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Twister Airboat Rides

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Address: 8199 Route 520, Cocoa, FL 32926
Phone Number: +1 321-632-4199
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Glide thru the grassy marsh of the ST. Johns River & Lake Poinsett at...

Glide thru the grassy marsh of the ST. Johns River & Lake Poinsett at speeds of up to 45 M.P.H. As the boat slows down to an idle you will have several photo opportunities to take photos of our local wildlife, such as alligators, eagles, and several species of wading birds by the hundreds, and visit a natural cypress swamp.

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Great way to spend an hour!

My sister had recommended we visit Lone Cabbage Shack on our way to Cocoa Beach. We decided to do the boat trip as a bit of an after thought. It's located right next door... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Suzy O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

My sister had recommended we visit Lone Cabbage Shack on our way to Cocoa Beach. We decided to do the boat trip as a bit of an after thought. It's located right next door. Firstly the food at the Lone Cabbage was great, good and hearty, definitely worth sampling. The boat trip was brilliant, once round the corner these things... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I'm a local and have just passed this by thinking it's just a tourist trap. Started hearing really good things about the ride so decided to go out and give it a try. This place has been here since the 1950's and hasn't changed a bit except for adding the airboat rides. Just driving out here for lunch or dinner... More 

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1 Thank SteveB5805
Cape Neddick, Maine
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is a great place for a quick 30 minute airboat ride that will make you want more! No reservations necessary for the 30 minute ride, but the longer 60 and 90 minute rides do require a reservation. The location is easy to get to from Melbourne, Cocoa, and Orlando. Comfortable airboats with knowledgeable captains! I searched Lone Cabbage Fish... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This was my second time using this company... And it was even better this time! We went out with Captain Gil and he showed us a great time. We were very fortunate in finding a few big alligators (not always in their control). We even got a fun splash at the end thanks to another boats wake and Captain Gil's... More 

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1 Thank Lizzylou82000
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely a MUST for anyone in the area. It is a 30 minute ride through canals filled with lush vegetation and so much wildlife. We saw free range cattle and horses and many different types of birds. It was fast and fun and I cannot wait to experience it again!!

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1 Thank Audrey W
Baldwinsville
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Gil was great, went on the airboat ride 2X, had lunch at the restaurant. Wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Would return again in a second. Price was reasonable.

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1 Thank Marie S
Winfield, Illinois
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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We took the 30 minute ride, and saw several gators and other wildlife. The pilot was very knowledgeable about the river and wildlife, and knew right where they hang out. The airboat ride is fun all by itself. We took the 30 minute ride since it was so hot out. Call ahead for reservations to minimize waiting. We were able... More 

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1 Thank JeffandDebplus4
Kent, UK
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34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Great trip with the family. We had a great time, initially meeting Brutus - which the children loved! Then the trip itself - we saw Alligators and the cows and the boat ride was trilling! Great fun had by all!

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Had a great time on the airboat ride (though a short ride).We enjoyed the reptile preview and met Brutus the alligator who thinks he is a dog. Saw a couple of alligators and enjoyed the alligator bites at the end of the tour. Restrooms need a lot of work, also felt it was pricey at $95 a head for adults.

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2 Thank conanton
Alexandria, Virginia
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were referred to this place from another boat tour guide. This is a nice half-hour ride through the marshes. We did not see one alligator, but many cows (who knew)? This ride is loud and the sun is bright. Recommend using the hearing protection provided and wearing sunglasses. My boys had a good time and the driver was cordial.

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