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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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First Airboat Ride

First time riding on an air boat was fun. We saw plenty of alligators. The guide was informative as was the pre-ride alligator show. My 12 year old daughter was thrilled with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Pine Bush, New York

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took standard group tour...with Groupon coupon significantly less than private and other airboat tours. Fun, no real physical activity. Guide ha standard route and knows where the alligators live...we saw 4 or 5 laying on the side....some hard to see but 1 was very clear and opened jaws for us. They have 5 or 6 gators in capitivity... a couple... More 

Thank JSHeim
Pine Bush, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time riding on an air boat was fun. We saw plenty of alligators. The guide was informative as was the pre-ride alligator show. My 12 year old daughter was thrilled with the opportunity to hold a baby alligator. Worth the visit for a few hours out of your day, especially with the groupon.

Thank mikmar1021
Armada, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying the Airboat ride and guide were fun and informative. Having said that the woman that took our passage ticket was clearly not happy that she was working here. While the rest of the staff was delightful she grumbled and acted as though we did not dignify her attention. When I reported a most horrible bathroom... More 

Thank Kathie S
Halifax, NS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a sunset Everglades tour, saw alligators up close to the boat and the scenery was beautiful! The tour guide was informative and fun! At the end of the tour those that wanted to hold a small alligator were given the chance!

Thank jughead9
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The boats are to big. They seat 30! If you're unlucky like we were and get a middle seat you won't see much. Find someplace that seats no more than four across. Would have been happy to leave a tip, but not with our seat assignment.

Thank Mike M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of doing the Cooperstown Airboat tour 2 years ago with my mom and we had a blast! I decided to take my friend this past Monday as we had some time to kill and everything started it out great until we walked in on the pre tour. There was a group of Caucasian, me and my... More 

Thank WhatsTheTea
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have actual gators on the property from little babies too full grown. They also have other animals like turtles and snakes. The boat ride was very fun and interesting. While on the ride we saw alligators and several turtles, we also saw a variety of birds. I am really happy my husband and I chose Coopertown Airboats.

Thank Adribere12
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended especially with "Mike" We had done 2 other airboat rides, (places that had more hype) and this was the absolute best. Mike told us facts about the everglades that we hadn't heard before. Educational and fun and saw lots of gators!! We did a private 1 hour tour for 4 people and thoroughly enjoyed it.. Kudos to Mike,... More 

Thank Bonz1946
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close enough to Miami and very friendly staff. The airboat ride was fun, got to see alligators, and even hold a small one at the end! The groupon deal was totally worth it! Their website doesn't give much info but they go out about every 25 minutes and it last about 30-40. Wouldn't recommend their little restaurant though. Didn't have... More 

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Babylon, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a Groupon for this attraction. It was a good deal. Before we got on the airboat, we saw some large caged alligators. A young man took us into a viewing area, where he showed us a small alligator, a boa, a snake, and a skunk which are all inhabitants of the Everglades. We had an... More 

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