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Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Shore Excursions FAQ

Everglades Boat Tours

Whether you’re traveling on a cruise or stopping by the Port Everglades, one shore excursion that is sure to excite is a trip to the Sawgrass Recreation Park.   On a cruise in particular, time is very limited, knowing the answers of common questions can help you decide on your next shore excursion.    So here’s a little bit about Sawgrass Park and our Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Shore Excursions FAQ.

What is Sawgrass Receation Park & Airboat Rides?

At Sawgrass Recreation Park, airboat rides are a popular adventure! They are guided by highly trained and knowledgeable professionals that are there to ensure your safety, while encouraging you to have fun! The sights are breathtaking, and they will direct you as the where to look if they see something special along the way, while giving you some exciting facts to think about.

How long do Airboat Tours Last?

The typical daytime airboat ride lasts for thirty minutes and nighttime airboat rides last for an hour. Private trips can also be booked, and times vary based on needs. On all trips, the captain will make sure you have a thrilling ride through the everglades to talk about for years to come. As you soar over the glassy water, you will see all aspects of the ecosystem at work. The untouched wilderness is a beautiful sight! If you look closely, you may even see some of the wildlife lurking about in the trees, on the ground, and even in the water below!

How Far Is Sawgrass Recreation Park From Port Everglades?

Airboat rides take place relatively close to Port Everglades in Broward County- about a twenty minute drive depending on traffic. Go from one of the most diverse and busiest seaports located in the United States, to one of the most diverse natural environments in the United States in no time! Your day will be filled with new experiences as you embark on your journey through Florida.

How Much Does It Cost To Get An Airboat Tour?

Costs vary depending on when tickets are purchased. If you know that you would like to take an airboat ride at Sawgrass before coming to the recreation park, purchase your tickets online! When purchasing online, you are offered a deep discount. Online tickets are $22.95. If purchased at the boat, they are $65! Purchasing online not only saves you time and money at the gate, but allows those at Sawgrass to know the amount of people expected and ensures your spot! It is a win win on both sides.

Get your tickets online, here. 

What Should I Wear On The Airboat Tour?

When deciding to take a trip on the airboat, it is important to dress accordingly based on the expected weather for the day. In the summer months, shorts, tshirts, and sneakers are appropriate. Rain showers are frequent during the summer months, so bringing a poncho just in case may be beneficial for you. Don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen! Sunglasses will allow you so see all that the Everglades has to offer, without squinting and being uncomfortable. Sunscreen will prevent burns that not only make you uncomfortable, but damage your skin as well. In the cooler months, jeans and a long sleeve shirt are ideal. The sun is still bright, so wear those sunglasses and sunscreen! In all months, bring a windbreaker or sweatshirt if you get cold easily, and ear plugs if you are sensitive to noise- the captain is ready and willing to take you on a swift and thrilling ride! This will make for a breeze. Wearing a smile and a good attitude is also ideal, and don’t forget your camera!

Basically, anything you’d normally take on any shore excursion from Port Eveglades!

If you are looking for a fun and informative way to spend your day, the airboat ride at Sawgrass Recreation Park is for you! You will have the opportunity to see nature at work, while getting some sun! While gliding over the water alligators, various birds, fish, and turtles will be in viewing distance. The stories and facts that are provided by the captain also enhance the adventure. It is a life changing experience to see them in their natural habitat, rather than behind glass at a zoo. Airboat rides are ideal for people of all ages, and are a great addition to any vacation!

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