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Sawgrass Recreation Park

1006 N Hwy. 27, Pembroke Pines

Everglades Airboat-Tour Rides for Two at Sawgrass Recreation Park. Two Options Available.

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Highlights

  • Everglades airboat tour
  • Safe, fun excursion42
  • Encounter swamp wildlife
  • Day & night tour options

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Priscilla
2 ratings1 reviews
January 10, 2012
very friendly people, and they give you a year pass for free day tours when you pay for any ride if you are a Florida resident :)
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ira
1 ratings1 reviews
January 8, 2012
Great to see
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judy
13 ratings3 reviews
January 2, 2012
We had a good time.....esp. on the airboat ride. Our guide was very knowlegable and willing to answer any questions we had. The people working the desk were all very pleasant and helpful even though (as they told us) we were there on the busiest day of the year!
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amy
1 ratings1 reviews
November 10, 2011
The tour was very nice. but i feel the animals did not have enough room to rome around and they looked very board and were paicing
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Patti
1 ratings1 reviews
November 10, 2011
The guide was very informative. The place hasn't changed much over the years. It was fun looking at all the different animals on the grounds. I would have liked if the guide took us into the high brush on the airboat, but I guess maybe that's off limits.
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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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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 to Sawgrass Recreation Park in Pembroke Pines. Choose between the following options:

  • For $40, you get a one-hour Gator Nights airboat tour of the Everglades for two (up to an $80 value).
  • For $20, you get a 30-minute daytime Everglades airboat rides for two and two passes to a trio of wildlife exhibits (up to a $42.93 value).

Sawgrass Recreation Park whisks swamp-seekers across murky Everglades marshes and allures animal enthusiasts with interactive wildlife exhibits. Certified airboat captains lead half-hour daytime expeditions through untamed backwaters aboard high-powered crafts capable of speeds up to 35 mph, providing water tourists with proper ear protection. During tours, professorial guides share historical tales of native Seminole tribes and relay 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. Today’s Groupon also gives adventurers the chance to gander at gators under the cover of night with two tickets to the one-hour “Gator Nights” tour. The dusk jaunts, held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., may help confirm the popular myth that all semiaquatic reptiles transform into marriageable princesses at nightfall. For all tours, children under 4 will be admitted for free.

Those who opt for the daytime tour can ogle Sawgrass Recreation’s wildlife exhibit triumvirate. 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 re-enact the final scene of Three Men and a Baby.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for Gator Nights tour. 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.