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Coopertown Airboats

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22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
+1 305-226-6048
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Average experience

My wife and I drove out here and chose this one at random. First impression was absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard M
Rio, Wisconsin
Lot of fun

Check living social for coupons. Lots of fun. About 45 minutes ride thru the everglades. You may... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Our professional airboat guides will take you on a personalized, educational airboat tour covering approximately 9 miles of this unique environment. We first go into the vast open saw grass where you will see why the Everglades are called the "River of Grass"! You will travel by Airboat through a Hardwood Hammock (a small island of solid ground in the "river of grass"), into the Everglades National Park stopping at alligator holes and seeing the abundance of 'glades wildlife. See the Purple Gallanule voted the most colorful bird in Florida and the endangered Everglade Snail Kite as well as herons, grackles, turtles, raccoons and other Everglades residents! The Everglades are a truly unique and vibrant environment which you can only experience first hand! Unless you brought your hip waders, a private airboat tour is the best way to see it! (And much drier, too!) After this fascinating and educational airboat tour, relax and enjoy a taste of 'Down Home' cooking, Everglades-style. The Coopertown Restaurant offers such delicacies as frog legs, 'gator tail, catfish and more! All served in a friendly country manner that is distinctly "Floridian". "Belly up" to the bar and meet the folks of Coopertown! Learn some of the fascinating history of the area, and check out the guest book to see who else has passed through and enjoyed a ride on a Coopertown Airboat! Take a closer look at these fascinating creatures in our Alligator Exhibit! What a cute little guy! Popular enough to have a college mascot named for it! A ride on an airboat is the best way to Check out the rest of the gator population in Coopertown
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
+1 305-226-6048

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I drove out here and chose this one at random. First impression was absolutely horrible. My wife and I joked if these people ever heard of the words "please" or "thank you". The ticket counter, photographer, and restaurant / gift shop person...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Check living social for coupons. Lots of fun. About 45 minutes ride thru the everglades. You may see some alligators. We saw 2 or 3. They also have alligators on site to see. And baby alligators and snakes to hold and take pics with. Highly...More

Thank rob1261
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Everglades not long after Hurricane Irma so water levels were at record heights with many roads and trails being closed. Fortunately the air-boats were still operating so we hopped on not really knowing what to expect. Well it turned out to be...More

Thank zenonSydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found Coopwrtown Airboats in the hotel pamphlet of things to do. I chose Coopertown because I prefer to see animals in there natural habitat rather than caged up. I was so disappointed when I got there because they had these giant alligators in tiny...More

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a whim to grab lunch and take an airboat tour of the Everglades. They are one of the three authorized vendors allowed in the Everglades National Park. Overall, the facility is in terrible shape, including the parking lot and public restrooms....More

Thank aruar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is your original airboat ride....hard seats, really loud engine noise and a hell of a lot of fun! Having read other reports I wonder why you picked this company - they never promised comfortable seats, quiet motors or headphones.....if you want that, go to...More

1  Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first impressions were terrible and having stopped and used their toilets, it was enough for us to jump back into the car and head off to the next airboat establishment. The smell that hit you when you walked up the steps to the toilets...More

1  Thank lady_britts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 of us went at 11am on a Monday. We used Groupons. For 4 of us, the cost was $50.40. YET, be ready for $3 cash/person Everglade NPS fee. We were able to check in and get on a boat within 10 minutes. The boat...More

Thank dive2tennis
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Don't really know what to say about this as not a lot happened. We got on an airboat, went to see some grass, were shown some tree roots that people mistake for alligators, travelled a bit and just about saw three alligators' heads that disappeared...More

1  Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 5 November 2017

As we were stuck in some traffic and only had this day to take an airboat tour, we called ahead...twice...to ask how late they stayed open, and to let them know we would be there just before the last tour. To our surprise, even though...More

Thank JustBeachy711
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9 August 2017|
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Response from Anne O | Reviewed this property |
I thought the ride was pretty smooth, but there were still a few bumps and sharp turns.
Amit S
26 May 2017|
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Response from Judy L | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend infants on the boats. They are quite noisy and affect their ears. they move quite fast and jerky at times. Even small children may have a problem. No seat belts either.
1 May 2017|
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Response from swhulbert | Reviewed this property |
Hi- The ride is actually very smooth. The boat glides over the top of the water2which allows it to go over the grasses. The operator did spin the boat slightly so I do t know how that would affect you. Maybe talking to the... More