I am a teacher, what do you recommend as a fieldtrip?
We have many resources here for teaching outside of the classroom; the Swamp Buggy tour
is a favorite amongst educators. The buggy can accommodate 28-30 students at a time, and it travels through a variety of eco-systems, stops at a culturally relevant Seminole camp, shows views of native and exotic animals including migratory birds and points out a number of flora and fauna native to Florida, some of which was used for medicinal purposes. Group rates are available. We encourage teachers to take advantage of our Teacher Tour in July.
Where can I purchase tickets?
Tickets may be purchased here at our gift shop or online
I have an RV, can I park it overnight at Billie Swamp Safari?
You are welcome to park your RV’s here during the day, contact our office for information about our designated parking locations. Overnight RV parking is welcomed three miles down the road at the Big Cypress RV Resort & Campground; it is also here on the reservation.
Are you hiring?
Check employment opportunities at www.semtribe.com/employment
, click on “Hollywood Headquarters” and scroll down to Big Cypress to view job openings if any at Billie Swamp Safari. Download an application on that website.
Is it safe for pregnant women to go on the airboat or swamp buggy ride?
Always consult with your doctor before any activity. We do not recommend the Swamp Buggy ride for people who are pregnant or have neck or back issues.
What types of animals are on exhibit inside your park?
We have a huge animal family here, some of them are; Florida black bear and panther, raccoons, grizzly bear, serval, bobcat, artic wolf, timber wolf, otters, porcupine, javelina, capybaras, spur thigh tortoise, warthog, fox, a variety of crocodiles, alligators, birds of prey . In our petting zoo make friends with goats, deer, highland cows, mini-horse and pot-belly pig. Note: For the best interest of our animal family, an animal resident may be moved temporarily from the public eye in certain situations or if our animal care staff sees fit during wellness care.
What is your address?
Our mailing address is 30290 Josie Billie Hwy, PMB 1001, Clewiston, Florida 33440 and our physical address is 30000 Gator Tail Trail, Clewiston, Florida 33440
What should we wear?
Wear light weight clothing during summer months, hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes. During winter months, wear layers, it warms up fast in the Florida sun.
We are staying overnight, what should we bring with us?
Linens come with the chickee, which includes; sheets, a light blanket and pillow case. Bring a flashlight towel, wash cloth and toiletries. Battery powered lanterns can be rented in the gift shop if you do not have one. During the rainy season bring rain boots, sometimes it gets a little swampy down chickee row. The restaurant closes at 7pm and reopens at 7am, if you will need food and drinks during the night bring a cooler with a tight fitting lid, try to leave food items in your car.
Hi! How much busier is it on weekend than on weekdays, now that school has started? Does it make much difference?
We always advise to arrive early to avoid Florida weather on any day, we open at 9am and our first airboat tour leaves at 10am. Dec - April is season and the park has more guest volume. Weekends are just a tad bit busier, our airboat tours leave every half hour and swamp buggy every hour.
What is there to do beside airboat rides?
We offer a swamp buggy ride, it is a hidden gem, not known by most people and it is a favorite for all guests who experience it. We have a Wildlife Critter Show, Snake Show, Petting Zoo (get a kiss from a Florida deer) and over 15 animal exhibits. You can explore our board walk into the cypress hammock and pop ash pond, native village and bird exhibits. We also have a full service restaurant the Swamp Water Café and Chickees (Seminole Indian Huts) that sleep 2 or up to 14. The night Swamp Buggy tour is a lot of fun to with storytelling.