Sawgrass Recreation Park
Come visit Sawgrass Recreation Park. This professional, clean, family-owned South Florida attraction offers nothing but the best in customer service. A recent half-million dollar renovation now offers more powerful airboats and a wider variety of animal exhibits. Feel the excitement and learn the history of Florida's most remarkable treasure--the Everglades. As one of the rare subtropical ecosystems, the Everglades holds spectacular mysteries. Renew your spirit as you glide across miles of river at speeds up to 40 mph, and get up close and personal with native wildlife, many of whom are endangered in this fragile environment. This once in a lifetime adventure will create lasting memories as you discover the secrets of this untamed wilderness the Seminoles called home. Start your adventure with a 30 minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades. Your tour will be guided by one of our experienced captains who have received extensive training. During the tour, you'll listen to tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. Also, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife as you skim across the glassy water. On our tours, feel free to let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest. Take a walk on the wild side back in time with an original dinosaur, the Florida Alligator. Our reptile exhibit features dozens of species both native and exotic to Florida. Along with our friendly turtles and iguanas, you can learn about Cannibal, our 1000 pound alligator. Our handlers are happy to demonstrate how these animals live and survive in the wild. Be sure to bring your camera, so you can capture the excitement of you cradling one of these majestic animals with our "Hold a Baby Alligator" experience. Your adventure will include a visit to our Exotic Wildlife exhibit. Predators Unlimited is a separate organization that brings a variety of animals to the park each day to visit. They strive to educate and enlighten the public about endangered species like the Florida Panther. Playful critters abound and amaze as you get up close and personal with many different animals that often include panthers, leopards, and even timber wolves. The handlers are passionate about the care of these gentle animals and are happy to answer any questions. While you are at Sawgrass please don't miss our "Swamp"yard Island! You and your family can interact and feed many of our animals at this exhibit. We have a fleet of john boats available for rent as well as tackle and bait supplies. Our store is well stocked with beverages, snack and lunch items. R.V. sites are available; however, reservations are suggested. Private guided fishing tours are available with advanced bookings. Private islands are available and can be rented for group camping. Special rates and badge work is available for Boy and Girl Scouts. Private 1-Hour daytime tours and both exclusive-and non-exclusive nighttime airboat rides are now available! We look forward to your visit!