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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure

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    A short drive from downtown Fort Lauderdale is Sawgrass Recreation Park, in the heart of the Florida Everglades.

    On this private Everglades airboat tour, cruise along the grassy water at speeds of up to 40 mph(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 the number of people booking, you are buying out the whole boat for your private tour.
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    Departure Point
    Sawgrass Recreation Park, 1006 US-27, Weston, FL 33327, USA
    Duration
    1h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Private 60-minute airboat ride
    • Captain's gratuity
    • Entry/Admission - Everglades National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Sawgrass Recreation Park
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour due to inclement weather
    • Operating hours for Sawgrass Recreation Park may be shorter during holidays
    • Please provide your preferred tour time in the specific requirements field at check out
    • Important Note: Pricing is based on a per person basis; regardless of number of people booking, you are buying out the whole boat for your private tour
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Deborah, our airboat captain was excellent and we learned much about the Everglades ecosystem which is unique and peacefully beautiful.
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    I often go out to Sawgrass Recreation Park just to be out in the Everglades for a bit. It is relaxing and reduces stress. I have had at least four different captains, that each have different things to say about the Everglades. It is always informative. We see gators most of the
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    We had an awesome time on this private tour at Sawgrass. Our guide was knowledgable, friendly, very competent, and professional. We all enjoyed this trip immensely. Many thanx for this great experience!
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    Great trip! The private tour is completely worth the extra money, especially for groups with adults and older children. Our guide was very knowledgable and we saw many different types of wildlife and plants, including the money shot...a big alligator.
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    We went on Father’s Day at my husbands request while in FL. When we arrived it was threatening rain so they hurried us onto a boat which broke down but Dalton was awesome and talked the whole time we waited for another boat. While we didn’t see gators out in the Everglades there
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