Sawgrass Recreation Park, Fort Lauderdale

#2 of 34 in Wildlife in Fort Lauderdale
Nature / Wildlife Tour · Hidden Gem · Private Tour
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 Fort Lauderdale has to offer by arranging your trip with our Fort Lauderdale itinerary builder website.
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  • Value and quality! The airboat ride through the Everglades is amazing. The folks at Sawgrass Recreation Park are wonderful - very friendly and knowledgeable! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience...  more »
  • We made a reservation for the gator night experience . we were extremely pleased it went off timely it was very organized it was a great adventure we saw an alligator that actually had a big fish in....  more »
  • Went to the animal exhibit. The tour guide for the alligators was super good with my kid, he asked a boat load of questions and he just kept answering them in a kind and patient manner. On the mammal side they were feeding the animals and again the guide was very good about saying hello and answering questions. They are doing a good job to make sure that the guides are friendly, informed, and treat the guests well. Nice work! Great memories of this place. When it was time for the gator petting he was in no rush and gave each person time. The place was not over crowded and they had a good number of animals to look at. It took about an hour to tour around the exhibit so it's not huge, but ingot my money's worth.
  • What an experience! We arrived early in the morning as suggested by someone I spoke with when I ordered our tickets. We were the first group to go out. Captain Mike was our guide. He was funny, knowledgeable, and friendly. On our ride we saw many birds and a few alligators. Everyone we came in contact with was friendly. The staff that worked in the animal exhibit area were very knowledgeable and friendly. This place is family friendly, they provide ear protection and life jackets for young children. Don't forget to try the alligator bites, they were delicious. SIDE NOTE: Their is no designated ADA parking, if their was we couldn't find it. They have a ADA bathroom but it had a huge step which was difficult to step up, the ramp from the parking lot was very difficult to walk on, it's very bumpy and uneven. The ticket and store wasn't easy to access, no ramp.

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