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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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Miles and Miles of Everglades

Staff was knowledgable, friendly, fun, and humorous. My wife and I, of our group of seven, had been on airboats at a competitor several times while visiting Pompano with various... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Don S
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Ottawa, Illinois
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Ottawa, Illinois
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff was knowledgable, friendly, fun, and humorous. My wife and I, of our group of seven, had been on airboats at a competitor several times while visiting Pompano with various relatives. We thoroughly enjoyed Coopertown this time. It was more open to the vastness of the Everglades. We only saw one alligator in the wild, which I spotted, just before... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went last week to Coopertown Airboat and saw the animal show, petted a boa, learned about the Everglades and then took an airboat ride and saw a few birds and Alligators in their natural habitat. The guide was funny and knowledgeable. My daughter really enjoyed getting to hold the baby alligator. All the staff were friendly. I couldn't say... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this. We had an interesting talk about alligators at the start, although felt a little sorry for those in their little enclosures. But they looked healthy at least. Then onto the tour itself. Had a jovial and informative guide, who put a bit of welly into the airboat and did some spins and turns before heading out properly to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was one of the most wonderful experiences and I will never forget this. The staff is superfriendly and helpful. You get a number written on your ticket and then you can first go for a little bit of show-and-tell about the animals that live there and the animals they have their for the safety and health for the animals.... More 

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Thank MusicTravelAdventure
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our boys out for their first airboat ride. They loved it! It was hot and sunny but the wind hits nicely and keeps everyone comfortable. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and funny. Kept everyone entertained.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I took this airboat through the Everglades. The captain was very funny and interesting unfortunately we only saw two small female alligators but the trip in itself is very exciting. If you want more specialized attention and probably a longer. Of time I would suggest the private or that they offer this boat ride was only about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bought a groupon to save a buck, nice little show before the airboat ride. Closest airboat tour to Homestead. Staff was courteous and very experienced. It was very hot and I would recommend going when it is cooler or go early in the morning. We saw 2 alligators and a monster turtle. Takes only about 2 hours total and you... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ride boat ride was fun and the tour guide was informative and entertaining. Would have given it 5 stars but we didn't see any alligators on the ride. Was in the afternoon and I'm sure they are harder to find. We did however enjoy seeing the alligators they have in back.

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 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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