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Ride-the-Wind Private Airboat Charters

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Address: 1006 U.S. 27, at Mile Marker 38.5 on US-27 North, Weston, FL 33327
Phone Number: +1 305-299-1366
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Our custom dual control air boats are smaller and better than the park...
Our custom dual control air boats are smaller and better than the park boats. We give the copilot a chance to drive the airboat. Our custom airboat rides are very smooth and comfortable just in case you have a bad back or any other injury. It’s like riding a fresh water Harley!Want a completely private airboat tour? *2 HOUR PRIVATE TOUR FOR TWO People(Our most popular Airboat Ride): Fort Lauderdale Location ONLY $375 for 2 people $75 for each additional Adult $35 for each additional child (ages 7-12) Children 6 and under are free! What to Expect We go deep in the Florida Everglades and cover over 36 miles on our 2/hour Airboat Ride Lot’s of gators, birds, turtles, camps with over 200 years of history, AND you get to drive the airboat. Bring a cooler if you like. Snacks, soda, water and adult drinks are welcome.
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Fun, Fascinating, and First-class

Gliding through the Everglades with Captain Randy was one of the most amazing tour experiences we’ve had anywhere, period. The Everglades were a fascinating environment... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

myself and my partner visited in may 2014. i was so disappointed with the everglade tour. firstly there were 28 people in the air boat which was way too full. there was no leg space on the boat. it was so uncomfortable. we did see alligators which was cool. but the guide didn't give us any information about the everglades,... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Gliding through the Everglades with Captain Randy was one of the most amazing tour experiences we’ve had anywhere, period. The Everglades were a fascinating environment, especially when seen from an airboat, and we felt welcomed and well-informed from when we first contacted Captain Randy to when we stepped off the boat at the end of our tour. The boat itself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Our trip was amazing. Captain Randy showed up on time and his directions to the launch spot were perfect. We had a great 2 hour ride. We stopped several times where he pointed out different types of wildlife. We saw tons of alligators. He knew just where to look. The kids loved the speed of the boat and when we... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had high expectations when we booked this airboat ride based on other reviews. Overall, what we got was not what we expected. First, we thought we were paying for a semi-private tour, and even confirmed the price ahead of time with Randy. However, when we got the receipt, we learned that Randy charged us $140 more than we thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We took 2 hour private tour and we so happy we went with this company. It was an amazing tour. We saw 60 or 70 alligators. We lost count. Dave was friendly and easy going and explained everything along the way. We covered 36 miles of everglades. Plenty of birds to see and it was just so much fun and... More 

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Apex, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were looking for a private tour into the Everglades and didn't want tourist gimics. We found the best guide with Captain Randy! He was a knowledgeable guide and even gave us a few thrills, gunning the airboat up to about 40mph a few times. We also got a chance to drive the airboat ourselves. The private, 2 hour tour... More 

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Carver, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was a little bit weary of meeting 3.5 mile from the recreation center at a boat ramp? It turned out Captain Randy showed us a great view of the Everglades. Very knowledgeable of the glades and the area. We learned allot. We had a great time. We saw so many gators I lost count. The birds were amazing. Huge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Echoing all the other reviewers, this is a "don't miss" activity. We drove from Palm Beach (1+ hr) and will happily make the trip again the next time we are in the area. We bypassed the hotel concierge advice to book with another group, because they did not offer a confirmed reservation or a private boat and the tour was... More 

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Kemptville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Had a great ride through the Everglades...saw numerous turtles, a wide variety of birds (including a beautiful hawk up close) and a good 30 to 40 alligators ranging in size from 1ft to 8 ft or more - hard to tell! Would recommend Ride the Wind, especially if you don't like to be part of a big group. They take... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a MUST DO if you live or are visiting SoFla! The Everglades are beautiful. Randy took us to the heart of the glades; he showed us the past, present and future of the glades through his expert knowledge of this sensitive ecosystem. I saw a 12 foot gator with a huge mammal (Randy said he thought it was... More 

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