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“What a ride!”

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
Whitewater, Wisconsin
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“What a ride!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

We had been on a cruise with our daughter, her husband and their 2 1/2-yr old daughter in January. They had a few hours before hopping back on a plane to Wisconsin, so we went to Coopertown Airboats. We were the only ones on our boat and saw lots of birds and gators. Our guide was so knowledgeable! Because we were interested in birds, he stopped numerous time so we could take pictures. I'd go again - just because! (and to see what a different time of year looks like.)

ps We were there in Jan 2011, but the button only let me go back as far as feb, 12!

Visited February 2012
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“Basic. Okay for the low price”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

We found this short tour just okay. It was only $22 so the price was right and they run tours every 20 minutes so it worked for our schedule. But it felt just like we were driven around and then the two stops with a small update/education were really nothing of substance.

I would recommend planning ahead and spending a bit more for something with more substance.

Visited January 2013
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Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“A Thrill Ride”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Visited Coopertown airboats as part our day in the Everglades. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and saw several alligators during the tour. Well worth the visit.

Visited January 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Worth going!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Very good experience. Nice friendly staff. Excellent tour guide-Daniel! Close to Miami. Dog friendly. Restaurant on site. You won't be disappointed.

Visited January 2013
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Gobles, Michigan
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“Worth going back!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Returned to Coopertown just one year later. We spent the little extra to get a "private tour" and again the tour was well worth the money. Travis, our tour guide and airboat operator was super knowedgeable about the area, the ecology and the flora and fauna. The route was basically the same as last year, but the ever changing everglades provides new learning, new animals and new vistas. Yes the resident regulars were there...George the Blue Heron, Aligators Dameon and the "old man" (we missed "stubby" this time) were right where we expected to find them. I'm betting when we go back...probably next year...we'll see the same route but again see new things, and learn new facts. Now we just have to try to figure out how to get down there to see the difference between the wet and dry seasons.

Definitely worth the drive and worth the visit.

Visited December 2012
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