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Everglades Holiday Park
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Airboat Adventure at Everglades Holiday Park - Glide across the River of Grass on a custom-built state-of-the-art airboat before taking in a thrilling alligator presentation performed by the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team in our world-famous pit. Included with your adventure is 1 FREE Kodak group photo at the airboat dock and 1 Kodak baby gator group photo to remember your fun-filled day. Everglades Holiday Park has endless options for continued fun, including Animal Encounters, boat rentals, fishing, bike trails and more! Included with your Airboat Tour: • 60-minute fully narrated airboat tour through the Everglades • Thrilling Alligator presentation performed by the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue team in our world-famous pit • 1 baby gator group photo • 1 free group photo per group • And much more! Everglades Holiday Park features: • Animal Encounters • Group and private airboat tours • Motor boat rentals • General Store, Gift Shop & Cafe • And More!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed December 17, 2011

When we arrived on a Saturday morning, there were several tour buses there from the arriving cruise ships. The woman in charge was yelling at the person waiting on us, telling him not to take our money until he "told them". The poor kid was not able to talk as she kept yelling at him, and then she yelled at us and told us it could be an hour and a half, no refunds, don't complain, etc..

Very bad public relations. We did stay, and the wait was more like 35 minutes. She needs a lesson in customer service.

1  Thank banker1225
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

Bugs, critters and bikers but the airboat rides are great! Surprisingly, the restrooms are better than you'd expect in an outdoor place like this. Drinks and fast food available, too.

Thank Pat-in-S-Fla
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

Ok so we booked this excursion through the ship for something to do while waiting until our late afternoon flight home. First of all this is a campground/trailor park and by the staff here you feel and are reminded exactly where you are! Saw one baby alligator in the everglades on the one hour tour. Guide constantly asking for tips ($) over loud speaker on the boat. Back on land we where brought to an area where we were going to see a "show". No lie! Some young 20 year old girl started to wrestle with a ticked off alligator. I felt like I was in a freak show! The Alligators in here they call "rescued". Not sure about that. Again we were asked for tips and tip boxes were everywhere. There has to be a more classy tour of the everglades then this one :(

Thank mrsbondy
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Reviewed December 7, 2011

A bit pricey and the boat ride captain practically begged for tips at the end of the 1 hour tour (even telling us that they make $8 an hour), but worth it (even though I would normally tip, I didn't here because I was so turned off by the repeated pleading at the end of the trip). Saw a couple gators in the wild, fed birds, saw a turtle and had an awesome covered fan boat trip. Saw a great gator wrestling show lasting about 20 minutes and had a good ol' time. Great way to see some wildlife in the Everglades!

Thank Jeffrey S
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Reviewed December 6, 2011

We stayed in FLL post-cruise. Had several hours to kill so we decided on an airboat ride in the Everglades. The Concierge set us up with the trip. It took an hour to get there an an hour to get back. The tour was about an hour. Lots of fun. Only saw 2 gators in the wild.

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