Billie's Everglade Park Swamp Safari

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by superpurd on January 27, 2001

You can get specific directions by picking up a brochure at any hotel or tourist info centre. This is a fairly large centre in the everglades that would appear to be able to handle about 1000 tourists a day. It was not very busy when we were there which was great for us. We took a ride in a large swamp buggy, which traveled on roads, through water and stopped to view lots of animals, both local and imported. Sort of a safari tour. Viewed several alligators, crocodiles as well as many African animals. We stopped at a hut where about 3 times a day a guide gave talks and demonstrations about poisonous snakes. Pretty good and lots of snakes etc. to look at while you are there. The highlight for us was a ride on a airboat through the everglades. The ride stopped to feed alligators, turtles etc. and got up pretty good speed a few times to give us some thrills. Incredibly smooth ride. Wish I could have taken one out by myself. There is a restaurant available for snacks, which was certainly nothing special. Cost was about $30 each. Worth doing especially if you have never seen the everglades or ridden in an airboat.
Billie Swamp Safari
Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, 30000 Gator Tail Trail
Clewiston, Florida
(863) 983-6101

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