Visit the Sawgrass Recreation Park and discover the diverse wildlife in the Everglades National Park. Enjoy an airboat ride along the Florida Everglades, encounter the endangered wildlife, and have the chance to hold a baby alligator on this 2-hour tour.
What to Expect
Explore the beautiful Everglades National Park and discover the variety of wildlife in the area. Start your adventure with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades. Your tour will be guided by experienced captains who will tell you tales during the tour of how the Seminole and the Florida panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. You will also catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water.
Your adventure will include a visit to the Exotic Wildlife exhibit, which strives to educate and enlighten the public about endangered species such as the Florida panther, leopards, wolves, and even some surprise smaller mammals. A separate organization brings a variety of animals to the park each day to visit and the handlers are happy to answer any questions about these gentle animals.
Take a walk on the wild side back in time with an original dinosaur – the Florida alligator. The reptile exhibit features dozens of species both native and exotic to Florida. Along with the friendly turtles and iguanas, you can learn about Cannibal – the 1,000-pound alligator. The handlers are happy to demonstrate how these animals live and survive in the wild. There is also a variety of monitors and rescued exotic snakes, and you will also have the chance to hold a baby alligator.
- Entrance to the exhibiti
- Ear protection
- Reptile, Exotic Wildlife and "Swamp" Yard Exhibits
- Local taxes
- Parking at the park
What's Not Included
- Transportation to the Park
- Optional gratuities
- Food and beverages
Know Before You Go
The park opens at 07.30 but airboats operate from 09.00 every 30 minutes throughout the day until 15:30. The final airboat leaves at 17:00. The animal exhibits also close at 17:00.
Please note that the hours of operation are subject to change based on seasons or inclement weather. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Special schedule for:
23 and 26 December, and 01 January: Tours will start just after 9:00 until 15:30 with a final tour at 17:00 when the exhibits close.
24 December: Tours will start just after 9:00 and will run every 20-30 minutes until the final tour at 14:00 when the exhibits close.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under 6 are required to wear a life jacket for safety.
If you need the tour in Spanish, please inform us 48 hours in advance.