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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  • Great airboat ride and a very informative tour of the Everglades with Capt. Bob. Had great information on the turtles, alligators and the eco system and what has happened over the years. Would do it a...  more »
  • Main attraction is the airboat ride on the Everglades !! Have a break from shopping at Sawgrass Mills and drive some 15 minutes and spend a couple of hours at this nice park enjoying nature All well o...  more »
  • We were three that would see some alligators, we thought. But unfortunately there was no animal life whatsoever. We got to see the water and reeds and a little bird in the parking lot. The place is really old and dilapidated, according to me. The worst was to see their so-called Zoo with apathetic animals in small cages. Really disgusting animal husbandry, I must say. Don't go here, there may be better places to see alligators on and take care of their animals.
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  • A must see/must do!!!” We always wanted to do an air boat ride. This gave us the opportunity to get out and about with the wildlife. We took a private tour (costs a little more, but it is truly worth it from the personal attention, and close up look at several 'gators. Could not recommend this too much, we loved it.
  • We went during a hot time of year and mating season for gators, so we didn't see much action. We still had a great time on the boat and animal sanctuary. One of the best things that happened was the big cats specialist was a pitbull owner (we have a 10 month old rescue who finds joy in destroying things). He gave us recommendations of what they give the big cats. He said try coconuts (just drain them first) and mini seedless watermelons. Gotta say, this is the best, most revolutionary advice of our life. The coconuts are 2/$5 and last approx a week for two. Thanks so much! We take the watermelons to the dog parks. So fun to watch, but too messy to take home.
  • We did not have the chance to see Alligators with the Airboat but Captain Disco did his best. The exhibit is quite small and they do not have a lot of big gators. However, they provide great explanations about gators and other species from Florida.
  • The animal exhibits were nice, but the boat ride itself was underwhelming. We didn't see any wildlife and I know that is beyond their control, but we didn't even go sideways in the airboat. The boat captain just received his memorized facts, with little panache.
  • Waited 30 minutes in the hot sun to board. No one mentioned at the counter about the wait time. There were nobody before us at 9.30 am when we csme there. Previous group left at 9 am. Better service at the other tour group on the same road.

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