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Airboat and Gator Charters

PO BOX 229303, DeLand, FL 32722
(386) 747-0631
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Ranked #3 of 22 Activities in DeLand
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Offering Year-Round, Private Airboat Tours and Rides on the St.John's River. Passengers should...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Offering Year-Round, Private Airboat Tours and Rides on the St.John's River. Passengers should expect to see a vast array of Florida's wildlife, including alligators, manatees and bald eagles. Tours are scheduled by Reservation only. Also offering Public water alligator hunts and bowfishing charters.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The knowledge of Captain Joshua is amazing and the ride is a wonderful adventure. The personal attention makes it a experience that is unforgettable. Highly recommended.

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Dillon, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is the way to go. Chartering the boat out of Deleon Springs was the highlight of our vacation. No huge gators, but plenty of runners up. Saw every native bird imaginable, including bald eagles. Joshua couldn't have been more hospitable or professional. No manatees, but he told us where we could drive the following day to see them in... More 

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Capt-Joshua, Owner at Airboat and Gator Charters, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your review! I hope that you had a great trip and that the rocket launch was as all you had hoped for. More 

Kawerau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This ride was the Highlight of our holiday. The personal attention, flexibility, wildlife and knowledge we shared was amazing. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this trip to anyone. We think this was a lifetime memory. Very Cool.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Thanks Captan Josh, we had a great time bow fishing. It was definitely the highlight of our trip this year. Thank-you again

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

My husband and myself did the night time bow fish and had the best time with Cap'n Josh. He is very knowledgable about all the species of fish and birds we saw, and gave us ample oppurtunities for many shots at fish. When your arms are sore after 4 hours of shooting, you know its been a good night! Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time! This was our first time on an airboat. Josh is an awesome tour guide! We did get to see a lot of wildlife as well as some big alligators! Next time we're going to do night fishing with Josh. I highly recommend this to everyone, it is a great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wow! What an amazing airboat ride we had! Captain Josh is the best! He is extremely safety conscious and his knowledge of the river, local wildlife and vegetation is impressive. We saw numerous birds, some alligators, a turtle, a large Gar Fish and beautiful flowers among other things. Oh, can't forget the Indian mound - so interesting! He goes out... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Booked the 10am tour with Captain Joshua Was a first time for us and although we did not see large alligators, we did have an amazing 2 hour airboat ride. We saw many different birds and stopped to look at some baby alligators that were about 2-3 years old We had friends with us who had never done this (like... More 

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Cherryvale, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My family of 5 just visited the Daytona Beach, Florida area for a week and booked a tour with Captain Josh, owner and operator of Airboat and Bator Charters. This was by far the highlight of our trip. He is very professional and his knowledge of the area and wildlife is amazing. We saw bald eagles, turtles, lots of BIG... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We just got back from taking two friends out with Captain Josh on his Airboat and we are still pumped about it! It was a great time, weather was awesome, lots of gators and Manatees. This is our third time riding with Captain Josh on his Airboat and we booked another bow fishing trip with him for later in the... More 

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