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“This is the tour to take” 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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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. We will take you deep into the Florida Everglades; 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. We offer private and semi-private tours, as well as group packages.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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“This is the tour to take”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a no-hype company. The reviews you read are accurate. They are right at the beginning of the Tamiami trail, easy to get too. We went with Captain Chad on the hour semi-private with 8 on the boat....They don't cram people in in. Chad knew where the animals were, knew facts about the Everglades and the plant life too. Showed use a plant the Indians used as perfume, and one they used as a natural gauze. Don't be pulled in by the airboat rides where the cram 20 or more in the boat. GO Airboat in the Everglades.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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“Airboat Ride in the Glades”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Captain Randy gave a great trip through the everglades...very educational and fun. Up close and personal with the local gators. Just the right length of time out too.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“The Airboat Tour of Choice - Beware of the Gators!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Great afternoon adventure with Capt. Chad! He's a really nice guy, knows the Everglades well, and was terrific with our kids. Brought along my wife, two kids and father-in-law. Chad was terrific with the kids, especially when my 12-year-old daughter freaked out when we stopped just 2-3 feet from a large, sleeping gator. We were so close he could've eaten us easily. Gotta admit, I wasn't too happy either, being that close. But Chad knew the big guy, knew he was sleeping and that his belly was full (the gator looked disgustingly bloated!). We saw a bunch of other gators, including a few little guys, and explored an Everglades research island. The airboat itself was comfortable and fast, if loud, but they supply all the ear protection you need, and the boat's stocked with fresh drinking water. It's clear Chad loves his job and he's great with both adults and kids. I highly recommend checking out Airboat in Everglades, and requesting a ride with Capt. Chad!

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“Exciting and educational adventure.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Took three kids ages 5-9 on a tour. Our tour guide gave us interesting facts about the Everglades and answered all questions with knowledgeable answers. Chad made our trip interesting for the kids and we went on an alligator hunt. Ear protection and water was provided. We had a great time and we would love to do it again.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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“You gotta do this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

If you have ever thought about taking an airboat ride in the Everglades, this is the one to take. Yes, there may be a less expensive one out there, but you won't find a better value. Right off the bat, you take off and have a thrill ride skimming across the switchgrass. After a well-rehearsed explanation of the Everglades, its off to see the Alligators and birds. Our guide was informative and friendly (especially once we got him off his script) and took real pleasure driving his boat. For me, this was a bucket-list item that I am so glad we chose this service to experience. I'd do it again all over. Don't be put-off by the meeting place procedure. These guys are a class act that will take good care of you with no commercialism.

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