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

It was our first time we have tried a out airboats and we decided to use black Friday with coopertown airboats. It was a great choice, good trip for cheap money. Our guide was... read more

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was our first time we have tried a out airboats and we decided to use black Friday with coopertown airboats. It was a great choice, good trip for cheap money. Our guide was wonderful, he knew alot about the area, and was funny at the same time. Extra points for letting the girls hold a baby alligator after the... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to take the Private tour which covered 18 miles and last an hour in lieu of the large boat which only covers 8 miles. We had an exceptional tour guide, Mike, who stopped the boat to explain at different times the ecosystem of the Everglades, the wildlife, trees and many other things. It was an enlightening tour. Highly... More 

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Bertram, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great way to see the Everglades and the wildlife. This was my first time in an airboat and it was fun. Got to see live alligators in their natural habitat, explore the wetlands and race across the water and grasslands. Ride seemed rather short but otherwise great. I wasn't impressed with the frog legs at the cafe though.

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Thank Tim W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting something more , i enjoyed the ride and the view is amazing but when the show started make me feel bad for the poor aligator and his small place to live.

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Thank MahiteC
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty fun and good all around if all you're seeking is a simple and quick air boat experience out into the wetlands park. Our guide was great at pointing out the gators and even brought us up really close to one. After we all had the chance to hold a baby gator and take pictures. Pretty cool.

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Thank Stephen F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I were only rating the airboat tour I would give it five stars. The tour was great, our guide was very knowledgable and we got to see several alligators. However... The animal exhibits looked like they had not been updated since the place opened in 1945. The alligators were kept in incredibly small cages, with small cement ponds which... More 

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Thank Megan H
Griswold, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved Josh, our tour guide and Mike, our captain! Both were knowledgeable and entertaining. Definitely recommend! Extremely reasonable pricing with Groupon and we saw beautiful wildlife and learned much about natural environment.

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Thank Deb M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing Airboat Ride with Capt. Mike!!! Learned so much. Great time! Highly recommend!!! Josh was great also and very knowledgeable... don't drive by!!

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Thank Deborah R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reviews said this was one of the original airboat rides, and it does look old. Don't let that stop you. The "program" was good, the displays of gators and snakes pretty good, not fancy. But the people are real, concerned with the environment, respectful of the creatures, and knowledgeable. The airboat ride was more than just speeding through the... More 

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Thank van w
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the staff were knowledgeable and the animals were amazing. Great tour all around. Very happy the guide knew where the gators were in the wild too.

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