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Coopertown Airboats

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22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
+1 305-226-6048
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A little expensive but worth it for once in a lifetime

We'd never been to the Florida Everglades, and we'd never ridden on an airboat before this visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
via mobile
Two sides of the coin

Positive first: We had a very nice guide on our tour who explained a lot about the Everglades and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
+1 305-226-6048

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd never been to the Florida Everglades, and we'd never ridden on an airboat before this visit. Our tour guide Mike was great. He was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. We did get to see an alligator towards the end of our trip, which was super...More

Thank Heatherduck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Positive first: We had a very nice guide on our tour who explained a lot about the Everglades and who answered all our questions. Negative: After having redeemed our Groupon tickets ("You guys are on boat 6") there was no organization at all. We bought...More

Thank MarcNobis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had stopped writing reviews until adviser for a number of reasons, but felt that I have an obligation to write a review reviews here so that others don't lose out, yes there were no alligators to be seen. However I have done this trip...More

Thank Givemeaholiday
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I know the Everglades in Florida are huge and there are many tours but we booked this because of a Groupon offer we found. I would be more then happy to pay full price for this experience. My wife and I are from Western Pennsylvania...More

Thank Chad W
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Our two grandchildren aged 8 and 5 (from Naples, Italy) had already seen gators at the Miami Zoo, but wanted to see them in their natural habitat. We'd used the Coopertown Airboats a couple of years ago, so decided to use them again and were...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A nice ride. Luckily it could be said about the young guy driving the boat that his driving was a whole lot better than his jokes. Jokes are okay, mate, but know when to stop;-) But the ride was very nice and he did a...More

Thank Vesth-Hansen
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure which airboat tour to take and since Coopertown didn't need any reservations and seemed to have a good presence on the internet I settled on them. I purchased tickets for me and my son thinking we were getting on the next boat...More

Thank carlisa_pile
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I used Groupon to purchase this group airboad tour and felt it was worth my money. People were friendly and truly no issues, even around some pretty heavy rain showers. We got about a 15 minute show which included gator facts, touching a baby gator...More

Thank llt67
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This was my second time taking an airboat ride through the Everglades (the first was with a different company). I wasn't sure if I wanted to try it again because I found the first experience rather boring, this one was totally different. We gave Coopertown...More

Thank Matt L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

i recently received a visit from my friends from Spain (Catalunya ) to be exact. they were finishing a tour of the U.S. and ended it here in Miami and they wanted to see the everglades, last time i was there i was 15 its...More

Thank Gus M
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10 August 2017|
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Response from Anne O | Reviewed this property |
I thought the ride was pretty smooth, but there were still a few bumps and sharp turns.
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.
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