Sawgrass Recreation Park, Weston

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Learn about Florida's famous Everglades National Park via airboat at Sawgrass Recreation Park. A knowledgeable captain leads the 30-minute boat trip and shares plenty of information about the marshy ecosystem. Keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife, such as alligators. All airboat tickets also include entrance to the park's exhibit areas and animal shows. Don't miss the chance to hold a baby alligator. Exhibits-only tickets are also available but do not include access to the park's animal shows. Buy your tickets online in advance for significant savings. See Sawgrass Recreation Park and all Weston has to offer by arranging your trip with our Weston itinerary builder website .
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  • It is a time of the year where, unfortunately, the water is at a high level as infrequently it is. We never saw so that a single alligator. But it is not the fault of the park. In addition, Captain Jim was wonderful. He's funny, full of knowledge and he is a great speaker. Everything to please. I loved the park compared to Everglades holiday park, which is much more expensive and much too touristy for my taste. Those who are looking for a beautiful gift shop worship of sawgrass. Best quality. Cleaner and especially cheaper.
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  • The tour guides were friendly and if you get to see an alligator they bring you very close to it which we thoroughly enjoyed. It’s nice to have the added bonus of the exhibit. MUST try the gator bite ...  more »
  • Great family owned business and adventure!!! Super friendly staff and awesome wildlife!! A must for a day trip!!!A+++++  more »
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  • A great place to bring the family. Less commercial than the one up the road. They have 2 Florida Panthers and 2 Leopards (black) captive you get an up close experience. Also have small Gators that are able to help and taken photos, they recommend donations because that is how they receive their funding for the business. I recommend this business over the other down the street. 5 stars.
  • Amazing experience. Got to see Gators in the wild. I got to hold a baby gator in the animal exhibit. It's a must go. The animal exhibit has many alligators, turtles, iguanas, a fox, 2 Florida Panthers, 2 black leopards, many snakes, a bob cat, some nice birds and more. The boat ride is a half hour and very well priced. Very nice personal on the premises.
  • Small cozy hidden place, was well worth the money. Didn't get to see any Gators on the tour but I can't blame the company for nature not showing up. The staff was awesome! There's a discount if you buy tickets online. I asked the employee if I should just buy it online while standing there (it only made sense right to save 20%?). She said not to worry about it and gave me the discount in the store anyways! Later I asked a different employee about the price of a bracelet for my daughter. She made her day and told her she could have it! That was sweet. The guy with the baby Gators walked right up to my daughter and let her hold it first. For no reason, but my daughter LOVED it. The staff was awesome! None of them communicated but yet all 3 provided 3 separate exceptional experiences. The ride was fun and the guide was knowledgeable.and pleasant. Would definitely return and tell others.
  • This was a great place to bring family from visiting from out of town. Airboat rides were reasonably priced and our driver was very knowledgeable about the wildlife we saw during the ride. They also have some rescued animals in a small zoo area. I'd recommend buying tickets online as they're a little more expensive at the location.
  • Great airboat tour! We went with Capt Mike from NY. He was super nice and showed us many alligators, shared his knowledge about Everglades and its inhabitants. After the tour we visited the wildlife exhibit and my kids got to pet a baby alligator. For them it was the highlight of the whole trip. Highly recommended!

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