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“Quick tour ”

Sawgrass Recreation Park
Ranked #1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Weston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

A quick tour where you just need to turn up to book. Good to go on the boat and glide through this unique area. We saw a few alligators and the weather was good

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank andrewc429
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

It was convenient to the resort, but nothing special, We took an airboat ride but saw no alligators.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mayreen
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This was an excellent excursion to go on , we had a blast , staff great ,freindly ,knowlagable, and the whole experiance was great and it was not that expensive at all, its a family run business and they all do an awsume job ,thanks for the fun wife and i really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank trukerthom5
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We visited Sawgrass as an excursion after we got off a cruise ship at the end of the week. It was helping fill the time until our flight left later in the day. It definitely was NOT worth what we paid through the ship, though I suspect much of that fee was covering the bus that took us from the port to Sawgrass. I'd have been much happier to pay the admission fee listed on the website (about $21), which is more in line with what you get... a 30-minute air boat ride where you may or may not see alligators (we did), and access to the wildlife park--a kind of run down area with some alligators, snakes, an iguana, some turtles, and some big cats. You can hold a baby alligator. All animals/reptiles there are rescued. The enclosures are somewhat small and the water the alligators were in looked kind of gross. There's a small gift shop that has drinks and snacks for sale, and there was a food truck that sold cooked items. I think this would be a great place to visit with younger kids, or if you've never been on an air boat before.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bgsualum
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

My husband and I had the pleasure of an air boat ride and tour of the animal exhibit. Our guide on the air boat, Captain Jim, was extremely knowledgeable, easy going and friendly. Captain Jim took his time in hopes of us spotting an alligator. Along the way, whenever he spotted an interesting bird, he would stop the boat and explain the type of bird and how often that particular bird was spotted on his rides. Captain Jim gave us a really informative history of the Everglades and it was clear that he enjoys his job. When we did spot an alligator, we spent quite a bit of time and Captain Jim turned the boat around so people on both sides of the boat could see it. The tour was about 40 minutes but very worthwhile. Afterward, we toured the animal/bird exhibit wherein all of them have been rescued. Very reasonable price for a great day. As well, the ticket process is like a well-oiled machine. Don't miss it!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Honfleur28
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