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  • Location:Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Duration:4 to 5 hours

Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Alligator Show from Fort Lauderdale

Discover the Florida Everglades from Fort Lauderdale on this 1-hour guided airboat adventure at Everglades Holiday Park. This exciting airboat ride is a great way to experience the unique subtropical ecosystem of the Everglades. Glide across the grassy water while looking for wildlife like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds in their natural habitat. This tour includes a 25-minute alligator show after the airboat ride. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.


  • Everglades Holiday Park airboat tour
  • Travel through the lush Everglades aboard a state-of-the-art airboat
  • Get up close to alligators in their natural habitat
  • Watch a live alligator show after your ride
  • Round-trip transport from Fort Lauderdale included

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What You Can Expect

Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Alligator Show from Fort Lauderdale

Alligator Experience

After a morning hotel pickup in Fort Lauderdale, it’s a brief 30-minute ride to Everglades Holiday Park in West Broward County for this 1-hour airboat tour.

On this guided excursion through the Everglades, skim along the grassy water while listening to fun facts and learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem from the experienced captain. Look for a variety of wildlife, like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds in their natural habitat, an exciting and unspoiled wilderness. The boats are covered to ensure comfort from the heat.

After the airboat ride, check out the 25-minute alligator show, with gator wrestling and plenty of facts and figures about alligators. If you like, take a memorable shot of you holding an alligator (don't worry, its mouth is closed shut), and then spend a bit of time at the Everglades Holiday Park General Store for souvenir shopping.

The tour concludes with a relaxing return trip to Fort Lauderdale.

Customer Reviews

Kristin J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

so much fun! Our tour guide driving the air boat was awesome, entertaining, and clearly you could tell he loves his job!! Luck was on our side, as we managed to see an alligator. Lots of birds, and the day we went was great for weather. Would definitely go again, and recommend this to anyone..!!!

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great tour for the short length of time available.

Shirley S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Well organized. appreciated getting picked up at the door. On boat, driver made sure people on both sides could see alligators and other things of interest.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We were very impressed with this tour. We were collected by minibus from our hotel and our driver was most informative and friendly to all guests giving us an indication of what we were to experience by means of a most enlightening video. On arrival at the park we all had our photo taken as part of the overall cost. We were then introduced to our larger than life captain who gave us an indication of what we would see over the next hour. This turned out to be one of the best excursions we have ever done. Seeing alligators in their natural environment was awe inspiring and how our captain reacted to them was unbelievable. What a character he was. On return to the jetty we were taken to an enclosure inhabited by 20 alligators, all collected from peoples' gardens and pools. One of the female staff then walked into the pool and dragged one of the alligators out by the tail and then opened its mouth to show us the teeth. All done in a way not to upset the alligator but to show the visitors how alligators can be handled by experienced staff. A wonderful performance all round and one that I would highly recommend.

Susan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing, I had completed this trip before but my friend hadn't so we took it again and still is as brilliant as first time. Would highly recommend

Cath D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our driver Al was extremely funny, and made the bus journey to the park very entertaining. The boat trip was awesome, Captain Jason was perfect !! The whole trip was enjoyable and interesting go do it!!

Yvonne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was the highlight of our short stay in Florida. We were the first tour out, had a female tour guide who also studied the Everglades. She was very informative on the history, flora, fauna of this natural phenomena. She explained the conservation and preservation projects that are in place. Again, a must see for everyone.

Pat M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

friendly, knowledgeable staff, beautiful views....worth every penny.

Emir G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was awesome!! We had a great time!!

Mary Ellen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The Everglades Airboat Tour and Alligator Show was great. We were picked up at our hotel and returned after the tour. The guides were knowledgeable and entertaining. The airboat ride was a lot of fun and we saw several alligators and other fascinating animals and birds. I would highly recommend this attraction for people of all ages.

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