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Coopertown Airboats

22700 S.W. 8th Street, PO Box 940176, Miami, FL 33194
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Ranked #33 of 179 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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Linlithgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

After reviewing many airboat companies we opted for Coopertown Airboats based on recommended reviews. Glad we did as the experience was great from a family owned small outlet which contributed to an unforgettable afternoon. The staff were mega friendly and the airboat ride was great although make sure you have sunscreen as you can get burnt very quickly. The captain... More

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Newberry, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We went into the everglades and saw all of what we expected. We got to see lots of alligators and birds. Robert was our guide and he really took the time to tell us about the everglades. We had a Hispanic couple on the boat who spoke little English and he took the time so they also could enjoy the... More

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Tampa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were looking for a specific restaurant and a young lady there that recommended the closest location for lunch before our ride. We returned and she graciously had a seat up front for us. We didn't expect everyone to be so nice. Also, expected mosquito bites but got none. Warning: Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen! We had a fun... More

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were keen to visit the Everglades and take an airboat tour but with many to choose from we checked on Trip Adviser and Coopertown Airboats were highly recommended so we gave them a go. Well the recommendations were right. We had a great trip out on the airboat and saw five alligators! An experience we won't forget! Would definitely... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Absolutely loved the place. It is the oldest airboat company in south Florida. I recommend this place to everyone. The food at the restaurant was pretty good. The frog legs are not my thing but I had a burger and I can't say anything bad. I went on a Regular tour with my aunt that was visiting. The best price... More

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College Park, Maryland
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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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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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