Sawgrass Recreation Park

Sawgrass Recreation Park is a one-of-a-kind airboat tour in the heart of the Florida Everglades. Come visit this family owned and operated classic South Florida attraction deep in the swamp. Sawgrass now offers two exclusive adventures, the daytime Private Tour and the nighttime Red Eye Tour! Join in for a 60 minute nighttime tour every Wednesday and Saturday nights called Gator Nights! 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. This once in a lifetime adventure will create lasting memories as you discover the secrets of this untamed wilderness. Our most popular adventure includes a 30 minute airboat tour of the Florida Everglades. Your tour will be guided by one of the 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. 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 their friendly turtles and iguanas, you can learn about Cannibal, their 1,000-pound alligator.

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 the "Hold a Baby Alligator" experience.

Your adventure will include a visit to the 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 can see many different animals that often include panthers, leopards and a fennic fox.

Try fresh made local favorites at the new Gator Grill and be sure to ask us about our Private and Nighttime Airboat Adventures offered daily.

Amenities

Activities

Backpacking, Bicycling, Birding, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Swamp Walks, Water Recreation

Amenities

Baby-changing station, Bait, Boat Dock, Boat Dock, Boat Ramp, Boat Ramp, Bus Parking, Campfires Permitted, Concessions, Concessions, Convenience Store, Covered Pavilion, Dump Station, Elec. 30 Amp, First Aid Station, Food/Beverage Service, Full Hookups, Gift Shop, Group/Youth Camping, Ice, Multilingual Staff, Parking, Picnic Area, Picnic Area, Picnic Shelter, Picnic Shelter, Recreational Area, Recreational Area, Tackle, Vending machines, Water Access, Water Access, Water Hookup

Availability

Daily

Average Visit Time

1 - 2 hours, 2 - 3 hours, Half day

Camping Type

Primitive Camping, RV Sites, Tent Sites

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Handicapped Parking, Ramps, Wheelchair-friendly

Discount

AARP Discount, Florida Resident Discount, Group Discount, Local Resident Discount, Military Discount, Senior Citizen Discount, Student Discount

Fishing Type

Fishing Charter, Freshwater Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Near Shore Fishing

Guest Information

Children Allowed, Children Allowed Min. Age: 0, Family Friendly, LGBT Friendly

Hours of Operation

Hours: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily, Open Year-Round

Location

Biking Trails Nearby, Canal front, Expressway/Interstate, Mainland, Restaurant Nearby, Waterfront