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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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$85*
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We saw alligators!

Sawgrass Recreational Park was part of the go Miami card that we had purchased before our trip to Miami. It was super hot and sunny that day, but we felt okay as long as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Sawgrass Recreational Park was part of the go Miami card that we had purchased before our trip to Miami. It was super hot and sunny that day, but we felt okay as long as the airboat was moving. We saw a couple of soft shelled turtles and two alligators while on our tour. It was kind if short, but we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We went out on a night time air boat ride and it was great! The guide was knowledgeable and we had a great time. I would recommend this to locals and tourists alike. Everyone should see the wonders of the Everglades at some point and this is a great way to do it.

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Springfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Really liked the fan boat tour cruising the Everglades. Holding the baby alligators was a trip. Nice place, nice people that seemed genuinely friendly and legit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We were staying in Pompano Beach and wanted to try the airboat tour. Our resort the Wyndham Palm Aire gave us information on this location. The tour is 30 mins and that was plenty of time. As nice as the experience was how long do you really want to drive around looking at grass and water lol. We arrived about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We had plenty of fun with Captain Deborah, touring the Glades with her was a blast. Honestly I didn't expect much of the tour first, but it turned out to be really great. Seeing Alligators and other animals in the wild was really great. Only problem I had were the small cages where they kept the wild cats. But all... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Our family had a great time at sawgrass park! The airboat ride was very fun and educational, and our captain was really friendly. Recommended for any age. There are other animals here to view (big cats, alligators, reptiles) and for the admission price it was really a good deal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Nice airboat ride with a friendly and informative captain. Saw the animals being given food and we got to hold a baby alligator. Liked the friendly staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The ticket covers an airboat tour and animal exhibit (panthers, leopards, Bobcats, gators, snakes in their cages). The airboat tour was just okay. It's cool to be out on the water in the middle of the Everglades, so if you've never been, it's worth it just for that. You can't really talk during the tour because you have to wear... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

There are so many airboat places to choose from in the area we kind of just threw a dart and chose this. I am glad we did. The price is a lot cheaper than some other places and honestly as long as we got to see some alligators we were happy. The everglades all started to look the same after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A must if you have kids we came back the next day. Captain John was excellent. it is about a 30 min ride and a small park where you can visit the animals up close. If you get hungry they have a food truck and they serve gator!

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Additional Information about Sawgrass Recreation Park

Address: 1006 N. U.S. Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327
Phone Number: 954-389-0202
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Weston
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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