Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Escape to the Florida Everglades for this 30-minute airboat adventure and wildlife encounter at Sawgrass Recreation Park. This exciting airboat ride is a great way to experience the unique subtropical ecosystem of the Everglades. Skim across the grassy water at speeds up to 40 miles per hour while looking for wildlife like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds. This guided tour includes entrance to Sawgrass Recreation Park and an admission ticket to the Reptile, Glades and Exotic Wildlife exhibits.
  • Everglades airboat ride plus admission to Sawgrass Recreation Park
  • Speed through the Everglades on a 30-minute airboat ride
  • See native and exotic species of animals, including alligators, tortoises and panthers
  • Learn about the park's conservation measures
  • Access to the park's Reptile, Swamp Yard and Exotic Wildlife exhibits included
Sawgrass Recreation Park is only a 25-minute drive from downtown Fort Lauderdale, in the heart of the Florida Everglades.

Begin with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Everglades, and skim along the grassy water at speeds up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) while learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem from the experienced captain. Look for a variety of wildlife, like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds.

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 intimidating 1,000-pound (454-kg) alligator. The park’s handlers are always happy to talk about how these animals live and survive in the wild.

In the Glades Exhibit, learn about the history of the area and its conservation efforts in a video presentation. Then check out the African spur thigh tortoises, which range in size from 20 to over 100 pounds (9 to over 45 kg) each, plus rare gopher tortoises (which were rescued from a construction site), iguanas and colorful peacocks.

And finally, in the Exotic Wildlife exhibit, get a peek at the park's wild cats — panthers, leopards, bobcats, caracals, and more.


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Nov 2018

So glad we did this excursion. Barbara (captain of boat) very knowledgeable, friendly and personable. We fortunately seen 3 alligators in our 30 minutes. Priced right, close drive. Everglades are beautiful....take the time, go see

, Mar 2018

We enjoyed this experience very much, great value and purchasing tickets and checking in went very smoothly. We loved the Everglades, the air boat and the Reptile Exhibit afterwards. We saw some turtles and we did see one small alligator in the wild but it was mostly submerged. Captain Jim was very entertaining and informative. To other travelers we are not familiar with the area at all so we came prepared with a printed Google map as well as Navigation in our rental car. Both fell short of getting us to the address we were given for Sawgrass Recreational Park. We just had to go a little further is all. You can see it in the satellite view on Google maps if you are heading North on 27 you need to go North of 75 a little bit. Google Maps calls it Everglades Rec Park and you can see the docks and air boats in satellite view.
We definitely recommend this adventure and Viator.

, Mar 2018

Would like to have rated this tour but unable to do so because the journey to the site from our hotel in Fort Lauderdale would have cost twice as much as the trip we booked. We decided in the end to take up the offer from the hotel to visit the Everglades which was inclusive of the transfers from the hotel to the Everglades and return.

, Mar 2018

No Crocs or alligators when we went there. Not during winter. We learnt this on he boat! I wish they had informed us before purchasing tickets.

, Mar 2018

The boat trip was very nice but we did not see anykind of animal. The Zoo was not really anything special and it was sad to see that the cages for the animals are far too small.

, Feb 2018

It was a great introduction to airboating on the Everglades, for a great price. The length of the ride was perfect. Saw an alligator and an osprey in the wild. The captain, Brenda?? Canadian lady was great - informative, funny and definitely in charge. Was really frustrated about not being able to get lunch for hungry family because the only food truck was closed to cater a private event. Might want to get a backup food vendor for those times.

, Feb 2018

Bob our guide was very informative on the history of the area.

, Feb 2018

Bob our guide was very informative on the history of the area.

, Jan 2018

The airboat tour itself was OK, but there was no show that was promised, and about 80 percent of the animals in the zoo was not on display.

, Sep 2017

This was so disappointing and kind of a tourist trap. Its great if youre already in the area or a local just looking to get out of your house but otherwise this is a short boat trip where the chances of seeing any wild life are slim to none.

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