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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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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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Breeze in your hair kind of fun.

This fun air boat ride takes you along the "River of Grass" which is the Everglades. The driver made the ride fun and informative. It was a slow day but we saw one alligator... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
West Palm Beach, Florida

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This fun air boat ride takes you along the "River of Grass" which is the Everglades. The driver made the ride fun and informative. It was a slow day but we saw one alligator along the way and many local birds. After, they have a show and additional animals to see, even a picture opportunity. The restaurant right next door... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a boat ride this afternoon and saw a large number of alligators, by the sounds of it quite lucky! The guide as very good and explained a lot about the Everglades. Definitely worth doing a boat ride although I suspect it doesn't change much depending upon the company you go with.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool Old looking place like you are back in time, but what a experience very knowlageble guide, i recommend this to Everyone And big alligators

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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!

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San Francisco, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 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!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

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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