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Address: 1 Scipio Creek Drive, Apalachicola, FL 32320
Phone Number: 850-370-0075
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Tour of Apalachicola Waterways

We wanted to see some local sights from the water and chose Capt. Gill Autrey's River Cruises. It was the best choice we made during our otherwise FABulous vacation in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We wanted to see some local sights from the water and chose Capt. Gill Autrey's River Cruises. It was the best choice we made during our otherwise FABulous vacation in Apalachicola and St. George Island. Capt. Gill was personable, entertaining, knowledgeable and a gracious host. I wish that we had recorded the conversations! For a fun way to see and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Captain Gill peels away the secrets of the undulating Apalachicola River as you make your way along its silky tannin waterways: here an osprey nest; there the massive aerie of a bald eagle. With each bend of the river Gill knows fascinating local history and current stories. He knows where the alligators hang out too and though on our trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is our second river cruise in the past 4 years with Captain Gill and it was awesome each time. Captain Gill is knowledgeable, personable and witty. Fun and informative for most all ages, 6 and up, mainly due to lack up interest for children younger than that. It is an awesome way to see the back river country.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great, leisurely cruise up the river [not the Prison River!] w/the Skipper. Goes up the back-waters and you'll see everything you CAN'T see from your car. Gators smiled at us!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Gill was fantastic! He knew the history of Apalachicola and area. Knew bird locations as well as other native critters. He was professional and very polite. Boat was spacious and comfortable. He allowed us to take photos and we never felt rushed.

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Even though we didn't see any alligators or manatees, we did see bald eagles and ospreys, as well as learning a lot about the area. The trip was comfortable and relaxing...could have gone on for hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a wonderful experience! We took our 9yr old and parents and it was totally worth the money. We saw gorgeous, pristine, backwater country. Captain Gil was the perfect guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved the experience and scenery. And Captain Gill added tremendous color with his knowledge of the area along with his easy going nature and fabulous humor. Great experience for both us as grandparents and our grandchildren. 👍

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DuQuoin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a wonderful and relaxing trip!!! We took the cruise for our son's birthday and weren't disappointed. Very informative and relaxing. A three hour trip into places that it is awesome to know still exist. Capt. Gill is an amazing and informative guide - so glad we took this cruise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Laid back, informative and fun sums up our experience out on the river with Captain Gill. There is no better way to learn about Apalachicola while seeing up close bald eagles, Osprey, alligators and turtles. Captain Gill kept the trip interesting and we were never bored. Photo ops were plentiful and the Captain was very obliging by getting us in... More 

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Address: Address: 1 Scipio Creek Drive, Apalachicola, FL 32320
Phone Number: 850-370-0075
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Apalachicola

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