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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
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

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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Nice place to see some alligators up close. Nice little (little) zoo. Get tonusially see some babies and snakes

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Weston, Florida
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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we first started at 2:00 the captain said "since there in no sun and it is late in the day, allegators will be really hard to find". And, we saw none. It was just a quick 30 ride through the water/grass. The animal area is really small and there was no "show" to watch- but there was a small... More 

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Weston, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to see some alligators up close. Nice little (little) zoo. Get tonusially see some babies and snakes

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Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I personally really enjoyed the airboat ride and safari. They also have an onsite mini zoo which a lot of educational facts and you get to hold an baby gator!

Thank Prentis R
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our captain Deborah was amazing, she knew her thing about the area and the safety of being on these airboats. We managed to see 2 alligators on our ride into the swamp along with the turtles and vultures that were around. There is an animal enclosure to be seen after your airboat ride which was good along with a van... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a a wonderful place for family to visit. Glasses and sun cream is highly suggested since this is an outdoor event.

Thank Wenwen Z
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two old college buddies decided to check out the Everglades. We expected a typical one-hour tourist experience, but that's not what we got. Poor weather / lightning delayed our departure, so we checked out the mini-zoo and relaxed in easy conversation. After several hours we got a green light. A family of about eight, including several children, joined us.Kevin and... More 

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South Ockendon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great day out we went on an airboat and was lucky enough to see an alligator. We saw so many turtles swimming around. They take your photo before you get on the airboat it was only $10 for a 6x4 photo very reasonable. The best part of my day trip to Miami was visiting the everglades. You get to... More 

Thank Tracey S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Held a baby alligator! See the protected everglades at a great price. Keep your hands in the boat! This is a hot tour. We stopped on the way to Miami when staying at Vacation Village.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during our recent trip to Florida - air boat around the Everglades is a unique experience and should not be missed, our captain was extremely knowledgable and found us more than one gator(!). The animal exhibition is fairly small but interesting, you do get the chance to hold a baby gator too! You should definitely put this on your... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got coupons for the air boat ride where we were staying for $13.00 each so we thought it was a great deal. The ride was awesome and the captain Bob was knowledgeable and friendly. Would say "go for it". After 1st visit, Floridians get to go free 364 times. Yeah!

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