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Coopertown Airboats

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22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
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The kids had a blast!

I visited here with my daughter and two grandsons. The boys' liked the boat ride the best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ken3787
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Islamorada, Florida
EasyBreezy

After scoring a pretty decent Living Social deal online, we decided to take a little easy breezy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LulaBK
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New York City, New York
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Our professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized, educational airboat tour covering approximately 9 miles of this unique environment. We first go into the vast open saw grass where you will see why the Everglades are called the "River of Grass"! You will travel by Airboat through a Hardwood Hammock (a small island of solid ground in the "river of grass"), into the Everglades National Park stopping at alligator holes and seeing the abundance of 'glades wildlife. See the Purple Gallanule voted the most colorful bird in Florida and the endangered Everglade Snail Kite as well as herons, grackles, turtles, raccoons and other Everglades residents! The Everglades are a truly unique and vibrant environment which you can only experience first hand! Unless you brought your hip waders, a private airboat tour is the best way to see it! (And much drier, too!) After this fascinating and educational airboat tour, relax and enjoy a taste of 'Down Home' cooking, Everglades-style. The Coopertown Restaurant offers such delicacies as frog legs, 'gator tail, catfish and more! All served in a friendly country manner that is distinctly "Floridian". "Belly up" to the bar and meet the folks of Coopertown! Learn some of the fascinating history of the area, and check out the guest book to see who else has passed through and enjoyed a ride on a Coopertown Airboat! Take a closer look at these fascinating creatures in our Alligator Exhibit! What a cute little guy! Popular enough to have a college mascot named for it! A ride on an airboat is the best way to Check out the rest of the gator population in Coopertown
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with my daughter and two grandsons. The boys' liked the boat ride the best. Captain Travis was very informative and handled the boat very well. We only saw two gators in the wild but then, it is the wild and one can't...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After scoring a pretty decent Living Social deal online, we decided to take a little easy breezy drive to Coopertown yesterday. Lovely lazy Sunday. I was immediate impressed with the staffperson who helped us. The day was gorgeous so of course the joint was packed....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great roadside attraction that has been around for over 50 years. We were not looking For anything with a big alligator shelf, although they didn’t have a small educational presentation with an alligator that you could pet and a few snakes that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$27.95, less a coupon if you can find one (hint: look in the area tourist flyers/guidebooks) will get you over an hour of Everglades adventure. First you’ll see a short session where a guide presents a baby alligator and a snake (good for photos), and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the boat ride and seeing the gators, although I did notice that they were all small. I guess they get rid of them when they grow up. After the ride, I saw several larger older gaters in really tiny enclosures, and it was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time in an air boat and it was pretty fun. The staff was nice enough to wait for us so we didn’t miss the last ride of the day. Tom, our guide was pretty laid back and knowledgeable about the Everglades....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mike took my family and me on a private boat tour. We were the first tour out in the morning and we saw a lot of different birds. There were lots of alligators that we were able to see. Mike was very knowledgable about all...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the a treat for yourself in the everglades. The captain of the boat is very informative. The wild live is awesome. You will see gators for sure!

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Overall, I really enjoyed this tour. I have wanted to ride in an airboat since I was a child, and I loved the experience and seeing the everglades up close. It was really beautiful and intriguing. I chose this particular operator because of the reasonable...More

Thank cogaha
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The place it's horrible. They have the animals in very very small places. You'll see only an alligator with luck.... I only went because of my nephew and in miami you don't have many things to do . But it's horrific experience . Poorly animals...More

Thank MarianelaBi
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9 August 2017|
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Response from Debi P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I have heard of them turning over😳.
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Amit S
26 May 2017|
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Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend infants on the boats. They are quite noisy and affect their ears. they move quite fast and jerky at times. Even small children may have a problem. No seat belts either.
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momto3longisland
1 May 2017|
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Response from swhulbert | Reviewed this property |
Hi- The ride is actually very smooth. The boat glides over the top of the water2which allows it to go over the grasses. The operator did spin the boat slightly so I do t know how that would affect you. Maybe talking to the... More
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