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Mild to Wild Airboat Tours

14400 Reese Dr., Lake Wales, FL 33898
+1 863-696-0313
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Ranked #2 of 10 Activities in Lake Wales
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Located on the beautiful Kissimmee River in Lake Wales Fl. We take you on a airboat adventure thru the vast swamps and marshes of the Kissimmee River... more » Owner description: Located on the beautiful Kissimmee River in Lake Wales Fl. We take you on a airboat adventure thru the vast swamps and marshes of the Kissimmee River and Dead River. We go where only a 6 passanger airboat would dare go. Come visit and see for yourself the true Florida. Our USCG Licensed Master Captains are NATIVE FLORIDIANS, who were born and raised in the swamp! We know all the good spots to visit, to see all wildlife. The headwaters of the Everglades have to offer! Call for your reservation today. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My Sister, Carolyn, and Brother-in-Law, Gary, who live in FL, always bring their family/friends who are visiting them to Mild to Wild Airboat Nature Tours, and none have ever been disappointed. I was the luckiest one when it comes to alligator sightings. ..Captain John said, "I haven't seen one this big in four years!" Having never seen an alligator this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great time! Believe me, the airboat ride alone is with it.. the scenic views alone are worth it.. but Captain John is the man! Profession and knowledgable. A true southern gentleman. The icing on the cake, Capt John caught a gator n let us hold him.. UNREAL!! Such a great time..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I recommend taking the night tour! Totally worth the money! Not only do you get to the very active gators (they become more active at night) you will begin your tour by seeing a beautiful sunset. Our guide was a whole lot of fun, made us laugh the entire time. This was the best airboat ride ever!!!

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Captain-John_Wathey, Captain/Guide at Mild to Wild Airboat Tours, responded to this review

I greatly appreciate you all spending your time with us. I truly enjoy showing the younger generation the "REAL FLORIDA". It's the little one's in which we must depend on to take care of this amazing enviroment when we are gone. I'd be glad to take out his Boyscout friends. I look forward to seeing you all soon! Especially Jaden!... More

South Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We loved these guys! They were great. It was our 7 year olds 1st air boat ride and boy did our captain make it something to remember! Thank you a family fun day on the water! Jaden wants me to tell you...we will be back with his Cub Scout buddies soon. Meli, Gina & Jaden

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My son and I have been on your tour a few times before. It's just a short drive from our home in Tampa and we make a day of it. We always have a great time. Would recommend you to any and everyone looking for clean family fun. Capt John is the best. We will be back again and again.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Today, I did a race and I got 3rd place overall, I won a free gift certificate to go on the Airboat Tour. It was driven by Captain Carl Johnson he was very nice, he taught me about different endangered birds like the Mexican Eagle, Bald Eagle he also taught me about the Alligator Lilly, Apple Snail Eggs, old Indian... More

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Captain John was funny and informative. The 1 1/2 hr tour was well worth the ticket price, we plan on coming back with our kids. Seeing the Everglades up close and personal was a great experience and should be on everyone's bucket list!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

John and Carl gave us a great welcome , the Kids say it was the best part of their Holiday .well worth the the hour trip ,just wish we had tken the longer tour. will be back in a couple of years. excellent knowledge of wildlife from a captain born and bred in the swamp.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I'm a nearby local resident, and recently had out of town visitors who form a Christian barbershop-like quartet, called "Cuarteto Shalom", they wanted to sample a Native Florida Attraction! We had the privilege to hire Captain Carl for our airboat tour of the beautiful glades and surrounding nature! He expertly guided us throughout land and water, and when we came... More

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

From the time we pulled up they were very friendly. Up front with what to expect and patient. We traveled two hours to enjoy this ride and were a few minutes late. We phoned ahead and they said no problem, the boat would leave as soon as we got there. Captain John was so friendly and never short on words,... More

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