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Sawgrass Recreation Park


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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.  

  • Activities:
  • Backpacking, Bicycling, Birding
  • Amenities:
  • Baby-changing station, Bait, Boat Dock
  • Availability:
  • Daily,


Military Discount

Now - December 31, 2022
As a special thanks to our men and women of the military, just show your military ID and get complimentary admission for the standard airboat rides and exhibits, guests traveling with you also recieve 15% off! Valid year round!


Florida Resident Pass

Now - December 31, 2020
Pay one time full price for the airboat tour and animal exhibits and receive an annual pass good for one year to come back and ride the airboats or see the animals as much as you want for FREE! Plus, now you can get 10% off any of our nighttime adventures and we will renew your pass from the date of your nighttime visit! PROMO CODE: Florida Resident


Gator Nights Join In Tour

Now - September 24, 2025
Join in on the action at Sawgrass Recreation Park! Suprise the family or a loved one with a thrilling night time airboat ride deep into the everglades. Gator Nights offers a more affordable option to the Red Eye Tour while still providing all of the same fun and excitement. Sign up for a spot on one of our airboats, the cost is only $40.00 per adult and $20.00 per child (4-12), under 4 is free as always. Your low cost includes a wild one-hour night time airboat ride, ear protection, as well as all taxes and gratuities. Reservations are required for this adventure as we have a 10 person requirement per date for the tour to operate. Hurry seati ...Read More>> g is limited for the "Gator Nights" tours!! Call us right away at (954) 389-0202 to hold your seat on the next tour. The "Gator Nights" tour only requires a name and phone number to hold a reservation. Guests are asked to meet at the park at 8:30 p.m. on the night of the tour as the boat will be leaving the dock promptly at 9:00 p.m. Read Less

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