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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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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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I was fine with the 30 minute air boat ride because it was pretty hot out there when we stopped to see wildlife. We did see a gator in the wild as well as some birds. Our Captain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The tour was short but fun. We were warned that we might not see any gators in the wild but we did see two. I did enjoy the boat ride itself. We had perfect skies and the weather was great. We visited the small zoo which had a collection of many different animals from the Florida Panther to snakes. It... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A well organized park with nice airboat rides. I have been there several times and the captains have good knowledge of the surroundings. The "exhibit areas" are very nice and interesting as well. I strongly disagree with several comments. It is not in a bad state and animals are taken care of by good people. All animals are rescued (panther,... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

I was fine with the 30 minute air boat ride because it was pretty hot out there when we stopped to see wildlife. We did see a gator in the wild as well as some birds. Our Captain John was a little rough around the edges with his humor. Then we saw a zoo type park with a wildlife talk... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The air buggy ride was fun but I would have liked to have a longer one. Half an hour is not nearly enough. the guide was OK but it was too hard to hear him. The exhibits are looking very shabby and need upkeep badly. It was a taste of what is found in the Everglades, not a comprehensive tour.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Having viewed the opening hours on Google of 7.30am to 6pm we left home early arriving at 8.30. There were a few staff around who explained that nothing actually opens to the public until 9am. We decided to book a private airboat tour rather than wait for enough people for a full boat. The tour cost around $160 for a... More 

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Enola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is an awesome place to visit. Look on Groupon for a great deal for this. That's how I found out about the place. The boat ride is only about 30 minutes long...kinda wished it was a little longer and that we would've tried a little harder to find gators etc. But we did see one...and some cool birds. And... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Was initially bummed that the airboat was a large boat and not the smaller boat pictured in all the ads...but overall still a fun time. Captain Bob found a couple of gators for us and offered an informative ride. 30 minutes felt rushed, even 40 minutes would have been better- seemed like Capt. Bob had to rush through his info.... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Enjoyed the boat ride and seeing the 'gators in their natural environment. They seemed happy and content and were actually showing off by coming close to the boat and pausing for photographs. The site is well organized and the staff friendly.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My spouse & best friend went for a boat ride. The people working were nice & courteous. We all went around 9am before the huge crowds came. The wait was no more than 15 minutes. While we waiting we encountered a peacock just hanging out in front of the store. She was beautiful & friendly. Captain Charles was our tour... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Awesome airboat tours through the Everglades. There is also a small display of reptiles to see. A great place to go if you want to experience a tour on an airboat.

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