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About Coopertown Airboats
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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Reviewed yesterday

Like most others, this tour takes you into the everglades and stops to view sunning gators. Larger boat (20-30) is a bit less personal than some using smaller boats. The only real negative was the cotton balls given to riders (air boats are loud). Grab...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ed F
Reviewed 2 days ago

As anticipated. Fun ride on airboat with an entertaining guide. Chance to hold a baby alligator if you want and to learn more about life in the everglades

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well-priced at 25 dollars; includes an animal talk (which due to the low levels of sentience and movement amongst the animals present didn’t have the usual negative feel of animal shows). Superb airboat ride with a hilarious old timer; saw lots of wildlife in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank danpadvisor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not experienced an airboat ride before and were excited to go to try it. I was disappointed when we arrived and the place looked a little run down and had a few alligators in small,dirty pools that you could view. They also had...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sharo46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very very informative airboat ride. Our guide was full of knowledge of the local species that live in the glades. He often stopped so all of us could take PLENTY of pictures. Our guide answered any and all of our questions. The ride was about...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mcaarmend
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For about 35 dollars pp, this is a very interesting and beautiful way to see the glades. Knowledgeable, humorous and good-natured guides talk you through some basic facts about alligators and snakes, allow visitors to pet a baby gator, and then on to a boat....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michaelaT8138GW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the others are shams. Coopertown has a show, close up gator farm, pythons and more. The driver is hilarious as well. They also had better prices than the riff-raffs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eric H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really great time on our airboat ride! Our driver was knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw 10-12 alligators along with beautiful birds and turtles. The location was really beautiful and was just what I was expecting. It was a classic Everglades experience! Our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dashandmae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would never go here again. The first time i went here was over 14 years ago, and it was bad then. I went back recently thinking it had to get better, but it was worse, more run down than ever, and with OLD boats....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jolly122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely awful, the worst. I've never had such a bad experience. I would not recommend this place.

Date of experience: January 2019
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LoveTravel655448
August 9, 2017|
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Response from Anne O | Reviewed this property |
I thought the ride was pretty smooth, but there were still a few bumps and sharp turns.
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amits699
May 25, 2017|
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Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend infants on the boats. They are quite noisy and affect their ears. they move quite fast and jerky at times. Even small children may have a problem. No seat belts either.
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momto3longisland
May 1, 2017|
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Response from swhulbert | Reviewed this property |
Hi- The ride is actually very smooth. The boat glides over the top of the water2which allows it to go over the grasses. The operator did spin the boat slightly so I do t know how that would affect you. Maybe talking to the... More
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