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Coopertown Airboats

22700 S.W. 8th Street, PO Box 940176, Miami, FL 33194
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Ranked #30 of 176 activities in Miami
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Our professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized, educational airboat tour covering approximately 9 miles of this unique environment.... more » 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 « less
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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Airboat tour was a little over 30 minutes, we were promised 40 but I think we saw most of what there was to see. Longer on the boat would be stalling. We saw a few alligators in the wild and the weather was nice, so we were happy. The 'driver' was friendly but almost no information about what was out... More

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yorkshire england
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Revisited this attraction after 20 years and were happy to see it was still same as ever. Our son and grandsons took the ride on the airboats but after the hot journey across the Tamiami trail we opted for a leisurely cool drink in the roadside cafeteria or shack. The children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the alligators and other wildlife and... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I can't recommend these guys enough! They never disappoint and i always take friends and family that are visiting. They are the originators of the airboat rides and really enjoy sharing the everglades with everyone.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you are ever in Miami; the Everglades are a must see. Great for all ages and perfect on any day. I would recommend the private tour instead we were a family of four and it was much more enjoyable and personalized. The Everglades National Park is 1 of the top 10 national parks to visit in the US. Did... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We took the private airboat tour and had a wonderful experience. Rick was our captain and guide and his knowledge and personality were both terrific. Stopped by and saw an old hunting cabin and learned about the hammocks that camps were built on. Saw a handful of gators. Definitely a great ride.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We went here on the way back to miami airport after visiting the keys and what an inspired choice - you get a 30-40 minute airboat ride through mud , grass , swamp and mangrove but the guides have a sense of humour and know what you want to see - plenty of stops to see the turtles , alligators... More

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Lexington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Loved the airboat ride. Best airboat ride so far! Capt Dan did some Tokoyo Drifting in boat which was awesome!!! Highly recommend if in area!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Having always wanted to experience the Everglades we decided to do an airboat tour. With so many companies to choose from it was overwhelming sifting through all the mixed reviews of different tour operators. In the end we went with the lonely planet's recommendation of Coopertown Airboats. This turned out to be the absolutely right choice. We opted for the... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We did the standard tour which was about 45 minutes and thought it was well worth the $20 (saved $3 by getting tickets on line in advance). We highly recommend you get "Mike" as your captain. He is very knowledgeable, passionate, and fun. We saw about 5 gators and the boat came right so close to one that you would... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Carlos performed the "show" at the beginning where he informed us on the gators, pythons, snapping turtles and more. We were able to touch them and have photos taken with them. The airboat ride was fun! We had Mike as our guide; he was funny and informative. We saw 18+ gators, momma and baby herons, turtles, etc. We had to... More

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