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“Let down...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Captain Jack's Airboat Tours

Captain Jack's Airboat Tours
200 Collier Avenue, Everglades City, FL
+1 844-326-2628
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Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Go on a thrilling adventure through twisting mangrove tunnels on our signature Everglades airboat tour in Everglades City! Use a coupon on our website to visit our animal sanctuary for free, which includes a live alligator show and alligator hugs. Upgrade to a combo ticket to see more of the Everglades with a grassland airboat tour and swamp buggy forest tour.
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Let down...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

We took a tour years ago and were excited to return to Captain Jacks again. Unfortunately our guide only stopped once to look at one gator and was speechless the rest of the trip. There was an adorable raccoon trying to wave us in but he passed it right up...we were looking forward to that again too. Didn't stop to chat about the wildlife, hurricanes, old railroad or boars like last time. Very disappointed and frankly it wasn't much fun. A lot of money that we wished we spent at another tour company.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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“The best rides there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Florida without airboat rides is like Switzerland without the Matterhorn

We did. twice a Ride with Jack. Only 40$ for an hour Full of excitment.

Very Speedy and thrilling through the swamp.

Dont Miss Little snoopy the Baby Alligator.

Visited December 2014
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Walnut Hill, Florida
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“great adventure with captain andy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

You must go to captain Jacks airboat tours and request captain andy. He's funny, serious, good with children to the elderly and makes the trip real fun. It's not just another airboat trip with him.

Visited December 2014
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Paris, France
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“Captain jacks tour depend of captain”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had a great experience with captain jack 4 years ago. I came back on last December. Captain drove over the mangrove and that's it we just saw a domesticated gator and a raccoon from far. Other captains did stop with raccoon...alas we didn't get the good one. However landscapes are still very good

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Blenheim, NZ
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“Fun ride, don't recommend the animal park included in ticket”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We had Captain Gary as our Captain. Started off cruising slowly up the river into the manatee zone! With an unexpected passenger - a pelican (apparently named Barbecue (although every animal we saw was apparently 'great on the BBQ') who landed aboard, wandered around the boat a bit then made himself at home beside me. Saw the tail swirl of a manatee but that was as close as we got. Then headed back down river, past the raccoon who gave a little wave (honest - that's what happened, it was all seeming a bit staged by now) then we sped up slightly, it was a great experience, zipping through the mangrove tunnels, although not as quickly as we expected it to be. The colours are amazing, and we got to see one alligator.

Returned to the dock, and made the mistake of driving out to Wootens animal park which is included in ticket price. In my opinion THIS IS A TERRIBLE PLACE and we left within minutes. There were crocodiles in small concrete pens, with a wooden platform, nowhere else to go, and tiny cages for a puma, Panther and lioness - all with signs stating they exceeded the minimum USDA standard - so what. You wouldn't let a human live in a cell like this, let alone a full grown big cat

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