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“Lots of fun and a great learning experience.”

Coopertown Airboats
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Our professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized, educational airboat tour covering approximately 9 miles of this unique environment. We first go into the vast open saw grass where you will see why the Everglades are called the "River of Grass"! You will travel by Airboat through a Hardwood Hammock (a small island of solid ground in the "river of grass"), into the Everglades National Park stopping at alligator holes and seeing the abundance of 'glades wildlife. See the Purple Gallanule voted the most colorful bird in Florida and the endangered Everglade Snail Kite as well as herons, grackles, turtles, raccoons and other Everglades residents! The Everglades are a truly unique and vibrant environment which you can only experience first hand! Unless you brought your hip waders, a private airboat tour is the best way to see it! (And much drier, too!) After this fascinating and educational airboat tour, relax and enjoy a taste of 'Down Home' cooking, Everglades-style. The Coopertown Restaurant offers such delicacies as frog legs, 'gator tail, catfish and more! All served in a friendly country manner that is distinctly "Floridian". "Belly up" to the bar and meet the folks of Coopertown! Learn some of the fascinating history of the area, and check out the guest book to see who else has passed through and enjoyed a ride on a Coopertown Airboat! Take a closer look at these fascinating creatures in our Alligator Exhibit! What a cute little guy! Popular enough to have a college mascot named for it! A ride on an airboat is the best way to Check out the rest of the gator population in Coopertown
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Four of us took a one hour tour at Coopertown Airboats. Our captain, Rick, was a very informed and witty fellow who gave great detail about the Everglades and surrounding eco-system. With only five of us on a seven seater, we had a great highspeed trip in and around the channels. Saw some gators and had a great time overall.

Thank xzj84m
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

When we pulled up the place looked a little shabby.I was a bit worried as i was the one who picked this place.I needn't of worried ,the tour was excellent and saw plenty of Alligators of all sizes.I would recommended this place to everyone .

Thank nyckuk
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is one of the air boat ride outfitters on Alligator Alley which crosses the northern reaches of the Everglades. We saw several alligators (babies, too) on the 35 minute ride, which ended up with each of us posing with an 18" alligator for photos. Visit their web site for a $2 discount coupon.

Thank kr51
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Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Had a blast on the airboat and the guide was brilliant. Only seen a couple of gators who swam up beside the boat but they have a few in captivity and even got to hold a little one. Good experience.

Thank duff79
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

It was a treat to sit and listen to a knowledgeable airboat driver tell us about the area and the alligators. There were only four of us in a 22-seater boat so the access for photography was great. The cafe is also excellent and good value. As a Brit, I preferred the smaller quantities of food at a lower price than is usual in America. Each to his own I suppose.
I didn't try the frog's legs or alligator.
Oddly, the trip to the Everglades was the only place in Florida where we weren't bitten!

Thank dyfthegog
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