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Speedy's Airboat Tours

621 Begonia Street, Everglades City, FL
1-239-695-4448
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Our company does not run the "big boats" or the "jet boats" we run only the small six passenger airboats. Your captian will take you through both the unique grassland praries and winding mangrove tunnels on your tour into this national treasure we call the Florida Everglades.
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North Royalton, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Our driver, Capt. Fred, gave us the ride of our life. Alligators were not that plentiful but we did see a few. The scenery is breathtaking as was the ride. Capt. Fred was very informative regarding the environment and wildlife. Highly recommend this attraction.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Captain Fred was the man, he was very informative and spoke much about the local environment of the mangrove estuaries. He also went on to explain the habitat of the alligators and how the sex can be determined of the offspring due to temperature. He was a great airboat driver made a thrill out of the ride while keeping great... More

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Pittstown, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This was my second time to ride with Speedy's and it was a repeat of the first one --- excellent. The ride was very informative under Captain Fred. As it was a cool day there were many alligators out sunning themselves. I prefer the smaller 6 passenger boats and Speedy's gives a mix of mangroves and grasslands. As we had... More

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Bethany, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went on an hour tour in early November and we had a great time. Most other companies offer tours for either the mangroves or grasslands, but Speedy's offers both on the same tour. Which was great, as we wanted to do both. Our captain was Lyle, who was a cool guy with a lot of knowledge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

The folks at Marriott Crystal Shore recommended this Swamp Boat ride. It was 30-40 minute drive off of Marco Island. Ride was safe and the cost was reasonable. We drove through tight, twisty, and overgrown groves and across wide open plains of water and grass. Drive just drives but he went out of his way to make the ride fun... More

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This is the 2nd airboat trip we took with Speedy's. The first trip was ok, the 2nd time we went was much better! Our guide's name was Bill, he was very informative about the birds, crab traps, trees, and of course the gators. After the airboat ride he showed us a small gator they had on site, we got some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

A great experience. The ride is fun, there is a lot of information provided about the areas animals and plant life. Captain Bill was very engaging and informative. Highly recommend when in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This was so much fun. We had no idea what to expect so that made it even more fun. Captain Tony was a great guy and we learned a lot about the mangroves and the wildlife that lives within. We saw two big alligators and got up very close to them. We are boat people but have never been on... More

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is something the whole family will enjoy! Tons of fun! Definitely something you have to do if you are anywhere near the Everglades. Speedy's tour goes through both the mangroves and the grasslands, so you get the full effect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Capt Hoss was a great host during the hour long ride. Plenty of gators and the chance for good photos. If you want a great time, eat at City Seafood and then go next door for a ride of a lifetime. Thank you!

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