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Sawgrass Recreation Park

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Address: 1006 N. U.S. Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327
Phone Number: +1 954-389-0202
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07:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation...

Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Our exhibits feature timed shows where you can hold an alligator and visit magnificent mammals such as the Florida Panther or the Black Leopard. Picnic areas, birthday parties, camping, rv parking. Exclusive private and nighttime airboat tours are now available year round! Open 7 days a week! Just 25 minutes from the heart of Ft. Lauderdale!

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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure
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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter Ticket
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Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour from Fort Lauderdale

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"Great learning experience"

I came here here for a class feild trip. It was such a great learning experience! I had so much fun learning all about the Sawgrass and the Everglades. We also had so much fun at... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
gianessamarie
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Coral Springs, Florida
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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here here for a class feild trip. It was such a great learning experience! I had so much fun learning all about the Sawgrass and the Everglades. We also had so much fun at the 2 gift shops! They were packed with great items. Then we got to see a show about alligators and a beautiful fox. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to see some animals that are normally in the wild. Interesting selection to view and get close up and personal. The staff are very informative and knowledgable. They made the visitors welcome. The stories that they tell and the handling of the animals. Very enjoyable boat ride although quite wet. Eating crocodile was interesting also.

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Thank Donovan D
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Charmig place with Very good service and a nice air boat tour and a small but dense animal park. A good tante of the Everglades close to F. Lauderdale and Miami.

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Thank Dthorsell
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife chose this visit, to fill in time before a flight from Miami to the UK. It consisted of two parts the acrobat ride and lectures on wild animals in a sanctuary The acrobat ride was great, speeding across the glades and stopping in an area with alligators that came right to the side of the stationary boat, along... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to kill a little time before attending a wedding so TripAdvisor was consulted and we saw the airboat tour. Perfect. I've never been on an airboat or seen alligators in their natural habitat. Since it wasn't really high season we didn't have to wait very long for a boat to "fill up" and be ready for departure. They... More 

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Thank Curtis S
Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly captain led us to a gator and osprey enjoying a meal. Enjoyed the animals in the sanctuary too.

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Thank Heather E
Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a beautiful day weather was in the lower 80's. We saw 3 alligators and one turtle. The alligators come right up to the boat. Thanks Captain Charles for knowing where the alligators where. This was a great experience. Bring hearing protection if u have the kind that cover your whole ear. If not they give u some... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

14 of us shared a private hour boat ride through the Everglades, saw three alligators up close and personal, and learned a good deal about the eco system in south Florida, Bob, our guide and boat driver was really excellent and our group of 6 kids and 8 adults had a terrific time. Highly recommended, especially for folks visiting the... More 

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Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your private airboat tour! The Everglades certainly is a unique place and an airboat tour is quite a unique adventure. More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Everglades tour and it was great. The tour guild captain Charles knew everything about the Everglades .. We got great pictures and some very good history on the Everglades ..

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Thank JoanA518
Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Captain Charles certainly is very knowledgeable about the Florida Everglades! We hope to see you again soon. If you choose to do a private airboat tour next time, you are welcome to request Captain Charles. More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a good time- saw three alligators (two of which were friends of our driver and a third who wasn't so amiable); also saw large turtles and a million grackles (black birds) .They were related to their northern cousins who caused me to close my bird feeder because they ate everything and chased the smaller birds. It is really eerie... More 

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