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Sawgrass Recreation Park

1006 Hwy. 27, Weston

$20 for Two Everglades Airboat Rides and Two Wildlife Exhibit Passes at Sawgrass Recreation Park in Weston (Up to $42.93 Value)

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Highlights

  • Thrilling 30-minute airboat tour
  • Safe, fun excursion
  • Interactive wildlife exhibits

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G.top reviewer
42 ratings22 reviews
May 16, 2012
great staff
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Amy
6 ratings3 reviews
April 4, 2021
It was ok. Boat ride is only 30 min. Guide really didn’t seem that onto the trip. Saw one bird and one gator.
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Reneetop reviewer
10 ratings7 reviews
March 6, 2021
This is the best place ever for an airboat ride. I'm a local and airboat enthusiast and this is my favorite place to go. Absolutely beautiful, enjoyable experience, great staff and airboats are the best.
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Lorettatop reviewer helpful reviewer
15 ratings10 reviews
January 7, 2020
Great value
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Paola
3 ratings1 reviews
November 10, 2019
Love this place
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franhelpful reviewer
4 ratings4 reviews
September 24, 2019
pleasant tour guide
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JoAnn
3 ratings3 reviews
September 14, 2019
We had a great time and got to see a gator in the wild. Captain disco was very informative and kind. The animal habitats are minimalist but it is awesome that they were rescued by Sawgrass.
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Tina
8 ratings4 reviews3 photos
September 1, 2019
Great time at Sawgrass Recreation Park. Our captain was extremely informative
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About This Deal

Contrary to popular belief, boats are actually much safer than cars, which inexplicably sink every time you drive them on water. Take a proper water road ride with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two 30-minute Everglades airboat rides and two passes to a trio of wildlife exhibits at Sawgrass Recreation Park in Weston (up to a $42.93 value). Bring along children under 4, and they will be admitted for free.

Sawgrass Recreation Park whisks swamp-seekers across murky Everglades marshes before alluring animal enthusiasts with interactive wildlife exhibits. Certified airboat captains lead half-hour expeditions through untamed backwaters aboard high-powered crafts capable of speeds up to 35 miles per hour, providing water tourists with proper ear protection to protect hearing organs. Gander at gators and other fearsome fauna while soaking in the lush landscapes, billowing breezes, and sun-soaked vistas. During tours, professorial guides share historical tales of native Seminole tribes and impart passengers with the latest swamp gossip while travelers take advantage of the romantic nature of the sea to celebrate an anniversary, re-spark a flame, or go on an inventive date-night alternative to dinner and a movie.

After swampy jaunts, a trio of animal exhibits awaits. Exotic Wildlife features endangered species including a Florida panther, and “Swamp”yard Island boasts a menagerie of cuddly critters such as pot-bellied pigs, rabbits, and ducks. Scores of scaled species populate the reptiles exhibit, in which visitors can hold an infant alligator to reenact the final scene of Three Men and a Baby.

Reviews

Four Yelpers give Sawgrass Recreation Park an average of 4.5 stars, and TripAdvisors give the park an average of four owl eyes:

  • We took an airboat tour at Sawgrass Rec. this August, and we had a great time! It was a totally memorable adventure, and our captain was very informative...and witty. We even got lucky and saw a gator! – CaliBrie, TripAdvisor
  • I recommend this place for a fun family outing. – Alain P., Yelp, 8/2/09

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as a gifts. Must use in 1 visit. Not valid for night or private tours. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Sawgrass Recreation Park

Laced with the sounds of water churned by unseen forces, the thick air that hangs above the Everglades whispers the rhythms of gator country. The murky water—obscured further by curtains of cattails and floating lily pads—defies human incursion, its protective spells demystified only by the airboat captains of Sawgrass Recreation Park, who gamely shuttle laypersons through the swamp in tours by day and night. While gliding across the shallows at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, guides halt the propellers of their enormous fans to point out wildlife—which include alligators and various waterfowl—and impart nuggets of history from the days when the Seminole and panther once shared their claim over the terrain. As a part of a conservationist group's effort to educate the public about ongoing rescue efforts in the Everglades, the exotic-wildlife exhibit brings guests face to face with the swamp's most majestic rarities, including black leopards and Florida panthers. In the park's reptile exhibit, dozens of scaly creatures count among them a 1,000-pound alligator named Cannibal, and guests can cradle prehistoric cuties in the Hold a Baby Alligator experience. The Glades Exhibit animals exhibit encourages guests to meet or catch a glimpse of tortoises, a water monitor, pigs and iguanas, letting guests establish a deeper bond with the denizens of the swamp.

Sawgrass Recreation Park also strives to educate and enlighten the public about endangered species like the Florida Panther. Mammals in their care are adopted and rescued from facilities who lose their licensing or individuals who possessed the animal illegally. Playful critters abound and amaze as visitors get up close and personal with many different animals that often include panthers, leopards, caracal's, a bobcat, and even some surprise smaller mammals each day.