a while and continued to Key Largo on the Harley. Good place to stop of awhile instead of Chrome Ave madhouse

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Salida, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on a whim, and it was a great choice! The information provided before the airboat ride was great, I was able to pet a skunk and even hold a snake! The young man on the tour, Robert, was clever and informative. At the end of the ride, we all had the opportunity to hold a 3 foot... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We visited her for an airboat ride. The tour guide was great but I felt like the alligators were basically pets. They came to the airboat captain when he called their names, and I just didn't feel like they were wild alligators. We also did the majority of the tour down their man-made canal. It was exciting, but not what... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We got there for the first boat ride, so we ended up with our own private tour of sorts! The animal show was fun and entertaining. You can check out all the big gators in the back. The boat took us through the Everglades and our guide, Rick, was pointing out the Gators to us by name. It was a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The airboat tour was fun, decent length and entertaining (both the 'pilot' and the sights!). Really enjoyed the educational wildlife presentation and opportunities to touch reptiles ...and even hold a baby gator (much to the delight of one member of our party)! The souvenir photo was reasonably priced, too, so we bought it! Wished that their restrooms were better stocked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Awesome experience seeing and learning about the Everglades! The guide was very informative and had pretty funny jokes. This is definitely a must when visiting south Florida! After the airboat tour, you get to hold a baby alligator and take pictures with it. Also, there's a animal show where you learn and see various wild animals (skunks. snapping turtles, boa... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We bought our ride through Groupon. We rode December 27. Everyone was friendly, however.....the motor croaked 2 minutes into the ride. We were switched to a smaller ride and instead of continuing on we were taken to an open area and waited there to be put on a third boat. All in all we waited 50 minutes. The guide was... More 

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Limone sul Garda, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We bought a groupon voucher and had a beautiful tour down in the Everglades .unfortunately was not the boat I expected to have(the one with 6 seats you see in the movies) it was a larger flat one but always an aircraft boat.the guide was good and we saw many birds and alligators swimming and lying in the sun.it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The alligator holding and show beforehand were a bit hokey but the boat ride itself was wonderful. Led by very informed and passionate tour guides and provided a lot of great information about the Everglades. We saw a ton of wildlife and were very pleased with the ride! Not too short and just the right balance of info and silent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Entertaining, with good sights and good learning experience. One of the members of staff should however learn to keep his hands to himself and the animals. Young women can find their way around the exhibition with no need to have his hands on their back or waist, especially when accompanied by their partners.

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