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Sawgrass Recreation Park

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Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Our exhibits feature timed shows where you can hold an alligator and visit magnificent mammals such as...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1006 N US Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327-7700
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Reviewed today via mobile

I have been living in FL for 5 years and never seen the Everglades up close. This weekend I decided to take the kids for a fun experience and it was way above our expectation. We were lucky to enjoy a perfect afternoon weather. Bought...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WTCucu
Reviewed yesterday

We did the group Airboat ride and this was very nice. We did see a couple of Alligators and our guide really took the time to explain about the wildlife.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 868victor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went to Sawgrass Recreation Park as part of a tour that would take us to the airport afterwards (we had arrived from a cruise and had a late flight). I really enjoyed the visit. The park was very very crowded (many cruises arrived). But...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Simara
Reviewed 5 days ago

I came here with a friend a few years ago and had a great visit so decided to come back with my husband after shopping at Sawgrass Mills Outlets. Its an easy drive and a sure way to see the alligators and their habitat. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wileyluke
Reviewed 6 days ago

Airboat ride was 30 minutes with entertaining and knowledgeable "Captain". Unable to take any pictures from rows beyond the front seat due to visual blockage. For safety reasons only 4 permitted in front bench. Wildlife encounter was a disappointment - small enclosures for rescued animals,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was Captain Chuck, and he had us laughing from the start! Saw two alligators on the tour. When the boat was stopped to see them, they both came right up alongside the boat within 2 or 3 feet. Also got to see a...More

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

Was wanting to kill so time after a cruise we found this tour. Was very nice, got to see 2 Gators. Then on the walking tour got to hold around 15 to 20 in baby gator. They also had a number of other animals there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bigdog650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I We had a fabulous time!! We spotted some alligators and the boat ride was amazing!!! We also got to hold a baby alligator which was something I never thought I could do!! But I am so glad I did.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Excursion478755
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fun activity for the whole family. We got to see two alligators which is pretty much the norm for the daytime tours. They said that the night time tours see many more. If you are a senior, be sure to ask for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a FL girl and have been on plenty of airboat adventures. This was the worse by far!!!! It was a bit overcast the day we went out and I know that that isn't the best conditions to see gators BUT .... the effort to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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sckmiller1
October 27, 2016|
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Response from pattianneg | Reviewed this property |
While we were there we saw a gentleman in a wheelchair getting off the boat .. so I would say yes
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TrooperWilly
September 5, 2016|
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Response from Nicole T | Property representative |
Hello! I would be happy to help you exchange your shirt and there is no reason you should've been told otherwise. We Please contact me at 954-389-0202. You Can simply send me a picture of the shirt you have. If we have... More
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JasonPickett
March 7, 2016|
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Response from K-C1962-10 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend it for infants - its noisy, windy and a very active ride.
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Jenntan
Stockholm
Tours to Everglades (2 Replies)
I'm looking for a tour to Everglades that includes transportation from our hotel and back. Sawgrass recreation park is partners with KSA tours and ACE tours. Has anyone used any of them? Any other suggestions?
March 30, 2011|
Response fromsuewick|
I've visited the park several times and it is worth a visit but we have always driven there so I have no idea how reliable the transport companies they use are. I have seen tour buses drive in when I've been there. The staff at the park always seem pretty reliable and efficient so I would guess that they would expect their partners to be the same.
Usedtobebarbie
Ontario
Sawgrass Recreation Park vs. Everglades Holiday Park? (2 Replies)
Pros/cons of either park? Is one more interesting? Is one better for children (ages 4-10) or seniors with mobility issues? Anything else to consider?
January 16, 2015|
Response fromobjets|
The tv show Gator Boys was based out of Everglades Holiday Park. Did your kids ever watch it?
Irene P
Esbjerg, Denmark
Everglades Safari Park or ? (1 Replies)
Staying north, would you go to Everglades Safari Park or save the miles and go to Sawgrass Recreation Park in Weston ? thank you
September 12, 2008|