Private Tour: Florida Everglades Airboat Ride And Wildlife Adventure - Fort Lauderdale

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  • Duration: 1 Hr
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  • Departure Time :
    Your preferred time between 9am and 4pm
  • Departure Details :
    Sawgrass Recreation Park, 1006 US-27, Weston, FL 33327, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


For a truly special Florida Everglades airboat tour, splash out on a private airboat ride at Sawgrass Recreation Park. Youll see Florida gators and other native animals, plus visit exclusive Everglades locations that the regular tours miss.

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This private, reservation-only tour includes an extended 60-minute airboat tour in a customized airboat, specially designed for smaller groups. Sawgrass Recreation Park, where your tour departs from, is an easy 25-minute drive from Ft Lauderdale.

Zipping over the Florida Everglades at speeds of up to 40 miles (64 km) an hour, your 60-minute private airboat tour includes wildlife spotting and entertaining stories from your experienced captain. Hear tall tales and true of the Seminole who lived in this wilderness, and of the panthers who shared their home.

Then its on to the exciting Exhibit areas back at the park to meet the Everglades panthers, leopards, Florida gators, turtles, iguanas and other native wildlife for yourself, and learn about the care of these endangered animals. Plus you even get to hold a baby alligator, if you dare!

For the most in-depth and personal experience, take a small group private tour of the Florida Everglades and its unique subtropical ecosystem and animals.

Important Note: Pricing is based on a per person basis; regardless of number of people booking, you are buying out the whole boat for your private tour ($302.49)


Private guided airboat tour

Captain's gratuity

Alligator & Reptile Exhibit with educational presentation

Entry/Admission - Sawgrass Recreation Park


Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour due to inclement weather

Operating hours for Sawgrass Recreation Park may be shorter during holidays

Please provide your preferred tour time in the specific requirements field at check out

Important Note: Pricing is based on a per person basis; regardless of number of people booking, you are buying out the whole boat for your private tour

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

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  • 29-Oct-2022

    Captain Lauderdale worked very hard to find us wildlife while telling us about the eco system. We saw several types of water fowl, leatherback turtle, alligators and fish. It was very enjoyable. Have done this trip several times in the past and have always enjoyed it. Keep in mind this is wildlife so can't guarantee sightings of any of the creatures.

  • 24-Oct-2022

    Our tour guide was so nice, so very knowledgeable and very competent. It was obvious he loves doing this! I would recommend doing the private party ride as opposed to a lg group! It was sooooo much fun!!

  • 24-Oct-2022

    We had a great tour! The air temp that day was unusually cool for south Florida in October, so we were concerned we wouldn’t find a gator, but our guide, (I think Capt. John?) made sure he located one for us. He was quite knowledgeable on the flora and fauna of the area and was anxious to share his knowledge. He was also patient with us on our need to pick up stray balloons from the Everglades. Plus, he gave us our tour on his birthday. No regrets on taking this tour.

  • 18-Sep-2022

    Fun boat ride but didn’t see any alligators. Apparently too warm for them! Can’t imagine they ever come out in Florida then 🤷‍♀️

  • 12-Sep-2022

    First and foremost don’t take this tour expecting to see gators while on the water in the airboat (that is the luck of the draw) but they do have a gator exhibit you can see up close (on land). Take it to enjoy a scenic airboat ride across the grasslands. We signed up for a private morning 90min tour. Our guide Chuck was very nice and did not disappoint. He was informative of the grasslands and took it slow and even stopped in some areas hoping to catch a glimpse of one. We were fortunate as he found one poking its head and eyes of the water but due to the morning heat they don’t surface often. We continued on and he slowed and stopped throughout the cruise to chat & talk as you can’t talk while moving (too loud but they do provide you with ear protection). It was also very interesting to see a home built in the middle of these grasses that you would never know about and how it came to be. Always wanted to take one of these airboat rides and I’m glad we did, it was very enjoyable. On hot sunny days I’d recommend to go very early or late afternoon as the sun is a scorcher while on the water. They do allow water bottles to bring on too. Nice gift shop with cold beverages and washrooms on-site also.

  • 05-Sep-2022

    What an experience!! Bucket list item at its finest. We booked the private tour as there were 6 of us and we were all so excited to do this. We had Mike as our Captain and his love for the job really came through. He was quite knowledgeable of the Everglades and took us on a great tour. We saw 3 alligators up close and one or two at a distant. So exciting! We were there when they opened and they started the tour right away. I would highly recommend this tour! And, I would be happy to go again. Bucket item checked.

  • 28-Aug-2022

    Had an awesome time at the Sawgrass Recreation Park. Amazing tour run by professional team. Felt very welcome and that I was always in good hands. The facilities were very clean and up to date. The tour itself was very fun and Captain Chuck was extremely knowledgeable. Got to learn a lot about the Everglades and the ecology of the area. If you’re ever in the South Florida area, make a point to visit the Sawgrass Recreation Park! Special thanks to the family that owns it who were very friendly and helpful in arranging my tour.

  • 25-Aug-2022

    Final day of our holiday. Got off the Cruise picked up the car and headed here. Great experience. Didnt see any Alligators whilst on the Airboat but not for the want of trying. Youngsters enjoyed the twists and turns. A wander around the Attraction and we saw Alligators Snakes Turtles etc

  • 24-Aug-2022

    Our captain was very knowledgeable and had a great narrative. It was fun seeing Everglades for the first time. I will be sure to come again.

  • 16-Aug-2022

    An amazing ride on an incredible vehicle - the airboat experience of gliding over water & grass & lilies seamlessly was magical. We didn’t see any alligators but lots of insects & birds & it was still a great experience in a beautiful & unusual landscape

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