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Alligator Cove Airboat Nature Tours

14400 Reese Blvd, Camp Lester Fish Camp, Lake Wales, FL 33898
863-696-0406
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Ranked #1 of 10 activities in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Visit the Headwaters to the Everglades, with 6 passenger airboat into marshlands and waters of the Famous Kissimmee Basin. View alligators big and... more » Owner description: Visit the Headwaters to the Everglades, with 6 passenger airboat into marshlands and waters of the Famous Kissimmee Basin. View alligators big and small, birds in abundance and all the wildlife that lives here. Stories told, history, time for photos and laughter too. Be taken back in time to Florida's natural state, with NO HOMES TO VIEW on this trip, just nature as it should be, up close and personal. « less
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had a 7 day trip to the Orlando area with 4 kids (6-15) and this was definitely our best activity. Captain Darald took us on a very informative and exciting trip which everyone loved whilst Captain Dee made us feel very at home whilst we waited for our trip. The business is situated in a slightly off the beaten... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is our second tour with this company. Today we had our son from Manhattan with us. The narration and scenery were outstanding. The guide who is also the operator of this company knows the headwaters of the Florida Everglades well. He provided us with the history of the area and showed us lots of natural things including birds, a... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This was our second tour. This time I brought two of my daughters. Any trip that can put a smile on the face of a 16 year old girl is well worth the price of admission. The perfect combination of fun and learning for all ages. We look forward to a return visit. - Joe (Annapolis, MD)

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Johnstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

On holiday in Florida for 10 days ,we tried to cram in as much as we could and were extremely pleased to have visited Darald and Dee's Aligator Cove .We took the 2 hour tour and Darald talked non -stop about all the wildlife we saw....and there was plenty.He tells you about the eco-system here and how it all works... More

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We were down visiting from NY, and wanted to do something "outside the box". From the moment we arrived, Dee made us feel very welcome. Captain Darald was very informative, and made us feel very safe since this was our first time on an airboat. We were able to see adult and junior alligators, bald headed eagles, cattle and baby... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I moved to central Florida last year but never fully appreciated the area until today when me, my wife and my brother and sister-in-law (visiting from New York State) made a reservation with Alligator Cove. We chose Captain Darald & Dee's Alligator Cove Tour based on the reviews as well as the residents in my 55+ community here in Polk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We usually expect something that was oversold. This was great for my eight year old and my eighteen year old. Honest owners that seemed truly concerned about our overall experience. Would have been worth it, even if we had not seen gators. Jeff/WI

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Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We took this ride on an overcast day and still managed to find some gators. Planning on doing it again real soon. It is now on our must see list for visitors.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had a fantastic time, loved the atmosphere of Camp Lester, it is so authentic. Captain Dee and Captain Darland are really friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend this to anyone travelling to this part of Florida, particularly as you get a flavour of the real countryside out of the theme park busyness.... More

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Tampa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Quite frankly one of the coolest things I have ever done. Riding airboats and seeing wild aligators is, no doubt, awesome, but what separates this "attraction" from the many other "attractions" in Florida was the appreciation I got for nature. The captain, Captain Darald, delivers an engaging story as you visit one of the few untouched ecosystems on our planet.... More

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