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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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An Extremely Polished Operation

You won't find any iStuff, double tall cappuccinos, or any of that guff in Coopertown. What you get instead are miles upon miles of saw grass, pond apples, gators, and the finest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bernard G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go in the morning, the first boat out see the most. Bring your own ear plugs or ask for head sets instead of the cotton balls they give you. We had a bench to ourself and an empty row behind us so we could move around for lots of photos. It's an average airboat tour, they feed a couple alligators... More 

Thank TammySanDiego
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

You won't find any iStuff, double tall cappuccinos, or any of that guff in Coopertown. What you get instead are miles upon miles of saw grass, pond apples, gators, and the finest airboat operators this side of the Mason Dixon line. They've been doing Everglades airboat tours since the 1940s and it shows. They are efficient and friendly at the... More 

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Rowlett, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun ride!!! My family of four took the air boat tour and it was great. We found a groupon so the price was outstanding. We started with a chance to see some wildlife in captivity and some history of the area. The boat ride was for 40 minutes. It was a bit of a crowded boat but that was ok.... More 

Thank Charles C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such an interesting spot, off the beaten path, west of Miami. While doing our research about airboat tours in the Everglades, Coopertown Airboats came up again and again as highly recommended by fellow travelers. When we showed up, there was a little bit of a wait for the next boat, but they have many things to look at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun way to see the Everglades. Enjoyed the tour but it was incredibly warm. Not many gators out but that's nature! Was a sort of zoo with a snake and some turtles and they keeper was full of information and loved questions!

Thank Colm M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

took the tour because of a groupon discount (almost half off). It was a good experience. We did see some alligators. A young man named Dan, Dave, cant remember which, was our guide. He was both entertaining and informational. The girls there were great and informative. The other drivers were rather grumpy. On shore when asked questions they gave us... More 

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Ardmore, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time on an air boat and it was a nice trip. There are some gators on property and one of the guides does a short show with gators and snakes before your tour. The tour took about 40 minutes. We saw one gator and a nest. We also saw a few birds. The boat ride was... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Everglades simply takes your breath away and with the help of the guides here it is even more interesting and engaging. It was bery, very, very hot that day and I suggest during summer you go early in the morning or later in the afternoon.

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Bergen, Norge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to try an airboat, and stopped here. They had a small zoo With som gators, snakes and other animals. The had a show and tell for us, were we got to pet babygators. Then we got in the airboat and drove into the Everglades. It was beautiful, the guide was funny and easy to understand. The alligators came... More 

Thank NinaSaki
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we had done the Miami airboat tour. In comparison, I enjoyed Coopertown tour more than my first airboat tour with another company. Coopertown tour focus more on airboat and not much of the animal show. The airboat tour lasted close to an hour (I lost track of time) and the boat operator narrated throughout the... More 

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