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Address: 1006 N. U.S. Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327
Phone Number: 954-389-0202
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation...
Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Our exhibits feature timed shows where you can hold an alligator and visit magnificent mammals such as the Florida Panther or the Black Leopard. Picnic areas, birthday parties, camping, rv parking. Exclusive private and nighttime airboat tours are now available year round! Open 7 days a week! Just 25 minutes from the heart of Ft. Lauderdale!
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A nice stop

We enjoyed the airboat ride. The airboat was large, seating probably 30 people. On the ride, we saw several gators, as well as various bird species. The captain was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Webster, New York
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Webster, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the airboat ride. The airboat was large, seating probably 30 people. On the ride, we saw several gators, as well as various bird species. The captain was knowledgeable about the wildlife and the habits of various animals. I have taken other rides that I enjoyed more, on smaller airboats in other venues. However, for this setting, I felt... More 

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Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our park! We try to seat about 20 people per boat on our standard tours and we offer private tours on smaller boats for a more exclusive tour. We hope you can come back to visit us for a private tour so you can have an even more enjoyable experience in our... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We took the Red-Eye Alligator Air Boat ride and the thrills were amazing, along with the education about the area. We saw alligators from babies through full-size adults. The staff were friendly and helpful and impassioned about the ecosystem they support.

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Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your Red Eye Tour! Alligators are nocturnal meaning they eat at night and sleep most of the day so it is common to see more alligators on our night tour. Our family-run business takes great pride in our staff being friendly and supportive. Thank you for your review! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Overall we had a good time. Just wish the airboat ride was a little longer. Our airboat captain didn't seem too enthusiastic and we didn't see any gators. Thank goodness there is an animal exhibit on site to see gators and a few other animals after the airboat ride. That was the highlight of the stop here.

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Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our park! It is sometimes difficult to find wildlife on the airboat ride due to weather conditions, but our captains are always on the look-out for alligators, birds, and even turtles. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our animal exhibit as we work hard to make sure our... More 

Plymouth, Wisconsin, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was our first airboat tour. The tour lasted about 30 minutes. Rode about 5 minutes on the airboat. Stopped for about 15 minutes watching 3 alligators swim around (they did come up to the boat) while the guide talked about the different types of Everglades in different areas of Florida. Headed back. On the way back we saw another... More 

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LetsGoCanes26, Owner at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. We are very sorry that your time spent at our park wasn't the best. I would love to hear direct feedback/ suggestions, please feel free to email me at msoverns@evergladestours.com. We want each guest to have a fun filled, memory making time. As a family owned and operated business we take every review seriously and... More 

Pennington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Fun airboat ride through Everglades, very close to Ft Lauderdale (35 min), small animal park good for kids

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Perhaps I should say 2 experiences in 1 place. We visited the park on guided monday tour so it really wasn't very crowded which was perfect. First we went on a 30 minute Airboat ride which was awesome but short. It was a hot day so we only saw a single gator. Captain Chuck was very funny and informative. It... More 

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LetsGoCanes26, Owner at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. It sounds like you had an excellent time at our park. Your experience hearing the mating calls of the male alligator is truly a unique memory. As a family we thank you and are so happy you enjoyed your visit. More 

Port Colborne, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Our first time to the Everglades, the River of Grass, was cool. We were looking for a lazy day in the sun and decided to stay local to our resort with Sawgrass Air Boating. We took off with Captain Chuck who was very knowledgeable about the river, it's occupants and visitors. We didn't go out too far when alligators rose... More 

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LetsGoCanes26, Owner at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Excellent! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you! More 

London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited Sawgrass as part of a post-cruise day-trip on the way back to Miami airport. What a waste of time! I'd imagined an exciting airboat ride like you see on CSI Miami - instead, you find yourself loaded onto a flat barge with about 30 other camera-wielding tourists and you putt-putt-putt a couple hundred yards across some brackish water, watch... More 

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LetsGoCanes26, Owner at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Sorry we did not live up to your expectations. Our standard tour is on our larger boat with about 25 people. We do have smaller boats that fit 2-10. However, neither of these options will do tricks or flashy moves, as a family owned and operated attraction we are about an educational based tour. We hope that you will give... More 

Parlin, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Have gone to Florida for many many years but never did the tour but this time we did! Captain Chuck was very informative and gave us the Everglades History. We got too see many alligators, a turtle and birds. Loved when the airboat went fast through the swamp. The tour could have been longer. I'm definitely going back to do... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I love outdoors so visiting park with my husband and children was a great way to spend a marvelous time together. If you have kids they will certainly love it. Recommended to everyone!

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LetsGoCanes26, Owner at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

We are glad that you had a "Great Day"! We love making family memories. More 

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