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I took a tour that picked up at my hotel and took us to the Everglades. The tour guide Al was great. The airboat took us into the Everglades and we saw a bunch of Alligators. Then after the airboat, we saw a show by the gator boys. I definitely would recommend the Everglades to anyone visiting Fort Lauderdale. The tour company I booked with is

Feb 28, 2015

Everglades Airboat ride

One of the options post cruise was to book an airboat tour which then dropped us at the Miami airport so we opted to do that. We had a nice day for the airboat ride at the Everglades Holiday Park. Our ride was probably shortened because it was affiliated with the cruise, I think it was about 1/2 hour and their website says it's an hour tour. The first part of the tour is a thrill ride at a high speed sometimes going a bit sideways, then they cut the engine and float for a bit to do some alligator spotting. We saw two, a fairly big one and a smaller one, they don't seem to be afraid of the boats and you are pretty close to them although it's probably not a good idea to try and pet one.

Once back at the dock, they hit you up for a gratuity for the boat driver, try to get you to buy the picture you told them you didn't want taken for $10, another $5 if you want to hold a small gator and a bit more of a shakedown after the alligator show with one of the Gator Boys, Chris in our case.

It was cool seeing an alligator swimming around and the presentation by the Gator Boy was interesting, it's definitely something I'd recommend doing while in southern Florida if you have a chance.

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Jan 14, 2013

Amoung the Aligators

While in Ft Lauderdale, why not travel towards the West side of things and hop on an airboat tour. The everglades are slowly disappearing as we develop Ft Lauderdale more and more. This is something that shouldn't be missed. There are several places that offer airboat tours. Most of them are around $15 for an hour or so. The boats can be quite loud, so sit in the front for the least amount of noice.

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Jan 09, 2003

Tour the Everglades on an...

Tour the Everglades on an Airboat
See the Everglades up close and personal . . . Very interesting even if a little scary . . . Professional guides . . . Visit a replica of an 18th Century Indian Village . . . Lots of gators and other wildlife . . . If you love Florida, you must see it this way . . . BEWARE, very loud

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Sep 02, 2002
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Broward County Main Library

Broward County Main Library I really needed to find internet access to email home and you can log on here for free for an hour. If it’s slow they might let you stay on longer. There are two...
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I apparently wasn't paying attention when people told me to visit Las Olas Boulevard, for some reason I thought that the section they were referring to was near the beach so we started walking...and...
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Old Fort Lauderdale Museum of History

Old Fort Lauderdale Museum of History The museum depicts the city’s history from Seminole era to recent times. There’s a model in the lobby that shows what old Fort Lauderdale used to look like. The...
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Broward Center for the Performing Arts

the broward center for the performing arts is a state of the art theater located in downtown fort lauderdale. the performing arts center host broadway shows and other dance, music, and theatric...
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Las Olas Blvd

located a block south of broward blvd. in downtown fort lauderdale is beautiful las olas blvd. las olas blvd. offers upscale clothing stores, restaurants, and bars. one of the nicest shopping streets...
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Jungle Queen

We enjoyed the Venice of America Cruise a $25 two hour ride around Fort Lauderdale's beautiful waterways. We traveled along the, the Intracoastal Waterway and Port Everglades. This boat ride gave us a...
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