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“Great Day Trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Everglades Holiday Park

Everglades Holiday Park
21940 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332
+1 954-434-8111
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Activities: Camping, Fishing, Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: Welcome to Everglades Holiday Park! Climb aboard one of our state-of-the-art airboats for an unforgettable adventure in the Florida Everglades, then take in a live alligator presentation featuring the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue in our world famous Gator Pit! With miles of wetlands before you, you'll journey deep into the Everglades, zipping across the river of grass at top speeds, an expert tour guide leading the way.Lock eyes with an American alligator and snap amazing pictures as you come face-to-face with some of the Everglades most unusual and exciting animals. Airboat tours at Everglades Holiday Park are an hour long, and that's plenty of time to meet and greet with some of the area's most exotic and unforgettable wildlife. Our captains are more than skilled, they're true "Gladesmen" intimately familiar with the area and prepared to take you where you need to be to experience the sights and sounds you'll treasure forever.
Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Great Day Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I researched a number of online everglades airboat tours, a local resident advised this one was economical and good. Trip lasted 60 minutes and cost only $25.00 per person half that of most others advertising 30 minute tours, advice sit towards the middle or back of the boat for the best views, we spotted plenty gators, vulchers and wildlife our boat captain had a great sense of humour and was very informative. Not the most glamorous visitors centre but don't let that detract from why your doing the trip. The aligator show was also very informative.

Visited September 2013
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Love Gater Boys so decided to go to Holiday Park. The boat was great. Better than a roller coaster ride. All of the gaters came when called. Got to hold and kiss an alligator. So soft. Definitely come if you are in the area.

Visited October 2013
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Lubbock, Texas
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“Great Ride!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We loved the airboat ride - our captain was fun and informative. We all learned so much about the Everglades and the animals and plants that live there. It was a lot of fun and would love to go back and do it again. The size of the boat is large and we felt completely secure. The photo they took before we got on the boat was only $10 - great deal - and we have a good picture of the 3 of us with the boat in the background.

The alligator show was also really informative and fun. It's not every day one gets to hold an alligator and my son loved that!

The earlier you go, the better, unless you really like it hot. They asked for donation to take photo with baby alligator ($5), but didn't mind that at all, knowing it goes back into their rescue/education programs.

I think there's a groupon for this, but may not work if you get the groupon as you drive up - it states on there it can't be used for 24 hours. Get it early! Reservations are not required, the boats go out on regular schedule and there won't be much wait unless there's several large groups ahead of you.

Visited September 2013
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“JT an Chris were educational and entertaining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

We were first timers to this attraction. My daughter was beside herself with excitement. The airboat ride was fun and educational. JT was great! He really knows his Everglades. He clearly loves what he does.
Chris from the Gator Boys, my eight yr old daughter's favorite show, put on a great show! That was a memory that will last a lifetime! We highly recommend this trip!

Visited October 2013
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Athens, Ontario, Canada
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“It's a bucket list kind of experience!! Must see, must do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My fiancé (now husband) and I escaped Canada in December of 2012 for a romantic vacation to Florida. One of the excursions on our "list of things to do" was to tour the Everglades. We stumbled upon Everglades Holiday Park and were happy with the reviews and the prices. Once we arrived, the staff were accommodating, funny, and knowledgeable. The show was fascinating, and the airboat ride was exhilarating. Not only did we see several gators both big and small, but we saw a bunch of other wildlife (exotic to us Canadians). We will 100% return to this spot! :)

Visited December 2012
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