Everglades Tour in Weston, FL

1006 North US Highway 27Fort Lauderdale, FL 33327
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Sawgrass Recreation Park’s exciting Everglades tours in Weston, Florida offer the perfect family outing to experience while visiting Miami. Guests can choose from daytime, nighttime and special adventures to discover a variety of local wildlife, including alligators, Florida panthers, and more. Animal exhibit areas are also available for visiting, featuring more than 100 rescued creatures.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Fort Lauderdale Travel Experts
  • Experience speeds up to 40 mph.
  • View local Florida wildlife, including alligators.
  • Enjoy intriguing animal exhibits.
  • Day and nighttime tours available.
  • Night tours are 60 min, and day tours are 30 min.
  • Ear protection provided.
  • Airboats will be loaded to every other row to promote distancing.


from Everglades Tour
Discover the Florida Everglades on a thrilling airboat adventure! Glide over the sawgrass and cattails and let your spirit soar as you hear the stories of this unique environment.

Come see the Everglades when it is at its best, at NIGHT! Enjoy a 1-hour, join-in airboat adventure deep into the swamp where our experienced captain will use a spotlight to seek out the creatures of the Everglades! Gator Nights tours are offered on Wednesday and Saturday nights, tour meets at 8 p.m. and departs at 8:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required.

The park is open daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas, or pending inclement weather.

The tours start after 9:00 a.m. each day and continue every 20-30 minutes throughout the day until 3:30 p.m. with a final airboat tour at 5:00 p.m. when the animal exhibits close.

If you are planning to take our 5 p.m. tour we highly suggest you arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. so that you will have enough time to enjoy the exhibit areas before you depart on your airboat adventure.

Children are allowed on board the airboats; children ages 3 and under are FREE. Children ages 6 and under are required to wear a life jacket for safety. Tour is suitable for children of all ages. Children 3 and under are free, but please inform the customer service clerk if you have an infant.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Katie Anderson
Atlantic Beach, FL
1 Review
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"Finally...made it to the Everglades!"
January 2019
We took the half hour tour and enjoyed every minute of it. Our driver/guide was personable and knowledgeable. I highly recommend the tour.
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Tip: Bring a camera and hang on to your hats!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Everglades Tour

When are tours available?
Boats for the Everglades Tour leave every 20 minutes starting at 9:30am and stopping at 3:30pm.

What do we see on the boat ride?
While animal sightings are never guaranteed to protect the habitats and safety of the wild animals, guests may see alligators, birds, fish, and turtles while learning about the Everglades.

How many people can fit on a boat at one time?
We fit approximately 15 to 25 people per boat. We do have boats that fit 20+ people for private tours or adventures. Airboatss will be loaded to every other row to promote distancing. 

Are there any age restrictions for the Everglades Tour?
No. Children of all ages are welcome on the boat tour. Pleased be advised that the airboats create great noise and while ear protection is provided to all tour guests, some children find the noise quite discomforting. All children under the age of 6 must wear lifejackets while on the boat tour. If you wish your child over the age of 6 to wear a life jacket, that can be arranged as well.

Children under the age of 6 are free of charge.

What health restrictions are in place for the tour?
Pregnant women are allowed to go on the tour, if they choose to. The boat rides are smooth and do not have unexpected dips or bumps.

Boats have limited accessibility for individuals with mobility issues. If individuals are able to have a family member or friend lift you into the boat, or comfortable taking a step into and out of the boat, they will be able to participate in the boat ride.