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Address: 22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
Phone Number: 3052266048
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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A good choice for a public tour

Coopertown airboats is very easy to get to from the Florida Keys and Miami. Tours run every 30 mins and last for 40 mins. Many other operators only offer private tours so this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coopertown airboats is very easy to get to from the Florida Keys and Miami. Tours run every 30 mins and last for 40 mins. Many other operators only offer private tours so this is an easy convenient option. Remember to wear sunscreen and cover up - the sun is intense this time of year. We were lucky to see an... More 

Thank tripellen
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good time on the boat but when we got back i seen we were missing some luggage out of our car trunk that was pried open and another family had their window broken and their luggage stolen to. When we told management about it they called the police but said yea that happens all the time thats... More 

Thank Mike R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awesome. The airboat operator was very knowledgable and even went fast a couple of times. It was thrilling. We saw about 3 alligators in the wild!

Thank Roly82
San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a private air boat tour, but these devices are incredibly loud so ear plugs are a necessity (don't worry, they give them to you). Why they don't have noise cancelling headphones, with a mike for the operator to give you a running commentary thru the headphones, as is commonly done on helicopter tours, no idea, except possibly these... More 

Thank MHSanFrancisco
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AMAZING!!! My friends and I researched and looked into a few airboat tours and ultimately ended up choosing this one because there was a special for it on Groupon. Boy did we get lucky! Honestly, I'm not sure how other airboat tours compare but this was AMAZING and I would pay full price tomorrow to do it again if the... More 

Thank Leah C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an airboat ride with my family back in August, lots of fun riding on the airboat on a pretty darn hot day. We saw a few small alligators during the ride. Cool show at the site and it's awesome to hold a small gator in our hands!!

Thank Wendy_and_William
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped at Coopertown on route from the Keys to Sarasota. We wanted an authentic airboat ride and we got one. A good ride through miles and miles of wet Everglades but our guide took the trouble to point out and explain the sights and the wildlife which added a lot to the experience. We also saw a couple of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on coopertown on our way from the florida keys to miami. We wanted to experience a taster of what the everglades had to offer and to experience an air boat. We decided to go with the bigger airboat which had a capacity of about 20 people. We didn't reserve or pre buy tickets. We turned up and... More 

Thank JBL13London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was knowledgable, friendly, fun, and humorous. My wife and I, of our group of seven, had been on airboats at a competitor several times while visiting Pompano with various relatives. We thoroughly enjoyed Coopertown this time. It was more open to the vastness of the Everglades. We only saw one alligator in the wild, which I spotted, just before... More 

Thank Don S
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We went last week to Coopertown Airboat and saw the animal show, petted a boa, learned about the Everglades and then took an airboat ride and saw a few birds and Alligators in their natural habitat. The guide was funny and knowledgeable. My daughter really enjoyed getting to hold the baby alligator. All the staff were friendly. I couldn't say... More 

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