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“A highlight of our trip!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Airboat In Everglades

Airboat In Everglades
17696 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, FL 33194
+1 888-893-4443
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Treat yourself, your friend's and loved ones to the experience of a lifetime! An airboat safari on board one of our spacious airboats will take you deep into the Florida Everglades. Enjoy one of the last remaining wetlands in North America. Witness the natural wildlife of this magnificent and diversified eco-system. You will see alligators, deers, snakes, bears, panthers, bobcats, raccoons and over 300 species of birds, that call the Everglades their home. Our experienced staff are professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Our airboats have padded "waterproof" seats to keep you dry, safe and comfortable.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Marietta, Georgia
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“A highlight of our trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

My family of four took the 1.5 hour airboat trip over Thanksgiving weekend. We were so glad we did. Captain Willie was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and pointed out wildlife native of the everglades. He was a delightful tour guide. It was so much fun to ride that close to the water and be so close to the alligators and wildlife. Dress warmly or in layers and take your camera. Great job Willie! Regards, the family from Atlanta.

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“Rob is THE MAN; Make sure he's your captain and you're set for some great entertainment.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

I'm a Miami native, and this was the first time I went out into the Everglades on an airboat. I'd compare Rob's bravery to the late Steve Erwin (the crocodile hunter).

He gets you up close and personal with these alligators, and is very knowledgable about all the other wildlife.

Highly recommended.

Remember, it might get chilly if it isn't summer time so bring a jacket!

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“An Essential Part of Any Miami Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Everglades of River of Grass is extraordinary and unique. To truly appreciate South Florida, a visitor must see this natural environment. Compared to other airboat excursions that are touristy and crowded, Captain Wayne and Captain Bill offer a private and very memorable experience. Just 30 minutes from downtown Miami we met Captain Bill and easily launched with William, our airboat captain, for a 2 hour excursion. William took us to special spots for bird viewing, gator viewing, and a brief walk into a hammock. We learned about special uses for plants adapted by the native tribe. Our two passengers under the age of 12 grinned the entire time, loved the speed and smoothness of the airboat, and mouthed adjectives like "awesome" "cool" and "so fun" -- Consider doing a sunset tour and see the Everglades in special light, as birds take flight and the sun disappears on the horizon. Great day.

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Key West, Florida
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“Awesome tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

I work in the tour business. We had bill as our captain he was bad to the bone. I have been on 3 different tours in the Everglades. This is by far the best I have ever been on.

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Ballina, Ireland
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“Airboat in Everglades. Well worth experiencing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyable experience.
We were picked up from our hotel by Perry ( he was actually early!) and he drove us to where the boat was waiting for us. Perry gave us a great commentary on the way to the route on Miami and its environs and he gave us a lovely tour of the South Beach area as we were coming back to our hotel, which was above and beyond the call of duty.
As for the boat trip itself; well it was just brilliant. The boat captain gave us a rundown on all the plants that were growing on the water surface and then we glided slowly through a channel through the saw grass and came across a number of aligators, both male and female. They were something else to see and be so close to. The captain was a mine of information and gave us a lovely trip. I thought it was good value considering we were picked up from and dropped back to our hotel. I would recommend it.

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