Everglades Alligator Farm
Everglades Alligator Farm
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9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Get up close and personal with thousands of alligators at this alligator farm.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • TryEverythingLife
    Long Beach, California35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to see lots of alligators...fun stop and kids loved it
    My kids love the nature shows, so we knew we had to visit this place on our way to the national park. We did the airboat and admission ticket. The kids loved feeding the baby alligators, the shows were informative and entertaining, the boat ride was exciting for more for fun and less for seeing gators. They even got to hold a baby alligator. All the activities are timed for about a 2 hrs visit and it's right near entrance to Everglades National Park, so you can hit that up as next stop.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 29, 2023
  • Thetravelertoday
    Atlanta, Georgia97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun pit stop visit with an airboat
    Nice place to visit and the price is right. If you are headed to the keys, it's the perfect little pit stop. Nice animal displays and the alligator feeding was fascinating to see. Airboat ride was a hoot. It's not huge so you wouldn't do a day trip here as you can do the whole place in 1-2 hours but for a fun little side place, worth it. People were friendly too!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 21, 2023
  • Marie C
    17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice time
    Fun experience for me and my family because alligators are not animals we get to see in our country. We learned a lot of facts about them. The shows and airboat tour were nice but a bit short. The staff were incredible though!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Jodie E
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super Fun Airboat Ride and Alligator Experience
    This place has it all at an affordable price. The airboat tour guide was knowledgeable, friendly and safe. They provided ear protection as the boats are loud. The alligator show guy was also very knowledgeable and funny. We got to hold a baby alligator. 100% recommended!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 11, 2023
  • AlliCat1313
    New Jersey27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Airboat Experience
    Great time at the alligator farm! We booked a private airboat tour and it was one of the best experiences of our trip. Kids and adults both had a blast! Luke was an awesome guide who was very knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommend!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 12, 2023
  • dianasimeroth
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't Be Jealous, Just Go!
    We live in California and we were planning a trip to Miami. The two things on the top of the list for our family vacation was to go to the Everglades and take an air boat ride/tour. Imagine my delight when I found Evergades Alligator Farm during an on-line search that offered both! This exciting adventure park is an interesting hour long drive from Miami. The farm itself has so much to offer in the way of wildlife. The alligator feeding is spell binding! The real treat for us was the air boat ride though. We were a group of 5 adults and 4 kids ranging in age from 11-6. We paid for the private tour and it was worth every cent. Luke was our driver and guide and he did not disappoint us. We sped through the everglades like Dennis Weaver from the old Gentle Ben series. I'm dating myself, but honestly, the ride was amazing. We stopped periodically in the marsh and Luke would give us lessons on everglade history and the species living there and the opportunity to slosh around. We all agreed, it was the absolute best part of our vacation.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 18, 2023
  • Lee C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Air Boat Fun!
    Sheradin was a fantastic airboat tour guide! The time frame allowed for no delays or slow-downs, and he packed the whole ride full of fun, waves, and quick-witted quips. The two friends I went with had no prior airboat experience and thoroughly enjoyed themselves!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 19, 2023
  • Gary R
    The Villages, Florida1,416 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good value…airboat ride ruined the experience
    Stopped here on final day after leaving the Everglades NP. Arrived in late afternoon (4 pm) and we were offered package ticket which included alligator feeding, alligator show & an airboat ride. Started off with the feeding and the presenter did an excellent job keeping the crowd’s attention while periodically chucking dead rats into the pond of alligators who quickly chomped them down. That was all good. Next piece of our ticket was the airboat ride. There’s where things didn’t go so well. I’ve been on two previous airboats and this was the worst and most asinine one I’d ever been on. While waiting in line to board, the dweeb airboat operators advised us we’d all get wet on this ride. The closer to the front…the more you’d get wet. We set in the back. We took off slowly,,.then were advised to put on our hearing protection. The operator then revved up the airboat with its 454 engine and off we went down the canal screaming! It was noisier than heck, even with the muffs on, but it got totally ignorant when we suddenly spun 360’s which brought water into the boat and onto most passengers. This was done an additional two more times before returning to the dock. Total trip was maybe 15 minutes which seemed like forever with the stress induced onto the passengers. Why this outfit would even consider the 360’s as something entertaining…I’ll never know. The next part of our entertainment purchased as part of our tickets was an alligator show. The same fellow who did the feeding was the one who presented the show. It was very entertaining, as was the feeding. He endeavored in what I consider a couple dangerous acts with two gators (one male & one female) which entertained us all. At the end, spectators were provided with the opportunity to handle a juvenile gator (18-inch) with its snout taped shut to get the real feel of holding a gator. Recap, the show and feeding were excellent…save your $ by avoiding the airboat ride. There’s far better offerings for airboat rides in area than ones offered by this establishment.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 25, 2023
  • Jacob
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun stop in everglades
    Awesome two hour stop not too far out there. Didn’t see any gators in the park? These people got you covered, plus the airboat rides are pretty cool. Not long but still a good length. You get out into the Everglades and spin around a few times (you get wet!). 5/5!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 27, 2023
  • Duke P
    New York City, New York1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time and worth the money
    For us city folk down for the weekend, we had such a wonderful time seeing all the Gators! We took part in the Gator package, where we had the best time with "Bunny" who took photos for us while we handled the baby gators. Bunny provided buckets of meat so we could feed the adult gators too. Bunny was extremely knowledgeable and had such a fun personality. We did the air boat also. Totally worth visiting this park. Thank you Bunny!
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 9, 2024
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Heidi H
Marathon, WI11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Seeing all the gators was cool. The alligator feeding show was good. The guy doing the shows was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The other alligator show was ok, but short. You get to hold a baby alligator, which is pretty awesome. They have a lot of alligators. They also have an airboat ride, which is very short, I don't even think it lasted 10 minutes. We had just come from the River of Grass Airboat Adventures, which was a hour airboat ride which was excellent, so doing this boat ride after was pretty lame to us. Alligator experience really good, airboat ride not so much, but it is included so you might as well do it.
Written April 11, 2022
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roberthY3481UC
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
My wife and I booked the VIP experience, and I am very happy that we did! Our guide, Kat, brought us behind the scenes and allowed us to do things the normal visiting public do not get to do. She was extremely knowledgeable about all of the animals, as well as the Everglades. Highlights included, feeding the alligators, feeding, tortoises, feeding an emus and petting and holding various other animals. We also took an airboat ride in which we learned quite a bit about the Everglades as well as watching the sunset. The experience was a bit pricey, but I can’t say that it wasn’t worth it!
Written December 13, 2022
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Stremma
Kihei, HI49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We got out there first thing. That was a bit of a mistake. Should have arrived at 9:50 am so we could immediately go to the 10:00 am snake show. After the snake show, do your airboat ride. Wander around the park for a while and catch the 11:00 am alligator show. Wander some more if you like and hang around for the 12 noon alligator feeding.

