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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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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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My first Everglades Experience

Having never been to the Everglades, when I saw my cruise ship offered an excursion from the ship to the airport with a stop at Sawgrass Recreational Park, it sparked my interest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Having never been to the Everglades, when I saw my cruise ship offered an excursion from the ship to the airport with a stop at Sawgrass Recreational Park, it sparked my interest. I had never heard of an air boat but was excited to take the 20 minute tour out searching for alligators. Our airboat driver was very knowledgeable and... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The girls had no interest in going here... they were all nervous about being near the gators. We found it to be fun - exciting - surprisingly safe and very informative. Our air boat captain John was great took us out in a monster of an air boat it was very loud and pretty quick but very dry and very... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I went in for one of the night time boat tours, and I cannot speak highly enough of it! Driving out to Weston from Fort Lauderdale did take a little while, but I would say that it was well worth it. What really made the experience for me though, was just how kind the staff was! They were so patient... More 

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Yes Yes Yes! We were a group so we had our own boat. Our tour guide was a gentleman who had grown up around the area. It was so educational for our boys and very fun too! Then a stop at Sawgrass Mills and everyone in our party was happy!

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

Great! We love to hear that you had such a great time. We hope that we were able to create some awesome family memories! More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We spent an enjoyable late morning / early afteroon at the Sawgrass Recreation Park. The best part was definitely the airboat ride into the Everglades. We didn't see any alligators, but there were many interesting birds. At the very least, we had gorgeous weather, and a great breeze from the airboats, which travel pretty fast. If you can, try and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review and your visit, we do appreciate it! More 

Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Ok experience. Airboat ride was fun. Exhibits need work. Alligator exhibit and show was informative.

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

Thank you for your review and your visit to our park. We are actually in the process of upgrading our animal areas, we are excited! More 

Carson City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great visit to the Everglads. Airboat ride was noisy but fun for alligator sightings. NAnimal park was interesting also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love going to new places and doing new things. It was fun, we hd good time. I was a bit disappointed we did not get to see more wild life. We saw alligators and all kinds of birds but the airboats make so much noise they give you ear plugs and the noise scares away the wild life. The... More 

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

Thank you for your visit and your review. We are currently in the process of upgrading our facilities. We are starting in our wildlife area and working our way up. More 

Mission Viejo, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

As I state in the title, the airboat ride was very cool; in fact it's the reason we went to the park. the problem -- it's a very, very short ride. they advertise 30 minutes, which is fairly short in and of itself, but the way it works is that they cruise out to a spot and then stop. and... More 

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

Thank you for your visit. Our standard tour is 30 minutes, we do have longer tours upon request. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

When we have visitors, we usually take an airboat ride. Fun for people who are not familiar with the wildlife habitats of Florida and enjoy seeing gators. They do provide earplugs since it is quite noisy.

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