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Coopertown Airboats

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22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
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Solid choice!

This was my first time in an air boat and it was pretty fun. The staff was nice enough to wait for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
COboarder_traveler
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Private Tour With Mike - 11/10 recommend

Mike took my family and me on a private boat tour. We were the first tour out in the morning and we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
pdmarquardt1124
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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“airboat ride” (146 reviews)
“cotton balls” (28 reviews)
“frog legs” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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22700 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was my first time in an air boat and it was pretty fun. The staff was nice enough to wait for us so we didn’t miss the last ride of the day. Tom, our guide was pretty laid back and knowledgeable about the Everglades....More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Mike took my family and me on a private boat tour. We were the first tour out in the morning and we saw a lot of different birds. There were lots of alligators that we were able to see. Mike was very knowledgable about all...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the a treat for yourself in the everglades. The captain of the boat is very informative. The wild live is awesome. You will see gators for sure!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, I really enjoyed this tour. I have wanted to ride in an airboat since I was a child, and I loved the experience and seeing the everglades up close. It was really beautiful and intriguing. I chose this particular operator because of the reasonable...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place it's horrible. They have the animals in very very small places. You'll see only an alligator with luck.... I only went because of my nephew and in miami you don't have many things to do . But it's horrific experience . Poorly animals...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour is amazing! We had very low expectations going in after reading in reviews of airboat tours and allegator tours in general. But this was definitely an exception. They say tour starts every 20 mins but its more flexible depending people attending. We went...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 50 minute ride on an airboat in the Everglades was awesome. The guide was professional, very knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining. The Coopertown setting is very rustic and authentic. We walked around and saw the giant 'gators before we went on the tour. We learned...More

Thank pilot1919
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

We had read the reviews and searched all sorts of airboat companies. We decided on Coopertown because they were one of three recommended by the National Parks Assoc. They did NOT disappoint. We took a private tour for 5 of us, and Mike was our...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We booked a private tour in advance and there was a bit of delay when we got there due to a competing private tour that ran late but once we were finally on a boat, we had a great time. I can't remember our guide's...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We have been on this excursion a few years in a row. It’s an enjoyable learning experience at a fair price. Bring ear plugs for the noise of the boat motor if you have sensitive ears. They do provide cotton balls however. The guides are...More

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9 August 2017|
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Response from Debi P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. I have heard of them turning over😳.
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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.
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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
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