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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
07:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride and Wildlife Adventure
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Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour from Fort Lauderdale

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Fun day in the everglades

My family really enjoyed our time at Sawgrass Recreation Park! Our airboat captain was full of information and very funny. The kids really liked the roaming peacock and holding... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jenn J
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family really enjoyed our time at Sawgrass Recreation Park! Our airboat captain was full of information and very funny. The kids really liked the roaming peacock and holding the baby gator!

Thank Jenn J
San Diego, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on this tour with a big group on several air boats with different captains. It was a warm and lazy afternoon. Our boat with Captain Disco was the only one that spotted Alligators.

Thank Afsoon72
Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with Captain Disco! He certainly has a lot of fans! See you next time!! More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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118 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheap afternoon activity on the Everglades. It was fun to ride the airboat however we did not see ANY wildlife. Captain was very nice and informative on educating the guests on the area. Little zoo was cute and was able to hold a three year old gator. Wish we could have seen them in the wild since there is 5,000... More 

Thank WildermereBeach
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been here years ago and came back because I loved it so much. Unfortunately we got stuck in a downpour right when we arrived. We bought ponchos in the gift shop which saved us. But, it got so bad we had to wait it out under some covered areas near the animals. But, it cleared up long enough... More 

1 Thank lilrach05
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our captain was great. We had a great deal through groupon with code Welcome as new members we only paid 12 pp. I'm happy we didn't pay full price only because naively we thought we were going to see piles of gator because they have the tours advertised for the day time ...all day long. Our captain looked for them... More 

1 Thank Shawn S
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Florida many, many times - too many to count, but never south or west of Orlando. This time we found ourselves close to the Everglades and it did not seem right to not take an Airboat Ride. Sawgrass Recreation got great reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp, so we gave it a go and were not disappointed.... More 

1 Thank erinjbenedetto
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed our Night Airboat Tour. Our boat was fairly big. It had four or have row that could hold about six adults comfortably. The only light is the powerful flashlight held by the airboat captain to find the alligators. We were quite fortunate to see several gators. The biggest we saw was around seven feet. The smallest was about... More 

1 Thank Brian S
Nicole T, Guest Relations Manager at Sawgrass Recreation Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your night time airboat tour. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the Gator Nights Tour. Alligators are nocturnal so you usually have a great chance of seeing them while they are out at night, hunting. See you next time! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was very knowledgable and experienced. He educated the group on the everglades and the history of the area. We were lucky enough to see an alligator, but they don't guarantee it. Best time for critter spotting is early or late. The boats are very safe - we had babies and small kids on our tour.

Thank L2934XVhelen
Pompano Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your pass includes a 30-minute airboat ride and a walk through the native animal sanctuary where you can see a live FL panther. The guides give you tons of information about wildlife in the Everglades. Check out their website and groupon for discounts!

1 Thank stephiepie_miami
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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