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Sawgrass Recreation Park

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Address: 1006 N US Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327-7700
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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 Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter Ticket
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Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour from Fort Lauderdale

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Gator Nights Tour = awesome

My wife and I just took the gator nights tour last night and had a blast. If nothing else, bombing around the swamp on an airboat on a moonless night was quite a thrill, but we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Diego, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I just took the gator nights tour last night and had a blast. If nothing else, bombing around the swamp on an airboat on a moonless night was quite a thrill, but we were lucky enough to spot at least 10 gators, ranging from 3-7 feet long. Having a big one literally touching the side of the... More 

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Stavern, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like exotic animals, big engines, boats and having fun - this is a place you should go. We went here without a reservation of any kind, but waiting times were low and the ride itself was great. We got a female guide who had a few years behind her in the Everglades, and she was great! We got... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We road the air boat through the saw grass looking for alligators. The guide found one. Advised us that the alligators usually sleep during the day and come out at night, so we were lucky to see one. The air boat was fun and a very smooth ride. Very noisy but we were provided with ear plugs to help with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love the boats and like a nice fast moving trip. Would definitely go on this next year when we are down here again. Good driver who explained all about the everglades and we saw a alligator real close.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Picked us up from ship, drove us to the park, took us on airboat ride, saw gators, got educated, walked through animal rescue area, are gator bites, and gave us a ride to airport. Fantastic.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a sunny day in late January. The ride was fun and we saw alligators and birds. The adjoining "zoo" is ok but one of our friends got a chance to touch an alligator. Definitely worth the visit.

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

took the airboat ride through the Everglades which I found very exciting. Saw alligators and a python by luck which was apprx. 12 feet. It is a fun outdoor attraction where you see animals in their natural habitat.

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Lisbon, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this with our group of 6 as an after cruise excursion. Great program with knowledgeable staff. Loved the animals and especially the boat ride. We had Gator Tim as our airboat guide and he was great! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Airboat ride captain was very informative, and nice. They take your photo for you before get on boat. Little shopping center inside. And exhibits of other creatures. Nice place

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a tour here with the airboats. It was a very fun experience. We got to see two alligators in the water. There's a nice little "zoo" and got to see giant turtles mating! There's some snakes and other critters. Be sure to check groupon for a special on the airboat tour.

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