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Travel deep into Everglades National Park on this private, daytime 1-hour airboat tour and wildlife encounter at Sawgrass Recreation Park. Experience the unique subtropical ecosystem of the Everglades on your own airboat, going deeper into the Everglades than on the typical public ride. Skim across the grassy water at speeds up to 40 miles per hour while looking for alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds. This tour includes entrance to Sawgrass Recreation Park and admission to the Reptile, Glades and Exotic Wildlife exhibits.
  • 60-minute private, daytime 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
A mere 25-minute drive from downtown Fort Lauderdale is Sawgrass Recreation Park, in the heart of the Florida Everglades.
On this private 1-hour Everglades airboat tour, cruise along the grassy water at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) while gaining insight into the area’s subtropical ecosystem from your seasoned captain. Look for a variety of wildlife, like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds. This private tour has its advantages over the larger, public tour, including a smaller boat to get deeper into the Everglades and for a longer period of time.
After the airboat ride, check out the exhibits inside Sawgrass Recreation Park:
The Reptile Exhibit features dozens of species that are both native and exotic to Florida — from turtles, iguanas and snakes to Cannibal, an alligator weighing a whopping 1,000 pounds (434 kg)! Learn about how these animals live and survive in the wild from the park's handlers, and snap a memorable shot during the 'Hold a Baby Alligator' experience.
In the Glades Exhibit, check out African spur thigh tortoises, which range in size from 20 to over 100 pounds (9 to over 45 kg) each, as well as rare gopher tortoises (rescued from a construction site), iguanas and colorful peacocks. Gain insight into the area and its conservation efforts in the video presentation, 'Our Everglades Story.'
And finally, in the Exotic Wildlife exhibit, enjoy up-close views of wild cats — bobcats, panthers, leopards, caracals and more.
Please note: The pricing displayed is based on a per person basis; regardless of number of people booking, you are buying out the whole boat for your private tour.


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, Jan 2019

There were 7 of us taking a private tour on an airboat. My daughter said this was her 2nd favorite excursion she has ever done.

, May 2018

Great tour!!!

, Apr 2018

We all really enjoyed this tour and Captain John was fantastic very knowledgeable of the area and wildlife.

, Mar 2018

It was nice having a private boat. We had Captain John who was very knowledgeable about the everglades and loves what he does. We did see some gators but had to look very hard to find them, I expected to see more. There are more birds than gators. The exhibit is very small and could be done in about 1/2 hour.

, Feb 2018

We stayed a week at Ft.Lauderdale beach, but THIS was the highlight of our trip. We payed extra for a private 2 hour tour - so it was just the Captain, me and my teenage daughters who, at the beginning wanted to be ANYWHERE but here. But soon, that changed - the captain took us far and wide into the everglades, we witnessed crocs and turtles in the wild, and saw some extraordinary birds. It was exhilarating riding at approx 40 mph on the craft, and the two hours went very quickly. At the end the girls didn't want to get off the boat!

But we toured the exhibits a while and enjoyed that - especailly holding the baby alligator!

Thank you Sawgrass Recreational Park - our Captain and the staff. It was a GREAT experience and highly recommended.

, Jan 2018

Hej. Vår tur var kl.09:00 den 6 jan 2018 och det extremt kallt. Vi var ensamma - jag och min man. Det var så kallt att man knappt kunde andas. Föraren var påklädd i SKIDORS dräkt. Då kan ni förstå hur kallt var det. Vi var lättklädda - SOLSEMESTER tänkte vi ha! Vi blivit tvungna köpa fleece koftor på plats men det hjälpt väldigt lite. Vi blivit sjuka både två. Om VIATOR beskriver aktivitet och vill vara ärlig då rekommenderar man att ta med sig vinterdräkt.Vi blivit sjuka både två och vår semester som fortsatt i Maimai och på Key West bedömer jag som misslyckat tack vare eran Private Tour. Dessutom sett vi INTE en enda alligator. De kanske hatar kyla också ? Jag ska maximalt spridda rykte om det mellan läkarkollegor på sjukhuset.

, Dec 2017

Very informative and fun ride! Capitan Charles was able to find us some alligators to get close to, and gave us a lot of information about the glades as well as the area around the glades. Only thing that would have made it better would have been a little more time exploring the area, but still a 5 star!

, Nov 2017

It was rally great! Captain Bob gave us a lot of fascinating information. I recommend this private tour very highly.

, Nov 2017


, Nov 2017

Our tour was beyond amazing and our Captain Jim was fun and had tons of info and facts about the Everglades and history about it. We had a chance to see our share of gators. We booked the private tour and we highly suggest it. It made for a more personal experience 5 Stars!

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