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Sawgrass Recreation Park

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1006 N US Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327-7700
+1 954-389-0202
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Went here on cruise ship excursion from Ft. Lauderdale. Took a 30 minute airboat ride on a large boat (about 15 people). Cool day so only saw 1 alligator and boat was a bit loud (they provide ear plugs that make it tolerable). Enjoyed ride...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been living in FL for 5 years and never seen the Everglades up close. This weekend I decided to take the kids for a fun experience and it was way above our expectation. We were lucky to enjoy a perfect afternoon weather. Bought...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WTCucu
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the group Airboat ride and this was very nice. We did see a couple of Alligators and our guide really took the time to explain about the wildlife.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 868victor
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting feeling being in the middle of the “sea of grass”. Entertaining and knowledgeable Captain. The alligator show after the airboat ride, included in ticket price, was a nice bonus.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gladys G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went to Sawgrass Recreation Park as part of a tour that would take us to the airport afterwards (we had arrived from a cruise and had a late flight). I really enjoyed the visit. The park was very very crowded (many cruises arrived). But...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Simara
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with a friend a few years ago and had a great visit so decided to come back with my husband after shopping at Sawgrass Mills Outlets. Its an easy drive and a sure way to see the alligators and their habitat. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wileyluke
Reviewed 1 week ago

Airboat ride was 30 minutes with entertaining and knowledgeable "Captain". Unable to take any pictures from rows beyond the front seat due to visual blockage. For safety reasons only 4 permitted in front bench. Wildlife encounter was a disappointment - small enclosures for rescued animals,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Pat B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was Captain Chuck, and he had us laughing from the start! Saw two alligators on the tour. When the boat was stopped to see them, they both came right up alongside the boat within 2 or 3 feet. Also got to see a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RDouglasA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was wanting to kill so time after a cruise we found this tour. Was very nice, got to see 2 Gators. Then on the walking tour got to hold around 15 to 20 in baby gator. They also had a number of other animals there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bigdog650
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I We had a fabulous time!! We spotted some alligators and the boat ride was amazing!!! We also got to hold a baby alligator which was something I never thought I could do!! But I am so glad I did.

Date of experience: January 2019
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28 October 2016|
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Response from pattianneg | Reviewed this property |
While we were there we saw a gentleman in a wheelchair getting off the boat .. so I would say yes
6 September 2016|
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Response from Nicole T | Property representative |
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8 March 2016|
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Response from K-C1962-10 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend it for infants - its noisy, windy and a very active ride.