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Sawgrass Recreation Park

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Address: 1006 N US Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327-7700
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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US$ 43.69*
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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure
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US$ 24.29*
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Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure and Wildlife Encounter Ticket
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US$ 42.39*
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Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour from Fort Lauderdale

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Unique airboat ride and holidng baby gator experience!

It was a fantastic experience- even during heavy rain and wind. Maybe there are different/better parks around but for us coming from Europe and seeing Alligator in the wild for... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a fantastic experience- even during heavy rain and wind. Maybe there are different/better parks around but for us coming from Europe and seeing Alligator in the wild for the first time was a truly amazing experience! I highly recommended it! Airboat ride is very safe, even safer than I expected. I would not recommend to go with infants... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spotted tons of "red eyes" on our one hour nighttime gator tour. It was lots of fun and our captain told us some great tidbits of info as we searched. The captain has a bright spotlight that he uses to scan the water. They provide earplugs because the boats can get loud when you get going fast. Bring a... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a tour on a Saturday night and it was fantastic! We saw a ton of gators in their natural habitat. The tour lasted an hour and the boat captain provided a lot of information.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unique airboat experience to learn more about Everglades. Managed to see two alligators during the 30min airboat tour. The tour guide did talk a lot. However, the slang was really strong that I find it difficult to understand without paying full attention. Overall great experience. Would recommend anyone who like natural environment to pay a visit.

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Key West, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun 30 minute Airboat ride. Boat guide informative. Kids loved the small animal exhibits. High lite for kids was holding alligator (me too).

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure yesterday of experiencing the Sawgrass Recreation Park near Fort Lauderdale with Giuseppe and Laquita Rocher, visiting from Bermuda. It was a beautiful day made even better with a stunning, educational and fun airboat ride through the Everglades followed by a walk through their animal exhibits. With reptiles of many sizes to pythons, panthers, and many other... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the third time we went took out of town visitors to Sawgrass Recreation Park. It is very close to Fort Lauderdale, which is a huge plus. It is not as large and does not offer as much as some of the other Alligator parks closer to Miami, but it is great since it is only a 45 minute... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here today, 30 minute ride. Did only see one gator. The driver was fun and competent (Disco)

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the price and proximity to the city, I really thought this was going to be a cheesy, watered down Everglades experience. It completely exceeded my expectations! Riding on the boat through the swamp was exhilarating! Our guide (I think his name was Captain Disco?) was extremely informative and shared so much information about alligators, other animals living there, and... More 

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Amherst, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delightful place! We took an air boat ride through the everglades (longer ones available, but even the one that comes with your admission ticket was great). They have a wildlife area where you can get safely up close to some gators. There were other "exotic" animals like a Florida panther. The gift shop was even pretty good and... More 

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