• Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 44.79 View price calendar

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Experience Florida's Everglades at night on your own airboat on this 1-hour tour at Sawgrass Recreation Park. Get to know the unique subtropical ecosystem of the Everglades in a private setting with your own captain. 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 daytime entrance to Sawgrass Recreation Park and admission to the Reptile, Glades and Exotic Wildlife exhibits.


  • Private night tour of the Florida Everglades by airboat
  • 60-minute nighttime airboat adventure
  • Learn the history of Florida's most remarkable treasure
  • Hear and see a variety of reptiles, insects, and amphibians
  • Glide across the Everglades in total darkness
  • Visit exhibit areas during daytime hours

What You Can Expect

Private Night Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride from Fort Lauderdale

Airboat ride

On this 1-hour Everglades National Park nighttime airboat tour, glide along the grassy water at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) while listening to fun facts and learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem. Your seasoned captain gives you tips on how to spot a variety of wildlife — like alligators, fish, turtles and wading birds — and listen for the sounds of the Everglades’ nocturnal creatures.

This private night tour has its advantages over the larger, public tour, including a smaller boat that travels deeper into the Everglades and for a longer period of time.

During the daytime hours, check out the exhibits inside Sawgrass Recreation Park, just a 25-minute drive from downtown Fort Lauderdale.

The Reptile Exhibit features dozens of species that are both native and exotic to Florida — from turtles, iguanas and snakes to Cannibal, an imposing 1,000-pound (454-kg) alligator. Capture a frame-worthy picture during the 'Hold a Baby Alligator' experience, and feel free to ask the park’s handlers questions about how these animals live and survive in the wild.

In the Glades Exhibit, watch a video called 'Our Everglades Story' and learn about the area's conservation efforts. Then, 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 peacocks.

Don't miss the Exotic Wildlife exhibit, where you can enjoy up-close views of wild cats — panthers, leopards, bobcats, caracals and more.

Please note: The pricing displayed is based on nine (9) people per party for this private tour.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

The Private Night Tour in the Everglades was an Awesome experience. Seeing the Alligators in the Wild at such close quarters was absolutely Fantastic. Captain Gerald was extremely knowledgeable and we learnt a lot from his experience

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