Everglades Airboat Ride & Wildlife Adventure

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Everglades airboat and wildlife adventure

Go on an exciting airboat and wildlife adventure to learn more about the history of Florida's most remarkable treasure, the Everglades.

Your adventure starts with a 30-minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades. The tour will be guided by an extensively trained and experienced captain. During the tour, you'll hear tales of how the Seminole and panther once coexisted in this lush wilderness. As you skim across the glassy water, you'll catch a glimpse of endangered wildlife that inhabits the area. Feel free and let your spirit soar as you view nature at its finest.

Your experience includes entrance to all exhibit areas. Along with friendly turtles and iguanas, you can learn about the crocodiles, caimens and pythons in the Reptile Exhibit. Be sure to bring your camera for a "Hold an Alligator" experience! Next, visit the Exotic Wildlife exhibit featuring a Florida Panther and a variety of species each day that often include black leopards, timber wolves, and several other exciting mammals. Please don't miss "Swamp" yard Island! You and your family can interact and feed many of the animals at this exhibit such as potbellied pigs, parrots and ducks.

PLEASE NOTE: This adventure takes place near Weston, Florida - 26 miles west of Fort Lauderdale. Transportation to Weston is not included.

Everglades Airboat Ride & Wildlife Adventure Details

Length: Approximately 2 to 3 hours total - airboat ride 30 minutes

Time:

9:00 am to 5:30 pm daily

-airboat tours depart every 30 minutes

(See Special Schedule Notes>

Time on availability calendar is for booking purposes only - you may arrive anytime between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to begin your adventure

Summary:

Tour does not include hotel pick-up or drop-off. Child rate applies to ages 4 through 12; children 3 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

There is a $6.95 USD processing fee per order. This is a flat fee regardless of the number of tickets or tours purchased on an order. There is a service charge per ticket. This charge will be reflected on your summary before you checkout. The total shown includes any and all taxes, fuel surcharges, and service fees. There are no additional charges, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change Fee Policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

Everglades Airboat Ride & Wildlife Adventure Description

Special Schedule Notes

  • December 18: Tours will operate 9:00 am to 1:30 pm with a final airboat ride at 3:00 pm when the exhibit areas close
  • December 23: Tours will operate 9:00 am until 3:30 pm with a final airboat ride at 5:00 pm when the exhibits close
  • December 24: Tours will operate 9:00 am until 2:00 pm when the exhibits close
  • December 25: The park is closed for Christmas Day
  • December 26: Tours will operate 9:00 am until 3:30 pm with a final airboat ride at 5:00 pm when the exhibits close
  • January 1: Tours will operate 9:00 am until 3:30 pm with a final airboat ride at 5:00 pm when the exhibits close

Reptile Exhibit

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 friendly turtles and iguanas, you can learn about Cannibal, a 1000 pound alligator! There's also a water monitor named Mona. 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 when you cradle one of these majestic animals in the "Hold a Baby Alligator" experience.

Exotic Wildlife Exhibit

A very special part of your adventure will be the Exotic Wildlife exhibit. The Predators Unlimited organization brings a variety of animals to the park each day. The handlers strive to educate and enlighten the public about endangered species like the Florida Panther, and will happily answer any questions. Playful critters abound and amaze as you get up close and personal with many different animals that often include panthers, tigers, and even birds of prey. Currently, they display Shaolin - a beautiful Florida panther, two black leopards, as well as two stunning wolves.

"Swamp" Yard Island

And, don't miss "Swamp" Yard Island! You and your family can interact and feed many of the animals at this exhibit. The "Swamp" Yard features three tremendous pot-bellied pigs that will eat just about anything! You can often find them rutting a hole in their pen and rolling in the mud. There are also Peaking ducks, including several new babies. These ducks enjoy their pool and spending time with one another. Handsome and Peanut are the resident Iguanas. Many of these animals have been brought to South Florida over the last few years and are now one of the main invasive species in the area.

In addition to the bunnies, chickens and roosters that also inhabit this exhibit, there are 3 beautiful peacocks, Ed, Max and Penelope. They often make loud honking noises when they are looking for one another. These guys are very friendly so don't be alarmed if they waddle right up to you looking for a snack!

This tour is not available on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Tour does not include hotel pick-up or drop-off. Child rate applies to ages 4 through 12; children 3 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

5.0 / 5
We took our 3 grandsons. They loved it. It was just the right amount of time.
5.0 / 5
I recommend this excursion to anyone visiting Florida who would like an Everglades experience!
5.0 / 5
Our family enjoyed the new experience. Seeing the crocodiles in their natural habitat was fascinating and the tour guide made it interesting with facts and jokes.
5.0 / 5
Same as previous comment.
5.0 / 5
very much enjoyed our visit
5.0 / 5
I was a great boat ride, very pleasant captain
4.0 / 5
All good, all the way around.
4.0 / 5
The airboat ride was awesome as was our guide. I would recommend for al persons wishing to get an idea of the Florida Everglades----young and seniors.
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