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“Not worth it - used to be much better - but buggy tour, snake and critter show were great - but no more there to see”

Billie Swamp Safari
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Clewiston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Billie Swamp Safari is located on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. Swamp Buggy Eco-Tours and Airboat Rides depart daily through 2,200 acres of untamed Everglades with abundant native and exotic wildlife. Alligator wrestling call for show times. Enjoy a Snake Show, Wildlife Critter Show, Free viewing of reptile and animal exhibits. Free boardwalk nature trail and petting zoo. Full service Swamp Water Cafe opened daily 7am - 6pm. Stay overnight in an authentic Seminole Chickee on the water for two or dorm chickee for 8-12 guests. VIP Exclusive tours offered.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed February 18, 2013

My email to Billie swamp Safari:
Today we visited your swamp safari. Everything was ok, but the Airboot Tour at 4 p.m. was very disappointing. Unfortunately our driver was not the very friendly guy who also did the snake show. Instead we had the hispanic looking driver. The Tour only lasted ten minutes, he explained nothing, just one very short stop to see one Alligator. He even raced by two big Alligators and didn't stop. And racing is the correct term. He seemend in a big hurry to get back. Ah, and helping the older people in our party out of the boat also didn't seem to interest him. I told this the two ladys at the gift store. They said we can do an ride again but my german relatives were too disappointed already. We hope you adress my critic so that in the future things like that don't happen anymore.

1  Thank freizeitminister
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

This place was a lot of fun. We saw two shows, the Critter Show and the Snake Show. The Snake show was VERY informative. They tought you about the the venomous snakes of Florida and taught the kids to be cautious. They have a nature walk (keep your eyes open for some BIG Gators in the water while you are on the Boardwalk). The airboat was really nice. it had great views not only of Sawgrass. My favorite was the Swamp Buggy Ride. What fun. The staff was very knowledgeable and great with the kids.

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Thank gwendalyn
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

I was concerned after reading other reviews but this turned out to be one of our most fun days of our vacation. Highly recommend the all day pass. Agreed the airboat tours are short, but the all day pass allows you to go out as many times as you like. Surprising how different it is at various times of the day and with different guides who all seem to have their secret spots to show you. The swamp buggy was probably the best part of the entire day. About 1 hour, our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the area, the animals and the life of the Seminole tribe. Yes, most of the animals are not indigenous to the area but they don't try to claim they are. This is a safari and very cool. Critter show was cute, snake show just too long (and, snakes creep me out and the fact they found the one just outside by a garbage can didn't make me feel any better). The restaurant was very good and reasonable considering other Ft. Lauderdale restaurant prices. You get a lot of food so don't over order. Overall, great experience. Thanks for a fun day.

2  Thank Kim-n-David
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This was a nice beautiful place looking at all the wild life it realy nice the people there are great i would go back and bring mr friends and family thanks Staff of Billie Swamp for such a great place to vist

1  Thank betsy r
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Went with my daughter and her family, two boys 10 and 8 and a daughter 6. We also went with two other familys 20 in all. We were able to get a group discount having twenty with us.
We live in Northern Palm Beach county we had about a two hour easy drive down the turnpike then west on 595.
Very easy to find. Good signs.
We did the buggy ride first then lunch which was good in their restaurant. Went to critter show which was fun then the snake show which was a little long. This was followed by airboat ride.
Left the house at 9am and got home at 6pm.
Bathroom facilities were spotless.

5  Thank nnemer
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