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Address: 22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
Phone Number:
+1 305-226-6048
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Our professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized,...

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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Had a great day only had to wait about 15 minutes. This place is close to Miami and a good day trip if staying downtown Miami or south beach. Had a nice up close look at some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Greg E
Hamilton, Canada
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

as the original air boat ride it was wonderful. The staff is nice, and we saw alligators VERY close to the boat. Captain Rick did a nice narration. It is minutes from Shark Valley so it is easy to make it a day!

Thank Gayle C
Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Coopertown based on good reviews from visitors and from Miami Herald. The restaurant there was very rustic and the bathrooms were horrible. However, the tour itself was great. We did a private airboat tour rather than on one of the bigger boats and am glad that we did. Smaller boat was maneuverable and we got to see... More 

Thank Drjudi1
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must if you are ever in the area. This show prior to the airboat was nice and the young speaker was fun. Merv was a fantastic host to us on the airboat ride! He had us laughing the entire time. He showed us a lot of wildlife and stopped long enough for everyone to get pictures. He... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day only had to wait about 15 minutes. This place is close to Miami and a good day trip if staying downtown Miami or south beach. Had a nice up close look at some gators they have in the show. Unfortunately the water level was extremely high in the glades so not much in way of wild... More 

Thank Greg E
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a fun ride. Robert our guide was friendly and educated us about the everglades. He also pointed out the various unique species during our ride. All the staff members at the Coopertown Airboats were friendly. A must visit...

Thank MY M
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definately the best airboat tour I have experienced. Super informative and at the same time our captain was super funny. Its a stick alligator guys !! I was pleased to have such a friendly captain. What really makes a tour is the captain, some others tours i have done in everglades safari park did not compare as the... More 

Thank ernesto55555
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visitors from the north and chose this company for an airboat ride in the Everglades. The guide was great, and very informative. It was a nice long ride and we saw 2 alligators and several birds. We bought the picture at the end which was very reasonable. The kids enjoyed the show before hand where they got to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ride. We did not see many gators but one was very close to the boat. Explanations were good so was the little show to avoid us waiting. Location is very convenient.

Thank Tachermoyen
Islamorada, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As advised, we called ahead to check availability for tours. We knew we were traveling in season, and it would be busy, so we left early for the 2 hour trip north. It was a smart move. Our wait time was no longer than the 20 minutes anticipated. What we failed to consider was how much cooler it would be,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a public tour on a boat of about 35 people this summer that was cool and then did a private tour a couple of days ago that was really cool. Do the private tour. It is worth the extra money as you get to see more of the glades! Nice people here!!!!

Thank Ron H

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