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Ride-the-Wind Private Airboat Charters

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Address: 1006 U.S. 27, Weston, FL 33327
Phone Number: +1 305-299-1366
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Great ride with a super captain

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Apex, NC
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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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pleasantville, new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a great way to spend 2 hours in Florida. Traveling through the Everglades via airboat enabled many wildlife sightings; my family and I saw at least 6 alligators, many birds, and turtles. Captain randy is extremely informative. He is able to talk about the history and geology of the area, animal species, native culture, and recent conservation issues.... More 

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

On November 24th 2014, my wife and I were very fortunate to locate a private airboat charter/educational tour of the Everglades. We were looking to do this while visiting family in Ft. Lauderdale.I did not want to go on a airboat which had all the windshield in front or sides nor with a lot of people and kids for a... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We could have missed it. We got lost and we were late and going around in circles. But, Captain Randy called us on our cell phone and led us to the right place. He didn't even seem upset that we were late. He was very gracious and we are so happy we didn't miss this. We saw a lot of... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Captain Randy (a true captain) knows his Everglades. His tour of the area demonstrated his lifelong and in-depth knowledge of the area, history, challenges and victories. My wife and I went with our 2 children (7 and 11). The 11 year old got to "drive" the boat with me for a while...I had plenty of drive time. Great flora, fauna,... More 

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Stoutsville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Captain Randy was an excellent host. He knows where the gators are and is very knowledgeable about the everglades. We saw a lot of wild life and got a history lesson as well. I would do this again on a heartbeat! He even let some of the party members drive the boat.

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