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Address: St Johns River, Christmas, FL
Phone Number: 407-568-4307
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He's the best guide in Florida! I'm a local and I take all my guests on his airboat tour...all the others are commercialized! He goes out in his own airboat and makes it memorable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

He's the best guide in Florida! I'm a local and I take all my guests on his airboat tour...all the others are commercialized! He goes out in his own airboat and makes it memorable :) johnnie is the best!

Thank rmendell7244
Bergen, Norway
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We called in the afternoon and captain John offered to take us for a ride the same evening, at 5.30 when it had cooled off a bit, as we would see more alligators then. We had a wonderful two-hour ride and saw a lot of alligators and birds. The 5 of us had the boat to ourselves (it seats 6... More 

Thank VIH74
Worthing, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Chose this ride based on previous reviews and it offered a smaller, more personal service. We were not disappointed. Just five people on our boat - max eight(?). We went out for 1.5 hours. Captain John was really good - found four large (10 foot) 'gators for us and knew everything about the area. We saw the bigger boats out... More 

Thank ReallyEmptyBelly
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice friendly knowledgeable captain, smaller boat so you can go places the others can't. Saw 100's of gators and that's why we came. Would recommend this to anyone, especially families

Thank Fred G
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182 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited here during our Honeymoon. We had Captain Fred and he was very friendly, informative and had lots of good stories to tell us. The ride took about an hour and a half. During the trip we saw lots of gators, a bald eagle, cattle and lots of other birds/wildlife. We will be back!

Thank IanBasildon
New York
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52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

5 of us took the 1 1/2 hour airboat with Captain Fred and it was an amazing experience. We saw many gators as well as other wildlife and Fred's dialog when we stopped was both entertaining and informative. The day was beautiful, in the middle 80s which added to our enjoyment.

Thank JohnboyNewYork
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had a great time with Capt.Freddy. Thoroughly enjoyed it, highly recommend the ride. We had good weather and saw plenty of wildlife.

Thank Sjs52
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Well, it was colder than planned (but not their fault, certainly) and we saw only one gator (again, not their fault). However, from the onset, there was a problem. The reservation was made a day in advance and we were told to be there early and wait at the river side. We arrived at least 45 minutes early and about... More 

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Napanee, Canada
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went with Captain Johnny and he knows his stuff. Our trip was great, John showed us different kinds of wildlife. He is knowledgeable on the history of the area. He treated everyone great took a group photo for us, he would stop and tell us about how gators and other wildlife live and their habits. The boat ride is amazing... More 

Thank Maui293
Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Second time we have been out with Cptn Freddie Completely different trip to last time But equally as good It was brilliant , just wish it wasn't over so quickly , could stay out there all day 😊

Thank alfmar1

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