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“Elina, her staff and the experience was outstanding!!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gator Park

Gator Park
24050 SW 8th Street, 1, Miami, FL 33194
800-559-2205
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Ranked #22 of 102 Attractions in Miami
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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“Elina, her staff and the experience was outstanding!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

With Elina's help we planned the perfect finish to our East Caribbean Cruise for our entire family consiting of our children and grandchildren. For our family of 19, Elina arranged for our private transporation to and from our hotel in the Miami area. One at her property, she placed us on our own private airboat ride just with our family. While we were enjoying the Everglades with our guide Ashley, Elina's staff was busy making our lunch with our pre-arranged choices.

Once off the airboat, we enjoyed the show involving a scorpion and aligators. Our family was able to take photos of everyone holding an aligator, followed by Elina taking our family photo.

This was my fourth tour of the Everglades. After our visit to Gator Park, I can honestly say this is the only property, I would ever return too to explore the Everlgades.

Another telling point of the type of business Elina runs, is the enjoyment her staff expresses working side by side with Elina. When the staff enjoys what they are doing, so do the guests.

We had some family members not sure about this activity. But within 10 minutes, Ashley had everyone on our airboat displaying huge smiles and laughter as she had us flying through the glades!

The gift shop was fun too.

Elina, thank you so much to and your staff. Our family had a great time!!!!!!!!!! The Robb Family 2015

Visited January 2015
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“Private tour with Tour Guide Wade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My parents and I had an incredible time on the Everglades with our Tour Guide, Wade. We found him informative and very helpful. We saw a ton of gators and wildlife. I highly recommend Gator Park! Thanks Wade!

Visited January 2015
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Miami, Florida
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visited Gator Park in early January and had a fabulous time. The guide was very informative and pointed out numerous plant and animal species throughout the airboat ride. Would definitely recommend to a friend!

Visited January 2015
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“Terrible Experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived here after a 2 hour bus journey organised by the Gator park to collect tourists from hotels and bring them to the "attraction", however, we were originally told this would only be a 30 minute ride. We had informed the owner Elina that our flight was due to leave that afternoon and she repeatedly insisted that we would be fine with time since it was only a 30minute journey. Upon arrival we asked the ticket office to phone us a cab as we had ran out of time to experience the attraction, however, this request was refused and we were threatened by the staff to pay up for the attraction, that we had no time to see, or risk missing our flight. The staff said if we did not pay, then the police would be called and we would be arrested. We regrettably felt under duress to pay. I have visited the states on many occasions but I can honestly say that nowhere else have I been threatened like this. We did manage to hurry through the park experience and fortunately we avoided missing our flight, however, the park itself was laughable and not worth the money. Deeply disappointing experience, save your cash and do not visit!

Visited June 2014
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“If you are going to Florida, you really should do this”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

we debated about going due to the cost, but after having done it I am glad that we did. The tour in the airboat is entertaining - the guides do a good job at making it fun. Taking a picture with a baby alligator is touristy, but hey - you are on vacation and it's fun to do tourist things every now and then.

We arranged transportation directly with Gator Park and it was flawless. I read numerous reviews from other transportation companies that appear to range from Organizationally Challenged to just plain Incompetant, but the company used by Gator Park was very profesional.

Keep in mind that the majority of the cost of attending Gator Park is the transportation. There may be a better way - renting a car? Dunno, but the park entry itself is relatively cheap.

Definitely glad we did it and would recommend it

Visited December 2014
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