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Embark on a Private Daytime Airboat Tour like no other! With your group as the VIPs, enjoy a custom airboat adventure through the captivating Everglades. Get up close with exotic and native alligators, glide at 40 mph, and dive into the mysteries of this unique ecosystem.

🚤 Enjoy a custom airboat tour exclusively for your group, guided by experienced captains

🏞️ Delve into the heart of the Everglades with your own specially designed airboat

🦎 Get up close and personal with exotic and native animals that call the Everglades home

🚤 Join a journey with the biggest fleet of airboats across the U.S., providing exceptional exploration opportunities


When do I choose a date?

After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

Daily 9:00am - 4:00pm (available every half hour)

Practical information

Any restrictions to participate?

  • Age: All age groups are welcomed.
  • Health limitations: For expectant mothers: We do not place restrictions for expectant mothers; the decision is left up to each individual. However, guests should take the following into consideration: the airboat will be traveling over the water for a minimum of 30 minutes and while typically a very smooth ride can be a bit bumpy in high wind conditions. Additionally for most of the year it is very warm outside so heat and hydration need to be considered. Therefore, we do ask that you consult a doctor prior to your visit. Please ensure that you explain the nature of the attraction and activities you plan to enjoy to receive a proper assessment.
  • Physical limitations: To participate in the boat tour, passengers must be able to take a step down into the boat or have a family member help them.

Who can you accommodate for?

  • Children: All participants must pay to participate, children included. We advise parents that our boats are very noisy and we provide ear plugs for everyone riding. All children aged six and under must wear a life jacket which we provide. Guests over the age of six may also obtain and wear a life jacket if they wish. It is a safe and smooth enjoyable ride.
  • Pets: Pets are allowed on park grounds only under the full control of their owners on a leash. Working service animals are permitted, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act but discouraged from partaking in the boat ride as it can be rather stressful for animals.
  • Individuals with disabilities: We have limited accessibility for guests who are handicapped. If you are able to comfortably take a step down into our boats or have a family member help you into the boat, you will be able to enjoy a boat ride. If you are apprehensive about having to get into the boat comfortably, you can still enjoy our animal exhibits for a discounted cost. Sawgrass Recreation Park welcomes service animals at the park under the care and responsibility/liability of the owner.
  • Languages: We have transcripts of our captains’ general speeches in several languages. Request one in the gift shop to share with your foreign guests.

What to expect on the day of the experience?

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • What’s included: Exhibits entrances, ear protection, and onsite complimentary parking
  • Who will be present: This is a private guided tour, by a highly trained, experienced captain. You will be on a boat that can fit up to 15 passengers.
  • Spectators: No spectators are allowed, everyone must have a ticket/reservations
  • Photo/ video: • Be sure to bring your camera, so you can capture the excitement of meeting a baby alligator
  • Specific rules to follow:
    • Communicate with respect. Harassment, obscenity, hate speech, racism, offensive gestures, or otherwise abusive treatment of any other guest, staff member, or volunteer will not be tolerated.
    • Respect the animals and grounds. Respect all fences and barriers. Do not enter animal habitats, climb fences, feed animals, or toss items into habitats or gardens.
    • Trust our expertise. Human behavior in general can affect animal welfare. If a staff member or volunteer asks you to comply with a policy, please do. It’s in the interest of the animals in our care.
    • Follow local and federal laws. This includes applicable public health guidelines, especially those pertinent to the potential transmission of zoonotic disease (bacteria and viruses that can travel between humans and animals).
    • Any guest found in violation of the above code of conduct will be asked to change their behavior. If the behavior continues, the guest may be asked to leave park grounds. Sawgrass Recreation Park reserves the right to involve law enforcement, change membership status, or take other steps as needed.

How to prepare?

  • Weather dependency: Tours are weather dependent. In the event a named tropical storm or hurricane approaches South Florida if necessary staff will contact guests to reschedule any park adventures booked. The park will not apply any cancellation or change fees for this service.
  • Arrival: Plan to arrive 30 minutes in advance of your departure time
  • Parking: There is no charge for parking and there is plenty of parking space available
  • What to wear: Clothing comfortable for weather conditions.
  • What to bring:
    • Camera
    • Guests are allowed to bring their own food and drink to the park. There is a gourmet food truck on site from 10am-4pm.

Full description

Here's the scoop: you and your group will have an airboat all to yourselves, piloted by one of our experienced captains. No crowds, no strangers – just you and the Everglades. And let's talk about these airboats for a moment – they're specially designed for small parties, ensuring an intimate and personalized journey through the heart of this captivating ecosystem.

As you zoom across the river at speeds up to 40 mph, get ready to unravel the mysteries of the Everglades. This subtropical wonderland is unlike anything you've ever seen. It's a delicate balance of nature that holds both beauty and intrigue. Learn about the rich history of Florida's beloved treasure and the incredible creatures that call it home.

But that's not all – this tour isn't just about the airboat ride. It's about getting up close and personal with the residents of the Everglades. Step into our Reptile Exhibit and take a walk on the wild side – dinosaur-style. Meet the Florida Alligator, a living relic from another era. Explore a world of reptiles, from native species to exotic wonders, and get to know these fascinating creatures like never before.

And let's not forget about the Glades Exhibit – a haven for tortoises, iguanas, and rescued reptiles. Dive into their world and learn about their journeys in a presentation area that's both educational and interactive. Our handlers are passionate about these gentle beings, and they're more than happy to answer your questions as you immerse yourself in this world of wonder.

Returns, exchanges and cancellation

Unused Experience Vouchers can be returned within 30 days for a full refund to the original purchaser, no questions asked.

If you have any unused Experience Vouchers, you can exchange them for anything else in our marketplace, no matter when. If you choose an experience that's more expensive, you'll need to pay the difference, but if you choose one that costs less, you'll receive a credit towards your next booking.

No refunds are allowed once the experience is booked.

Duration: 1 hour
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Sarah M.

What an amazing time! The tour showcased the beauty of the area, and the captain had us entertained throughout. It's fantastic that this place also serves as a sanctuary for these gorgeous creatures. My family from Maine, including my niece, nephew, and mother, absolutely loved exploring this part of Florida during their visit. The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. Without a doubt, I recommend booking a tour. This deserves 10 stars!

Emily L.

I can't say enough about how incredible this experience was. The tour guide was not only awesome but also very informative. The entire staff was so kind and friendly. While we only spotted a few alligators, our captain was fantastic and educated us about the local birdlife. A truly amazing experience!

Jason T.

Our experience was absolutely fantastic! Don't forget to bring some cash for tipping your boat driver; they do an excellent job spotting and pointing out wildlife. Even though it was quite hot outside, the constant motion of the boat and the refreshing wind made it enjoyable. For the kids, consider bringing headphones. While you receive earplugs, kids with small ears might prefer headphones. I managed to snap some great pictures, and we all made it back safe and sound 😂.