Though known for being cold-blooded, alligators get quite sentimental when asked about their nests or their jovial stegosaurus ancestors. Warm up to these ancient beasts with today's Groupon: for $23, you get two tickets to an airboat tour and alligator show at Everglades Holiday Park on Griffin Road (up to a $47.70 value).
Everglades Holiday Park takes sightseers off the beaten path and onto the scenic waters of the Everglades. Tuck hats firmly in waistbands as one of the park's state-of-the-art airboats rockets along the winding waterways, coasting deep into the heart of the Everglades and getting face-to-face with a gaggle of greenery-ensconced gators. Each grass glider comes equipped with covered passenger compartments that protect patrons from toasty UV rays, and veteran tour guides lead the one-hour tour rife with historical tidbits and captivating facts about plant and animal life in the Everglades, the last place untouched by man, but the only place touched by Sobek, the Egyptian alligator god.
After a no-holds-barred staring contest against gators lounging in the boat's vicinity, tour takers will fill their minds' encyclopedias with facts from a 20-minute presentation shining a light on one of the world's last living dinosaurs. Like the Highlander, there can only be one Everglades, and only one way to see Everglades Holiday Park.
Though Everglades Holiday Park sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Everglades Holiday Park
Everglades Holiday Park unveils the natural splendor of one of Earth's last undisturbed territories with invigorating airboat tours and interactive alligator presentations. Visitors to the untamed river of grass explore its wetlands and observe its animal residents, and tour guides keep encroaching gators at bay with pointed comments of historic and ecological significance. The powerful airboat fleet features a covered passenger vessel for all-weather observation and an innovative zephyr-harnessing propulsion system that allows boats to swiftly skim across the Everglades' grassy rivers while sneaking up on unsuspecting patches of spanish moss. The park is also home to Animal Planet's Gator Boys; most of the reality show's episodes are filmed here.
The park complements boat tours with 20-minute gator presentations that star a cast of live alligators and shed some light on nature's last remaining dinosaurs. The boat captains are always available for private charters, which can be stocked with food, beverages, and ice at the park's 24-hour general store before heading out for fishing expeditions or leisurely cruises through the glades.
21940 Griffin Rd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33332Get Directions