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Coopertown Airboats

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Address: 22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
Phone Number: 3052266048
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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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Great tour, lots of fun.

We were there with a Groupon deal, and the folks at Coopertown Airboats were amazing. From the beginning they explained every detail of the tour, were on time, and took their time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rafael M
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Pembroke Pines, Florida

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We bought the short public ride on line with a groupon ticket, but when we got there, upgraded to a private tour, which cost $200 for 4 for a one hour ride. We actually got a very nice 80 minute tour, got up close and personal with half a dozen alligators in the wild, and got plenty of info about... More 

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Corunna, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The boat ride was fun.Our guide was very informative on the local wildlife. We got to see the alligators up close and personal. The trip was a little annoying because there was so many people and they kept talking and I couldn't hear the guide very well. When we got back to the dock we were able to tour their... More 

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Thank chennoa1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm proud to show off my great city of Miami, so when my friend from Chicago had 2 requests an Airboat ride and Key West I said sure, have not done in either in a long time. I bought the Groupon for $17 plus additional discount online and I still feel it was a waste of time and money. After... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lot of choice for this trip and the coopertown was the Least expensive. Others charges 300-350$/hour...they had A 200$/charge per hour which made sense to us. We had A bilingual guide-french english-which was helpful as well. Had fun, saw alligators, little visit, an entertaining show afterwards-small but still fun! I would go back. Just one little thing... More 

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New Jersey
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get discount on Groupon for $19 for the air-boat, it is cool and fun to do it. Before the airboat tour, they let us to hold snakes and little alligators Air-boat in the grass of water is cool , there are alligators in a water. However, wearing waterproof clothes.

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Opelika, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably the highlight of the trip. Pulled in just in time for the first tour of the day. The driver, John/James was outstanding. Had a great sense of humor and was extremely knowledgeable about the Everglades. You could tell that he enjoyed what he did.

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1st time I had been on an Air Boat & it was great.. We saw different wildlife & the gators were close & view able the day we were there. The crew & captains were great & informative.

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Thank Larry M
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there with a Groupon deal, and the folks at Coopertown Airboats were amazing. From the beginning they explained every detail of the tour, were on time, and took their time with all of us. We got to see a couple of alligators real close to us. The show after the boat ride was nice, but nothing special. I... More 

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Thank Rafael M
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have ALWAYS wanted to go on a tour of the everglades and while on a Cruise out of Miami this year we decided to make it happen so we picked Coopertown due to it being one of the original airboat tours and just a short drive out 41. We did not make reservations in advance and just showed up.... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people at Coopertown couldn't be friendlier. Carlos did a great job with the reptile show. Chris gave us the airboat ride & did a Great job also. He's very knowledgeable & a great Captain!! The girls in the restaurant were very friendly to.

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