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Sawgrass Recreation Park

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Address: 1006 N US Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327-7700
Phone Number: 954-389-0202
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Great Day out

There are a lot of things to do in Florida and the air-boat ride at the Sawgrass Recreation Park is definitely a place to go. The boat ride was fun and the guide very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bernice T
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Alva Florida, United States
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Alva Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are a lot of things to do in Florida and the air-boat ride at the Sawgrass Recreation Park is definitely a place to go. The boat ride was fun and the guide very knowledgeable about the Everglades. My grandchildren were very excited to see an alligator and turtle close up. They had an opportunity to hold a baby gator.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've in Florida for decades and always take visitors from the North there to enjoy a nice and safe airboat ride into the everglades in Broward . If you're a Florida resident make sure you get your FREE Annual Pass, after you pay the first time. it's just a way for them to encourage you to bring friends. Good idea... More 

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Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you were able to take advantage of our Florida Resident Annual Pass! We do provide earplugs free of charge so feel free to grab a pair on your next visit! More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went twice this year and saw alligators both times! It was great! We enjoyed the panther show & seeing the other animals as well. it was just so hot in March & July to sit for the shows. There are a few animals not a huge selection but enough for the kids to enjoy. The airboat captains get paid... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just like many recreation parks in Florida, this one offers the airboat rides as well, where you are mostly sure to see the gator and turtles. You do not get wet on the boat, but the earplugs just keep falling out. The zoo part of the park amazed me with the numerous animals, that were literally saved from death and... More 

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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I guest you can call this roughing it. I park here at night and sleep in my Cot Tent. not at all quite. frogs and crickets never stop. a few airboat flying down the canals at night. more or less a sleeping spot for travelers. no bathrooms no security, no electrical or water hook ups.

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Thank Brakepad01
Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Hi There and thanks for your review! We do have primitive tent camping and if you check in to the store we can provide you a key to the restrooms and shower with a small deposit. You are welcome to call us any time for more information about our camp sites. 954-389-0202 More 

Manchester,England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While spending the day in Fort Lauderdale during our Caribbean Cruise earlier this year, we decided to use part of our cabin credit and fulfill a longstanding dream to visit the Everglades. We used the Cruise lines tour office to book a 4 hour trip, which included transfers from the port to the Sawgrass Recreation Park, 35 minute trip through... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The airboat ride was interesting and informative. We did get to see a young alligator and he tried to eat a soft shell turtle but missed thankfully. They do have an animal exhibit there and some are native to the area and some are not. It's a different way to spend the afternoon.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to multiple everglades tours in the area, and Sawgrass Recreation Park is the best! They take you on a 30 minute air boat tour on an open boat, which really makes you feel like you are up-close and personal with the Everglades! As soon as we got out on the water we saw a couple of alligators... More 

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Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

What a beautiful review! You have practically made us blush! Thank you so much for your visit and your review. As a Florida Resident, we hope you were able to take advantage of receiving a FREE ANNUAL PASS. All you have to do is pay for your ticket and show us your Florida ID or Florida Driver's License and we... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't see anything. We were with four people and payed $275!!!!! It started 11.45 and ended one hour later. It was too warm they said. We got ripped off. Don't do this. They are thieves. Bad feeling about this experience!

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Thank Fredje62
Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

We understand that you were disappointed with your one hour private tour. Our tours are advertised as a guided tour of The Everglades Ecosystem and it is unfortunately not possible to guarantee what wildlife you will see while on your tour. We always suggest the morning to be the best time to go out. The earlier, the better. We start... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandsons ages 5 and 11 to Sawgrass. It was a great experience. We went on the airboat tour into the everglades. It was interesting. Our guide was very good. She stopped to explain the different environmental aspects of the swamp....and we saw alligators. I would definitey recommend this tour.

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