Sawgrass Recreation Park Everglades Tour & Exhibit
Miami, Florida, USA
- Airboat eco transport: Skim across the glassy Everglades on your way to the Recreational Park while your captain explains sights along the way.
- Reptile exhibit: Check out native and non-native Everglades species, including crocs and alligators, and learn how they survive and thrive in these famous wetlands.
- Glades exhibit: Watch an informative video then check out some incredible residents such as giant tortoises, iguanas, and peacocks.
- Exotic wildlife exhibit: Learn about the endangered species and rescued exotic animals that live here – you may meet panthers, leopards, caracals, owls, or more.
About This Miami Tour
Everglades National Park, which runs from just south of Orlando to the tip of Florida, is one of the last great grasslands in the United States. A mix of wetlands, mangroves, rivers, and lakes, it's known for its diverse and abundant wildlife. But the Everglades are not immune to modern development (only part of it is federally protected) and, believe it or not, it's now half the size it once was.
Despite this, the Everglades remain one of our most biologically diverse and fascinating national parks. The largest subtropical wilderness in the country, it's home to a vast array of flora and fauna, as well as 23 threatened or endangered species that are at risk due to loss of habitat, including the Florida panther, the American crocodile and alligator, and the West Indian manatee.
On this guided excursion to the Everglades' Sawgrass Recreation Park, you'll see this wide wilderness expanse and learn about the Seminole Indians and wildlife that coexisted here. Catch a glimpse of the Florida alligator and other reptiles, and – if you're brave – volunteer to hold a baby alligator. Now is the time to see and learn about an ecosystem designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve before modern-day development steals your chance.
See you later, alligator!
Since dinosaurs no longer roam the earth, crocodiles and alligators claim the title as largest of the living reptiles. And the Florida Everglades is the only place where the two coexist. While it can be challenging to tell them apart, crocodiles have a longer and narrower snout and are lighter in color than an alligator. Of course, your response is the same if you come across either one face to face: run!
Exchange your ticket at the White Store in Sawgrass Recreation Park located at 1006 N. U.S. Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327.
Please arrive no later than 4:00pm for entry. The park is closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas and may have limited hours on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.
A moderate amount of walking is required around the attraction. You must be able to get on and off the air boat without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Adventure, Family Friendly, Scenic, Wilderness/Wildlife, Boat Tour
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages. Children 3 years of age and younger participate free of charge.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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