Williamsville, New York
July 27, 2003
The other tour we took was in the Everglades. We drove quite a distance to Billy Swamp Safari. The drive was long, but allowed us to see how vast the Everglades are. At one point, we thought we had missed a turn or a sign. And when we drove through the Seminole Indian Reservation, we really felt off the beaten path. Billy Swamp Safari offers swamp buggy rides and air boat rides. The buggy tour was fun and informative. It took us through the swamp where we saw many imported animals such as ostriches and emu. Billy Swamp's also has a mini-zoo, which includes such animals as Florida panther and, of course, alligators and crocodiles.
There is one great looking restaurant on the premises with a huge porch that uses whole trees for posts. Very picturesque and relaxing. The menu offers alligator tail and my sons decided it was a must. They reported it good. Huge drinks and a varied menu makes it appropriate for families. If you go to Billy Swamp's, make sure to bring along water bottles. The vending machines were not working properly. Both places had gift shops and both places provided good entertainment for the money spent.
From journal Hollywood Beach Week