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Sawgrass Recreation Park Airboat Tour
1006 N US Highway 27
Weston
FL
33327
Tel: 954-389-0202

Where are we going today?

The Everglades are such an important part of the Florida ecosystem, AND they are incredible to visit too! If you're wanting such an adventure, why not try Sawgrass Recreation Park, where you can take the fun airboat rides, enjoy the kids zone AND check out the exhibits on display to teach kids all about this fragile and important ecosystem!

The most popular activity at Sawgrass Recreation Park, however, is of course those Airboat Rides! There are a number of tours for you to choose from - and they start at 30 minutes in duration however they can be extended to however long you want! 

There are Daytime Adventures to enjoy, as well as Nighttime Adventures which add a whole new angle as you experience the Everglades! The Nighttime Adventures last for 60 minutes, and the experienced Captain will tell you fascinating facts - like how the Seminole and panther one coexisted in this amazing area.

You will also catch glimpses of incredible wildlife - some that are endangered - as you skim across what sometimes looks like grass but is actually water! It's a great way for kids to learn about wildlife and nature, and the importance of looking after the environment too.

When you purchase a ticket to the airboat, that gets you into the exhibit areas too. You can check out exhibits on reptiles, the glades themselves, and the exotic wildlife that surrounds you! 

Don't forget about the fun Kids Zone too! There are some animals you can actually touch as you learn about them!

Amazing animal fun in an amazing part of Florida's nature!

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When can we go?

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

All year round, but closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Weather pending.

Teachers corner

It's a great way for kids to learn, and enjoy water related activities! Bring them on down - you get group discounts! .

I'm Hungry!

The Gator Grill has some tasty foods for you to try! From tortilla's, gator bites, pulled port, burgers and sandwiches! YUM!.

Healthy Eating!

They have kids menus for the little ones.

Any Top Tips?

Don't forget your camera!.

Doing our bit

They provide life jackets for all of those guests under 6 years as they are mandatory.

Need a little extra help?

There is limited accessibility for those guests who are handicapped. If you can comfortably get into a boat with assistance from family, then you will be able to enjoy the ride. You can still enjoy the animal exhibits regardless. .

Can I get one of those?

They have a fully stocked store full of treasures you will be excited to take home with you!.

More information

The boats leave every 20 minutes between 9:30am and 3:30pm, and the final boat leaves at 5pm but try and depart no later than 4pm.

What people are saying?

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    Had a great time. Although we didnt see any alligators on the airboat ride, captian debra still kept it interesting. The wildlife exhibits were fun. Cool animals that are rescues and the two men staffed in the area were very friendly and you could tell they cared for the animals. Definitely recommend

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    For the price, you will not get a better introductory experience to the Everglades with an airboat tour and wildlife, just past the outer edge of the Fort Lauderdale suburbs. Very kid friendly, great staff.

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    I highly recommend this park for anyone, very cool airboat ride and alligator viewing, and a wildlife sanctuary with many different exotic animals and reptiles which have been rescued and a very caring staff!!!

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    This is the best tour of the everglades you will probably find for the price. They are also military friendly. I was impressed. The whole operation is very professional and there is a lot to see there especially for the kids. It is only a short drive from Fort Lauderdale and well worth your time to visit.

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    It is a fun place to come for outdoor fun! The people who work here are helpful and kind, also the ride was fast and the driver was helpful and overall it was a great experience!!

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