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“Tourist trap” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Gator Park

Gator Park
24050 SW 8th Street, 1, Miami, FL 33187
800-559-2205
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Ranked #27 of 122 attractions in Miami
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

They take you on a very short fast noisy air boat ride. For alligators. You may or may not see ANY wild life. It's all about coming back to a show with badly man handled and overfed gators and to have your picture taken with baby gators for 3 bucks.

Yes. Florida is the home of Disney and everything fake. But This is pretty bad.

Hang along the canal on the way to Gator Park. And you have as much or a better chance of seeing a gator. The family with us on the Gator Park ride saw 6 adult gators on the canal and none on the ride. Seriously !!

Visited January 2014
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Callander
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Great fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The airboat trip was fantastic. The guide was funny and informative. We saw a few gators and some birds. Back at the park we watched a fantastic presentation show with big and small gators, a massive frog and a scorpion.

Visited December 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Airboat ride was awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I took my daughter to enjoy Everglades. The airboat ride was great, loved every moment of it. Specially when they picked u full speed and was almost flying thought the sawgrasses. However, my daughter was very disappointed to see only 2 crocodiles during the entire ride.

Visited December 2013
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Miami
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Went to Gator Park over Christmas holidays. It was extremely busy, lots of people. They were well organized, and got us out on the airboat in 20 min as promised. The ride was really exciting! Our boat driver was knowledgeable, and we saw lots of wildlife including alligators. Highly recommend this excursion for adults or children. Awesome gift shop with lots of interesting things. We bought an alligator wallet and tried an alligator sandwich.

Visited December 2013
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London
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“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is a real tourist trap giving very poor service at hefty prices. We were in the craft on the water for 25 minutes only and for most of that time we were driven at high speed so were able to see no wildlife at all. We saw precisely 2 alligators asleep in the bushes as we started our journey and 2 babies halfway through the trip and that was it.

We were given a show for 10 mins of alligator wrestling. However the Guide also got out a scorpion and thought it was funny to taunt the audience with it, bringing the scorpion very close to members of the audience and laughing at our discomfort. I did not find this amusing.

Visited December 2013
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