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Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour near Fort Lauderdale

Weston, United States

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Explore Everglades National Park on this airboat tour at night at Sawgrass Recreation Park. This exciting airboat ride is a great way to experience the unique subtropical ecosystem of the Everglades at night. Skim across the grassy water at speeds up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) while keeping your eyes peeled for alligators, fish, turtles, and wading birds. This tour includes daytime entrance to Sawgrass Recreation Park and admission to the Reptile, Glades, and Exotic Wildlife exhibits.
  • Enjoy a thrilling nighttime airboat tour through the Florida Everglades
  • Seek out Florida's legendary reptile, the American alligator
  • Experience first-hand the wonders of this one-of-a-kind ecosystem
  • Explore the exhibits at Sawgrass Recreation Park
1-hour nighttime airboat ride
Ear protection
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Sawgrass Recreation Park, 1006 North, US-27, Weston, FL 33029, USA

Departure Time

8:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to Sawgrass Recreation Park for your nighttime airboat tour. Glide along the grassy water at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour (64 kph) while learning about the area’s subtropical ecosystem from your captain. Keep watch for a variety of wildlife, like alligators, turtles, fish, and wading birds, and listen for the sounds of the Everglades’ nocturnal creatures.

During the daytime hours, check out the exhibits inside Sawgrass Recreation Park. In the Reptile Exhibit, discover dozens of species that are both native and exotic to Florida—from turtles, iguanas, and snakes to Cannibal, a 1,000-pound (454-kg) alligator. Feel free to ask the park’s handlers any questions.

In the Glades Exhibit, learn about the history of the area and its conservation efforts in the video presentation, 'Our Everglades Story.' Then check out the African spur thigh tortoises, who range in size from 20 to over 100 pounds (9 to over 45 kg) each, as well as rare gopher tortoises (rescued from a construction site), iguanas, and colorful peacocks.

And finally, in the Exotic Wildlife exhibit, get up close and personal with wild cats—panthers, leopards, bobcats, caracals, and more.
Stop At:  
Everglades National Park
Just a 25-minute drive from Fort Lauderdale lie the magnificent Florida Everglades. On this unique tour, enjoy the most entertaining and educational way to experience the Everglades’ unique subtropical ecosystem – on a nighttime airboat tour! Board the airboat with your guide and zip off into the dark night at speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph). Seek out Florida's legendary reptile, the alligator, as you sneak through the Everglades. Experience the thrill of spotting wildlife and witness the sights and sounds of these nocturnal giants as you glide through the water.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Sawgrass Recreation Park
Discover the mysteries of the rich rivers and swamps as you search for the telltale red glow from the eyes of these amazing predators. Slide over the saw grass and cattails as you hear legends of the Seminole who once lived in this wilderness. This nighttime airboat tour is an opportunity to experience first-hand the wonder of this unique ecosystem. In addition to this fascinating airboat adventure, you’ll also gain entrance to exhibit areas during normal daytime hours. See Florida’s native and exotic species, learn about a 1,000-pound (453-kg) alligator and interact with animals in the swamp yard exhibit.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour due to inclement weather
  • Children of any age can enjoy the airboat tour. Children 3 years and under are free and do not require a ticket.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please call to confirm your reservation date and time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sawgrass Recreation Park

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Florida Everglades Night Airboat Tour near Fort Lauderdale?
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Our tour guide was great, got to see...
Adina S
, Jul 2012
Our tour guide was great, got to see a good amount of alligators. Hard sometimes when the alligator was on the opposite side of the boat from where you were sitting but they tried to move the boat. Make sure to put on a lot of bug spray!

Product code: 5190NIGHT

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