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Sawgrass Recreation Park

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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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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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No alligators, but still a fun ride

We bought our tickets online to save some money. $67 for a family of four. It was 30 minute tour through the Everglades. Beautiful scenery. The kids were disappointed that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ginnelle E
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on a 21 day Caribbean cruise and after the first 11 days, we returned to Fort Lauderdale. While the ship was in port, my Husband & I went on an Airboat Ride excursion to the Sawgrass Recreation Park. The Airboat Ride was not much fun! We only seen 2 Alligators and the ride lasted only 30 minutes. When... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went with some friends and their children because I have never been on an airboat and I love seeing animals, particularly gators. We attempted to go on the 3:30 ride and were paid and waiting in line almost until 4 o'clock. Then the tour guide wasn't very friendly and we only saw one alligator on the ride and an... More 

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Thank DawsBoss
Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there today and first bad experience was the front desk / ticket desk. They were not very friendly and not professional. The time we got on the boat was very quick i have to say. They did not have stadium seating and my kids could barely see anything bc of the "snowbirds" infront of us. We then drove... More 

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1 Thank Nadine C
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I bring everyone who comes down to visit FL here because I love the wildlife refuge and wealth of knowledge shared by the staff and captains. They are ALL amazing! However, Captain Bob and his experience, knowledge, humor, passion and presence stands out particularly strong. He has been my Captain a few different times and he always leaves me and... More 

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

Thank you so much for the glowing review Genevieve! Your story about your nephew's poem and his science report has filled our hearts! We take so much pride in educating guests about The Everglades and as a family owned and run business we certainly enjoy knowing that we can have such a positive effect on children and adults alike! More 

Fisherville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our 4th airboat ride in Florida. We have enjoyed the other 3 much more. This location is in the plain brown grassy area of the edge of the Everglades. So, the location and plain grass can not be helped, that is all there is there. But if you are looking for a more exciting airboat experience, look for... More 

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

Thank you so much for your visit and your review. Our Everglades is what is best known as "The River of Grass". While it is certainly fun to do lots of fast riding and exciting turns on the airboat, we also gear our park and tours toward education and conservation. Our guided tours focus on talking about the wildlife you... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visiting Florida from Arizona...family and friends (11 of us) went to Sawgrass and had a blast...The Captain of the boat "Jim" was so informative and took us for a great ride seeing gators, Ospreys etc etc. Capt Jim didn't get in a big rush and let us take all the pictures we wanted...thanks Sawgrass Rec!!

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Started with the airboat ride through the everglades. The ride itself is great, and our captain really wanted us to see an alligator up close. kept going to different spots looking for one, and then we found it. Was truly awesome; the alligator swam right up to our boat. Was a little scary though :) . Then walking through the... More 

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Thank VictorK99
Vero Beach, Florida
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought our tickets online to save some money. $67 for a family of four. It was 30 minute tour through the Everglades. Beautiful scenery. The kids were disappointed that there were no alligators. The trip was spared by the nice little zoo on the property. Lots of alligators and the kids even got to hold a little gator and... More 

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Thank Ginnelle E
Illinois
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After watching the show about the Everglades when I was a kids in the '60s, it was really fun to finally be on one of those boats- saw a few alligators, and several different birds. The animal park at the center was outstanding- rescue reptiles- very interesting too- The guide made jokes that I didn't appreciate, but glad I finally... More 

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Harvard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the airboat tour and saw so many alligators. They come right up next to the boat practically touching the boat the whole time. The zoo area was also really cool. Lots of different animals to see. Really loved seeing so many gators so close up!

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