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Coopertown Airboats

22700 S.W. 8th Street, PO Box 940176, Miami, FL 33194
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Ranked #31 of 178 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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College Park, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Part of the groupon package, visited Coopertown airboats. The show was quick. Carlos was friendly with gators, pythons etc and explained the stories about those animals. The airboat ride was awesome with twists and turns. The everglades is a wonderful natural beauty. We could see couple of gators before we departed back. Tips: Get lot of water, Get a cap/hat... More

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Northern Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A tour was leaving right as we pulled up, so we were able to walk right onto a boat, which was nice. Our guide was knowledgable and amusing and did a nice job teaching us a bit about a place he clearly loves. We were able to get quite close to a Great Blue Heron and about 7 alligators (they... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There are many airboat operators - we selected the oldest one near Miami on the NE edge of the Everglades. It is the first one that you reach on Hwy 41 west of Miami. The 10-20 minute animal show prior to the ride is nothing special. They will take a fun photo of you ($10). The staff are very nice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Coopertown is about 45 mins drive from Miami Beach. You can really feel that you have left the city limits. We paid just under $20 person and waited for 10 mins until we got our own presentation of live gators, crocodiles, snakes and turtles in their backyard. They let you touch a small gator and a Boa snake. Good fun... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The tour begins with a presentation - you can pet snakes, turtles, baby alligators. The airboat tour is super cool! We saw gators close up.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The animal show was very good, Carlos who was telling us about the animals found in the everglades was very knowledgeable. Also the airboat ride was very good speed at times and slow to listen to the silence of the everglades, the drive asked and answered questions about the "river of grass" After, we visited their restaurant and tasted their... More

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Atlanta ,Ga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We always travel with our teen girls and 9 and 10 year old boys. On all of our family vacations I always try to include an educational excursion. This was certainly one of the best. We arrived and were given a live, entertaining presentation that included an opportunity to touch a live reptile and more. The presenter was quite funny... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Coopertown wasn't far from Ft Lauderdale so we went there as a day trip. The whole excursion including travel time was three or more hours. We were glad we went. There was a presentation of live alligators, snapping turtles and snakes. This was good as there is no guarantee you'll actually see alligators in the wild. They like to hide,... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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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5 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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