Florida Everglades Airboat Adventure: Wildlife Encounter
1,526 Ratings

Get ready for the most sought-after airboat journey at Florida Everglades, hosted by Sawgrass Recreation Park! This exciting airboat adventure is an excellent initiation to the Everglades ecosystem, featuring its turtles, fish, Florida alligators, and marsh birds.

Duration: 30 minutes
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Sawgrass Recreation Park - Skim across the grassy water at speeds up to 40 miles per hour while looking for wildlife like alligators, fish, turtles, and wading birds. This general admission ticket includes entrance to Sawgrass Recreation Park, a 30-40 minute guided airboat tour and an admission to our Alligator & Reptile Exhibit.

Just 25 minutes from Fort Lauderdale, the safest and most entertaining and educational way to experience the Everglades’ unique subtropical ecosystem is at Sawgrass Recreation Park.

What's Included
  • Total duration of visit is about 2 hours
  • Access to the park’s Alligator and Reptile Exhibit
  • Admission to Sawgrass Recreation Park
  • 40 minute guided airboat ride
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Captain’s Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information
  • Reservation date and time required. Tours leave every 30 minutes from 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Any age child can enjoy the airboat tour. Children 3 years and under are free. It is not necessary to purchase a ticket for ages 3 years and under.
  • Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour due to inclement weather
  • If you have selected the 4 p.m. time please note that it is a check in time only and that your airboat adventure will be leaving the dock at 5 p.m. so that you have ample time to explore the exhibit areas before they close at 5 p.m. 
Sawgrass Recreation Park Everglades Airboat Eco Adventures
US Highway 27
Sawgrass Recreation Park is 2 miles North of I-75 on Highway 27, at Mile Marker 35
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(1526 Ratings)
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May 18, 2024
Great experience - It was awesome. Saw few alligators. Tour guide was friendly and shared some good info about the alligators.
Review provided by Viator
May 10, 2024
A fun and interesting ride - I will give a 5/5 because our guide was very informative and tried really hard to locate gators…..he only succeeded in finding one..l.certainly not his fault
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May 10, 2024
Nice experience 🐢🦎 - We enjoyed our tour very much, and captain disco was awesome. We were lucky to see a few alligators. It’s not very expensive tour for 40 minutes.
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May 7, 2024
Worth it and don't forget the show - Very nice airboat tour. Don't forget the show afterwards, it's free and very nicely done. We were stuck with the boat for a while while there was an alligator in the background.
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May 5, 2024
Time well spent - Very professional and organized, fun and informative. Thank you for the experience! The airboat is a blast and the Gators are a plus.
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May 14, 2024
Well worth the money! - This was well worth the money. We were in a boat of 21 and Jimmy our guide was very helpful. He made it clear that we may not see the alligators as they would potentially be in the mud under water but we saw a total of 4, even staying out on the water past our allotted time so we could see the final one. Being on the boat was good fun. The only reason I did not give 5 stars was due to poor management of the queue. They wanted to stop us before getting on the boat to take a picture but allowed four people to jump the line and get the front seat.
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May 11, 2024
Fun times - The staff was nice and we enjoyed our experience overall. We saw like 3 gators, but wish we saw more.
Review provided by Viator
May 10, 2024
Fun activity! - Loved the experience with captain jack! We were able to see a few alligators. Safe experience. Was a little scared but It was a fun activity. I’d highly recommend doing this activity. It was very fun.
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May 8, 2024
Good stop - Good quick stop. Airboat ride lasted about 40 minutes which is just about right with small kids. Got to see a few alligators. Not sure I’d want to hang around for the two hour ride though. The quick exhibits out back were cool too.
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May 6, 2024
Getting to know the Alligators - Very good experience, we were unaware that the private tour option existed, on a next occasion we would prefer that. It is a simple activity, not as much of an adventure as we imagined.
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 15 guests
1 Adult
July 2024