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Florida Everglades Airboat Tour and Show from Fort Lauderdale

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Skim through the Everglades on an airboat tour from Fort Lauderdale that takes you deep into alligator country. Maneuverable airboats are the perfect way to explore the shallow-water landscape, and since this tour includes an alligator show after the airboat adventure, you’re guaranteed an intimate look at Florida’s native alligators after searching them out in the wild.
  • Travel by airboat to reach a remote, swampy landscape
  • Chance to spot alligators and other wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Alligator show features traditional alligator wrestling
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Fort Lauderdale hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Fort Lauderdale, and set out to a site at the edge of the Everglades to start the airboat tour. Speed across the water in a fan-propelled airboat, and see the wetlands where alligators thrive along with fish, turtles, and wading birds. The captain pauses the tour at strategic spots, so you can watch the alligators as they swim, feed, or sunbathe in a pristine setting and then steer you back to the airboat base camp for the alligator show. Alligator handlers introduce the alligators, share facts and information about the ancient creatures, and demonstrate alligator wrestling, a longtime tradition in Florida swamps and the Everglades. Following the alligator show, this adventure concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
2: Everglades National Park, Everglades National Park, Florida

Traveler pickup is offered
Selected Hotels only. Please call Alligator Tours for exactly time. Morning pickups 8:00 am to 9:30 am and afternoon pickups 12:30 to 1:30 pm.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Alligator Tours
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photo
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Huge thanks to Al at Alligator Tours for looking after us. Doug was our boat skipper and very entertaining and informative. The gator show at the end was also very informative and entertaining. All in all - very worthwhile experience and so glad we made it.
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The tour was not in an airboat like in the picture, that is what I really wanted. That being said, the Swamp Thing Captain Cody was amazing and super knowledgeable about the area.
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Disappointed to be packed into a large boat rather than smaller boats. The trip itself had no thrills as we did not travel a speed despite being warned to hold onto our hats etc. The alligator “show” was better than expected and very informative.
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For the price you got to experience a ride in an airboat. If you want something fast, this is not for you. It is a good family trip. We did see alligators and got to ride in the Everglades. Afterward, was a brief show with live alligators and a young man who explained how
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Our hotel concierge, Glenn, recommended this tour, and he was right on the money. From pick up across the street from our hotel, the guide, Al, was informative and hilarious. He was the greatest mother hen, keeping us all together, and on time, and in front of other lineups.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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