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Written January 15, 2020
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dianasimeroth
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We live in California and we were planning a trip to Miami. The two things on the top of the list for our family vacation was to go to the Everglades and take an air boat ride/tour. Imagine my delight when I found Evergades Alligator Farm during an on-line search that offered both! This exciting adventure park is an interesting hour long drive from Miami. The farm itself has so much to offer in the way of wildlife. The alligator feeding is spell binding! The real treat for us was the air boat ride though. We were a group of 5 adults and 4 kids ranging in age from 11-6. We paid for the private tour and it was worth every cent. Luke was our driver and guide and he did not disappoint us. We sped through the everglades like Dennis Weaver from the old Gentle Ben series. I'm dating myself, but honestly, the ride was amazing. We stopped periodically in the marsh and Luke would give us lessons on everglade history and the species living there and the opportunity to slosh around. We all agreed, it was the absolute best part of our vacation.
Written November 18, 2023
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Pete
Caldwell, NJ36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Family
Had a 3pm scheduled alligator encounter. From being able to feed a bunch of alligators, to holding many of all different sizes, this place was a home run. Our guide was terrific! She had answers to all of our questions and was extremely personable. If you are ever in the area, and you have any interest in gators, this is something you can’t miss!!!
Written November 13, 2020
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Mel65B
Chandler, AZ78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
A very short drive from Homestead for those who want an inexpensive shorter venture into the Everglades. There is a 20-25 minute airboat ride that is the highlight. If you sit in the front seat, you'll get drenched, but only sprayed in the other rows. Lift up your feet whenever he does a 360 turn or your shoes will get soaked no matter where you sit.

Nice educational program on feeding the gators before the boat ride and that was followed up afterward with a show where the staff demonstrated how the native tribes hunted and captured the aligators and allowed the audience members who wanted to hold a baby gator to do so [we passed].
Written February 6, 2023
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VICKI
California Desert, CA42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
I arrived early, and for a reasonable fee, I got a map of the grounds, rode on a real airboat through the everglades and spotted alligators, birds and turtles, went to alligator feefing, saw a show and was able to view growing gators, from small gator hatchlings to 1 yr, 2yr, or older. What a fun and educational experience. So glad I stopped
Written May 11, 2022
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
1. Really fast and wet airboat ride. Check
2. Alligators in the marshes. Check
3. Alligator feeding time. Check
4. Some very friendly emus. Check
5. A crazy dude who wrestled an alligator to hold open his mouth so we can see those incredible jaws and teeth. Check
6. Getting to hold a baby alligator. Check

Perfect visit, highly recommend!
Written January 4, 2023
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Tylor W
Bradenton, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This was a fantastic experience for us. From the check-in and us being well informed of what to do and where to go, to the Airboat ride piloted by PsychoPaul (a great guide and boat pilot) we were well taken care of. The gator feeding was very informative and will done Li. We took advantage of the Alligator Encounter and couldn't have been better guided by Luke. It seems like everyone there works hard to keep the Alligators and all the animals in the best of hands. We highly recommend Everglades Alligator Farm!
Written January 15, 2023
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Kym W
Akron, OH46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
AMAZING experience! My 17yr old son and I, did the Airboat Ride, alligator feeding & show along with visiting the farm. It was the BEST $34 spent! The ride was thrilling, the feeding with Q & A was informative and we caught the tail-end of the show! Super special shout-out to Tyler who allowed us in at the BUZZER to hold and take pics with the baby gators! 😍 Thanks, Brother! You rock! 🤘🏽
Written April 10, 2023
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