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Sawgrass Recreation Park

#1 of 19 things to do in Weston Features Animals
1006 N US Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327-7700
+1 954-389-0202
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Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour from Fort Lauderdale
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1006 N US Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327-7700
+1 954-389-0202
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Sawgrass Recreation Area prior to boarding a cruise ship. You will need a car to visit as this is west of Ft Lauderdale by about 20 - 30 miles. Took an airboat ride, didn't see any alligators on that trip, but it was very...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The captain was accommodating and indicated that we might not see any animals. He was right. The airboat ride was noisy (you get free earplugs) but very smooth and safe. There were animals in the small zoo which is included in the price. Discount coupons...More

Thank Mktpro99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family really enjoyed our time at Sawgrass Recreation Park! Our airboat captain was full of information and very funny. The kids really liked the roaming peacock and holding the baby gator!

Thank Jenn J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this tour with a big group on several air boats with different captains. It was a warm and lazy afternoon. Our boat with Captain Disco was the only one that spotted Alligators.

Thank Afsoon72
Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with Captain Disco! He certainly has a lot of fans! See you next time!!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap afternoon activity on the Everglades. It was fun to ride the airboat however we did not see ANY wildlife. Captain was very nice and informative on educating the guests on the area. Little zoo was cute and was able to hold a three year...More

Thank WildermereBeach
Reviewed May 15, 2017

I had been here years ago and came back because I loved it so much. Unfortunately we got stuck in a downpour right when we arrived. We bought ponchos in the gift shop which saved us. But, it got so bad we had to wait...More

1  Thank lilrach05
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Our captain was great. We had a great deal through groupon with code Welcome as new members we only paid 12 pp. I'm happy we didn't pay full price only because naively we thought we were going to see piles of gator because they have...More

1  Thank Shawn S
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We have been to Florida many, many times - too many to count, but never south or west of Orlando. This time we found ourselves close to the Everglades and it did not seem right to not take an Airboat Ride. Sawgrass Recreation got great...More

1  Thank erinjbenedetto
Reviewed May 3, 2017

I enjoyed our Night Airboat Tour. Our boat was fairly big. It had four or have row that could hold about six adults comfortably. The only light is the powerful flashlight held by the airboat captain to find the alligators. We were quite fortunate to...More

1  Thank Brian S
Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your night time airboat tour. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the Gator Nights Tour. Alligators are nocturnal so you usually have a great chance of seeing them while they are out...More

Reviewed May 3, 2017

Our guide was very knowledgable and experienced. He educated the group on the everglades and the history of the area. We were lucky enough to see an alligator, but they don't guarantee it. Best time for critter spotting is early or late. The boats are...More

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Is it handicap accessible
October 27, 2016|
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Response from SARJANJ_TULIP | Reviewed this property |
Check with them on their web I'm not sure
I wish I could have returned a shirt that was mislabeled the size, the sticker said XL and the Shirt size tab in color had XL-I'm guessing I paid the XXL price....I threw the receipt away when I got to my vacation townhouse, trusting whoever labeled the shirt. The woman manager at the time of initial purchase was very very rude and apparently when I called to just exchange the unworn shirt my group including myself would have purchased more shirts....... My question is why would you not exchange your problem??
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
Can infants board this vessel?
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.