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Coopertown Airboats

22700 S.W. 8th Street, PO Box 940176, Miami, FL 33194
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Ranked #37 of 194 Activities in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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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Fargo, North Dakota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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128 reviews 128 reviews
25 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Hollywood, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Don't expect the Taj Mahal..this is a very basic set-up, BUT, the folks who run this enterprise know what they're doing. Try to get there early enough before their café closes and try some alligator tidbits. Prior to your hair-raising airboat ride the obligatory pictures are taken and then it's boarding time. Our airboat driver/tour guide really knew a lot... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went on a date with my girlfriend to get out from the city for a bit. It was enjoyable experience to be in the Everglades. What made it the best was the tour guide named "Carlos", he was very passionate working with alligators and enthusiastic talking about them. To add on he was very funny and making everyone laugh. I... More

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Germantown, Maryland, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was the perfect introduction to the Everglades for my friend who had never been seen them before. The exotic reptile show before our tour was well presented and informative and our air-boat driver and guide gave us a fun & fact filled tour. I'd never imagined seeing alligators appear at the call of a whistle or seen so many... More

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We had a free morning before our flight, it was a fine day and the way to the place was a very easy drive. We were there early, apparently the best time to see more alligators and less people. Our guide was very good, giving us history and description of the Everglades and spotting more than half a dozen gators... More

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