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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 in Fort Lauderdale, FL




Give the gift of adventure this season when you purchase a GIFT CARD from our park!


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

You may even catch a glimpse of the wildlife as you skim across the glassy water on your adventure. 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.

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+): $24.95
Child (4-12): $14.95
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 250 guests per hour on our airboats!


We have a fleet of jon boats available for rent for fishing purposes. Our store is well-stocked with beverages, snacks, and lunch items.  Tent Camping is primitive and available for $15 per 4-person tent per night. Reservations are required and check-in is before 5 p.m. seven days a week.  Private, guided fishing tours in the Florida Everglades are available with advanced booking. Private islands are available and can be rented for group camping. Special rates and badge work are available for Boy and Girl Scouts. Call to see if we have availability for Jon Boats & camping.

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

a sign on the side of a lush green field


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 3:30 p.m.


If you love our physical store the Gator Emporium now shop 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!


Alligator Underwater
Great Price, Great Facility!

For $23, we got a 30 minute air boat ride (we even saw an alligator), access to the reptile and mammal enclosures which were awesome, and informational program about two of the alligators they have, and we got to hold a baby alligator! It was the best!

– ak0liver
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
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