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Address: 24050 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
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Come visit us deep in the Everglades! At Gator Park you will see all sorts...

Come visit us deep in the Everglades! At Gator Park you will see all sorts of wildlife as you take an Airboat Ride into the Everglades National Park!

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Saw the everglades -Check

Went through hotel concierge as recommended tour as we wanted to see the everglades. Took over an hour to get there from hotel after bus transfers. Alligator Park is clean and... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2016
Carencaren
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New Haven, Connecticut

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Jersey City
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed February 4, 2016

This place runs well but it is small. There was hardly anything to see on the air boat ride in terms of animals and wildlife and I'm sure its because the boats are always running so anything interesting is long gone. The wildlife show was great for my kids but just seemed cruel. And that was it. A couple of... More 

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Lakewood, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed January 31, 2016

Was here with the grandkids on 1/25/16. All had a wonderful time. The boat ride was especially fun. At the end we required some assistance and the owner was extremely helpful. Thanks!

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Thank Sharon L
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

This tour ran not quite 20 minutes and offered very minimal education or information. The animal show would be great for 5-6 year olds: more like a petting zoo show. Our bus tour had us stay an additional hour hoping we would buy cheap souvenirs or snacks. Perhaps the State Park Tour would offer more, but this was disappointing at... More 

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Thank Opusxcv
JonW987, Manager at Gator Park, responded to this review

Dear Opusxcv, Gator Park runs 35-40 min long airboat tours. All tours travel on a set path in the Everglades National Park. It is impossible for the boat to return to the dock in less than 35 minutes. Our wildlife show is an educational and family friendly presentation. It is certainly not a petting zoo. Best regards, Gator Park Management. More 

Lakewood, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Entertaining and fun. Was a nice day trip from Hollywood. Kissed a toad and held an alligator. The air boat ride was beautiful.

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Thank Laura R
Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2016

If you are looking for any action at all, stay away from Gator Park. For our money we got about 35 minutes of actual boat time --- and MAYBE 15 minutes of movement faster than trolling speed. The guide was good enough, but he didn't provide any thrills where the boat was concerned. Only once did he pull a side... More 

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Thank Ralph B
JonW987, Manager at Gator Park, responded to this review

Dear Ralph B- Sorry you were disappointed in our tour. We operate in the Everglades National Park, and follow the speed and safety guidelines set forth. We pride ourselves as providing a safe and educational way for people of all ages to experience the Everglades. Most people find our airboat tour fast and fun. As you know, the day you... More 

Needham, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2016

We enjoyed the airboat ride, which we would give four or five stars. The boat went faster than we expected for part of the ride, which was exciting. We did not see much wildlife during the boat ride, but did see a turtle, a fish and an alligator. The gator show was a bit of a letdown after the airboat... More 

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Thank soxfan1975
Rijsenhout, netherlands
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our trip on the everglades. Nice tour. We learned and saw a lot. Great for the young and old.

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Thank Annabel K
New Haven, Connecticut
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91 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2016

Went through hotel concierge as recommended tour as we wanted to see the everglades. Took over an hour to get there from hotel after bus transfers. Alligator Park is clean and convenient. Airboats are right next to the parking, with the store and show area adjacent. Airboat ride was fun yet brief. We did see several alligators despite the cold... More 

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Miami, Florida
1 review
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Whether local or tourist every one should see the Florida Everglades at least once! Great experience there is no where else like it!

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Thank David D
Melbourne, Australia
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2016

We visited during a storm so the weather was pretty crappy. However we saw the wildlife exhibit first (including alligator wrestling) so that by the time we got into the airboat, the rain had stopped. We were lucky to spot 2 alligators on our cruise (And plenty of birds, of course). Going high speed was really thrilling, and sitting at... More 

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