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Archive: Feb 2017

Sawgrass Recreation Airboat Everglades Tours

Feel the excitement and learn the history of Florida’s most remarkable treasure, the Everglades, at Sawgrass Recreation Park. Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, this family owned and operated business offers more than just airboats and alligators. With different tour options, including daytime and nighttime airboat rides, animal exhibits, group activities and corporate events, fishing and camping, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Sawgrass Recreation Park. What started in 1971 as a fishing camp, Sawgrass began its airboat Everglades tours in 1988 when former owner Tom Baker took over. The devastating effects of Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 left the park in disarray. In November 2005, current owners Rick and Susan Soverns took on the challenge of rebuilding boats and restoring the park. After just 6 weeks the park re-opened and to this day they continue to maintain…

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February 2, 2017