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Sawgrass Recreation Park

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Address: 1006 N. U.S. Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327
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+1 954-389-0202
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation...

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 the Florida Panther or the Black Leopard. Picnic areas, birthday parties, camping, rv parking. Exclusive private and nighttime airboat tours are now available year round! Open 7 days a week! Just 25 minutes from the heart of Ft. Lauderdale!

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$43.69*
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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure
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Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour from Fort Lauderdale

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Post Cruise Airboat Ride

One of the options after coming off a cruise early in the morning was a trip to "The Everglades" with a drop-off at MIA. Sawgrass Recreation Park was our destination and after... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the options after coming off a cruise early in the morning was a trip to "The Everglades" with a drop-off at MIA. Sawgrass Recreation Park was our destination and after having an opportunity to see some of the animals close up and listen to the great work that the team do, our finale was a boat trip with... More 

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Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little animal park with rescued animals that couldn't be rehabilitated and released. Most non-native. Nice airboat ride. Captain Debra was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately, gators don't sun themselves on mostly cloudy days but the trip into the Everglades was very interesting. Great way to spend a few hours post cruise. Much better than sitting around the airport.

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Hamlin, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Captain Charles gave us an wonderful tour tonight. He made it fun and interesting, telling of local lore, and pointing out the wildlife in the water. Thank you and we most certainly will be back.

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Washington, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always wanted to take an airboat ride in the Everglades and today we took a ride with captain Charles. Had a blast and learned a lot about the history of the Everglades and also a neat tidbit about cat tails. Was worried that the half hour tour wouldn't be enough but it was fun and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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Thank Erobed
Yorkville, IL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Got a good deal. $54 for 4 people to ride the airboat and visit the exhibits. The exhibits themselves are not really worth paying for.,.,.they did have some shows...however we were rushed through because of the large group coming AFTER us and would exceed the fire code so we couldn't take the time. The airboat ride was nice however only... More 

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Thank ilaudio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted an airboat tour of the Everglades. We found the best reviews for Blackwater Airboat tours, but they do not offer public tours and there were just two of us. Blackwater recommended Sawgrass Recreation Park. Our tour guide Debbie knew the glades like the back of her hand and she was very funny too. We got some great pictures... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed the airboat ride. The captain (captain Chuck) was very nice. We only got to see one little alligator but the captain explained why. It was a relaxing trip. (sit in the front of you want to get sprayed by the water. It's fun) they take your picture if you would like to buy it. When we got... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got a groupon deal and were very pleasantly surprise what a well run operation this was. The half hour trip on the air boat was just enough as you do get blown about a bit. We saw four alligators and our guide gave us a nice commentary. The zoo element was a big if a surprise as there were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opportunity to fly across the swamps looking for Gators. Captain Disco was great fun and really enthusiastic about the swamp and inhabitants. Great mornings adventure

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Southwest Ranches, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a ride with Barbara as our guide. Was very interesting and saw a handful of alligators at night. Sadly the sky was overcast because it would have been an amazing time to stargaze as it is pitch black out there. Very cool experience. Bring bug spray and something to cover your mouth so you don't get bugs... More 

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