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Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours

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Address: 4700 Crump Rd., Suite C - US 27, Lake Hamilton, FL 33851
Phone Number: 863-696-1637
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Description: Capt Freds world famous airboat tours are the best nature tours in central...
Capt Freds world famous airboat tours are the best nature tours in central Florida. Our tour will offer sightings of a wide range of wildlife, from alligators to bald eagles. Great family fun, Hold baby alligators IN OUR OFFICE(we are licensed) Holding baby alligators in the WILD is a Federal offence. This airboat tour offers the best value and fun for your money. Seven days/wk by reservations See true old Florida. Established 1995
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Captain Fred's airboat tour an amazing experience

So glad we didn't go with one of the more commercialised airboat rides. Wayne and his family were so friendly and accommodating. We had a lovely ride around the lake learning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

So glad we didn't go with one of the more commercialised airboat rides. Wayne and his family were so friendly and accommodating. We had a lovely ride around the lake learning about the local plants and wildlife along the whole trip. After the ride we all had a chance to hold a young alligator, at the same time learning all... More 

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wrexham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited last week and had a fantastic time captain Wayne was very knowledgable and took the time to wait at the perfect areas so that we could get the best photographs of the wildlife at lake Hamilton. The alligator talk was brilliant and the gentleman answered all of our questions, he showed a real enthusiasm and care for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Forget the big commercial outfits and head for Captain Fred's for a completely refreshing couple of hours away from the parks. This family run business really cares about the local flora and fauna, giving you the chance to hold a very placid young alligator (without its mouth taped up) whilst learning about these incredible animals. This was followed by a... More 

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Mesa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Captain Fred was very accommodating to our group as we called to make a reservation 30min prior to them closing but still did a tour for us. We had a great guide and at the end was able to hold a couple of baby alligators, which was an amazing experience. They were very friendly and very knowledgeable of alligators and... More 

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Winter Haven
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A fun way to see nature 'up close and personal'. You start with a brief nature talk, and have the opportunity to see and hold baby alligators. Rather than just zipping across the lake, Captain Fred gets you as 'up close' to nature as he can and still be safe for both you and the wildlife. What you see/encounter will... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This was an excellent airboat ride. For some of our family they had never been to Florida before so wanted to do an Airboat ride so we made the short drive from Kissimee. I was very impressed at the whole set up, learning about gators before we even went out.... yes and it was interesting. Capt Fred made the whole... More 

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Springhill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We have been lucky enough to get to Florida for the last two years. The first with friends and some family. We did the tour that first year and said that if we were able to come back and the adult kids came down we would do this tour in a heart beat. Excellent time both times.....

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Parrish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The setting captures the look of "Old Florida". Office has rustic look with hundreds year old live oak trees covered with Spanish moss on beautiful Lake Hamiilton! Staff told us all about alligators while holing Trixie, a young alligator, and allowing visitors to hold or touch her as well. On our ride we saw many different birds and water fowl... More 

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Haines City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went on airboat this morning with 2 of our Granddaughters and 2 of their friends. They are aged 16 to 20. We had such a wonderful experience. Captain Wayne was great and his knowledge was impeccable. We recommend this trip to anyone looking for a quality experience, we will be returning again soon.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had a great morning at Captain Fred's. I think I prefer the setup here to the larger, more commercial operations that can be found nearby. Logan did a great job telling us all about the life of a gator, all while we were holding Crocy and Trixi, two smaller (1 foot and 2 feet long) gators for around 40... More 

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