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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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A hidden gem!

This was the highlight of our trip to Florida. My boys were so excited to hold alligators, and I have to admit that I was as well. We learned a lot of facts about alligators and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Sandusky, Ohio
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Sandusky, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Florida. My boys were so excited to hold alligators, and I have to admit that I was as well. We learned a lot of facts about alligators and about different wildlife while on the airboat tour. This is a must-do activity if you're in central Florida.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Had an amazing time with Captain Wayne and family. Very interesting talk about their baby alligators first, and we got to hold them. Lovely boat tour, very informative and we saw some amazing wildlife. I would definitely recommend this family-run business. Informative and helpful on the phone beforehand too.

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Sparta, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great time for the whole family! Gator Lady Bonnie taught us many interesting facts about gators during Gator Time. Kids loved holding baby gators. Airboat ride was awesome, Captain Wayne taught is so much about the wildlife in the area. We saw a few gators (look for Buddy basking on the dock), many different species of birds and even a... More 

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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I wasn't expecting much when we walked through the place and took our seats on the deck out back. Then the "Gator Lady" Bonnie proceeded to tell us a lot we didn't know about the life of gators. After that intro the two grandsons got to hold the small baby gator, "Little Crockie", Their eyes got huge when out came... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Waited for years to do an airboat tour. Glad I chose this one. From the baby alligators and Bonnie's talk to the excellent ride and presentation by Capt Wayne this is one of the best 21/2 hrs I have spent in a tourist attraction. Anyone who visits with us is going to Capt Fred's. . Great family fun although would... More 

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Williamsburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I've been on many airboats ride, but never learned as much about alligators as on this ride. It was awesome to be able to hold the alligators and the wild life was awesome. Great job!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were a party of 6 with Captain John. Enjoyed the educational pre ride, learned many interesting facts about gators. You can hold little Croc, the baby alligator, and Trixie. Captain John was very knowledgeable, knew the lake, and we saw many birds, baby alligators, several alligators that were a little older, snakes, and a pair of bald eagles. It... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Had a great time at Capt. Fred's airboat rides despite the fact that we were late to the reservation. They accommodated our group of 9 and fit us all onto one boat. We missed the pre ride alligator show due to our tardiness but got to see it after the boat ride (thanks to Capt. Fred's staff). Very informative and... More 

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a group of 12, and the accommodated us very well. The kids loved holding the alligators. The air boat tour of the lake was also great. Of course everyone wants to see the alligators, but the guides also gave us a lot of great information about the other wildlife in and around the lake. Overall, it was a... More 

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were a party of 8 with ages ranging from 3 to 70 and we all loved it. Captain John was very knowledgeable and friendly and really went out of his way to show us all the sites the lake had to offer. The beginning lecture on alligators (including holding a couple baby gators) was very educational and cool. Highly... More 

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