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Address: 1006 North US Highway 27, Weston, FL 33327
Phone Number: +1 305-299-1366
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are located 5 miles north of 75 on US 27 mile marker 38 -- 3 miles north...

We are located 5 miles north of 75 on US 27 mile marker 38 -- 3 miles north of 1006 North US Highway 27 Weston

Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters goes deep into the Florida Everglades and covers over 36 miles where you'll see lots of gators, birds, turtles, and camps with over 200 years of history. The best part is that you get to drive the airboat. Bring a cooler if you like. Snacks, soda, water and adult drinks are welcome.

Are you looking for the most remarkable gator action? Ride the Wind is the leading airboat tour in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our airboat tours depart every few minutes, so your Everglades experience starts the instant you arrive. We also provide private tours for a more intimate and particular look at the alligators.

Your safety is ensured with one of our certified and trained boat captains that have over 30 years of experience. This safely guided adventure through some of South Florida's most beautiful everglades allows you to experience something like never before. Even if you have been on other airboat tours, ours is miles ahead. We have private tours that take you on a 2 hour adventure into the natural habitats of Florida wildlife and sights many people don't get to see.

Ride the Wind is much more than just Airboat rides in the everglades. Our everglades airboat tours let you drive the boat. If you are looking for the ultimate airboat rides in the everglades, Ride the Wind will give you an experience you will never forget.

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My wife and I and four adults took a airboat tour from Randy and I think everybody was smiling for two days it was such a thrill. We got to learn about the Everglades some of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
MrJeff S
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I and four adults took a airboat tour from Randy and I think everybody was smiling for two days it was such a thrill. We got to learn about the Everglades some of the wildlife and had a very enjoyable airboat ride. Thanks 5 stars all the way

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Thank MrJeff S
Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

It was great to have a lot of fun with your group.. You guys are a blast.. You help make the airboat ride even better.. Thank you for letting me talk about how great I am lol.. I get to relive my childhood on ever airboat ride. I'm so blessed to get to meet awesome people and show you the... More 

Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The ride was okay but it got me very wet I was soaked when I came off it I liked the ride I would go there again

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Thank Hburton800
Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Happy to hear you're ready for another ride. Sorry you got a little wet out there -- our airboat rides are definitely an adventure, and we thank you for being a trooper. Keep us in mind when you're ready for another round! Take care. Captain Randy More 

Bethany, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Went this morning with Captain Randy - it was amazing. Had the best time and got to see the real Everglades - not just the 2 mile loop the place we went with last year did. Saw gators and all types of birds, and several camps set back in. Captain Randy is very knowledgeable about the area, and is a... More 

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Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Lisa, glad you had a blast exploring the marsh with us. The wildlife definitely put on a show for you, too! With the help of my grandfather and my dad I know the Glades like the back of my hand -- if there's anything you'd like to see for next time, just holler! Thanks Lisa your the best Captain Randy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Capt. Randy is by far the best in the business! I researched several companies before choosing to do business with randy. I took my 2 sons on vacation(ages 9&6) and took a 2 hour ride. If you're considering booking an airboat adventure.....BOOK WITH CAPTAIN RANDY! DO NOT....waste your money or time with the other companies out there. Captain randy is... More 

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Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Matthew, I'm honored you stand by our business. It was an absolutely pleasure getting to show you and your boys around the marsh -- I hope they're still talking about those gators! Thanks for letting us be a part of you and your sons vacation. Thanks again Mathew Captain Randy, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Our whole family had a beautiful day with Randy and all pets in the everglades. They were two beautiful hours we would like to repeat soon. Children 12, 10 and 7 passed so happy

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Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Had a great time showing you and your kids around the Everglades! You guys definitely made it out on a beautiful day -- so much of the wildlife was out to play. Can't wait to see you all again for another tour -- there's still plenty we have to show you. Warmly, Captain Randy, More 

Houston, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Did a two hour tour with Captain Randy on a Sunday morning in July 2015. He called the day before to confirm and to give directions and I didn't have any trouble finding the boat ramp. When I arrived, Randy was there and ready to go with his boat. He provides over-the-ear hearing protection, but if I had to do... More 

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Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Had a great time showing you around the marsh. It's definitely hard keeping count of the wildlife out there, and we think that's just great! It's always a pleasure to teach people about the amazing ecosystem we have out here, too. We're thrilled you came aboard. Thank you again for coming out with me Best, Captain Randy, More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

One of the best experiences of my life. I am an avid outdoorsman and love everything that has to do with fun and adrenaline. This is in my top 5 experiences ever. Had been on my bucket list for years and Capt Randy went way above and beyond to make it super special. Even got to drive to boat which... More 

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Randy M, Owner at Ride The Wind Private Airboat Charters, responded to this review

Sherman, it's an honor to be in your top five best adrenaline experiences! Being an avid outdoorsman myself, it was only right to let you see what it's like to drive an airboat through the Everglades. Means a lot that you had such a great experience -- I hope you'll come back for another adventure when you're ready. Warmly, Captain... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had a 11am trip planned, but with showers in the forecast we called the day before and changed our time to 7am. Very cool experience, Captain Randy was a friendly and entertaining tour guide, especially knowledgable about the history of the area, the wildlife, and the houses that are still part of the Everglades. Highly recommend this trip! Plus most... More 

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Morrison, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Randy is totally awesome! We loved the personal tour he gave us and the guys had an awesome time driving and riding the air boat. If it wasn't for the fact that we are located in Oklahoma, we would be back again this year! Thanks for the awesome outing and have a wonderful adventure! Brad Hise Scoutmaster troop 828 Stillwater,... More 

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Utica, New York
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Although our day started out rocky because our boat didn't start, captain randy made it all come together. The day was perfect, i drove the boat, it was awesome to see a great demostration of Captain randy's expertise with an unfamiliar crock so up close! ! Go early in the morning if you can (earlier than the first advertised ride)... More 

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