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Update on COVID-19 Procedures and Precautions. Reservations will be required for all tours and tickets can either be purchased in advance here on our website or guests can call us at 954-389-0202 to hold a reservation time as well. For a complete list of our COVID-19 protocols please click here. 

Masks are required for indoor areas at park and are recommended for all outdoor spaces where distancing cannot be achieved. Capacity is currently limited- reservations required for all tours.

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Guided Everglades Tours & Airboat Rides near Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Climb aboard our Everglades airboat ride in Weston, FL and go on an Florida Everglades adventure just outside of Ft. Lauderdale. Your Everglades tour is guided by one of our highly-trained, experienced captains, who takes you on a thrilling airboat ride. During your Everglades airboat tour, listen to fun facts about this impressive ecosystem while you take in the exciting sights.

Catch a glimpse of the wildlife as you skim across the glassy water on your Everglades airboat ride. Keep your eyes peeled as you cruise through the unbridled wild beauty of the Florida Everglades. Feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest on our Fort Lauderdale everglades tour!

Update on COVID-19 Procedures and Precautions

To our clients and customers, firstly I want to thank you for your continued business. I know that there is a great deal of concern about COVID-19. We share in those concerns; I want to review with you about the operational adjustments and enhancements on existing procedures that we currently have in place for everyone’s safety.


Adult (13+): $26.95
Child (4-12): $16.95
Under 4: Free!


We are open 363 days each year and our boats run every 20-30 minutes until 3:30 p.m. with a final airboat adventure at 5 p.m. when our exhibit areas close. All tours operate pending inclement weather so please call prior to arriving if there is weather in the area.


We have the largest fleet of airboats in the United States! We can accommodate 150 guests per hour on our airboats!


We have a fleet of jon boats available for rent for fishing purposes. Reservations can be made online. Our store is well-stocked with beverages, snacks, and lunch items. Tent Camping is primitive and available for $20 per 4-person tent per night. Reservations are required and can be made online. Check-in is before 5 p.m. seven days a week. Special rates are available for Boy and Girl Scouts.

Last jon boat rental is 1 p.m. daily.

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On your way to our exhibit areas, stop by The Gator Grill, our gourmet food truck, to sample some delicious and made-to-order lunch. Using the freshest ingredients, our food truck offers angus burgers, pulled pork, and of course, tasty grilled gator bites. A favorite menu item is our handmade angus cheeseburgers and pulled pork sandwiches! We also offer a variety of appetizers and kids’ meals sure to please any palate. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click the link below to find out more about The Gator Emporium and Sawgrass Gem Mining!


If you love our physical store, the Gator Emporium now sells some of our favorite products 24/7 on our new web store! Since we are located in the heart of Florida, you can bet our shop will feature unique items from local artisans as often as we can source them! New items added weekly so stay tuned!


Everglades Tours
Fun and Educational!

The airboat was fun and it was exciting to see the wildlife! We saw an alligator, snapping turtle, and snake out in the water and the alligator and turtle came right up to our boat. Our guide, Captain Disco, also took the time to educate us on the Everglades!

– gretalynn89
Everglades Airboat Tours
Great Everglades Boat Ride

I always wanted a ride on an air boat and it was a great experience...the company put on a good show and it was an enjoyable day.. nice staff and we saw crocodiles so everyone was happy...they have a cafe for quick eats and drinks, also an animal sanctuary!

– HarleyMatt
Group at Gator Gazebo
Best Value Everglades Tour Around!

We enjoyed the 30 min Airboat ride but also a visit to the reptile and wildlife area at the park. Captain Disco was friendly and informative. We got to see 2 gators. A good short tour and worthwhile experience when you are in the area.

– GiniGoldCoast
Everglades Tours
Exceeded Expectations

Exceeded my expectations. We were lucky enough to see some alligators but even if we didn’t I still would’ve enjoyed the tour. Learning about the history, present and future plans for the Everglades was so interesting.

– sharon_m | TripAdvisor
Everglades Airboat Tours
Excellent family fun!

The trip was the perfect amount of time (30mins). We were able to see one alligator on our trip. The captain was knowledgeable, funny, and engaging. We also enjoyed the reptile zoo after the boat tour and were able to pet a baby alligator. Something different and fun to do for the whole family.

– Gary_A | TripAdvisor
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Must Do Experience

What an amazing adventure. I have been on many airboats in the Everglades but the adventure at night is very different. Saw many many gators. Guide was wonderful!

– Susan_A | TripAdvisor
an alligator in the water at night

It's true you may not see wildlife depending on the time of day or the time of year but the boar ride itself is not only entertaining and pleasant overall the guides are very knowledgeable and informative. Don't go on a rainy or extremely hot day and I highly recommend the Gator Nights tours. The photo souvenirs are reasonably priced, staff is friendly, good food at the food truck, and the homes they have provided for unreturnable to the wild animals is sweet the caretakers love the like pets. Good for kids, ask about the annual pass for residents.

– M and C Munoz | Google
Everglades Airboat Tours
Best Everglades Tour!

We were absolutely happy about our time at Sawgrass Recreation! Check in was easy, and Captain Lauderdale was fabulous! We saw 4 alligators and got a great education on the birds and other animals in the area. Well worth the price of a private tour!

– Adventurer | TripAdvisor

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