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Everglades: Sawgrass Park Day Time Airboat Tour & Exhibits

1. Everglades: Sawgrass Park Day Time Airboat Tour & Exhibits

Embark on a real adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades and view this fascinating natural wonder from a unique perspective. Your tour will be guided by an experienced captain. During the tour, you'll listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Also, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. On this tour, feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest. All airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the alligator and reptile exhibit, where you can get up close to a baby alligator and touch its unique skin.

The Everglades: 1-Hour Airboat Night Tour

2. The Everglades: 1-Hour Airboat Night Tour

Join the action at Sawgrass on this thrilling 60-minute night-time airboat ride deep into The Everglades. Experience the nocturnal side of this vibrant ecosystem. You will board a powerful airboat deep in the night to seek out Florida's legendary reptile, the American Alligator. Sneak through The Everglades as you experience the thrill of this eco-system's abundant wildlife and explore the sights and sounds of nocturnal giants. Discover the mysteries of this rich river as you search for the telltale red glow from the eyes of these amazing predators. Slide over the sawgrass and cattails at an excess of 35 miles per hour and take in the wonderful array of flora and fauna.

Sawgrass Park: Private 1-Hour Airboat Adventure Tour

3. Sawgrass Park: Private 1-Hour Airboat Adventure Tour

Embark on a 60-minute airboat tour of the Everglades and get to see all the wildlife, flora, and fauna of this incredible ecosystem. During this tour, which is guided by an experienced Everglades captain, listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in the lush Everglades wilderness. Learn a wealth of other facts and information about the region. As well as catching a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the water, all airboat ticket purchases automatically include entrance into the Alligator and Reptile exhibit where you can catch educational presentations and even get up close to a baby alligator and touch its unique skin. Choose how you would like to experience the Everglades. The Day Time tour explores this unique ecosystem in full daylight, perfect for getting clear views of the diverse wildlife. The Night Tour travels the dark river to seek out the sights and sounds of various creatures including the nocturnal alligator, distinguishable only by its glowing red eyes.

Florida: 1-Hour Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

4. Florida: 1-Hour Everglades Airboat Ride and Nature Walk

Benefit from pickup at your hotel or other location in the Greater Fort Lauderdale and Miami-Dade County area, and then travel by brand new sprinter-style vehicle to Everglades National Park. Appreciate the natural beauty of the area, and learn about its ecological importance. Join a naturalist guide on 2 different nature walks to learn about 3 different ecosystems of the park. Walk through a tropical hardwood hammock to admire the mature trees and beautiful plants and wildlife. Then, drive to the launch site of your 1-hour airboat ride, and glide through the grasses to see wild alligators up close in their natural environment. Visit an historic Miccosukee Indian village, exclusive to the airboat company, and learn about their special customs and way of life. Head back to your hotel at the end of your exhilarating airboat tour, better acquainted with the real Florida.

Florida Keys: Full-Day Kayak and Snorkel Reef Adventure

5. Florida Keys: Full-Day Kayak and Snorkel Reef Adventure

Head out to the spectacular seagrass flats with a marine biologist on a single or double kayak, or stand up paddleboard. See nurse sharks, bonnet head sharks, barracudas, southern stingrays, spotted eagle rays, manatees, sea turtles, tarpon, snook, and more. Practice your paddle boarding skills even if you are a beginner, or find your kayaking groove. Switch as your comfort level changes during the day. Explore the unspoiled old-growth mangrove eco-system and view an array of tropical birds. Paddle out to a pristine mangrove island to snap some amazing photos. Enjoy a delicious lunch and cold drinks. Venture out on a boat to two different coral reef locations in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Snorkel alongside a marine biologist guide who will help identify species of coral, point out intriguing fish behavior, and lead you to new discoveries. Encounter sea turtles, dolphins, many species of fish, moray eels and more. Learn about the three distinct eco-systems observed on your trip. Swimmers of all levels can enjoy this amazing experience together. Soak in the picturesque views and sunbathe on the boat ride back. Take pictures and cherish the memories. 

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What people are saying about Fort Lauderdale

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 144 reviews

Excellent trip. We did not see any wildlife because it was hot as _____ . But the boat ride was awesome. I wish we could have gone fast & through more of the tall grass.

Great experience!!! Captain Disco was great and we got to see two alligators! Also, don’t skip out on he exhibit and see the baby alligators!

We had a great experience going with high speed over the Everglades. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and told us many stories.

Great time! Captain was knowledgeable and made it fun!

Fun day experiencing new thing - great for all ages