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“A fun ride & very interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Totch's Everglades Island Airboat Tours

Totch's Everglades Island Airboat Tours
929 Dupont Street, PO Box 540, Everglades City, FL 34139
+1 239-695-2333
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Owner description: Visit our newly renovated property and take a ride on one of our fully renovated airboats! Come take an Airboat ride with us through the Winding Mangrove creeks (Walking trees) and Bays deep into the Everglades, where the Alligators live. Our Boat Captains have lived in the Everglades all their lives and know the Glades and the History like the back of their hands. Watch for all kinds of Wildlife you never know what you might see. We are Family owned and Operated and employ the finest USCG licensed Captains for you safe and memorable experience. We look forward to seeing you!
Montville, New Jersey
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“A fun ride & very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

There are a ton of airboat rides around the Everglades. All the boats look the same - they all seat 6. This tour was different in that it also included a visit to Totch's island, where you learn a bit about the history of the inhabitants. We had the 1.5 hour tour, The ride is fun and noisy (they provide earphones). The Captain (Robert) was OK - wished he had been more descriptive, but it is hard with the headphones on. The mangrove tour is fascinating

Visited April 2012
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“Fun for Everyone!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

If you are in South West Florida you must make a trip to Totch's Airboat Tours in the Everglades. This place is a little off the beaten track but a must if you really want to experience the Everglades. The airboat ride was absolutely amazing and Captain Reece was knowledgable, personable and super informative. We didn't get the chance to see any gators, but Captain Reece was more than happy to get us a map of where we could find lots and he even pulled over the boat to feed a small racoon!
There are small gators for you to hold and take pictures with before or after the tour.
The ride for an hour and a half was $50 per person which gives you a quick tour out to a small island but if you don't care to go to the island, the hour tour would be great.
The boats are very loud but hearing protection is provided. Don't forget your sunscreen!

Visited April 2012
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Understand Nature is nature. Not much to see as far as wildlife. One Pelican, one Osprey and one raccoon. Pelican and Osprey showed up because they are accustomed to being fed, staged if you get my drift. Too crowded, too many airboat tours in one small area. I was hoping to experience The Everglades but felt more like it was just one more Florida tourist trap. I admit I might be impartial after a great experience on an Bayou airboat tour in LA, only airboat and much more wildlife and more personable guide. But as far as Everglade City airboat tours, it was probably very good in comparison to competitors.

Visited April 2012
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Naples, Florida
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“A wild fun filled trip through the 10,000 islands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

The airboat ride was amazing. Our Captian, Darrell was very accomadating, interesting, and filled with history in and around Everglades CIty. We saw manatee,gators, and racoons in the wild, as we soared through the mangroves. Sheldon "the gator man" and great grand son of "Totch Brown" gave us a super chance to have our picture taked with a real live gator. We even got to purcase an autobigrophy by Totch Brown. Everyone was so very friendly and helpful and made our experience all the better. If you are going on an airboat ride go to Everglades Island boat tours and go with the folks that grew up there.

Visited March 2012
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“Fun, but don't expect anything from the guide”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

You can't hear much from the guide anyway as you have on the ear sets to dampen the noise... I tried to ask the guide a question once when we slowed down, but he was busy smoking (my wife who is super sensitive to smoke didn't notice as you're moving.. and I guess the big fan pulls the smoke away)

We did do an National Park tour tour in the same day.. they had a lot of overlap, but were both enjoyable... you can't get much info from the guide on the airboat tour.. but it is more fun...would have been better to do the National Park tour first (if you have a super flexible schedule)... so we would have known more on the Airboat Ride.

Visited March 2012
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