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Everglades Holiday Park
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60-Minute Everglades Airboat Tour and Gator Boys Alligator Rescue Show
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Everglades Holiday Park! Climb aboard one of our state-of-the-art airboats for an unforgettable adventure in the Florida Everglades, then take in a live alligator presentation featuring the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue in our world famous Gator Pit! With miles of wetlands before you, you'll journey deep into the Everglades, zipping across the river of grass at top speeds, an expert tour guide leading the way.Lock eyes with an American alligator and snap amazing pictures as you come face-to-face with some of the Everglades most unusual and exciting animals. Airboat tours at Everglades Holiday Park are an hour long, and that's plenty of time to meet and greet with some of the area's most exotic and unforgettable wildlife. Our captains are more than skilled, they're true "Gladesmen" intimately familiar with the area and prepared to take you where you need to be to experience the sights and sounds you'll treasure forever.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2012

Nice little park run extremely well. The boats are huge and covered. The park is overrun with gorgeous peacocks that seem friendly and will beg for your pretzel. Nice gator wrestling/exhibition ( but a very steep walk down to the area) with a handsome gator dude that does his stuff. You can also hold a 3-4 foot gator for $5.00 ( photo op time). There is a nice gift and variety store there with lots to buy and a small kitchen that has a limited take out menu. The gator-bites are to DIE FOR. The airboat ride is about an hour and is fun and exciting.

Visited February 2012
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52 reviews
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“Please keep your hands inside the vehicle.”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

We were pleased to find an Everglades airboat experience within an hour drive of my sister’s house. The airboat tour spends nearly an hour jetting around a small section of the Everglades viewing lots of flora and fauna. Your ticket includes access to the Alligator Rescue demonstration on the premises.

My sister joined my mom, two aunts and me for this excursion. Although the senior discount is less than the online coupon of $3 off each, the military discount my aunt received was half off for our entire party. With that bargain, I found it easy to generously tip our tour guide/boat pilot and even spring for the cheesy souvenir photo.

Bring a windbreaker just in case, but I didn’t need it. We’re in Florida after all.

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“the boat ride was fun and educational”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

the place is very serene with people fishing, just relaxing and waiting to get on a boat ride.
our guide was friendly and educative. we saw plenty of alligators and the special everglades grass.
I would recommend it.

Visited February 2012
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pleased again”
Reviewed March 8, 2012

This was our second trip to this park. Although the weather was cloudy and windy we still had a great tour. We saw gators (not as many as last time due to weather conditions) different types of birds, and learned alot about the plants and trees in the Everglades. Overall it was a very good tour that was definitely informative. I will say this, the staff in the office are not the friendliest, but don't let that change your mind about visiting this park!

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Experience”
Reviewed March 5, 2012

My husband and I visited Everglades Holiday Park and enjoyed the experience. We spent $20 each as we had 2 $10 coupons that we got from our hotel. We had a very nice captain on our airboat who was informative and entertaining. It was very cool to spend some time on the river to see the wildlife and vegetation. The overall trip was an hour long. We ended up seeing 3 alligators, one of which was a female guarding her nest. We also spotted some vultures and other birds.

The alligator show after the boat trip was a bit lame. I was expecting more from the famous "Gator Boys" of Animal Planet fame. The gators were lethargic and the "tricks" were not that impressive. A pregnant woman came out afterwards with a baby gator that you could take a photo with for $3. No one seemed interested. One guy took a photo with an adult gator whose snout was taped up for $10. To each his own, but it was typical tourist stuff.

Overall it was a nice, inexpensive way to spend a couple of hours and I would recommend the experience.

Visited March 2012
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