4.5 star rating: Recommended 44 Reviews

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  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Duration:  2 - 4 hours

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Book and travel between September and October 2015 and save 20% compared to the local operator's price!

For a truly special Florida Everglades airboat tour, splash out on a private airboat ride at Sawgrass Recreation Park. You’ll see Florida gators and other native animals, plus visit exclusive Everglades locations that the regular tours miss.

Highlights

  • 60-minute private Florida Everglades airboat tour
  • Look for Florida gators and other wildlife up-close and from the water
  • See panther, alligator and other animal exhibits and shows at Sawgrass Recreation Park
  • Small group private tour ensures personal service
  • Includes general admission to the park and all exhibits and attractions
  • This private tour can only be booked in advance

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure

Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure

This private, reservation-only tour includes an extended 60-minute airboat tour in a customized airboat, specially designed for smaller groups. Sawgrass Recreation Park, where your tour departs from, is an easy 25-minute drive from Ft Lauderdale.

Zipping over the Florida Everglades at speeds of up to 40 miles (64 km) an hour, your 60-minute private airboat tour includes wildlife spotting and entertaining stories from your experienced captain. Hear tall tales and true of the Seminole who lived in this wilderness, and of the panthers who shared their home.

Then it’s on to the exciting Exhibit areas back at the park to meet the Everglades’ panthers, leopards, Florida gators, turtles, iguanas and other native wildlife for yourself, and learn about the care of these endangered animals. Plus you even get to hold a baby alligator, if you dare!

For the most in-depth and personal experience, take a small group private tour of the Florida Everglades’ and its unique subtropical ecosystem and animals.

Important Note: Pricing is based on a per person basis; regardless of number of people booking, you are buying out the whole boat for your private tour ($302.49)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We did a private tour and it was a blast! the tour guide Capt. Bob was great, extremely knowledgeable, answered all our questions and more, everyone at the park was friendly, very polite and helpful. i would defiantly do it again and i would recommend this place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great day ...and the boat ride is cool

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was amazing. Trey
Was very knowledgeable and entertaining and very concerned with the Everglades

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellent trip and the guide, Gerry, was very good. Would certainly do it again some day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Fantastic family adventure for ages ranging from 11 to 73. Capt. John was informative about the Everglades, but also didn't bore us with chatter. Some of the younger members of the family thought it was going to be boring, but they loved every minute of it. Well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Our trip was great even though the weather was not cooperative. Captain Trey was very personal and informative. I would highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Was very good, and the captain Jay, was just great. All in all a great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

The duration of the tour and the fact that you have your private boat makes this an excellent tour !

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Fabulous tour! Deborah, our guide, was awesome. So knowledgeable about the everglades, environment, living species. She was so enthusiastic and clearly loves what she is doing. Good sense of humor too! On the private boat you get to go in areas where the bigger boats can't go, which was really cool. Loved this experience and would highly recommend!

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