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About Coopertown Airboats
Our professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized, educational airboat tour covering approximately 9 miles of this unique environment. We first go into the vast open saw grass where you will see why the Everglades are called the "River of Grass"! You will travel by Airboat through a Hardwood Hammock (a small island of solid ground in the "river of grass"), into the Everglades National Park stopping at alligator holes and seeing the abundance of 'glades wildlife. See the Purple Gallanule voted the most colorful bird in Florida and the endangered Everglade Snail Kite as well as herons, grackles, turtles, raccoons and other Everglades residents! The Everglades are a truly unique and vibrant environment which you can only experience first hand! Unless you brought your hip waders, a private airboat tour is the best way to see it! (And much drier, too!) After this fascinating and educational airboat tour, relax and enjoy a taste of 'Down Home' cooking, Everglades-style. The Coopertown Restaurant offers such delicacies as frog legs, 'gator tail, catfish and more! All served in a friendly country manner that is distinctly "Floridian". "Belly up" to the bar and meet the folks of Coopertown! Learn some of the fascinating history of the area, and check out the guest book to see who else has passed through and enjoyed a ride on a Coopertown Airboat! Take a closer look at these fascinating creatures in our Alligator Exhibit! What a cute little guy! Popular enough to have a college mascot named for it! A ride on an airboat is the best way to Check out the rest of the gator population in Coopertown
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived at Coopertown Airboats as a result of a recommendation from a close friend and had high hopes for our Airboat experience. It was pretty busy when we got there and so my husband decided we'd wait for a bit and get a private...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 823KarenB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great staff working here. We saw so many alligators we lost count. I would reccomend this place to everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank littlebearkt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was disappointing. We saw more alligators and wildlife just walking 25 yards into Shark Valley. They take you on a preplanned loop that is cut out of the Everglades. It feels a bit like a kid ride at Disney World, stopping along the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jbird4568
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a private tour led by guide and all round nice guy Randy, and we all had a great time. Randy was very professional and both funny and informative at the same time. My teenagers immediately engaged with Randy in a way that they...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robertmiles1000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very great ride, saw plenty of gators. Our tour guide Dayton was awesome gave plenty of history about the Everglades. Very child friendly, provided headphones for the kids due to the loud engines. Also they have a great animal show with gators, snakes and turtles....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TamaraN985
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great way to be introduced to the Everglades. We did the group tour and saw several alligators, many different birds, and lots of different plant life. The tour guide, Sam, was very knowledgeable about both where to find different animals, slowing or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. We were just 2 couples, so we waited for a more personal excursion for 4 with Rick in a smaller boat. So happy we did. We were out around 90 minutes. Rick took us deep into the brush and would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Connie N
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

I was concerned about the place after reading horrible reviews but still decided to buy a groupon, because all the places offer similar services (ie, airboat ride plus some sort of animal show) and the price is significantly lower with Groupon than other companies. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cludeliu
Reviewed November 26, 2018

A few minutes into the ride the boat broke down and we waited 15 min for another boat,then that boat went 2 MILES AN HOUR and it took 1 hour and 40 min it's supposed to take 40 min so it wasn't your typical air...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Navigate528315
Reviewed November 24, 2018

The tour was ok, I liked it, but I found extremely disturbing that they are keeping a baby alligator incaged in a dark small box, tied up, and using it for heartless irresponsible tourists to take photos with ! and saying he likes it...I wanted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 9, 2017|
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Response from Debi P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I have heard of them turning over😳.
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend infants on the boats. They are quite noisy and affect their ears. they move quite fast and jerky at times. Even small children may have a problem. No seat belts either.
May 1, 2017|
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Response from swhulbert | Reviewed this property |
Hi- The ride is actually very smooth. The boat glides over the top of the water2which allows it to go over the grasses. The operator did spin the boat slightly so I do t know how that would affect you. Maybe talking to the... More