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“Alligators Galore”

Loxahatchee Everglades
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Parkland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: See Florida the way it used to be…from an airboat! Loxahatchee Everglades Tours is fun, exciting and educational! Take an airboat tour and see all the wonders of nature in their natural state! Glide over a “river of grass” and along the way enjoy the flora (water lilies, sawgrass and cattails to name a few) and fauna (some might expect to see turtles, snakes, birds and alligators)! We do not cage or pen any animals and we do not feed them!enjoy these wonders in their natural habitat!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Took my 14 and 11 year olds and we all very much enjoyed the experience. There where plenty of gators to spot and our guide was full of information on species of plants and birds. The one hour group tour was the perfect length and a fun way to see the non beach side of Florida.

Thank Leslie L
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the 50-minute airboat tour of the Everglades! Our party consisted of 2 40-somethings, 2 17-year-olds and 2 8-year olds. All of us loved the trip. We saw at least 10 alligators, many birds, and even a nest of 2-week-old ospreys!

Before the trip we enjoyed visiting the nature room showing all of the types of animals that live in the Everglades. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Thank KarenMS76
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful private tour with Wild Lyle this week! As an extra treat, they had a snack buffet for us and packed a cooler with waters and snacks for the tour! Learned about the birds and wildlife of the Everglades. Saw alligators much to our delight! The kids loved it because we both flew around with the airboat (boys loved it) and trolled the shore and reeds searching for gators for miles. Even on a cloudy day, Wild Lyle found gators for us! His love and commitment to the preservations is clear!

Thank Jane C
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We booked a private tour here and all I can say is if u are over 90 or under 5 u might enjoy slowly floating around on the water because that is about all u will do. This guy didn’t go farther than 600 feet from the boat ramp. We did see a few small alligators and a few birds. It was a pitiful experience and I feel bad writing this. He also called us 8 times trying to figure out whether we had a reservation. ( we made it online but that doesn’t seem to work). There is no airboat ride here, just floating and talking. There must be other guides at this place based on the reviews. Maybe u could check those other guys out. Good luck

Thank Fishingtworld
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

This was the only "Everglades" tour in the area and we wanted to experience it. The place is out in the middle of nowhere but we had no problem locating it. The web site asks you to get there 45 minutes before your tour. We had been 10 minutes away having lunch and on our way back when I got a call. It was 40 minutes before our scheduled tour and they called us to see if we were coming. When I told them we were less than 10 minutes away they said okay. Once we got there they rushed us over to the boat where other patrons had been waiting for us. I am certain they got us on an earlier boat, though they never told us that.

They make you wear ear phones for protection from the noise. When Lyle goes into a deeper conversation he lets the engines run down so you can hear him, but often a bird or alligator comes into view quickly and he cuts the engine to speak, but its still impossible to hear him.

We did see several alligators, some turtles, a snake and various kinds of birds, but I'm not sure I'd recommend.

1  Thank DJTrekkie
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