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Took the 1 hour tour and glad I did, would recommend the extra time. A unique experience, saw lots of alligators and even some bald eagles. Got to hold a live alligator at the wild life park. Better than a theme park any day!
A clerical error put us on a bus to Miami instead of this trip, which was frustrating. But Grey Line resolved the problem and got us on this awesome trip. The trip itself was great, but I would suggest booking directly through Grey Line to cut out the middle man.
fantastic and unique experience, airboat ride was a thrill - great guide!
Excellent. Saw heaps of alligators, birds, and skimming across the everglades was a dream come true.
It was pouring rain the day we went but everyone still tried to make it as great as possible from the transportation driver to the airboat driver to the people at Wild Florida park. We still had a great time, got to see alligators on the airboat tour, walked through the wild park, and had a photo op holding an alligator. They made the best of it even though the weather was bad.
This was really a highlight of our trip! This a fantastic park where you get to hold a baby alligator and even feed some of the big ones! Before or after your tour you have time to explore and see some of the other animals at the park. The airboat tour was an experience to remember! We would definitely recommend the 1hour tour as the time really flies when you are out there!
Good transport arragements.
Exelent airboat operater, and tour information.
interesting tour around zoo.
This tour was amazing well worth a visit only negative feedback was a very small bus and felt extremely claustrophobic
Got pick up from our hotel.Had a 45 minute drive to where the airboat ride.Enjoyed the 30 minute ride was lucky to see lots of gators.We had our photo taken with a small gator,they did not push you to buy them.Next looked around the wildlife park,which was good,took lots of photos.A nice relaxing trip away from the busy parks.
The tour was fast paced and a lot of fun for us and our 4 yr old. We got much closer to alligators than I would have expected. The boat moves quick over swamp waters seemingly like magic. At the end they let us hold an Alligator which was really cool.
Great tour, did the 1 hour airboat ride, saw lots of gators and got to hold 'Oscar' the baby gator after the boat trip. Lovely wildlife park attached too with Jerry the rescue zebra who was so cute and friendly! Great half day, would recommend highly
This was a pretty fun tour. I definitely recommend the one-hour airboat ride, as the time goes by quickly. We did not see any gators, as it was fairly hot the day we went, but in cooler weather, I imagine they are more visible. Our guide was skilled and entertaining. The small zoo-like area was better than we expected -- lots of gators, several other animals, a fun petting zoo with baby goats, etc. All-in-all, a very worthwhile experience for all ages.
bit of a journey as we were picked up taken to Disney and then taken from there but the trip was worth it. Fab driver Tony, airboat ride was brill and the animal park an added bonus. Definitely go for the full hour on the boat as it goes really quick :
We really enjoyed the airboat tour even though we didn't see any gators in the wild. The water Lillie's were just beautiful and we enjoyed the many birds. The staff was friendly and helpful. The natural "zoo"like area was informative. We especially liked the swamp area. This was a good short side trip.
The airboat ride is great fun however for an area that is supposed to have over 1000 alligators it was a bit disappointing to only see 2. Apparently the weather was too cold for them and they were staying under the water. Given that this is only a half day trip is was a pity that it wasn't organised as an afternoon visit instead of an early morning one. This would enable to weather to warm up and bring more alligators to the surface.
Worth doing if the weather wasn't cold.Even the alligators felt too cold to surface.
All the time on the boat we were hoping for the ride to end.