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Coopertown Airboats

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Address: 22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
Phone Number: 3052266048
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Not sure of our captain's name, but he made it a trip to remember!! We had the best time, very exciting, and got to meet a crocodile up close and personal! I think her name was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Laurel Springs, New Jersey

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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Not sure of our captain's name, but he made it a trip to remember!! We had the best time, very exciting, and got to meet a crocodile up close and personal! I think her name was Stubby. After our ride, my daughter and I had lunch in the adjacent cafe. We loved this place! So fun and full of characater!... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The website shows nice open boats for both public and private tours. This is what you'll actually get. A disgusting dirty window (see the pic I uploaded) Plus the tour guide continuously threw out sexual innuendos to be funny. Trust me, I'm not a prude but I had my young daughter with me. Totally classless, tweeker looking guy Very disappointed.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

7-22-15 Bought Groupon for $17 for 4 people. Been on airboat ride on US27 Sawgrass before. Thought this one was better! First, you go inside to take a picture in front of a green wall, then you walk to the back where u can see a show. You get to interact with snakes & gators.. It was pretty cool. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

At first we looked at the beast (alligators) on land just to see what they really looked like up close and personal. Then we boarded the air boat and headed out in to the glades. It was a beautiful sonny day until we were on the return back to the starting point. It rained on us. Perhaps you should expect... More 

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Georgetown, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We loved the educational info before the tour. The tour was great! It was about 30-45 min long. We saw a ton of gators, and turtles. We were able to see a couple gator nests too! Mama gator was there keeping guard. We took 5 adults and a 3 year old and a 5 year old. We all loved it.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was a short, but fun trip on airboat in the area of Everglades closer to Miami. If you don't want to drive all the way to Everglades city, looking for action closer to Miami this could be ideal place. They have a photobooth, and a casual eatery style restaurant next door serving gator meat and frog legs for reasonable... More 

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Metz, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The airboat tour is something to do in the everglades and I appreciated doing it with Coopertown. Also, the visit and show before was also interesting since we could cheer some baby alligator and also look at really huge ones !

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South Jordan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

After a no-show with another airboat company, we drove down the road, 9 of us, and stopped here. We requested a 1 1/2 private-tour, and 30 minutes to eat some lunch first. They were happy to oblige us. Mike did our tour and he was the best! Informative, interesting, entertaining. We had the best time and would highly recommend this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

In the world of gator boat rides, there are 2 components: gators watching and ... the boat ride. We saw a lot of gators, between 10-15. I assume we were very very lucky. However, the boat ride is OK no more. Actually, they ride in a straight canal and come back to the dock. All this in 45 minutes approx.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

On a recent trip from Key West we decided to stop and go on an airboat tour, and maybe take the kids back. The tour was a trip down a canal, maybe a 1/2 mile long. We came to a T section and did two circles while the "Guide" talked about the Everglades. After which we turned around and took... More 

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Address: 22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
Phone Number: 3052266048
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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