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Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour near Fort Lauderdale

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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Overview

Explore Everglades National Park on this airboat tour at night at Sawgrass Recreation Park. This exciting airboat ride is a great way to experience the unique subtropical ecosystem of the Everglades at night. Skim across the grassy water at speeds up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) while keeping your eyes peeled for alligators, fish, turtles, and wading birds. This tour includes daytime entrance to Sawgrass Recreation Park and admission to the Reptile, Glades, and Exotic Wildlife exhibits.
  • Enjoy a thrilling nighttime airboat tour through the Florida Everglades
  • Seek out Florida's legendary reptile, the American alligator
  • Experience first-hand the wonders of this one-of-a-kind ecosystem
  • Explore the exhibits at Sawgrass Recreation Park
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1-hour nighttime airboat ride
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Sawgrass Recreation Park , 1006 US-27, Weston, FL 33327, USA

Directions: From the North: Take I-95 South or the Turnpike South to 595 West. On 595 take I-75 North towards Naples. Stay on I-75 North until you come to Exit 23 North (U.S. Highway 27) towards South Bay. We are just two miles to the North on the right hand side of the road. Turn right and cross over the bridge, make another immediate right down into the parking lot. Tickets for the airboat rides and animal exhibits can be purchased in the store. (Yellow building.) From the South: Take I-95 North or the Turnpike North to 595 West. On 595 take I-75 North towards Naples. Stay on I-75 North until you come to Exit 23 North (U.S. Highway 27) towards South Bay. We are just two miles to the North on the right hand side of the road. Turn right and cross over the bridge, make another immediate right down into the parking lot. Tickets for the airboat rides and animal exhibits can be purchased in the store. (Yellow building.)

8:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Make your own way to Sawgrass Recreation Park for your nighttime airboat tour. Glide along the grassy water at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) while learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem from your captain. Keep watch for a variety of wildlife, like alligators, turtles, fish, and wading birds, and listen for the sounds of the Everglades’ nocturnal creatures.

During the daytime hours, check out the exhibits inside Sawgrass Recreation Park. In the Reptile Exhibit, discover dozens of species that are both native and exotic to Florida—from turtles, iguanas, and snakes to Cannibal, a 1,000-pound (454-kg) alligator. Feel free to ask the park’s handlers any questions.

In the Glades Exhibit, learn about the history of the area and its conservation efforts in the video presentation, 'Our Everglades Story.' Then check out the African spur thigh tortoises, who range in size from 20 to over 100 pounds (9 to over 45 kg) each, as well as rare gopher tortoises (rescued from a construction site), iguanas, and colorful peacocks.

And finally, in the Exotic Wildlife exhibit, get up close and personal with wild cats—panthers, leopards, bobcats, caracals, and more.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Everglades National Park
Just a 25-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale lie the magnificent Florida Everglades. On this unique tour, enjoy the most entertaining and educational way to experience the Everglades’ unique subtropical ecosystem – on a nighttime airboat tour! Board the airboat with your guide and zip off into the dark night at speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph). Seek out Florida's legendary reptile, the alligator, as you sneak through the Everglades. Experience the thrill of spotting wildlife and witness the sights and sounds of these nocturnal giants as you glide through the water.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sawgrass Recreation Park
Discover the mysteries of the rich rivers and swamps as you search for the telltale red glow from the eyes of these amazing predators. Slide over the saw grass and cattails as you hear legends of the Seminole who once lived in this wilderness. This nighttime airboat tour is an opportunity to experience first-hand the wonder of this unique ecosystem. In addition to this fascinating airboat adventure, you’ll also gain entrance to exhibit areas during normal daytime hours. See Florida’s native and exotic species, learn about a 1,000-pound (453-kg) alligator and interact with animals in the swamp yard exhibit.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour due to inclement weather
  • Children of any age can enjoy the airboat tour. Children 3 years and under are free and do not require a ticket.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please call to confirm your reservation date and time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sawgrass Recreation Park
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour near Fort Lauderdale?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour near Fort Lauderdale.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour near Fort Lauderdale?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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star-5
Great tour! Highly recommend!
Ashley_D
, Oct 2021
Great tour for all ages! Guide was very knowledgeable. Lots of fun! We really enjoyed it. Our captain was very humorous.
star-5
What an amazing...
Stacey_C
, Oct 2021
What an amazing experience! Very informative and just a lot of fun!! We saw many alligators while driving through the Everglades.
star-5
Kids had a lot of un. Captain DJ went out of his way to find alligators.
Alla_G
, Sep 2021
Captain DJ went out of his way to find alligators. We saw baby alligator and birds. Family and friends had a lot of fun!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Captain DJ will love hearing that you enjoyed your night time airboat tour! Thanks for visiting!
star-5
Worth every penny
Erin_S
, Jul 2021
Captain Disco was very knowledgeable and spotted several gators for us. He also got us up close and personal with the gators making for a memorable experience. My family had a great time. We booked 4 excursions on our vacation and this one was our favorite. The scenery is stunning and the gators are fun. This was both a relaxing and entertaining evening! Highly recommended!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much for your amazing review! Captain Disco will be so pleased to learn you enjoyed his airboat tour.
star-5
Excellent, Cool, Mysterious FL Everglades Tour!
LoriJo_S
, Jul 2021
Captain Chuck did an absolutely fantastic job of explaining and piloting our Late night Everglades Airboat tour! We saw Alligator’s! Galore at park exhibits and on Airboat tour! Family loved the Tour, Park and experience! I highly recommend this Super Fun and Excellent Tour for all ages!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you so much for your review! Captain Chuck will be very happy to hear you enjoyed his tour so much! See you next time!
star-5
Recommended tour
Dorian_Z
, Jun 2021
Very friendly owners. Family owned. Great tour. If it’s rainy. Wear warm clothes. Night tour had lots of activity.
star-5
Great memory, once in a lifetime
Allen_M
, May 2021
Great captain, for sure! He put us on lots of gators and provided a lot of information about the Everglades. Excellent
icon Response from Host , May 2021
So glad to hear you were able to see lots of gators during your boat tour! Thanks for your review!
star-5
Captain Disco was the...
Kallee_W
, Apr 2021
Captain Disco was the best!!!!! He was knowledgeable and kind and helped us have an amazing experience!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2021
Captain Disco will be so happy to hear you enjoyed his tour! Thank you for your review!
star-5
Super awesome tour!
Anja_J
, Mar 2021
The guide was knowledgeable about all things alligator, which I found refreshing. I liked we were in the wild, and we saw some gators but nothing monstrously huge or anything. Nonetheless, the tour was great, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Bring bug spray, you will need it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome Experience
Matthew_C
, Feb 2021
Such a cool experience!!!! Amazing time. Thank you Captain Tim for taking us out and showing us the Everglades. His knowledge of the area and the wildlife was fascinating. Highly recommend!!!!

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