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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

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What You Can Expect

Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter Ticket

Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter Ticket

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.

Customer Reviews

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

This was a great tour. I've done several in this area and this one was by far the best. We got really close to the gators and our guide was fun and kept everything interesting

Errol P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fun. Close to Airport and Pier. Wild gators, Caged gators and other animals. No tours before 930am. No need to go early. Good staff.

Natalie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The tour was very well organised. We were also lucky enough to see an aligator during the tour. The guide was very informative and friendly.

Sandra V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We originally went on the day we booked it for. Because of lightening we were not able to go. Luckily we were free Friday and weather was more pleasant and was able to go. Our guide, I forgot his name, I know he used to be a zoo keeper was very informative and even though it was late afternoon we were able to see an alligator from a distance. The only thing that made me nervous was the boat we were on had no sides to it. The imagination in me pictured an alligator jumping right in the front. lol But it was an enjoyable trip. They had exhibits of animals they saved from people who kept the exotic animals as pets and were no longer able to care for them. I was most fond of the cat exhibit. They had a food truck which was a nice touch since we were hungry and there were no nearby restaurants. It didn't hurt that the food was good too. I would recommend this trip.

Kimberly K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Laura Jean H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very nice place to visit...go seems to rain more in the afternoons..we had to get a rain check and return the next day. Employees are very nice and place was clean. An hour ride would be even more fun...half an hour went by really fast. So much fun! Laura Jean Hoff Jacksonville, FL

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Super friendly and knowledgeable captain. Got a gator real close to the boat. Very interesting ecosystem.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Driver was an Everglades enthusiast who wanted everyone to have fun. And we did

Amy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was fun, enlightening and exciting! Highlight of our trip!

Donna B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Awesome trip. It was so worth it!!!

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