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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  • The airboat ride is fun... We did see 1 alligator. They have a few small animals to see, which was interesting. They run on donations... I suggested they take donations with purchases at the gift shop...  more »
  • The tour was amazing as well as the tour guide.. we just went on a cooler day and didn't see any alligators on the ride.. pretty neat to see the other animals on land..  more »
  • Our group of five arrived a little after 3pm and we're told our boat would go out at 330 promptly, so not to bother with the small zoo until after, since we'd still have an hour after our tour. Instea...  more »
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  • We went on a cooler morning. We had a 60 min private tour, saw a few gators and turtles, anhingas, vultures, and an osprey. The guide was very kind and catered to our group. I like that they provide ear plugs! The animal exhibits we're okay, very small. I felt sorry for the animals. The big cat show was a little sad. They pointed to the cats and told you a few interesting facts, and then brought out an owl to show. It was fun to see, though.
  • AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. you get to see wild alligators on the air boat ride.. soft shell turtles, birds and fish.. they also have their own exhibits after the boat tour where u can hold a baby alligator. See wild cats. Foxes, possums, must go
  • This place is amazing! Our guide was very knowledgeable. You can even hold a baby gator at their zoo if that's your thing. It's cheaper and a better value than anywhere else. Hands down.
  • I was looking for a less kitschy, more natural airboat experience, and Sawgrass was perfect for me. The guide was informative and fun, and the whole company seemed to respect and appreciate nature. Our captain, Paul, allowed us to hop onto his boat when we missed our original group. Related to that, it’s easy to miss the announcements for boarding, and we got some misinformation about how much time we had before our trip. It worked out fine though! The 30 minutes goes quickly because it’s such a fun time, but the price for the ride was great. The wildlife exhibits were also really interesting, and we were able to see rescued animals that we otherwise might never have. I would definitely recommend this to those looking for an airboat tour, and I would come back to Sawgrass!
  • Cool tour in an airboat. My 4 year old went and had a good time. They gave her a life jacket, and we got very close to an alligator, but we felt safe the whole time. You can buy pictures from the trip. Didn't have time to stop at the cafe, but got a cute alligator water bottle.

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